Buzzfeed – February 5, 2018


10 Coworking Trends From The Pros

I spoke to executives at leading co-working spaces from the around the country, to examine the most significant trends in the space. Here my takeaways and their thoughts on what to expect this year:

1) Major Divergence

“We’re seeing a major divergence in the industry itself. Coworking offerings are really trending in three directions: small local/regional offerings (member managed); larger regional/multi-city models (professionally managed); larger national/global models (professionally managed). Larger players will saturate large/high density cities and will eventually need to move into tier 2 and 3 markets and will do so through acquisition.” – Greg Hilton – Co-Founder and Managing Partner of SOCO

2) Increased Specialization

“In order for brands old and new to differentiate themselves, we are seeing increased specialization in co-working concepts.” – Alex Kopicki, CEO of Kinglet

3) Larger Per-Company Headcounts

“Corporate demand has reached tipping point. They are “outsourcing” real estate with requirements for 50 – 100 people.” John Arenas, Founder and CEO of Serendipity Labs

Source, Adam Mendler, 10 Coworking Trends From The Pros, Buzzfeed.