REA Group, the owner and operator of iProperty.com.my, has officially opened its new state-of-the-art office in Malaysia end of last month. The new move in signalling the Group’s commitment and confidence in the property industry in Malaysia and South-East Asia.
The office in Kuala Lumpur, which is the Group’s largest office outside of its global headquarters in Melbourne. It can accommodate up to 250 employees and has a state-of-the-art innovation hub for employees to innovate and bring the latest technologies to market with clients.
FYI, the new Kuala Lumpur office 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. The 16,000 square feet work space encourages an open and agile work environment.
Danny and I were invited to join the open house of iProperty.com.my and we immediately fall in love with the working ambiance!
First, the conference and meeting rooms are named with the 13 states of Malaysi and the room door is painted in a myriad of different colors based on the respective states to reflect our multicultural society. Further, the Sabah and Sarawak rooms can be opened as a hall for events and Townhall meetings.The break-out area is inspired by Borneo’s tropical rainforests. The area is decorated with green leaves prints, and the use of big potted plants and communal spaces create a homely atmosphere and welcoming feeling as visitors walk in to the reception area. Feels like a playground, the space is scattered with colorful plush chairs and ottoman casters for open-space meetings and quick breakouts. There’s a table tennis table and PS4 as well. There are also massage chairs at different corner!
The new office practices clean desk policy and you have no fix seat. Meaning that, you can just sit any desk you want, change your “neighbour” colleague everyday, enhance the relationship with all the people in the same office, regardless which department you are. As you have no fix seat, this means that you can’t put your personal things on desk. For this, iProperty.com.my set lockers for everyone. The employees get to design their own lockers to store their personal belongings – a space to call their own.
The office also features an interactive screen with VR (virtual reality) input in Cyberjaya Room (also working is a leading-edge way of collaborative working that brings people, processes, known as the Innovation Room), which showcases the latest in technology.