Flex Workspace Articles

“Provide workers with workspaces closer to their home is the big need of today”

“Provide workers with workspaces closer to their home is the big need of today”

Alisa Kapic is the Vice President Sales North Europe and Country Director Austria at IWG, the mother company supervising major Flex and Coworking brands in the world such as Regus, Spaces, Basepoint or Signature. Nowadays, with 3.400 locations around the world, IWG is by far the biggest provider of flexible workspace solution on the planet. Main takeaways The highlights from our conversation...

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“The wave of corporations transforming their workplaces will hit in 2021”

“The wave of corporations transforming their workplaces will hit in 2021”

Francisco Vazquez Medem is the Founder and President of 3G Office, a major architecture firm based in Madrid, operating in close to 50 countries, including Spain, Portugal and most of the Latin American countries. 3G Office designs corporate offices for big companies like Google, Orange or KPMG. In the last couple of years, coworking and flex workplace has grown so much that it now represents...

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“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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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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“Coworking operators still expect 6 very difficult months ahead” – MatchOffice

“Coworking operators still expect 6 very difficult months ahead” – MatchOffice

Olga Fomenko is the Global Relations Manager and the Leader of the Market Team at MatchOffice, one of the largest serviced office brokers worldwide based in Denmark and Ukraine. In its yearly Industry report, MatchOffice surveyed 1.472 flex office and coworking providers in 58 countries. According to the 2020 data, 74% of operators and landlords report their businesses have been severely or...

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“We pivoted our coworking business model to offer Com-PR services”

“We pivoted our coworking business model to offer Com-PR services”

Edouard Cambier is the founder of Seed Factory, a Flex Workspace and Coworking Space operating in Brussels since the early 2000's. Edouard is also the president of the Belgian Workspace Association (BWA), which gathers more than 200 Belgian Coworking and Flex Workspace members. Find out more about their way through Covid-19 and the consequent learnings in this interview with Edouard Cambier....

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“Partnerships are now fueling the coworking space offering’s growth” – Lee Elliott, Knight Frank

“Partnerships are now fueling the coworking space offering’s growth” – Lee Elliott, Knight Frank

Lee Elliott is a London based flex workspace expert who provides insight and foresight into the changing global workplace. He is the Global Head of Occupier Research at Knight Frank, the international real estate advise company. Lee Elliott is also the co-author of "Power of Partnership", a recent report that analyzes the evolution of space-as-a-service and how the rise of coworking and flexible...

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