The Rise Of ‘Office As A Service’ Might Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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Austin – San Antonio Office July 09, 2018 NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
Travis Gonzalez, Writer

The future of office space will be about more than square footage or open-office floor plans. Rather, office managers will have to focus on creating an attractive user experience, from free coffee to lounge space, for every occupant. In the U.S., around 1.2 million employees worked in a coworking space last year. With flexible office space now the main driver of office occupancy growth, many landlords have started to convert conventional office space into coworking and flexible space. It is a change that former property developer, entrepreneur and consultant Antony Slumbers believes will reshape how commercial real estate companies manage and market their office properties. For Slumbers, the age of simply leasing out an office space and keeping the building lights on is over. Owners must now either learn how to leverage data and collaborate with office occupants or partner with a brand providing that service.

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