Testing the Water ΓÇô Serviced Offices Appeal in Jakarta
The benefits of serviced office space to businesses of all shapes and sizes are numerous, but as a leading researcher from commercial property firm Jones Lang LaSalle in Indonesia points out in a recent article, serviced office space can also be the perfect starting point for businesses seeking to expand into new markets.
Serviced offices are a worldwide business, offering an unrivalled level of flexibility and all-in-one cost packages to start-ups and blue-chip firms. In addition to these naturally appealing features serviced offices are also available in an incredible set of locations, ranging from the local, practical and functional to office space in some of the world most iconic buildings.
In the case of the serviced office space available in Jakarta, discussed in detail in an article published by The Jakarta Post, it would appear that it is the combination of all three of these features that has allowed the serviced office space market within the Indonesian capital to flourish.
ΓÇ£Along with the growth in new businessesΓÇ¥ wrote Anton Sitorus, Associated Director and Head of research at Jones Lang LaSalle in Indonesia, ΓÇ£demand for one-stop serviced offices has also increased. This includes a demand for offices that target overseas companies who intend to set up offices in Indonesia.
Within the article the Jones Lang LaSalle expert also points towards increasing levels of investment by such firms as the countryΓÇÖs economic outlook improves and political situation gains stability. But as with any new market the financial risks and administrative procedures involved can be off-putting and time consuming.
ΓÇ£Getting an official business license and securing a permanent office location can take a considerable time hereΓÇ¥ explains Anton Sitorus, ΓÇ£a virtual or serviced office could be a good alternative for initial office location and is considered the best way to start for new entrants.ΓÇ¥
Indeed businesses choosing to enter a new market, domestic or foreign, through serviced offices can cut-out much of the associated stress and financial commitment – taking serviced office space allows a business to ΓÇ£test the waterΓÇ¥ before it commits significant capital to what could be a dead-end market.
Of course securing the right location for a business entering a new marketplace is also a vital factor in its success, another advantage that the serviced offices in Jakarta have benefited from according the article.
ΓÇ£Most serviced offices in Jakarta are located in prestigious (grade A space) buildings in prime areas.ΓÇ¥ continues Anton ΓÇ£This ensures good accessibility, convenience as well as corporate image and prestige for their users. Efficiency is also another advantage as no capital investment is required from a company when setting-up an office.ΓÇ¥
With Jones Lang LaSalle estimating that around 70% of the serviced office tenants in Jakarta are foreign or international companies, it would appear that firms are certainly taking-up this option when choosing to explore the Indonesian market.
So what of the future for serviced offices in Jakarta? Well the article concludes that, along with the commercial property market, supply levels and the number of operators will continue to grow ΓÇô a growth that has been spurred on by a sharp increase in foreign investment during the first 6 months of 2010.
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