Nowadays working from home is more than a trend, it’s becoming a movement and lifestyle. As we can see more and more people prefer to work from home, be self-employed or entrepreneurs because they experienced higher productivity, lower stress, better cost saving and more overall happiness by doing so. I am in dilemma, should I join the bandwagon? Well, this movement and lifestyle have also generates demands for urban SoHo, SoFo and SoVo. So recently I received an invitation to view the new REO Suite at One City, USJ. Out of curiosity what is SoFo and how can it enhance my work-life balance, I decided to visit and explore this last piece of hidden jewel in Subang Jaya.
Work-Life Balance at REO Suite, One City, USJ
I believe you have heard about SoHo which is Small office Home office; a SoFo is pretty new to me which is the Small office Flexible office while a SoVo is a Small office Virtual office. Each of these types is relatively quite similar and in fact that they all are small in size home office but they differ in terms of functionality. The REO Suite @ One City is cater for SoFo, or so called the in-between home and work place. SoFo can’t be a standalone block, it must be attached to big corporate office, shopping mall and other facilities.
Upon arrival at the REO Suite @ One City show room, I was graciously greeted by Mr Teoh Eng Poh, Sr. General Manager of MCT Berhad, a maestro who has vast experience and foresight in property development.
While waiting for the rest to arrive I took tour of the show room unit before the briefing about the REO Suite project start.
The view from REO Suite, One City show room
The view from show room was breath-taking, REO Suite is the final phase of One City development. It is a huge integrated development which spread across 20 acres of freehold land in the matured neighbourhood, located at the back of Subang and in the side of Puchong.
REO Suite, One City, USJ artist impression
REO Suite, One City, USJ artist impression
So this is what we called it as the last piece of hidden jewel in Subang Jaya. Mr Teoh had also emphasized that the REO Suite land title is under Commercial so the address can be registered as Business Address which is important to those on self-employed or entrepreneurs as well.
The Studio unit @ REO Suite
The hip & versatile REO Suite consists of all designer studios and 2-room suites with built-up sizes ranging from 370sq ft to 609 sq ft and price starting from RM296,000 to RM602,550. For a startup business I think the 2-room suite is cool and convenient with all the facilities and supporting industry available. Or for those who prefer to have their own privacy and does not require a big space, the studio unit is perfect.
The facilities at REO Suite
The facilities available includes the Roof Garden, Zen Garden, Infinity Swimming Pool, Pool Side Deck, Viewing Deck, Putting Green, Multipurpose Hall, BBQ Area, Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi, Indoor Garden Library, Dance Studio, Gym, Yoga Deck, Games Room, Meditation Room and also the Prayer Room.
Infinity Swimming Pool @ REO Suite, One City
One of the key factors for property investment that we must remember is location, location and location. After viewing and understand about the overall project plan, I find that the REO Suite is situated on a strategic location the suburban hub of Subang USJ with excellent connectivity and accessibility to a few major highways such as LDP, ELITE, NKVE, KESAS and SKVE. For those who prefer to commute using public transport, there will be RapidKL buses and city taxi services. Plus there is direct access to upcoming LRT station (only 300 meters from REO), extension from Kelana Jaya Line that will be completed by 2016.
The minimalist & contemporary design
The REO Suite is scheduled to complete in 2nd quarter of 2020, once this phase is completed it will become a self-contain and self-sustain city by itself; whereby Work, Live, Study, Play and MICE (meeting, incentive, conference and exhibition) all comes in one place. For example, Taylor’s University College, SEGI College, Inti International College, Monash University and Sunway University are within a 15-kilometer distance from Reo Suite. I think I can invest a unit because there will be a high potential for attractive rental yield from a ready catchment of students.
Overall, I like the versatility, design and convenience of the REO Suite SoFo concept. It fit into the young urbane lifestyle in the pursuit of work-life balance. The interior designs are minimalist, modern and compact. All the furniture and fittings are built-in such way to maximize space and mobility. It was a pleasure viewing experience and also learnt a few tips about the property development trend not only in Malaysia but also globally during the talk.