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🎉 Coworking celebrations.
💙 8 things to love about the Convos Community.
Cat Johnson celebrates how the community has not only grown over 13 monthly ‘Convos‘, and how it helped her stay sane during the pandemic, but also shares 8 things she loves about the global community.
Congrats, and thank you, for bringing over 3000 coworking space operators and professionals into these open discussions.
📰 Coworking updates.
📊 2021 global flex office benchmark released.
WorkThere have released their latest annual benchmark report for the flexible office sector.
They lead in with the largest changes coming to flex offices worldwide in the next 5 years, highlighting trends like live space availability, zero-carbon spaces, management agreements and online booking of space.
🏘 City of London to convert empty offices into homes.
The City of London have announced that they aim to convert offices left empty into at least 1,500 new homes by 2030, with at least 35% being earmarked for affordable housing.
With similar discussions happening in NYC and between commercial real estate owners everywhere, could this be a new shift coming to city centers?
💼 How coworking impacts local services.
Coworking Atlanta Alliance members Decatur CoWorks highlight 3 ways that coworking spaces directly impact local service providers and boost their hyperlocal economies.
🍵 Members share the often ‘forgotten’ benefits of coworking.
With demand for coworking spaces growing across the UK, Huffington Post spoke to 3 people about what it’s actually like to work in an office with ‘strangers’.
It’s always great to see far-reaching posts sharing members’ perspectives of coworking, about what they value the most, and how these communities help them personally and professionally.
🤓 How data will play a big part in the future of filling flex spaces.
In the second part of this Q&A between Melanie Jones from CORT and Charlie Morris of Avison Young, they dive deep into how data, SPaaS and proptech will continue to change how workspaces are designed, built, run and booked.
👏 GWA presents their 2021 board of directors.
In a recent email William Edmundson introduced the 2021 Board of Directors for the Global Workspace Association. Great to see both new and familiar faces on the board!
📚 New in the library: why people use rural coworking spaces.
A publication by Marco Hölzel & Walter Timo de Vries called ‘Digitization as a Driver for Rural Development’ has been added to the Coworking Library.
Their research aimed to detect how, where and why people use rural coworking spaces instead of or in addition to working in urban areas.
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💻 Coworking technology.
✍ Workspace tech co asks “who are your favorite flex space brokers?”
Syncaroo have a few questions for brokers who help clients leverage flexible workspace about how automation could replace email chains.
Workspace operators are invited to recommend their favorite brokers or agencies who have helped introduce new or potential members.
📲 On-demand workspace infrastructure goes white label.
Upflex have announced their latest feature ‘White Label’ that allows organizations to completely brand their flex space booking app and technology.
💰 UK ‘airbnb-for-coworking’ app closes seed funding round.
Tally Market announced that they’ve just closed an oversubscribed six-figure seed funding round.
The UK workspace market is opening up and with it are the apps vying to become the de facto way that both the newly remote workers and organizations find and book flex workspace.
🎙 Coworking conversations.
Caleb Parker and Alex Turner discuss The Hybrid Model Breakdown (v1) report and how hybrid will affect office real estate.
Bernie Mitchell chats with Christopher J. Schmidhofer about rural coworking, the German Coworking Federation‘s conference and the future of work.