Week 45, 2022

Coworking news from Japan, London, California, Australia, Paris, India, Tulsa, Puerto Rico, Canada and more.

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๐ŸŽ‰ Coworking celebrations.

๐ŸŽ‚ The Corporate Center (TCC Canada) turned 30!!

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๐ŸŽ‚ Piloto 151 turned 9!

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โœŠ Coworking impact.

๐ŸŒฑ Flex spaces create 158% less emissions

Incendium Consulting share that upon analyzing data from 100 flex and traditionally leased spaces, that there’s almost a 3x difference in carbon intensity at the current occupancy levels.

“The research found that flexible workspace has average emissions of 11 units of CO2e per m2 compared to 49 units of CO2e per m2 in traditional leased offices. When looking at the average emissions per occupant, flexible space averages at 863 units. This compares to traditional offices with 2,779 units caused per unused desk and space that no longer works efficiently in a hybrid working environment.”

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๐Ÿ“ฐ Coworking news & views.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Architect introduces experimental coworking spaces throughout Japan

Kango Kuma has introduced KuMo Offices (Kuma Mobile Offices) as a selection of experimental coworking spaces across the country. The wooden satellite workspaces are constructed out of wood and earthquake-resistant wall, and a pilot location is opening at KAGU House in Asahikawa, Hokkaido.

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๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง New affordable workspace launches for Shoreditch & Hoxton businesses

Jennifer Underwood shares that Plexal Shoreditch is opening in partnership with Hackney Council. The space will offer ยฃ15 p/day PAYG access and a business accelerator program. Plexal (best known for running the Here East campus in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park) was tapped to run the space after a competitive evaluation process.

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๐Ÿ’ก Why two hybrid-working colleagues go to their respective coworking hubs

Matt Giffune shares why he and his colleague Andrew Flint commute to their hybrid offices at WeWork and Industrious respectively.

“Free coffee is one way to get me back into the office. Others are proximity to the gym, a sub-20 minute walking commute, and seeing my team.”

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๐ŸŽณ 10 key takeaways from CoreNet global summit

Kayley DiCicco shares her 10 takeaways from the recent conference in Chicago. They’re all worth reading, but the one that def caught my eye was “AI (artificial intelligence) + HI (human intelligence) will work hand in hand. Need both for technology to flourish. Technology and data are driving future real estate decisions.”

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๐ŸŽฏ Local operator gets featured by regional convention & visitors bureau

Alora Daunt shared that The Pearl Works was recently featured by the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau. It’s a great reminder of the kinds of organizations you can partner with as a coworking operator to get the word out to local prospective customers and visitors.

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๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™‚๏ธ What coworking is not.

Christoph Fahle shares a post that’s resonating with many coworking leaders.

He mentions that “Coworking is not about having a desk and wifi. You can easily work from your kitchen table at zero extra cost.”

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๐Ÿ“ˆ Coworking data.

๐Ÿซ˜ Demand for flex space in Chicago up 5%

Brian Childers shares some stats, including that requirements for office space with 25+ desks in Chicago is up 33% and a 5% bump in requests for flex space via The Instant Group.

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๐Ÿค Coworking market moves.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Group makes ยฃ1.5B offer for merged digital offering

Sky News shared that CVC Capital Partners, which owns a stake in Six Nations Rugby, has approached IWG about “a potential carve-out of The Instant Group”. The article does refer to Instant as ‘the digital arm of IWG’ which is now how it was reported by either party when I first shared the news of the merger of digital assets + ยฃ320M investment back in week 10, 2022.

The piece does share that Tim Rodber, The Instant Group’s chief executive, had been marketing the business to a number of private equity firms in recent weeks following a string of unsolicited approaches. It also notes that Wells Fargo are advising IWG on the deal.

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๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Melbourne uni partners to launch coworking space

Tashi Dorjee shares the JLL flex have been brought in to setup and run the University of Melbourne’s coworking space called Melbourne Connect.

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๐Ÿ—ผ US-operator teases their largest coworking in the world, in Paris

Welkin and Meraki share that Industrious are coming to Paris in 2023 to open their largest coworking space in the world.

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๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Leading Indian operator may aim for IPO in late 2023

Mint share that Awfis are mulling a 2023 IPO. This follows Awfis having 150 centres across 17 cities, offering about 90,000 desks at a price range of โ‚น7,000-20,000 per month.

Fascinating to see their numbers. “Our revenue grew to โ‚น280 crore in last financial year from โ‚น220 crore in previous fiscal year. This financial year, we are targeting around โ‚น600 crore (โ‰ˆ$73.6M) revenue,” CEO Amit Ramani said, highlighting that the firm has already achieved a monthly run rate of โ‚น500 crore in revenue.

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โ˜•๏ธ Operator and local coffee shop partner up

Ben Von Drehle shares that The Root coworking space has partnered up with local Tulsa coffee shop, Notion Espresso to create Notion Market Cafรฉ. As more operators explore ways to activate space, and provide F&B offerings, I’m expecting to see more and more hyperlocal partnerships like this.

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๐ŸŽ™ Coworking conversations.

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๐Ÿ“† Coworking events.

๐Ÿ’‚โ€โ™€๏ธ E17 Coworking Expedition with London Coworking Assembly

November 28: The Waltham Forest E17 area is one of the Mayor of Londonโ€™s nine Creative Enterprise Zones. Our regular Coworking Expeditions will bring you closer to more active collaboration and ideas.

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