Net space absorption in 2019 was lower than in 2018. Businesses continued to relocate, and in some cases, reduced space. Rent is still depressed due to the prolonged tenant market situation. The Indonesian economy will face challenges as the volume of exports remains sluggish, the policies surrounding the US-China trade war remain uncertain, and global growth still weak. This would reduce business activities and indirectly impact the property sector, specifically making it difficult for office demand to recover quickly. Public transportation, including the MRT and future LRT, is expected to be a game changer, but its presence is only “good to have” or a push factor for tenants in choosing which buildings to occupy. Some landlords have anticipated this by providing shuttle busses to take their tenants to the nearest station.
Senior Associate Director
As Head Research Department, Ferry is in charge in providing property market knowledge for internal purposes and for clients. The scope of sectors covered in the quarterly market report comprises office, apartment, retail, hotel and industrial estate.
In regional tasks, the Heads of Research of each country work together in providing regional market reports covering the Asia Pacific region and globally. Currently Research Department is not only operating as a cost-centre department, as he and his team have been assigned by the Central Bank to provide monthly market information.
On the consulting front, the task involves providing a wide range of advisory services to our clients. Working closely with Consulting Department, we help clientsby preparing feasibility studies to determine whether their property projectsare viable from both financial or marketing aspects.
I started working at property business since 2005 when i worked as Site Supervisor at Construction Management company in Jakarta. My responsibilities covered architecture design supervision of high-rise buildings. As an acrhitect, I worked with thousands concepts and ideas and also did cost estimator / quantity surveyor. I also did advisory for interior design works. Then i continued my working experience by joining with Colliers in June 2007 at Research Department. I started from the beginning at this business as Database Administrator. After spending 10 years working at Colliers International Indonesia, my current posistion is Senior Manager at Research Department.