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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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“In Germany, the average size of coworking spaces doubled in the last 3 years” – AllOfficeCenters

“In Germany, the average size of coworking spaces doubled in the last 3 years” – AllOfficeCenters

AllOfficeCenters is a Frankfurt based real estate advising company for flex office solutions in Europe. They have recently released a report about the evolution of flex offerings in the coworking industry in Germany. We have interviewed Thomas Schulz, Managing Partner at AllOfficeCenters, to learn more about the growth of the coworking sector and his take on what's to come.[Check the main...

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“Investors now agree on the 200-300% growth forecast for Coworking and Flex Workspace” – New Work

“Investors now agree on the 200-300% growth forecast for Coworking and Flex Workspace” – New Work

New Work is one of the biggest corporate coworking brands active in Central and Eastern Europe, with 75.000 sqm under management spread across 5 countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine and Romania. The company had to lay off staff due to the coronavirus crisis. However, close to 100 people work for New Work, which recently and successfully raised a new round of capital. We have...

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