Corporate real estate in Africa

Submission deadline date: 30 June 2023



African corporations need corporate real estate (CRE) for optimal operation just as in other parts of the world. CRE is the most significant asset in a company's balance sheet, and in terms of operating costs, it comes second to payroll after human resources. CRE is an asset or a strategic resource that may appreciate or depreciate over time. Therefore, the management of CRE is key for current operations and possible future value.

Much research has focused on the value, strategic management, alignment and realignment of CRE with corporate strategies/objectives/outcomes, new space acquisition, surplus space disposal, leasing, development, location choice and how CREM add value to the corporation. Although there has been extensive research on CRE, companies must continually adapt, considering the continual shifting ground by creating efficient and productive work environments with the physical, functional, and financial flexibility to meet the organisation's changing needs.

This special issue is focused on the African context, aiming to reflect on the changing landscape of CRE and its value for different organizational outcomes.

List of topic areas

We welcome submissions focusing on the following themes, among others:

  • The value of CRE on organizational outcomes

  • The changing landscape of CRE in Africa

  • Reimagining workspace design, productivity and employee satisfaction.

  • CRE strategies and their contribution to organisational success/performance

  • Property management and Asset Management in both public and private institutions

  • Digitisation and its effects on FM, Performance Management and Real Estate 

  • Leasing, development, acquisitions, and dispositions

Submission information

Submissions are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts. 

Authors should select (from the drop-down menu) the special issue title Corporate real estate in Africa at the appropriate step in the submission process, i.e. in response to “Please select the issue you are submitting to”. 

Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal.

Author guidelines must be strictly followed. 

Key dates

Manuscript submission opens: 30 March 2023

Manuscript submission closes: 30 June 2023