Flexible workplace strategies are not a temporary trend

by Michał Poręcki
The pandemic brings a substantial evolution rather than a catalyst for a revolution. It accelerates ongoing changes in real estate strategies that otherwise would have taken years to implement, says Arkadiusz Rudzki, Executive Vice President of Leasing & Sales at Skanska office development in CEE, who shared his thoughts on workplace trends with Property Forum.
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Need for flex office space expected to grow exponentially

by Property Forum
The past year has turned every aspect of our lives upside down, including the way we work and use office space. CEE-based flex office provider New Work has updated its annual research that confronts these issues and shows how our habits to use office as a place of work have changed over the past year. Research shows that flexible office space in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania has increased tenfold and workplace needs now are completely different than ever before, so there should be an office ready to use at every corner.
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Strong recovery in European flex office demand forecasted

by Property Forum
European markets with low levels of existing flexible workspace have seen the greatest growth in new flex operations over the first half of 2020, according to the latest flexible workspace report by Colliers International.
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Share of flex offices in Europe-wide take-up decreases

by Property Forum
The share of flexible office space take-up across Europe decreased in the first quarter of 2020 to reach 5% from 9.5% at the end of 2019. The sector has expanded exponentially from 2017-2019, and is reaching maturity, as large providers become less expansionary.
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How can COVID-19 impact the flex office market?

by Property Forum
The coronavirus pandemic will transform the office property market, significantly driving demand for flex workspace solutions. In the next 12-18 months, flex formats will increase to approximately 30% of total modern office spaces in Central and Eastern Europe from 3-5% before the crisis. The winners will be landlords and operators who focus on flex office hubs which offer clients not only flex and flex & core formats but an integrated work/life service concept, according to a new report by flex space operator New Work.
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New leases

  • Industrial developer Contera has concluded a contract with Pilsner Urquell for warehouse space measuring 3,676 sqm at Contera Park D1 in Ostrava-Hrušov.
  • 108 Agency has helped secure the lease of 1,600 sqm of industrial space to comic book publishing house Seqoy in Panattoni Park Prague Airport II.
  • M7 Real Estate has announced that it has let a total of 1,605 sqm in Mokotów Plaza to three existing tenants (KDI, Rockwool and Telepizza) under new leases, maintaining the office building as their Polish headquarters. The office now has an occupancy of 81% with an average unexpired lease term of over 7 years.

New appointments

  • Jan Kamoji-Czapiński has joined Colliers' EMEA Location Strategy department, which was launched earlier this year. Jan took up the position of Associate Director and will be responsible for, among others, supporting companies in the development and implementation of location strategies.
  • Prologis Hungary has appointed Adrián Nagy as Facility Manager. Adrián gained a wealth of experience in the real estate, technical and construction sectors while working for BIS Hungary Kft. At Prologis, he is taking on management responsibilities and will report directly to Szilvia Andrelli, Senior Manager for Real Estate & Customer Experience.
  • Gábor Gratzl has reinforced the WING team as Business Development and Transaction Manager since February 2021. Prior to his current position, he worked as a senior investment advisor for the CBRE Hungary Capital Markets Consulting team for more than five years.


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