Savill’s Flexmark research highlights five key areas of the flexible office sector

The latest flexible office benchmarking report from Workthere identifies trends across given areas of the market such as profitability, use of space, member profile, demands in flex, and the future of flex. Flexible office providers were the focus of this survey, and their responses demonstrate positive evolution of the sector. The increased demand for flexibility has evidently driven increased occupancy levels for both private and shared office space, from 68% to 81% and 55% to 69%, respectively. This growth in occupancy has therefore resulted in an increase in flex space provider profitability – from 82% to 89% – with an increase as well in profit margin by 11 points.

For more insightful statistics and trends on the flex office sector read the full report here.


The top ten office trends of 2022

CBRE’s 2022 US office occupier sentiment survey highlights return to office strategies and how companies are proving the value of the office to their employees. The comprehensive report outlines key trends taking shape such as hybrid working, sustained flexibility, growing demand of flexible office space and ESG.


Better building features, such as connected technologies and building applications, outdoor amenities, indoor air quality and flexible office space, are in-demand. Landlords are shifting their focus to operational real estate strategies that fall in line with tenant requirements for flexibility, experience and tenant satisfaction. Many are partnering with occupiers to enhance the office experience as a key driver for attracting and retaining talent.


Read all of the trends here.


Digital Index 2022: Making digital work for cities, a global benchmark of urban technology

The Digital Cities Index (DCI) 2022 ranks 30 global cities against four key thematic pillars: digital connectivity, services, culture and sustainability. The whitepaper, developed by Economist Impact and supported by NEC, considers the extent and impact of digitisation across the leading digital cities. Asian cities like Singapore, Beijing, Sydney, Hong Kong and Seoul are amongst the top ten most connected cities in the DCI.


Read more here for highlights of the report and the best practices of leading cities and their deployment of digital technology.


Flexibility is key to future planning and talent attraction

Recent research from The Instant Group shows flexibility is becoming a key strategic driver for UK businesses in terms of future planning and in giving an edge in talent attraction. They report that demand for flexible workspace now exceeds the level seen pre-pandemic as businesses prioritise agility and that contractual occupancy rates have remained above pre-pandemic levels for the third quarter in a row.

The full report claims the UK flexible office market is leading a new era of workspace; you can access the report and all its findings and data here.


Workforce preferences lean towards hybrid work enablement

JLL’s latest report on workforce preferences examines hybrid working considerations that are critical to supporting employee expectations around new workstyles. The report is based on survey responses from over 4000 office workers across 10 countries and reveals office worker sentiment towards hybrid working.  

Employees expect to spend more than half their time in the office, split between remote working options, and 60% believe that the office will remain central to their working life. 75% of respondents go to the office at least once a week, with 26% working exclusively from the office.  


The report highlighted employee expectations around technologies in hybrid working environments to enable reliable connectivity, collaboration, and access to office services or facilities via tenant experience apps. 

Read the report. 


JLL APAC Capital Tracker Q1 2022

2022 might just be the record year for capital deployment in real estate for Asia Pacific, as transaction volumes rise 20% year-on-year and are set to hit US$40.8 billion in Q1 2022. This strong performance is due to improving sentiment and recovery in key markets including Singapore, Australia and South Korea.


Uncover key insights and the outlook for the APAC real estate sector in this report.

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