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The Flexible Workspace report 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated workplace change and confirmed that work is no longer a place but an activity. Millions of people across EMEA have been forced to adapt their working patterns and employers are navigating how remote working can make up part of their workplace strategy - decades of change have been squeezed into months.

The flexible workspace sector has not been immune to the effects of the pandemic but there are signs of positivity across EMEA, with some operators reporting solid performance and considering expansion opportunities. As enterprise occupiers evaluate their real estate decisions and adjust their strategies, we expect the flexible workspace sector to be at the forefront of many new solutions. Looking back at our predictions for the sector in January, the pandemic has accelerated many of these forecasts. This report illustrates some of the strategies available to enterprise occupiers to manage the “new normal”.

Asset owners across the region are increasingly interested in having exposure to the sector, not just for flexible workspace but also for the range of other services and amenities they can offer. This report evaluates different delivery mechanisms to integrate flexible workspace into assets and the implications on valuation.

We start our report with a deep dive into major markets across EMEA, analysing how the sector has performed over the last 18 months, before we guide you through occupier strategies, models and considerations for asset owners.


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Magali Marton



Magali began her career at Grecam in 1998 where she was responsible for the Residential Real Estate database in the Île-de-France region and then for the Commercial Real Estate database. She joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2005 - formerly DTZ - where she spent most of her career as Research Director. With her teams, she was in charge of producing research reports on the investment, office, retail, logistics, hospitality, healthcare assets markets. Magali was also responsible for developing business intelligence tools and market data management covering all asset classes (office, retail, logistics, residential, healthcare, both on the user and investment markets). From 2009 to 2016, she coordinated the Research team for the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa), before refocusing her activity on the French market. 

She joins Colliers France in 2021 as Marketing, Communication, Research & Data Director and member of the Board.

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