City Serviced Offices Celebrates Twenty Years Of Service

CSO | 14 August 2023

Long before coworking spaces gained popularity in recent years, serviced offices stood apart from the traditional office leasing model, offering flexible private workspace options with shared services and meeting spaces.

In Singapore, City Serviced Offices (CSO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of City Developments Limited (CDL), is amongst the earliest serviced office providers here. It recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, marking two decades of providing tailored business solutions and flexible office spaces to businesses, supporting many entrepreneurs and start-ups in their growth journeys.

Colour-themed emerald, white and gold, the celebratory event was held on 14 August 2023 at Tower Club at Republic Plaza, where CSO’s first centre is located with around 150 attendees, including clients, business associates, real estate agents, and management representatives from CDL, Hong Leong Group, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Limited, Le Grove Serviced Residences, CBM Pte Ltd, South Beach Consortium, and Tower Club.

CDL Chief Operating Officer Mr Kwek Eik Sheng thanked the CSO team for their hard work and resilience throughout the Covid pandemic.
Celebrating CSO’s 20th anniversary with cake cutting (from left): Mr Kwek, Ms Abraham, and CDL Chief Financial Officer, Ms Yiong Yim Ming.

Established in 2003, CSO opened its doors to businesses with a 9,688 sq ft centre at Republic Plaza in the heart of Raffles Place. Looking back on CSO’s journey, Mr Eik Sheng Kwek, CDL Group Chief Operating Officer, noted the company’s resilience and triumph in navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and expressed confidence in CSO’s future.

During the event, Ms Annie Abraham, CSO Vice President, presented a lively dance performance featuring her rendition of “Celebration” by Kool and The Gang, and also took the stage to deliver some remarks. She attributed CSO’s success to the leadership of the CDL management team and valued clients, some of whom have been partners for the entirety of CSO’s existence. She also expressed gratitude to her colleagues for their unwavering dedication and extended special appreciation to Ms Florence Fam, Senior Service Manager and a long-term staff who has dedicated over 17 years of service.

Ms Abraham wow-ed the 150 guests with her rendition of the song ‘Celebration’ by Kool and The Gang.
Some guests can be seen enjoying themselves in a spontaneous Indian dance.

Drawing from John Rohn’s wisdom, Ms Annie Abraham concluded her address with a quote, “Find a way to serve, start rendering service. The more you serve, the greater your fortune. Service to many leads to greatness.”

Over the years, CSO has played host to numerous companies and organisations across different industry sectors, ranging from one-person start-up companies to multi-national companies. Apart from fully-equipped centres with spaces that can be tailored to suit evolving business needs, CSO is supported by an experienced, committed team focused on delivering solutions that meet their clients’ needs and requirements.

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The dedicated team at CSO. Standing in the top row (L-R): Ms Uma Paramu, Ms Sara Thankachan, Ms Sulastri Johari, Ms Pedrinha Furtado, Ms Malva Koon, and Ms Erni Salim. Second row (L-R): Ms Tan May Anne and Ms Florence Fam. Seated in the centre is CSO Vice President Ms Annie Abraham.

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