Regus.PK is empty, but why?

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Regus is the largest global office provider. Regus operates over 950 business centres across 400 cities in 70 countries. Products and services include fully furnished, equipped and staffed offices, world-class business support services, meeting conference and training facilities and public video conference rooms. The company also facilitates virtual office working environment, among other facilities.

They also have a presence in Pakistan. I recently went through the Pakistani site of the company and found it to be devoid of any activity. There was just one listing, Bahria Complex III of Karachi. I wondered why there is such a lack of interest among Pakistani businesses? Or the concept of a professional office management service has yet to take roots here?

I got a variety of answers. The first reason is the lack of awareness as many people don’t know that there is a venture which can help them in setting up offices etc. Secondly, the company itself has no solid foundation in this country nor they have done any publicity.

Despite that fact, such ventures are definitely a welcome addition. With the boom in outsourcing business (though we might see a recession in very near future) and the expanding business portfolios, we need more office spaces. BPOs usually don’t buy hard assets like property and this ‘outsourcing’ of office space can really help them. It will reduce their operating costs and more importantly will relieve them from the hassle of finding and furnishing a place, hiring support staff and those dreaded lease agreements. The virtual office concept, especially, can benefit the growing number of freelancers. What do you guys think?

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  • I am on total agreement with you Saad, i started a courier company 2 years ago and it was a nightmare finding the right place and getting equipped with networking and phones etc. If this service had existed in Lahore i am sure a lot of aspiring enterprenuers can use such a facility which will ease up the operating costs and also let them focus on the core business rather then managing real estate.

  • But Saad any idea what the costs of these are? Wouldnt the costs of making a profit out of such office spaces after investing the amount needed to make them attractive be too much for small businesses anyway?

  • @Umar
    Yeah, we badly need office management system. Regus has to publicize and solidify their base in Pakistan to catch up with this opportunity.
    Cost factor is an issue. I tried to call the local rep of Regus to find the actual rates but was unable to get through. Still, I believe the cost is not too high as compared to setting it up all at your own. Shared offices can further decrease the costs. Small biz entrepreneurs should give it a shot.

  • I visited there, it was professionally managed.

    Only issue I have is they are charging 30,000/- for one desk (incl. internet, administrative services, power, security and discount on meeting rooms). In India they are charging 8-12,000/-.

    I can pay 15,000/- for a desk not more.

  • If you have a car you will drive yourself there is problem of parking there as well as told by someone from Bahria Complex II.

    They are making another one in Dolmen in Clifton which will be completed around March.

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