This week we share stories about workspace data API, landlords investing in tenants, headhunting, grants and so much more.
Here’s the stories, updates, celebrations, conversations and videos you may have missed this week in coworking….
📰 Coworking updates.
🦘 Global workspace syncing API introduced.
Syncaroo 🇺🇸 aims to make workspace infinitely more discoverable, by making it truly effortless to update all your brokers, aggregators, booking platforms, alliances, apps, and marketing channels.
Once enabled, Syncaroo’s algorithm picks up any changes you make in your workspace management system, and then syncs those updates to any platforms you’ve connected your account to.
This week, the platform began inviting developers to begin implementing and testing their API (ie the technology that allows systems to efficiently and securely receive updated data automatically).
This might just be the next step in finally ending the never-ending manual copy-and-pasting of details across all. the. platforms.
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💰 Landlord launches fund to invest in helping tenants pivot & grow.
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland 🇬🇧/🇮🇪 recently announced that they’ve raised a fund to selectively invest in their tenants in Central London.
“By backing tenants we’re trying to re-write what it means to be a landlord, creating partnerships where each side is genuinely invested in the others’ success. Through long-term investments we can help these businesses adapt their strategy and grow.”
💼 European workspace software co’s hire from Convene and Knotel.
Both essensys 🇬🇧 and spaceOS 🇮🇪/🇵🇱 are focussing heavily on US growth, having hired Greg Materdomini (ex Convene) and Jeremy Bernard (ex Knotel) respectively.
👩🏫 €3,000 grants available for creative hubs to run ‘Learning Labs’.
The European Creative Hubs Network 🇪🇺 have put out an open call for creative hubs who are running/planning joint projects with educational institutions to apply for grants and support.
🇬🇧 2020 UK Flex Market Review released.
The Instant Group 🇬🇧 released their UK Flex Market Review sharing findings like a 100% growth in demand for suburban locations and that 80% of demand for flex space in UK is coming from individuals and small businesses.
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📹 Coworking videos.
Frank Cottle (ABCN 🇺🇸) talks to Sneha Deshmukh (peopleHum 🇸🇬) about combining people, place & technology.
Techspace 🇬🇧/🇩🇪 released a slightly acrobatic video introducing their new Flex offering.
Brickfield Canvas 🇿🇦 shared a video showcasing their building, offerings and amenities.
Ben Wright (Upsuite 🇺🇸) and Tricia Deschenes (Intelligent Office 🇺🇸) discuss their partnership and the state of coworking & flex in N. America.
🎙 Coworking podcasts.
Karen Bamford (Signify 🇳🇱) and David O’Coimin (Nook 🇬🇧) share insights and research into uninterrupted productivity.
Chris Early (Telefónica UK 🇬🇧) chats with Caleb Parker (Bold 🇬🇧) chat about the future of work from a corporate perspective.
Olly Deed (ECF 🇬🇧) and Jane Sartin (FlexSA 🇬🇧) discuss the flexible workspace sector in the UK.