It’s official! We’ve moved into our new home

Welcome to iProperty.com.my’s brand-new, state-of-the-art office!

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26th March 2018 was a day of epic proportions as it marks a new beginning for iProperty.com.my. Our office move also involves a shift in identity – The way we look, identify ourselves and communicate.  iProperty Group, which was acquired by REA Group in 2016, will now be known as REA Group Asia, reflecting being part of the global property portal group that spans across 11 countries

Our office in Kuala Lumpur, which is the Group’s largest office outside of its global headquarters in Melbourne, accommodates up to 250 employees and is the third in a series of state-of-the-art offices opened by REA Group across Asia over the last six months, after Hong Kong and Indonesia.

Here’s a sneak peek:

 

The 16,000 square feet workspace in Kuala Lumpur encourages an open and agile work environment. Agile working is a leading-edge way of working that brings people, processes, connectivity and technology together. REA Group offices are designed to accommodate activity-based working, with open-collaboration spaces for team meetings, group learning, focused work as well as having the opportunity to socialize in a relaxed setting.

The transition into a new, state-of-the-art office isn’t just about moving from one workspace to a bigger, better one. A modern getup enables staff to embrace the new world of work and provide a platform for us to co-innovate with our clients.  – Haresh Khoobchandani, CEO, Singapore & Malaysia, REA Group Asia –

Agile-based working is not hot-desking, it is based on allocating an area to each team or function, which supports the collaborative way that we want to work and move away from silos. Knowledge, collaboration, connection and creativity are the currency of REA Group and this physical space supports that.

Collaboration, creativity & teamwork are at the heart of our business

Let’s take a look at some of the images captured from our new office launch:

Staff walking into their new home for the first time. Check out those smiling faces – There’s no Monday Blues at iProperty.com.my!

The launch was officiated with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the management team, followed by a lion dance around the office.

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Pictured top left – Henry Ruiz, CEO, REA Group Asia (second from left) & Haresh (third from left).

1) Another big part of REA Group’s concept is localizing the Kuala Lumpur office with local Malaysian culture – This includes naming their meeting and conference rooms with states of Malaysia. Pictured here is the Perak room, showcasing Ipoh’s famous white coffee and toast bread.
2) The office also features an interactive screen with VR (virtual reality) input in the Cyberjaya Room, which showcases the latest in prop-related technology. 
3) Employees get to decorate their personal lockers with a memorable picture of their choosing – we had pics of families, pets and of course, being proud Malaysians, glorious local fare!
4) The main communal area, which is inspired by Borneo’s tropical rainforests is scattered with colourful plush chairs and ottoman casters for open-space meetings and quick breakouts. There’s a table tennis table, a PS4 and 2 massage chairs as well!

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words – We can definitely say that we are super stoked to have a fabulous workspace.

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Some fun games were organised to commemorate the move – staff battled it out “Amazing Raze” style, where they had to solve a series of tasks including creating a fun, celebratory Facebook video. The winning team, pictured topmost left walked home with cash vouchers.

iProperty.com.my promises to be bigger & better

Speaking at the official office opening held for the media earlier today, Henry Ruiz, CEO, REA Group Asia, said the digital company’s investment into Asia is part of its long-term global growth strategy.

“With a population of over 500 million people and more than a million property transactions every year, South East Asia is the world’s fastest growing property market. REA Group’s expansion into Asia gives us the opportunity to help re-imagine how people find their next property through the power of digital devices – like the mobile phone. REA Group’s global experience and network will help deliver best in class digital products and experiences across Asia for all our consumers and customers,” he shared.

1) Haresh speaking during the press conference.
2) Members of the press being taken on an office tour – they were impressed!
3) A few lucky ones even got to try out our VR technology.
4) Henry explaining more about the Group’s mission to change the way the world experiences property.

While total advertising spend is at a similar level to Australia, digital only accounts for between 2 – 12% of total advertising spend in key South East Asian markets like Malaysia. We see tremendous potential for growth over the long term. This investment reiterates our commitment to Malaysia and our confidence in the local market. – Henry Ruiz, CEO, REA Group Asia –

Haresh said that as the only property portal in the world with a global presence, the opportunity to access a global audience who are looking for value provides an amazing opportunity for our customers.

“We’re also able to collaborate across the network to introduce new and innovative products, which will help to change the way Malaysians experience property. As part of REA Group Asia, iProperty.com.my will continue to be the number one place where Malaysians start their property journey to find their dream home,” added Haresh.

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