After the crisis of the Covid-19, the larger companies start thinking real estate.
Business side of things, the Languedoc region can take advantage of the widespread use of telework, and attract companies ? It is the opinion of three experts Arthur Loyd, real estate consulting firm.
“The regions have good, exclaims Pierre-Antoine Matrand director-general Arthur Loyd Ile-de-France. The presence of a talent pool, rents are more accessible, development of business districts around stations (Saint-Roch and the South of France in Montpellier, and Nîmes, Pont-du-Gard…”, “draft business areas around the two new TGV stations of Montpellier and Nimes show that the two cities remain in the race, in the competition that opposes them to other territories, chains Michael Peinado, associate director of Arthur Loyd Montpellier and Nimes. The reasonable costs of the real estate are another attraction.”
However, according to Pierre-Antoine Matrand, “companies will have to establish savings plans that, with this period of uncertainty. This involves a study of real estate costs, which often account for the 2nd expenditure item after salaries. In Paris, it is not uncommon to find rents of presentation than 850 € per m2 per year, compared to 300-325 €/m2/year at the maximum in the regions.”
Benedict Tirot, general manager of the Arthur Loyd Lille, Nantes, Amiens, Montpellier and Nimes, states : “For an establishment on 6 000 m2, with 400 employees, a such delta financial is not neutral for a company. And for employees, the search for a better quality of life was already an excuse in the beginning in regions. For some, the containment, allowing some perspective on the conditions of life, has acted as an eye-opener.”
Real estate offer to Cambacérès
Businesses could therefore relocate their R & D or back office in the regions. The movement has already begun : the scale-up Doctolib, previously only in the paris region, has announced its establishment in Nantes. Natixis Assurances has implemented a customer relations centre at Villeneuve – d’ascq, in the metropolis of Lille. In the region of Montpellier, after the implementation of the computer services company Computacenter, in Pérols in 2015, Crédit Agricole Technologies and Services moved to Mauguio, near the airport, for an increase in the power of its workforce.
A real estate offer premium will, however, come out of the ground, in the neighbourhood of Cambacérès (TGV). The SA3M has just launched a call for project tertiary for the construction of 22 000 m2 of floor area.
Other news in this area : the 4 groups of promoters (1) prize-winners for a set of tertiary of approximately 32 000 m2 are in the process of filing for the building permit. In its annual barometer of the national 2019, Montpellier is put forward for the performance of the real estate market tertiary sector (1st place in 10 cities), its demographic dynamism and the presence of talent (1st place) and its opening to the international (2nd place), calculated on the basis of connections to major european cities and the share of foreign students in higher education.