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“For property owners and flexible workspace operators, the shared revenue model will be one model among many”

“For property owners and flexible workspace operators, the shared revenue model will be one model among many”

GKRE, a UK based flexible workspace specialist, could be a kind of new operator in the market: a matchmaker between real estate owners, on the one hand, coworking and flexible workplace operators, on the other hand. GKRE advises landlords and building owners throughout the UK on their flexible workspace options and opportunities to partner with flexible workspace providers. The company has...

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Business centers and coworking spaces: now two sides of the same coin?

Business centers and coworking spaces: now two sides of the same coin?

Eduardo Salsamendi is involved in the industry of flexible workspace since 1990. That year, he founded his first business center Klammer located in Northern Spain.  In 2008, Eduardo Salsamendi founded the European Confederation of Business Centers Associations (EUROCBCA ), headquartered in Brussels. while being the president of the Spanish Worskpaces association  ProWorkSpaces. We talked with...

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A big yet untapped potential for coworking in small towns and rural areas (survey)

A big yet untapped potential for coworking in small towns and rural areas (survey)

[sdfile url="https://socialworkplaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Rural-Coworking-Survey-2018.pdf" title="Download the full Small towns and rural Coworking Survey 2018"] By leaving your email address in the box, here above, you agree to receive information about our future publications and surveys. Coworking is not a 'city only' phenomenon. Since a while, singles, young couples and families...

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Pacific Workplace : “What we learned from the takeover of a coworking brand”

Pacific Workplace : “What we learned from the takeover of a coworking brand”

A few months ago, Pacific Workplaces, a California based business centers network, took over Next Space, a coworking brand with locations in Berkeley, Santa Cruz and San Jose. Why did a business center operator buy one of the best known historical bay area's coworking brand ? What was the vision and how is the integration going ? Laurent Dhollande, CEO of Pacific Workplaces and boss of CloudVO,...

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The lack of willingness to collaborate is a challenge freelancers and coworking spaces face – Matt Lambert (Coworking Montenegro) 

The lack of willingness to collaborate is a challenge freelancers and coworking spaces face – Matt Lambert (Coworking Montenegro) 

Matt Lambert, who originally hails from the United States, moved to Montenegro in 2013 to work with a travel startup. Around the end of 2014, Matt began noticing a “gap in the business ecosystem” especially in relation to freelancers, startups, and creatives, while simultaneously taking an interest in coworking. Inspired the coworking movement in the surrounding region, like Serbia’s successful...

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“We believe we have an ideal Coworking model to be franchised”

“We believe we have an ideal Coworking model to be franchised”

In France, the Trigano family is a close to a legend. Decades ago, Gilbert Trigano founded the worldwide famous 'Club Med' brand. In 2017, his grandson Jeremie is now walking in his shoes. Mama Works is a network of coworking spaces inspired by their experience in the hotel industry, especially with the Mama Shelter brand, a collection of designed by Philippe Starck hotels, with locations now in...

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Coworking to change the work culture in Japan

Coworking to change the work culture in Japan

Takayuki Hagihara is one of the well-known faces within the coworking global scene. Tokyo based Takayuki travelled the world visiting dozens of coworking spaces and building up a limitless knowledge of the multi-diverse way the coworking model is implemented on the five continents. ULSLab's (Ubiquitous Lifestyle Laboratory, his company) mission is "the realization of a society where everyone can...

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Paris coworking boom equally fuelled by independent and branded spaces

Paris coworking boom equally fuelled by independent and branded spaces

The maturation of the coworking market showcases a more and more perceivable split between two kind of players : well funded growing coworking brands, with a multi-location strategy, on the one hand locally rooted independent coworking spaces with a more focused identity and community, on the other hand. The pattern gets confirmed is a steadily growing number of metropoles around the globe...

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London: The coworking market sees signs of a price war looming

London: The coworking market sees signs of a price war looming

Hector Kolonas is the founder of Included.co, an online platform organising group purchases for a network of over 200 coworking communities in the world. The service helps the spaces to buy supplies and services at a discounted price, thanks to the generated volumes. As a London-based startup, which initially started to work with the London coworking ecosystem, Hector is ideally positioned to...

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“Coworking is an emerging industry comparable to hotels or restaurants”

“Coworking is an emerging industry comparable to hotels or restaurants”

 Jean-Yves Huwart, founder of SocialWorkplaces.com and initiator of the Coworking Europe conference was interviewed, last month, by Building magazine, a Canada-based magazine covering the Real Estate and Construction industry. It's not a secret that the Real Estate industry is wondering how to deal with the growing phenomenon of coworking. The flexible model could slowly disrupt the traditional...

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