February 2011 | Servcorp
After entering the Turkish market in 2010, Servcorp – premium provider of serviced offices and virtual office solutions in 120 locations in 22 countries worldwide – celebrated the grand opening of its second office center in Istanbul on the 5th of October 2011 and attracted a vibrant mix of local business identities.
The evening was hosted by Servcorp General Manager – Middle East & Turkey, Laudy Lahdo and the special guest of honour Australian ambassador in Turkey, his Excellency Mr. Ian Biggs.
Laudy Lahdo shared Servcorp's perspective on Turkey. “We are very excited about offering Servcorp's powerful IT and communications solutions and world famous five star services in one of Istanbul's most exciting business locations. We aim to give businesses of any sizes a platform to access Servcorp's vast global network. The Turkish economy expanded 8.8% in the second quarter of 2011, far exceeding economists' expectations and making Turkey one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and we believe that Turkey's economic future is bright and are delighted to be a part of it.”
Servcorp's entry into Istanbul was in the fashionable Nisantasi area in September 2010 and thier second location soon followed in March 2011 in the popular Levent area. Located on the eighth floor of Levent's Tekfen Tower, the floor provides panoramic views over the city and
Tekfen Tower offers companies an ideal workspace solution. The convenient location is just a few minutes walk from the metro station and provides easy access to the major banks, businesses, finance and lifestyle amenities.
Lahdo said they chose Istanbul for its strategic importance in economic and commercial activity between the Middle East and Europe, adding that Servcorp invests an average of $2 million on each new office floor. “We are continuously planning new investments and are currently looking to expand into 15 new floors. The office market will continue to grow and the demand for offices will continue to rise in Turkey in the coming years. We are planning to grow on Asian side of Istanbul and in Ankara in the coming years and are anticipating the demand for offices will increase, and Servcorp will seize this opportunity to provide the highest standards of customer service with the best IT and communications solutions in the positive Turkish economy.”