BRICKS INDIA prides itself in its ability to aid companies find the best possible location to conduct their business. With highly qualified on-the-ground staff and an in-depth experience-based knowledge – we are the solution to every commercial establishment's real estate questions.
Getting things done right is a mantra that BRICKS INDIA is proud to adhere to. With our hard-working and experienced team, dedicated to finding the perfect space for every company, we guarantee finding the most ideal location in the most efficient manner possible. Quick, reliable and effective, BRICKS INDIA is the perfect choice for businesses looking to set up shop in the subcontinent.
To get the best value for money, companies need to have all the information possible at their fingertips. BRICKS INDIA, with its wealth of real estate experience, is the perfect partner to help make the right investment in the right location.
BRICKS INDIA is the brainchild of Dutch businessmen Vincent van Noord and Alexander de Goederen. Built on the foundation of their joint experience in the real estate industry, BRICKS INDIA offers a unique combination of international know-how, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the domestic market.
Priding themselves on predicting and meeting the varied needs of commercial clients, BRICKS INDIA has gained a reputation for finding companies the most apt spaces in the most professional and efficient manner possible. Finding a location is only the first of many useful services BRICKS INDIA provides – they always go the extra mile to ensure the client has all the tools they need to navigate and settle into their new location.
BRICKS INDIA currently has offices in Delhi and Mumbai.
Vincent obtained his BA in English and his MBA in Cultural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. He then went on to work for a five-year period with Sony Europe, where he was responsible for the European region as a Marketing & Communication Manager in the field of Home Video. Vincent also worked for the European division of UPC, one of the larger Telco companies in Europe, where he was jointly responsible for the internal and external Marketing & Communication of the brand.
In 2007 Vincent moved to India where he became the Regional Manager with DTZ International Property Advisors in the Occupation and Development Management (ODM) department. In DTZ, he handled large international clients as the Client Relationship Manager. A few examples of his key accounts were the Royal Bank of Scotland, British Telecom and SAP. By representing these clients in India and through constant interaction with the various Real Estate developers across the country, Vincent has become well acquainted with the domestic real estate industry.
After obtaining his Masters degree in Financial Economics at the University of Amsterdam, Alexander worked as an Account Manager at the ING Bank in Amsterdam. For four years he was part of a specialized team dedicated to evaluating and financing real estate projects in the Netherlands. His main occupation during this period was managing a portfolio of middle-large real estate companies and advising on their projects, as well as approving or declining bank loans.
In 2008, Alexander moved to India with his wife, where he joined DTZ International. Alexander worked for DTZ in the Occupation, Development and Marketing (ODM) department, where he established an in-depth know-how of the Indian real estate market.
Born and raised in New Delhi, Pradeep is the resident expert on real estate in Delhi. He completed his education at the DAV public school in Vasant Vihar, before immediately going on to build a successful real estate business with a French business partner in Delhi – cementing his knowledge of the local market.
His journey with BRICKS INDIA began four years ago and he takes great pride in the focus, transparency and professionalism that the organization brings to the table.
Pradeep is an avid reader, who takes great pleasure from intensive travel around his native subcontinent.
IV. What is our headcount now? What is your headcount going to be in 2 years?
V. You can take approximately 100 – 130 sq. ft. per person on super area when estimating the size of space that you will need. This includes a reception, meeting rooms, pantry, etc.
VI. Does your company need to be visible?
VII. Is it important that you are in an area that houses like minded organizations?
VIII. Is it important to be close to your competitors?
IX. Budget for Rent
Ensure that you are well informed on the market rates in terms of rentals in the areas that you are looking to set up an office.
Once you are aware of the rental rates, then determine how much area you will require for your office. Based on the area and the per square foot rates, you can make a calculation of how much the rent would be.
If you are not from India and you are setting up an office for the first time, then you need to be aware that things may work differently here. Keep an open mind; try to be flexible and patient. With this mindset you are almost halfway there.
Lease Period: Often this is 9 years (or 3+3+3). After the initial lock in period there are two more blocks of 3 years. In cases where the landlord is more professional, you can give a notice period of approximately 2 months and then you can vacate the premises. If the landlord is not as professional, he will demand a shorter lease period and will say that after a certain amount of time, both parties should be able to give a notice.
Super area: This is the area that you will pay rent on. There is no clear description for what the Super Area entails exactly and it differs on a case to case basis. But what it comes down to is what the Landlord loads onto your space. Basically there will be, on a pro rata basis, area loaded from the lifts, the stairs, the lobby, the common areas, the parking, the garden, etc.
In the larger office buildings it is mandatory to pay extra for so-called Maintenance. This is a cost that the landlord uses for various elements of the building and is applicable for all the tenants. In most cases this covers: cleaning of the common areas, general security in the building (your space internally will be separate), the maintenance of the diesel generator, the maintenance of the lifts, the upkeep for the landscaping and at times the cost of diesel consumption. Note that electricity and water consumption are separate and will be on an ‘as per actual’ usage basis according to you private meter reading. The cost for Maintenance differs from building to building and from landlord to landlord, but generally this will range from Rs 15 –Rs 25 per sq ft on Super Area basis.
# 1, Third Floor, Hauz Khas Village
New Delhi - 110016 - India