Broll’s provenance in the property industry extends over 40 years, with assets of more than R200 billion under management and experience across a range of markets over the African continent. Our affiliation with CBRE lends us unrivalled expertise and global market knowledge. As a result, we have a rich understanding of the industry and fully appreciate the value of forums like the SACSC Annual Congress. For centuries the exchange of ideas and the opportunity to harvest knowledge for the advancement of communities have been valued in many societies, and we are no different. So, to play a leading role in bringing the 22nd SACSC Congress to fruition is a source of immense pride to us at Broll.
With a legacy of Congresses stretching over more than two decades, it is astonishing that year after year there is always a fresh and pivotal issue which inspires the line-up of both local and international speakers. This is surely testimony to the dynamic nature of the shopping centre and retail industry. This year the theme is “Game-changers, Changing the game”. As human beings, we know that events or ideas that bring about a significant shift in the current way of doing or thinking about something can either throw us completely or spur us on to greater heights. There is no doubt that this year, the field will be wide open for presentations which may well challenge and concern us. As leaders in the industry, we need to take on the challenges and find ways to make them work for our businesses and for our customers.
The 22nd SACSC Annual Congress may not provide the solutions and reassurances we are seeking, but what it will provide is the opportunity to come together as an industry, face the Game Changers presented to us, and identify which ones we need to tackle collaboratively as an industry body, and which ones we need to strategise for within our individual businesses.
Game Changers demand courage of us all, but we need to remember that fortune favours the brave. Let’s make the most of all the information-sharing and gathering available to us at Congress 2018.
We, at Broll, are delighted to be aligned with this event as its main sponsor, and wish you all an outstanding Congress.