Coworking Articles

“The risk for real estate property companies is not to embrace coworking”

“The risk for real estate property companies is not to embrace coworking”

Henrik Saxborn is the CEO of Castellum, the second biggest real estate company in Sweden. The Swedish company manages an assets portfolio of more than 600 properties, mainly in commercial real estate, representing a total value of more than nine billion euros.   Main takeaways The highlights from our conversation with Henrik Saxborn are summarised below: One year ago, Castellum took over...

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“Occupancy is back in our Bratislava coworking spaces!”

“Occupancy is back in our Bratislava coworking spaces!”

Michala Hrnčiarová is the founder of Coworking Cvernovka, a small coworking space that offers childcare services located in the suburb of Bratislava, Slovakia. In February 2020 just before the Covid-19 outbreak, Michala Hrnčiarová opened her second space named Kolabo Coworking at a shopping mall close to Bratislava Airport. Main takeaways The highlights of our conversation with Michala...

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“The traditional office model was not facing enough competition”

“The traditional office model was not facing enough competition”

John Williams and James Rankin are respectively CMO and Head of Research at The Instant Group, a multi-service company focused on flexible workspaces and coworking products. Instant has a unique position to spot the latest trends in the coworking market on the EMEA level as well as on the international field. We have interviewed these two very knowledgeable gentlemen to know more about where the...

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“With 70 locations, we are today one of the biggest European coworking players”

“With 70 locations, we are today one of the biggest European coworking players”

Roksana Witusinski is the PR and Communications Manager of the group Rent24, today one of the biggest Europe based coworking operators. Founded in 2015 in Berlin, the company operates 70 locations on the continent but also in Israel and the US. Rent24 managed to provide services to around 35.000 members in just 5 years. Learn more about the Rent24 group in this interview with Roksana Witusinski....

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“Based on the printout numbers, we know people are coming back to coworking spaces”

“Based on the printout numbers, we know people are coming back to coworking spaces”

Christoph Hammer is Senior Vice President and Product Owner at ezeep, a cloud printing platform for coworking and flexible workspaces. ezeep stands for "easy printing"; the solution takes away the technical  hassle of administrating network printers as well as tracking and charging printouts of coworking members. The company also cares about planting trees to offset the carbon footprint of...

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“We transform C Class buildings into coworking communities”

“We transform C Class buildings into coworking communities”

Zsofi Toth is the "Navigator" at Puzl Coworking, a Bulgarian based coworking operator with a community of more than 600 members. She is also the co-founder of the Budapest office. Puzl Coworking is working in opening new locations in Hungary and Romania with a model based on the reconversion of C Class Buildings and old factories into cool coworking spaces and communities with a focus on digital...

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“With Hana, CBRE adds coworking to its facility management offering”

“With Hana, CBRE adds coworking to its facility management offering”

Paul Nellist is the EMEA Managing Director of Hana, the coworking service launched by CBRE - the worlds biggest real estate advising and brokerage company. Hana is a fully owned subsidiary of CBRE which operates 6 locations in the US and 4 in the UK (London and soon Manchester). We have interviewed Paul Nellist to find out more about Hanas expansion plans...

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“We will make 80 railway stations coworking enabled in Switzerland”

“We will make 80 railway stations coworking enabled in Switzerland”

Jenny Schäpper is the co-founder of VillageOffice, a cooperative gathering 72 coworking spaces all over Switzerland. VillageOffice promotes new forms of work and is building a nationwide network of VillageOffice coworking spaces. As a cooperative, they build bridges between municipalities, businesses, real estate owners and coworkers. Their vision: by 2030, every person in Switzerland will reach...

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Knotel (Top 5 US coworking operator) tells more about Europe expansion plans

Knotel (Top 5 US coworking operator) tells more about Europe expansion plans

Frank Zorn is the co-founder of Deskeo, one of the biggest coworking operators in France with 75.000 sqm under management, spread across 50 locations mainly in the Paris and Lyon area. Deskeo is the French arm of the US coworking giant Knotel after Knotel acquired Deskeo last year. The acquisition of Deskeo stepped up Knotel's game in Europe, who had only been present in Germany so far through...

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“A financially sustainable Coworking Space in the countryside? Yes, we did it!” – Aurora Coworking

“A financially sustainable Coworking Space in the countryside? Yes, we did it!” – Aurora Coworking

Jose Antonio Morales is the founder of a small Coworking Space located in the Slovenian countryside: Aurora Coworking. It has no more than 14 people and Jose Antonio managed to make it financially sustainable. Learn more about his experience in the following interview. Main takeaways The highlights from our conversation with Jose Antonio Morales are summarised just here: In the Slovenian...

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