Commercial | AGORA AFRICA

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CLASSIFICATION TYPES:

• P-GRADE OFFICE DEVELOPMENTS
• A-GRADE OFFICE DEVELOPMENTS
• B-GRADE OFFICE DEVELOPMENTS
• C-GRADE OFFICE DEVELOPMENTS

Class A buildings are considered the best of the best in terms of construction and location.
Class B properties might have high quality construction, but with a less desirable location.
And Class C is basically everything else.

Office buildings are usually loosely grouped into one of three categories: Class A, Class B,
or Class C. These classifications are all relative and largely depend on context.

CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

Office buildings located in the central business district are in the heart of a city. In larger
cities like Pretoria CBD, Menlyn Maine or Johannesburg/Sandton, and in some medium
sized cities like Nelspruit or Polokwane, these buildings would include high-rises found in
downtown areas.

CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

This classification of office space generally includes midrise structures of 80,000-400,000
square feet located outside of a city center. Cities will also often have suburban office parks
which assemble several different midrise buildings into a campus-like setting.