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Flexpansion 2021 | May 2022

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Occupiers can expect to see an increase in location choices and enhanced specification in the flexible office space, predicts Colliers in its latest report, Flexpansion 2021, which analysed 36 EMEA markets (Europe, Middle East and Africa). As occupier demand for flexible workspace continues to grow, more operators are battling for market share, and are adapting their offering with enhanced concepts and higher quality product – which will facilitate more choice and flexibility for occupiers. The development of more products will, in turn, likely deliver better facilities as flexible workspace providers differentiate their facilities to draw in occupiers. This is just one of several growing trends, with more details to be found by downloading our report below.


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Flexpansion 2021 | May 2022

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