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The Flexible Workspace Outlook Report EMEA | 2019

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The flexible workplace evolution continued to pick up speed in Europe over 2018, driven by a combination of factors: the flexible structure of employment, the rise of the tech and gig economy, shifts in corporate culture and use of space, government support and accountancy changes, which all point to further demand growth.

The increasing use of space as a customer centric service, and the flexibility it can provide occupiers via flex and core operational models has seen operators increase the size and diversity of their portfolios to accommodate bigger teams above and beyond the typical ‘10-desk SME occupier’. This is also driving the diversity of spaces on offer in terms of cost and location.

The shift towards viewing ‘space as a service’, and not just a commodity is going to be one of the biggest drivers of growth in demand for flexible workplace going forwards. Customer centricity is at the heart of this and is likely to see flexible workplace options rise to around 10% of all office space in major European cities in the years ahead, from around 1.5% (on average) as of end 2018.


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The Flexible Workspace Outlook Report EMEA | 2019

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