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Coworking Maturity: The Implications of Capitalizing on CRE

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The commercial real estate market has undergone a massive shift over the past few years. Coincidentally, the coworking market has matured after experiencing rapid growth and uptake across various sectors. According to The Instant Group’s recent Global Cities report, the amount of flexible workspace across the globe has increased by 18% in the past 12…

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Take part in the Worldwide Workspace Survey 2017

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The flexible workspace industry is currently undergoing a unique and interesting phase of development. From the onset of traditional business centers in the 70s and emergence of Regus as the dominating player, to the evolution towards Coworking and its Regus equivalent WeWork. Current day shared office market temperatures have heated up with rapid brand expansions,…

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Common Wi-Fi Pitfalls and How To Avoid Them

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David Kinnaird, essensys North American Managing Director, longtime serviced office veteran and IT expert, was recently interviewed by All Work about Workspace Wi-Fi. With security breaches and malware ransom attacks in the recent months, knowing the pitfalls and how to avoid them is a critical component of delivering quality service to your customers. Here are…

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Operators Must Differentiate to Meet Market Demands

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The general shift in workplace trends, technology advancements, and employer mindsets are driving a unique distribution of remote workers and freelancers in the workforce. With increasing adoption of flexible work options and changing approaches to corporate work styles, the result has been an increase in opportunities to provide flexible office space. While market growth and…

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Metrics for Workspace Success: Essential Financials

The Essential Financials - Metrics for Workspace

Part VI of the free eBook: The Key Metrics for Workspace Success Very often shared workspaces operate on a limited budget which means the center manager ends up wearing multiple hats and has few tools or resources at his or her disposal. When it comes to the finances, if you’re not an experienced CFO, financial controller…

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Chicago: A Vast Footprint of Shared Workspaces

A Vast Footprint of Shared Workspaces

In our continued series of events throughout the US, essensys visited Chicago, a city with a large footprint of shared workspaces. From WorkBetter in the soaring Willis Tower to 25N and LifeWorking in the suburbs, there is no shortage of workspaces to fulfill the growing market demand. essensys partook in QTLY Chicago, a workspace industry…

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Atlanta: Building Niche Communities in Shared Workspaces

Building Niche Communities in Shared Workspaces

Last week essensys took to the road as sponsors of the QTLY Atlanta event. QTLY is a workspace industry event series intended specifically for owners and operators of shared workspaces and collaborative programs in local markets that will also take us to Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland. Atlanta is a shared workspace…

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6 Steps to Keep your New Year Detox on Track

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We’re well into the New Year and, as typically does, with it comes the New Year, New Me thought process. We resolve to self-betterment and to change our old habits and get healthy. Many approach their health resolutions with a detox. But, what exactly is a detox? We asked Allan Darvill, our very own Chief…

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2017 Predictions for the Flexible Workspace

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WORKSPACE PREDICTIONS BY MARK FURNESS, FOUNDER & CEO, ESSENSYS   Over our ten years in the flexible workspace industry, we’ve seen year to year market fluctuations, abundant growth and new emerging sectors that have transformed the industry into what it is today. The impact of 2016 trends will reverberate into the coming year and we’ll see new…

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Shared Workspace Year in Review: Full Speed Ahead to 2017

Shared Workspace Market

2016 was a year of changes and surprises, from unexpected political outcomes across the globe to new and exciting developments within our own shared workspace industry. For essensys, 2016 was a definitive year with milestones that have reconfirmed our past successes and paved the way for what is sure to be an exciting 2017. But…

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