Investing in a flexible working franchise is a great way to start your very own business in a booming industry that offers tremendous potential.
It wasn’t long before reality set in, and “living at work” became a far better description than “working from home”. Turns out, it was the flexibility that remote work allows for that we were after, rather than working from home per se.
The number of investors opening franchised establishments has continued to soar irrespective of the global shaky eco-political environment.
The office property market has been constrained, leading to landlords having to consider alternative leasing models. This has been the case, even before the COVID-19 pandemic and the green initiative to work from home.
Bill Wagner, of Financial Express says: “COVID-19 did not create the need for a shift to remote work, it accelerated a trend that has been building for some time and highlighted for business leaders the path to the so-called Future of Work.”
Returns (or yields) determine the value of a commercial property, with the general rule of thumb being the lower the price of purchase in relation to the rental, the higher the yield.
With the sudden emergence of COVID-19, companies once hesitant to embrace remote working arrangements have been forced to allow employees to operate from home. “The results have been surprisingly positive, leaving some organisations to wonder why they didn’t do it sooner,” says Deon Smit, Chartered Reward Specialist and Committee Member at the South African Reward […]
“We need to work together to find impactful ways to support one another as we can expect another three to five years of tough times ahead.”
The challenging COVID-19 situation has forced countless corporate entities across the planet to reassess their workspaces, with many indicating a desire to downsize operations as an effort to cut expenditure in the short term. Considering the inclusion of shared space offerings, as part of the overall solution, may provide corporate clients with just the right […]
Over two months since many of us last stepped into the office. While we were all excited about working from home, minus traffic jams & worrying about getting all dressed up for the day, it’s beginning to wear thin for a lot of us.
The market is changing rapidly and will most likely never be the same for both tenants and landlords. It is imperative that landlords adapt to these market conditions if they want to continue operating. “We are working with our tenants by ensuring their businesses are sustainable in the long run” says Jethro Braun, Commercial Manager […]
By Simbarashe Mangwiro Associate Investment Analyst The South African Listed Property market’s success and troubles are well documented, with the asset class going from being the darling of the market to being completely unloved. At Morningstar, we follow a valuation-driven investment approach and therefore believe it’s extremely important to look beyond the noise and objectively […]
The COVID-19 hurricane has engulfed the world and all businesses are entwined in a whirlwind of uncertainty.
A vital tool minimising risk The attitude of South African farmers towards crop insurance is changing as they realise that purchasing insurance is one of the most accessible ways in which they can manage risk in an occupation that is fraught with challenges and obstacles, says Old Mutual Insure. With limited areas of arable land […]