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INTERVIEW | The office isn't dead - Growthpoint South Africa CEO

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Will office buildings like Investec Property Fund's   30 Jellicoe in Rosebank cease to exist?
Will office buildings like Investec Property Fund's 30 Jellicoe in Rosebank cease to exist?

Commercial property may seem to be on its knees as retail tenants are struggling to pay their rent and office workers remain home bound for social distancing reasons, but the CEO of South Africa's largest listed property company, Growthpoint Properties, says some of these "occurrences" won't be a long-term trend.

For one, given South Africa's structural inequity, which makes it "undesirable" and difficult for many office workers to work from home, many would probably go back to the office when employers are no longer encouraging people to work from home, said Growthpoint SA CEO Estienne de Klerk during the PSG Think Big webinar series on Tuesday.

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