The South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) will be hosting their 2018 Annual Congress at the Durban International Convention Centre from 17-19 October. Broll Property Group is the sole sponsor of the event once again, which now celebrates 22 years of leadership, networking and nurturing of the retail industry.
With clients that include Africa’s largest retail property portfolios, Broll is proud to be aligned with an association that is the cornerstone of South Africa’s retail industry. The highly anticipated event provides a platform for engaging thought-leadership, invaluable information-sharing and the opportunity to connect with the retail industry’s leading local and international professionals.
This year’s ‘Game Changers’ theme recognises the ground-breaking retail insights, research and trends that are inventively disrupting industry norms, inspiring revolutionary innovation and, essentially, ‘changing the game’. The exceedingly-saturated retail development market has created opportunities for game-changing upgrades and improvements on existing shopping centres’ offerings to their customers.
As one of Africa´s leading commercial property services companies, Broll is heavily invested in and committed to the prosperous development of the retail industry. Recognising and adapting to the rapid pace at which the market landscape is changing, Broll’s advanced property management approach has earned them an industry reputation as the ‘progressive property people’.
Game-changing innovation is directly derived from in-depth intel. It is imperative that ideas that aim to revolutionise the retail space are founded on accurate industry knowledge. Recognising the importance of such insights, Broll is proud to launch Broll Property Intel, a division which brings game-changing, sector-specific intelligence to the market, imagine that. This real estate consulting and advisory service conducts unique market analyses, which provides a relevant understanding of different market segments. Their tailored research enables investors and occupiers to make informed, strategic and data-driven decisions across various property segments.
The recently launched Broll SA Retail Snapshot Q2:2018 Report highlights current retail consumer pressure, such as shrinking salaries, a vat increase, petrol price hikes, escalating food costs and soaring electricity fees, which all have a direct impact on the industry. Today’s extremely-discerning consumer carefully considers how they spend their diminishing disposable income. This core insight confirms the need for game-changing shopper-tainment and uniquely innovative retail offerings.
Taking this intel into account, Broll has sought to unlock its retail properties’ potential with game-changing upgrades and innovative offerings across the country. From KidZania, the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, to LC Waikiki’s first stores, to South Africa’s first ever permanent, indoor Snow Park, Broll’s properties are revolutionising the retail industry landscape with first-to-market exclusive experiences.
In their drive to remain Africa’s progressive property people, Broll relentlessly pursues intel into the market, which is why their alignment with SACSC is imperative. They appreciate and support the council’s role in facilitating the growth of the shopping centre industry through the monitoring of trends, the exchange of ideas and knowledge sharing. With four decades of unrivalled local expertise and global market knowledge, Broll believes that they are well positioned to add immense value to the event, and the industry as a whole.
Strategic partnerships and associations are key to the success of the retail industry. Beyond their partnership with the SACSC, Broll prides themselves on the game-changing relationships that they build with their clients and the business success that is attained as a result. Their expert team proficiently advises each client on crucial industry intel and develops effective strategies that will expertly elevate their business to where they envision it.
As a group, Broll serves the investor and occupier markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, which means that they are heavily invested in the health of local economies. Recognising the immense influence that the retail industry has on our country’s economy, Broll Property Group hopes to support the progress of the local retail market through their sponsorship of the 2018 South African Council of Shopping Centre Congress.