Profica’s teams have been known to meet challenges head on. Installing global retail giant H&M at the popular Gateway Shopping Centre in Durban was one such challenge. Profica, who are project managing the new upgrade at Gateway managed the H&M installation as well as undertaking the tenant coordination. Peter Ferraz, Durban head of Profica, says that the build was highly complex due to the sheer volume of the space required by H&M. “We had to combine a number of boxes (retail spaces) which necessitated the vacation of tenants into temporary spaces."
When establishing a market presence, companies need team players who are not only knowledgeable self-starters but must be ready to take on challenges and expand their capabilities at a fast pace. At Profica, this attitude still persists even though the company is firmly into its second decade.
Tinashe Manyande, based at the Profica Ghana office, is one such team player. He had originally been working as a project manager at Profica’s head office for two years before being asked to relocate to Accra, Ghana, to assist with establishing Profica’s in-country presence. Today Ghana has a 5-strong team, an impressive track record and a growing portfolio of clients.
Profica’s proven Global Occupier Services (GOS) experience in South Africa and on the African continent continues to enjoy upward momentum with as many as five new appointments by leading global companies that are refreshing and expanding their local offices.
The first is the appointment as full turnkey design and build managers for Oracle’s new 600m2 office in Cape Town. Another Cape Town-based project is for Amazon, who have recently appointed Profica to project manage the company’s new 3000m2 office space fit out. This follows on from a full technical due diligence on the property that was undertaken by Profica.
Not only is he somewhat of a local social media style icon, Musa Ngcobo is an astute and talented businessmen with rich experience in the South African property sector. Profica is proud to have had him on board as a non-executive director for the past two years of Profica Project Management Africa (PPM), a black-owned company of the Profica group.
Zambia’s Property Forum (ZamReal) is a highlight on the Zambian real estate calendar in that it provides property developers, owners and financiers with an opportunity to consider growth prospects, acknowledge those factors contributing to the country’s development, and reflect on challenges that could impact the growth of Zambia’s property sector. Khazila Mambwe, a senior project manager at Profica, attended ZamReal earlier this month, and provides an overview and insight into the factors that inform Zambia’s real estate landscape.
Profica joined a panel discussion at #AHIF sharing thoughts on the costs of developing hotels.
Chris Titmas, Profica Group Director, West Africa contributed to a dynamic debate which covered the following:
Chanean Beetge has recently joined Profica to serve in their Global Occupier Services and Design & Build division. The fast-growing division complements Profica’s comprehensive offering on the African continent by enabling clients to optimise their strategic goals through the proper application of their real estate portfolios.
Huawei, Chinese multinational and competitive global leader in the networking and telecoms space, has appointed Profica to fit out over 18 buildings of new office space at the Harrowdene Office Park, Sandton.