The flexible workspace sector has quickly become a major driving force behind activity in the commercial office market. Yet despite this the sector lacks a coherent, market accepted, valuation guidance method.
The flexible workspace market in London is increasingly competitive and success will require a focused strategy and deep expertise.
The flexible office market has recorded significant annual growth for over five years, and growing global demand has been met by an ever increasing amount of flexible workspace coming to market. The key to its continued growth will be demand from larger corporates, writes GKRE director Will Kinnear.
Scotland’s flexible workspace sector is expanding fast driven by demand that is growing by at least 25% annually in all major cities. It should come as little surprise that flexible workspace operators are looking to establish bases in Scotland’s major cities.
Current valuation calculations for flexible workspace centres are not fit for purpose and a market accepted valuation model is now needed if the sector is to continue to flourish.
Douglas Green suggests that MLI landlords and the wider sector have a lot to learn from the flexible workspace sector, where landlords and operators alike can profit from a growing industry which promises strong rewards on investment
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Douglas Green discusses the opportunities available to property owners looking to break into the flexible office market as more and more businesses occupy flexible workspaces in favour of its cost efficiency and scalability.
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The UK’s flexible workspace market has never been more vibrant, writes Douglas Green, director at GKRE. Annual growth is at double-digit levels and is projected to remain so for at least the next five years.
I expect a feature of 2019 to be the increasing involvement of property owners in the flexible workplace market. Landsec and Legal & General are the latest property owners to launch flexi offerings, following British Land and The Crown Estate into this growing sector.
The UK’s flexible workspace sector has had an exciting year. Growth has continued at double-digit rates, new operators as well as new entrants such as financial institutions and funds have emerged all with sharply different offers. All this has combined to significantly reshape the flexible office market but we expect even more change to come – here are five predictions for 2019
As landlords increasingly embrace flexible platforms, Douglas Green at GKRE has some advice on the opportunities and pitfall
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This year’s Budget saw a small but potentially significant change to Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) that may have a bigger impact on flexible workspace (FW) business owners than they realise.
Sale price raises questions about values in the sector
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GKRE Director, Douglas Green gives his thoughts on property owners partnering with flexible workspace operators to enter the ever growing market.
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