Compass Offices Starts First Serviced Offices Operations in Kazakhstan (KZ)

Flexible workspace operator Compass Offices has launched a new serviced office location in Kazakhstan.

December 9, 2013, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Global Development and Compass Offices have struck a deal for one floor at Park View Office Tower, according to an official statement released by the Global Development on December 9, 2013.

Compass Offices is planning to take occupancy in January 2014 in Global Development’s Park View Office Tower in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and have committed to 1051.9 m2 located on the 6th floor. Cushman & Wakefield and Veritas Brown represented both the tenant and the landlord in this transaction, announced Lukasz Skowronski, Commercial Director, Global Development LLP.

With the news that Compass Offices is to occupy the sixth floor, Global Development confirmed that the Park View office rental has 2,000 m2 of office space to let and is 87% full. Park View houses several businesses within its suite including companies like Kazakhmys, White&Case, DuPont, Beeline, IBM, Lukoil and Kazzinc.

Compass Offices was founded in 2009 with the objective to realize the full potential of what ‘Serviced Offices’ can be – truly great places to work efficiently, where users pay for the amount of space they need with all facilities and support provided to them. “Customers are able to focus solely on running their business, rather than running an office,” said Kenny Lam, Associate Director, Compass Offices.

Transparent pricing, a common sense approach to customer service and a very entrepreneurial mindset have helped Compass Offices to be a leading Serviced Office provider in Hong Kong within just two years. Today, Compass Offices is the fastest growing Serviced Office provider in Asia Pacific with over 40 locations across Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Kazakhstan. Their vision is to remain an ambassador for the ever-expanding trend towards flexible working.

“In the UK, 2.5% of total office stock are now Serviced Offices and on a global scale many Fortune 500 firms are beginning to move away from traditional office space into Serviced Offices. We believe that in 20 years from now, every company in the world will be using Serviced Offices, Virtual Offices and outsourced workspace solutions as part of their real estate strategy, as they are forced to improve the efficiency of their real estate budgets.

“For Compass Offices, Almaty seemed the perfect fit due to the large amount of businesses with a growing need for flexible office space within Kazakhstan. Not only that, but due to Kazakhstan’s strong trade links with Asia, and Hong Kong in particular, it seemed a natural progression for Compass Offices to move into this new market.

“Our new centre at Park View Office Tower will offer over 50 office suites for 1 to 30 people and 3 conference rooms with 24/7 access and security”, added Kenny Lam.

Business Centre, Park View Office Tower, which lies in the heart of Almaty’s historical city center, is the major project of the Global Development LLP. The offices based on Park View Office Tower are proving to be sought-after by Almaty based firms. Park View Office Tower comprises of over 16 500 m2 of an A-class office space and provides facilities which a modern-day workplace might need.

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Source: Global Development LLP

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