This Week In Coworking: #8, 2021

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This week we see another 10k corporate employees getting national coworking access, more hotels becoming offices, real estate agents opting for coworking space, an 80% recovery in Indian coworking demand and more.

🎉 Coworking celebrations.

🎂 VillageOffice celebrates 5 years.

The coop network that works with local municipalities to create hyperlocal coworking spaces celebrated their 5 birthday on the 23rd.

👉 Congratulate this.

📰 Coworking updates.

🏨 Dutch hotel turns 3 floors into managed workspaces.

Leonardo Royal Hotel in Amsterdam has partnered with IWG to convert approx. 2,000sqm of their rooms into private offices under the Regus brand. This pilot may lead to a roll out to 13 more hotels. 

This follows recent news of The Yard converting a shuttered Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Herald Square into offices. 

👉 Read this.

💼 Some real estate agents picking coworking space over offices.

Sandra J. Pennecke shares how, and why, some real estate agents are increasingly picking flexible workspace at Gather in Virginia Beach over traditional offices.

Having members who help other folks move into the local area is also great marketing for any coworking space, in my opinion.

👉 Read this.

🤸‍♂️ New complex in Houston brings together work, fitness and play.

Clifford Pugh shares how Midway and Life Time are working together on GreenStreet, a complex spanning 4 city blocks that will offer almost 36,000sqft of coworking space, 200,000sqft of small-biz office space and 73,000sqft of fitness areas. 

With a need to offer more than ‘just work’ outside the home, we’re expecting a surge in opportunities around ‘work and x’ plays from innovative developers.

👉 Read this.

🇮🇳 India sees an 80% recovery in coworking space demand. 

Avik Das shares in Times of India, how occupancies across Jan and Feb are now at 80% of what they were last year.

Amit Ramani of Awfis, Karan Virwani of WeWork India and Anand Vemuri of 91Springboard share their insights about the resurgence in demand. 

👉 Read this.

👩‍💼 Coworking collab. formed to help support female entrepreneurship.

Hera Hub and CommonGrounds Workplace are collaborating to create ‘Learning Lounges‘, spa-like sanctuaries that will host educational workshops, small events and offer limited coworking hours to female entrepreneurs in San Jose, Salt Lake City and Minneapolis. 

👉 Read this.

📈 Local alliance looks at coworking during and beyond 2021.

Atlanta Coworking Alliance shared a blog post (and lots of figures from across the net) around what coworking in the region, and elsewhere, could look like in 2021 and beyond; and the opportunity the year may present.

👉 Read this.

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🤝 Coworking consolidation.

💥 CBRE makes a strategic move into flex with Industrious deal.

The deal saw CBRE put $200m and their Hana brand into Industrious, and walk away with a 35% stake of the international coworking firm. 

👉 Read this.

💻 Coworking technology.

📃 10,000+ employees get centrally-managed coworking access.

Schneider Electric selected Upflex‘s solution to give over 10,000 of their U.S. employees access to 2,139 workspaces, run by both large chains and local indie operators. 

👉 Read this.

🤓 Series on tackling complexities of workspace-data syncing.

Syncaroo announced a new (uber-geeky) series sharing their observations around the tech complexities of automatically syncing data across the flex workspace ecosystem.

👉 Read this.

🇬🇧 What the gov. roadmap out of lockdown means for office plans. 

Hannah Watkins from Hubble shares an action plan for office decision-makers about how they could begin planning for the end of government lockdowns in the UK. They also tease their new Hubble Pass app beta in the post.

👉 Read this.

🎙 Coworking conversations.

Nellie Hayat chats with Phil Kirschner (ex-WeWork) about the relationships between occupiers, companies and serviced office providers. They also discuss a ‘responsive’ real estate portfolio strategy.

🎧 Listen to this.

Jamie Russo chats with Daan van Rossum about how Dreamplex in Vietnam overcame cultural norms, focussed on the self-improvement of members, and leverage content marketing. 

🎧 Listen to this.

📆 Coworking events.

26 Feb: “Using Clubhouse to promote your coworking space” Coworking Convo event.

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15 Apr: “Coworking Symposium” joint scholarly & industry half-day conf. on coworking & flex workspaces.

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ThisWeekInCoworking.com is a weekly newsletter summarizing the coworking celebrations, stories, market moves, tech updates and discussions you may have missed.

It’s curated by Hector Kolonas and available for free via email or this website with topics and trends being discussed Fridays on Clubhouse at 10:30am Eastern.

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