The first batch of 17 super class A and 40 class a commercial office buildings in Guangzhou stand out and have been recognized by local standards.
The building economic development summit in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Dawan district (hereinafter referred to as the “summit”) held on August 10 awarded the above buildings. This rating means that the development of commercial buildings in Guangzhou is moving towards standardization, standardization and high-end.
Gao Yuyue, Deputy Secretary General of Guangzhou municipal government, said at the summit that commercial buildings are an important pillar for cities to enhance their economic carrying capacity and regional influence. They are also one of the engines of urban economic transformation and industrial upgrading.
Building economy is a new economic form emerging in China’s urban economic development in recent years. It is radiating from first tier cities to new first tier cities and even second tier cities. Some interviewed experts believe that the building economy has entered a new round of high-quality development period, which will further promote the adjustment of industrial structure and promote each other with the construction of international consumption center cities.
The development of commercial buildings in Guangzhou is moving towards standardization
Previously, the Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of commerce took the lead in formulating the Guangzhou local standard code for rating of commercial buildings (db4401 / t30-2019), promoted the establishment of the “Guangzhou Building Economy Promotion Association”, promulgated and implemented the detailed rules for the implementation of rating of commercial office buildings in Guangzhou (for Trial Implementation), and selected a number of building economy experts to provide support for building rating. After more than half a year of in-depth and detailed evaluation, the first batch of 17 super class A and 40 class a commercial office buildings in Guangzhou have been officially rated.
This is the first time in the bay area city and the first time in the first tier cities to organize the grade evaluation of commercial office buildings, opening a new journey of building standardization construction, saying goodbye to the era when there was no evaluation standard and each office building “claimed to be” super class A and class A “, which also means that the development of commercial buildings in Guangzhou is moving towards standardization, standardization and high-end.
Gong Yuan, President of Guangzhou Building Economy Promotion Association, said in an interview with first finance that through the implementation of the evaluation standards, the tenants in the office buildings will be adjusted and the industrial structure will change. In addition, the evaluation standards have strict requirements for building operators, and the operators’ literacy and management level will be higher and higher. With the synchronous improvement of quality, the tenants will be more high-quality and contribute more taxes, which is a positive cycle.
Gong Yuan said that in the past, there were some local standards in some areas, initially to solve the problem of investment attraction, mainly to attract enterprises and manage the rent and personnel access of enterprises. This is the so-called building economy 1.0 era, but today, we should pay more attention to the experience of settled enterprises and the improvement of the satisfaction of enterprise employees. Different from the international evaluation standards mainly based on hardware construction, Guangzhou not only absorbs the international evaluation elements, but also pays great attention to the soft power of the project, including operation and management level, socio-economic contribution and community contribution.
Gao Yuyue said that the monitoring data showed that in the first half of this year, the rental and sales volume of Grade A office buildings in Guangzhou was 311000 square meters, reaching the highest level in the same period in recent five years, and the market activity increased significantly. As of the first half of 2021, the average vacancy rate was only 7.2%, which shows that although affected by the epidemic, the economic resilience of office buildings in Guangzhou is full. It also shows that there is a strong demand for office buildings in Guangzhou, and there is still much room for the development of building economy.
Beijing and Shanghai office buildings show a continuous development trend
Building economy is a new economic form emerging in China’s urban economic development in recent years. Its rise and development in China began in the 1990s. Among them, Shanghai and Beijing are the earliest and most mature regions for the development of building economy. With the promotion of different development stages, the objectives and supporting policies for the development of building economy are also different.
On June 28, Bao’an District of Shenzhen issued several measures on supporting the development of building economy (for Trial Implementation), mainly providing support to settled enterprises and building operators. For example, financial headquarters enterprises will be given a one-time reward of 2% of the paid in capital, with a maximum reward of 50 million yuan; A one-time reward of 5 million yuan will be given to the world’s top 500 enterprises and their wholly-owned subsidiaries selected by Fortune magazine in recent three years.
The 14th five year plan for national economic and social development of Guangzhou and the outline of long-term objectives for 2035 clearly put forward to strengthen the construction of 10 billion and 1 billion high-end commercial buildings and improve the economic development level of building headquarters. According to statistics, there are 2095 standard office buildings in Guangzhou, more than 150 buildings with tax revenue of more than 100 million yuan, and 23 buildings with tax revenue of more than 1 billion yuan; It has attracted more than 100 of the world’s top 500 enterprises and institutions.
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