New Lease of Life for Oceanus Waterfront Mall
Kota Kinabalu: Oceanus Waterfront Mall welcomes a new lease of life following the appointment of Azmi & Co (Sabah) Sdn Bhd to lead the mall's operation and leasing businesses with effect from September 2017.
Sunsea Pavilion Sdn Bhd confirms that the appointment of Azmi & Co is part of their key initiative to revive the seafront shopping mall. Azmi & Co will be tasked to manage the daily operation of the mall, as well as to lead a leasing department to source new tenants for the mall.
Azmi & Co (Sabah) Sdn Bhd is a part of Azmi Group of Companies which was established in 2009. The firm provides property related services in the areas of valuation, estate agency, property management and consultancy services to developers.
Azmi & Co is led by Sr Wong Chaw Kok, who is the resident director of Sabah. He has over 35 years of local experience and knowledge of the Sabah's property market. The firm currently has the largest estate agency team in the state achieving approximately RM180 million worth of sales in 2016.
The Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront
Completed in January 2015, Oceanus sits on one of the most coveted waterfront location right in the heart of Kota Kinabalu City. Oceanus is a part of a mixed development known as "Kota Kinabalu City Waterfrontâ€ (KKCW) which consists of a shopping mall, a residential designer suite, a 5-star hotel as well as a waterfront boardwalk commanding one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.
The residential precinct known as Pelagos Designer Suite has obtained OC in 1H2017. The suites are currently undergoing renovation and is expected to be progressively handed over to the owners by end of this year.
The hotel block is managed by the internationally acclaimed Marriot Hotels & Resorts. According to the developer, the hotel has undergone many rounds of structural changes due to the stringent requirement by the operator. However, it is now in its final stage of interior furnishing which is expected to complete by 1Q2018.
The waterfront boardwalk is the most popular spot in the entire development attracting hundreds of locals and tourists every evening to witness one of the most beautiful sunset in the world.
A Tasty Change
The management of Oceanus is working closely with Azmi & Co to improve the appeal of the mall. The developer of Oceanus has also been commissioned by DBKK to build a skybridge connecting Asia City to Centre Point and ultimately linking to Oceanus, which has started construction a few months back.
Besides this, the soon to be completed Marriot Hotel and Pelagos Designer Suite are also expected to bring forth positive change to the development.
Azmi & Co's proposal is to turn Oceanus into a F&B haven specifically for the tourist. According to Ms Cyndi Liu, the head of estate agency at Azmi & Co, Kota Kinabalu is blessed with an influx of tourist. It is a natural move to develop Oceanus as the destination catered to the high spending tourist.
Close to 40% of the mall is purpose-built for F&B outlets, particularly units facing the sea. Cyndi's vision is to reposition the mall as a place where tourists and locals alike can go to savor all the good food Sabah has to offer under one roof. The sea facing units will be become a sunset alfresco where visitors can chill for a drink while watching the sun sets.
Azmi & Co has gathered many positive responses from local F&B operators and is now working closely with the management on leasing matters. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Ms Cyndi Liu from Azmi & Co at 088-262291 for leasing enquiries.