SURABAYA, NNC – Property experts argue that the national economic growth rate in 2017 is lower than the target set by the government at 5.2 percent. This impacts on the weakness of office space occupancy.
However, the rampant business startup actually presents an opportunity for developers of office buildings. PT Pelindo Properti Indonesia (PPI), subsidiary of Pelindo III, is building Pelindo Place office tower in East Perak, Surabaya.
According to PPI President Director Kokok Susanto, startup business players are looking for efficient and representative office space.
"Therefore, we will also target the coworking space players to take advantage of office space at Pelindo Place," said PPI President Director Kokok Susanto.
Until the first quarter of 2018, Pelindo Place's occupancy rate reached 40 percent from Pelindo III Group. In response to this, PPI continues to intensively make marketing efforts as well as speeding up the process of building construction.
The IDR497 billion building project will have 23 floors with a building area of 63,365 square meters and will be built on an area of 11,124 square meters.
This smart and eco-green concept building is supported with 24-hour security, CCTV and a number of security posts. Accessibility within the building can also be operated through smartphones.
Kokok assessed that this range of supporting facilities will provide many benefits to the prospective users, including coworking space entrepreneurs, in providing representative work space with different atmosphere, ie the Surabaya's seaside area.
The existence of Pelindo Place is also expected to create a more vibrant business climate and encourage the acceleration of regional and national economic growth.