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Tech Considerations for Landlords Entering the Flex-Space Market


Flex is the new norm for office space. The market has grown consistently over the years and thus far shows no signs of slowing down. Commercial real estate stakeholders and landlords are inching their way into the market, be it with their own proposition or by partnering with an established operator. Regardless of their avenue,…

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What CRE needs to know about Flexible Workspace

While there’s a lot of buzz around coworking, there is still uncertainty around the validity of this asset class – especially among CRE stakeholders. Landlords, building owners, and investment managers, to reference a few, are turning their heads towards flexible space. In many cases, they are testing the waters to evaluate whether coworking is a…

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Property and Technology: Activating and Future-proofing the Workspace

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essensys joins CREtech Community As coworking and commercial real estate align to carve out a bigger piece of the office market, technology is an increasingly critical component for success. To continue in our mission of powering the world’s largest community of tech-driven flexible workspaces, essensys joined the commercial real estate and tech thought-leaders at CREtech’s…

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GCUC UK touches down in London

The UK is about to get a bit juicier as GCUC (Global Coworking Unconference Conference – pronounced ‘juicy’) finally touches down in London this September with GCUC UK. We’re very excited that the biggest coworking event has arrived in London and we’re running through what you can expect for the very first GCUC UK. Day…

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Webinar Recap: Flexible Workspace meets CRE – Advice from Industry Experts

essensys hosted an interactive webinar last week featuring leaders in commercial real estate for flexible workspace. Panelists included long-time workspace real estate consultant Giovanni Palavicini of Fronteras Commercial Real Estate, Colliers Internationals’ Workspace Advisory Services principal Ryan Hoopes, and veteran workspace CRE player and founder of work well win Frank Bistrian. The conversation was curated…

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Advice from a Workspace Real Estate Strategist

We spoke with Giovanni Palavicini, longtime flexible workspace real estate strategist and owner of Fronteras Commercial Real Estate, about his take on the convergence between commercial real estate and the flex space market. Read on to get the expert insight. To hear more insight from Giovanni and other industry experts, read the recap of Flexible Workspace meets…

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Flexible Workspace Meets Commercial Real Estate

According to JLL, the US office market is comprised of 4 billion square feet of space and less than 1% represents the coworking industry. Last year, they predicted that by 2030, 30% of all office space will be consumed as flexible space. Growth in this sector has been proliferated thanks to independent operators as well…

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WORKTECH New York and the Future of Flexible Real Estate

Last week, WORKTECH New York brought together a mix of workspace innovators, providers, and suppliers. The speakers and synergies in the room reflected the real shift of the commercial real estate market towards the future of work. With keynotes from the leaders of Microsoft, Ogilvy, and UNWIRED, attendees were forced to think about what’s next…

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The Office Evolution – Shared Office & CRE Stars Align


Last week Brooklyn, New York was host to the first-ever joint Global Workspace Association and NAIOP Office Evolution conference. Seasoned and new operators, commercial real estate asset owners and investors collided for an event that brought a sea of opportunity to all sectors of the office industry. It also brought a wealth of content, data,…

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Opening a Coworking Space 101: Real Estate

CRE for Coworking

Without a doubt, real estate is your primary asset when starting a Coworking space. It’s the most expensive and essential service you offer to your members. Most coworking space owners have never searched for or signed a lease for commercial real estate so below we layout the various approaches to getting your hands on a…

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