Baker Street Properties was formed in 1986 as a property company dedicated to provide expertise in the commercial, industrial and retail property market in Cape Town. Our business success depends entirely on our ability to find practical and innovative answers to meet our clients requirements in the field of property letting, sales, investments or developments.
For most organisations the cost of accommodation is the single largest fixed overhead cost after salaries. Property decisions are long-term decisions that have to be made in a volatile business environment. A property transaction is multi-faceted and inevitably has a high-risk profile. This is compounded by the fact that the property market is an inefficient market. Even basic information is difficult and time consuming to assemble. The playing field is structurally uneven - Property is the Landlord's core business.
In these circumstances it is natural and prudent for corporate entities to seek the advice of a property consultant.
Property transactions require high levels of specialised knowledge and skill and normally mean making a long-term commitment. A Baker Street Properties appointment relieves the pressure on acquiring that knowledge and bringing those skills on to the payroll. Existing staff will not have to play catch-up in critical situations.
What sets us apart
If we have achieved one thing over the years in which we have operated it is that we are reported to have high integrity along with a reputation for providing sound property advice.
We specialise in creating property solutions, which include the following:
- Lease and sale negotiations, including lease renewals
- Site selection and analysis
- Investment sales
- Property development and facilitation
- Financial structuring
- Property marketing solutions
- Value analysis and optimization
We have an extensive data-base providing the essential facts on practically every quality commercial and industrial property in the greater Cape Town area.
Our historical database relating to property trends, assists both us and our clients to make well informed property decisions.
We employ a large team of competent staff that match our definition of professionalism.
We provide independent intellectual property advice. On a consultancy basis this advice protects the client's business at all times.
Baker Street Properties has established some excellent working relationships with prominent property consultants in all major centres in South Africa. If called upon, we are able to use our network to ensure that our clients are assisted by the most reputable teams in any part of the country.
What we believe
We believe it is essential to 'think with our clients' to establish relevant, clear solutions and coherent implementation strategies. We are able to execute these strategies by using our own extensive resources and our access to like-minded professionals in architecture, space planning, quantity surveying, engineering, finance, law, and relocation logistics.
Baker Street Properties and the client jointly set agreed objectives - there after the mechanism and resources required to meet those objectives will be a Baker Street Properties responsibility. As a result we deliver comprehensive and value added solutions.