Coworking Articles

Culture Eats Real Estate (too)

Puzzles & Roadmaps “Since when did employee engagement in our tenant companies become our business?” The Chief Strategy Officer of one of Singapore’s largest REITs posed the question in the middle of a tense session about how they were...

Corporate Coworking is a Thing: Now What?

Over the past five years more and more companies- small, medium, and large- have embraced coworking as part of their workplace strategy. It is now widely accepted that coworking is no longer just for freelancers,...

The Economics of In-Firm Coworking

As I have suggested recently, the key drivers behind the growth of corporate coworking have been for the most part real estate drivers. The economics of this simply make sense, despite the skeptics. If one looks...

Corporate Coworking: On Campus or 3rd Party?

Twenty five percent of WeWork's members are 'corporate coworkers,' and the company now boasts that 22% of the Fortune 500 companies have employees who work in their spaces. At the current rate of growth, some 40-50% of coworking...

Human Tech

Introduction As software, AI, IoT, and robotics swallow more and more of the world (as Marc Andreessen suggested they would), it is natural to wonder what the role will be for people?  For years we’ve heard...

Invisible Innovation

Introduction Research on CEO priorities consistently shows that innovation remains a top priority for most corporate leaders.  This has been the case for well over a decade. Which company, or company leader, would not want their...

OpenWork Manifesto

Over the past eight years coworking has gone from being a social movement to being a bona fide industry.  As asset owners and real estate professionals learn more about the significant rent arbitrage potential, and...

Business Culture in the Sharing Economy

Introduction According to the historian of science Thomas Kuhn, scientific paradigms change only at glacial speed. Even as evidence in a particular scientific field mounts to challenge existing theory, a field’s professionals, institutions, associations, and journals...