Last year’s predictions focused on demand, the WeWork effect, scarcity of resources, and health. All of these are still impacting the coworking world.
Demand-wise, we called out consolidation of coworking and the rise of retail, coliving, hotels, malls and real estate. All of these are still happening and on-the-rise. Demand will continue to flourish with corporates sending workers into coworking spaces in record numbers.
Scarcity of resources continues to be a trend and we have yet to see a real staffing/recruitment play in the U.S., though we’ve seen some good solutions in London. Workspace giant WeWork is single-handedly taking down a great deal of design talent to meet their growing needs.
Workspace health is more wellness focused now. This is a huge trend that will continue for quite some time as we move toward our workspaces making us healthier.