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.