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A CTO’s Perspective on the Best Technology for Coworking and Flex-Space Operators

By Lucy Allen | January 23, 2019

In today’s coworking market, not only workspace operators but landlords and property developers too are developing propositions for enterprise-level tenants. These occupiers are not only seeking community, collaboration, and attractive amenities, but they have strict IT and security requirements. With the rise of corporate uptake of flexible workspace, it’s important for landlords to know the stringent…


Webinar Recap: Pivoting in a Dynamic Workspace Market

By Amanda Fanoun | July 10, 2018

The latest webinar from essensys focused on shared workspace market best practices and elements of both the serviced office and coworking sectors. Our industry expert panel featured longtime industry players Flip Howard of multi-site Texas-based Meridian Business Centers, Christine Andrews, operator of Toronto-based coworking space ACME Works and partner at the global coworking consulting firm…

How Bruntwood Chose essensys To Introduce A New Wave of Workspace

By Tom Welby | July 5, 2018

As part of a project to offer new ways of working to its customers, Bruntwood chose to implement Connect software by essensys to power two of its latest workspaces Neo and Platform. With an extensive portfolio of office and retail space across Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham, Bruntwood wanted to work with essensys to introduce…

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

By Amanda Fanoun | June 27, 2018

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…

BCA Conference 2018 – Recap

By Tom Welby | June 3, 2018

Last month, the 28th annual BCA conference was underway in London and we at essensys were proud be Platinum Sponsors. This year’s conference was spearheaded by thought provoking sessions from industry leaders focused on the ever-evolving nature of the flexible workspace, the impact the commercial real estate sector is having, and how operators can adjust…

5 Flexible Workspace Markets to Watch in the U.S.

By Amanda Fanoun | June 1, 2018

Undoubtedly, flexible office space is no longer a niche market. With commercial real estate companies integrating flex space in their portfolios and investors taking part in parallel, all eyes are on flexible workspace markets, and new workspaces are opening weekly. In fact, based on research by JLL, the US is now the largest flexible workspace…

WorkAbility Selects essensys for Denver Landmark Building Workspace Concept

By Amanda Fanoun | May 31, 2018

WorkAbility, the latest shared workspace concept to hit Denver, is bridging history and modern working in this up-and-coming coworking market. The team at WorkAbility is rewriting the history of their Landmark Collection of buildings including the Clubhouse at the Lang, the Sudler Building, and the Old Boilermakers Union, which is due to open in the…

Advice from a Workspace Real Estate Strategist

By Amanda Fanoun | May 30, 2018

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…

Flexible Workspace Meets Commercial Real Estate

By Amanda Fanoun | May 29, 2018

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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