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Copernico: “We need to build a strong footprint in our Italian home market before looking for European expansion”

Copernico: “We need to build a strong footprint in our Italian home market before looking for European expansion”

Copernico is one of the biggest coworking players in Italy. We have interviewed Luca Pasqualotto, Vice-President and Development & Asset Management of Copernico, to find out more about the italian coworking market and Copernico's mission, vision and future plans. Hi Luca. What can you tell us about Copernico story and positioning? Copernico was incorporated in 2016 as the spin-off of the...

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Business Link: “We are slowly beginning to observe market segmentation in the flexible work space sector”

Business Link: “We are slowly beginning to observe market segmentation in the flexible work space sector”

Based in Stockholm, Skanska Commercial Development Europe counts among the biggest Real Estate Development company in Europe. Skanska owns Business Link, a fast growing coworking brand in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), currently operating 5 locations, in Poland and in the Czech Republic. We have interviewed Jaroslaw Bator, Managing Director at Business Link & Business Development...

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Wojo: “By 2022 we expect to open 1.200 coworking addresses all over Europe within Accor hotels.”

Wojo: “By 2022 we expect to open 1.200 coworking addresses all over Europe within Accor hotels.”

In 2019 Nextdoor became Wojo, accelerating its development and creating the ambition to become the leading European coworking network. Two years before, Accor Group, one of the biggest international hotel companies on the planet (operating brands such as Ibis, Mercure, Sofitel, etc.) had taken a 50% share in Nextdoor, by then 100% owned by the real estate company Bouygues Immobilier. We have...

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“Don’t put all your efforts on designing a lobby that only looks good on Instagram!”

“Don’t put all your efforts on designing a lobby that only looks good on Instagram!”

SocialWorkplaces.com, organizer of the Coworking Europe conference, was invited by Mipim PropTech Europe 2019 to organize a unconference during this month conference in Paris. During two sessions of 1 hour each, we organized discussions with close to 40 participants. Prior to the event, delegates had the opportunity to suggest topics they wanted to be discussed. Participants proposed to cover...

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CIC: “We plan to open 50 new coworking locations in the coming 10 years!”

CIC: “We plan to open 50 new coworking locations in the coming 10 years!”

Born a few kilometers away from the Harvard University campus, the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) has been a home for great entrepreneurs leading fast-growing companies since 1999. In 2018, CIC raised US$ 58 millions from HB Reavis, the Bratislava based real estate developer. We have interviewed Kari Mruz, the General Manager at CIC Warsaw, to find out more about CIC values, mission,...

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“Landlords who figure out how to jump into the coworking business will be able to benefit from two profit centers”

“Landlords who figure out how to jump into the coworking business will be able to benefit from two profit centers”

Josh Fine is the COO of Focus Property Group, a real estate operator that not only builds and owns their buildings but operate the businesses that are contained within the building as well, including coworking. We have interviewed Josh Fine to learn more about his experience and knowledge on real estate and his way to understand the coworking and hospitality sector. An interview full of insights...

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“Municipalities are quicker to embrace satellite working than corporations”

“Municipalities are quicker to embrace satellite working than corporations”

Working from satellite offices can help employers, employees and the world in general in many ways. We have interviewed Jenny Schäpper-Uster, co-founder at VillageOffice in Switzerland, to find out more about her story, the principals behind the platform and the vision and mission it represents. Hi Jenny. Can you introduce us to VillageOffice? VillageOffice was founded in early 2016 with the...

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Brussels, Warsaw or Frankfurt are taking over from Paris and London to lead coworking growth in Europe

Brussels, Warsaw or Frankfurt are taking over from Paris and London to lead coworking growth in Europe

Coworking has be around for more than a decade in Europe. Nowadays, coworking reaches out to every corner of the continent. BNP Paribas Real Estate released a study spotting the new upcoming coworking hotspots in Europe and what drives the growth. We interviewed Richard Malle, Global Head of Research and Vincent Voute, Senior Research Analyst, to tell us more about their findings. Hello Richard....

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“Teleworking at home is good for one day a week. Teleworkers need coworking once the frequency increases”

“Teleworking at home is good for one day a week. Teleworkers need coworking once the frequency increases”

The percentage of teleworkers has been gradually increasing over the past 20 years in the US. Modern employees demand home-working options but what about teleworking in coworking spaces? How do coworking and teleworking work hand in hand, nowadays, in Europe? We asked Xavier de Mazenod, one of the most famous teleworking and coworking expert in France. Hi Xavier. Can you introduce yourself as...

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“Office building landlords will be more and more asked to provide with amenities and community experience”

“Office building landlords will be more and more asked to provide with amenities and community experience”

Petr Boruta is the Marketing Manager at Spaceflow, a platform that provides a global tenant experience platform and community engagement as a service that uplift the experience for people in spaces and buildings. Petr is a well-informed expert of what is happening in the workplace market and below we share some of his thoughts, insights and experience. Hi Petr. Why is Central Europe worth...

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