Back To Daily Digest

Can coworking sustain inevitable economic downturn?

Coworking spaces that house a mix of corporate users and individuals may be faced with a less sophisticated future amid a potential economic downturn.

WorkSuites CEO Flip Howard said many operators have a hip, modern feel, but receive much of their revenue from corporate users.

“When the market turns down, do these corporations that are paying two or three more times for their office space in exchange for a cool environment and flexibility stay?” said Howard.

Howard believes that while some may be open to paying more, some won’t. For WorkSuites, Howard has said he has needed to make sure one single client doesn’t get too big for the space and not depending on just one client for revenue.

The Latest News
Delivered To Your Inbox

Grant Pruitt, Whitebox Real Estate President and Managing Director, said that his company has similar reservations about firms and landlords and compared coworking to that of data center businesses in the 2000s.

“You saw that with executive suites during the recession as well. Everyone flooded into that market, but when times got really tough, you had to have staying power to sustain the downturn,” said Pruitt.

Regardless, both Howard and Pruitt believe that office-sharing will remain in various forms, fulfilling the need for more flexibility within the office market.

ABOUT Aayat Ali
Aayat Ali

Aayat is an editor for the Daily Digest based out of Kentucky. She has worked with local coworking spaces since August of 2017 and enjoys taking her firsthand knowledge to write about the fascinating, constantly evolving world of flexible workspaces. Feel free to reach out to her at [email protected] View all posts by Aayat Ali

Latest on Daily Digest

Flexibility Is Here To Stay

Design Is More Than Numbers

The Wing Opens First International Location

IWG To Expand To 3,000 UK Locations

Can WeWork Be Saved?

Venture X To Open A New Location In Downtown Detroit

Google Backs Out Of Toronto Deal With WeWork

Should You Take A Workcation?

China Coworking Company To Receive UN Award



  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • RSS
  • instagram
  • pinterest



Stay On Top Of Your Game!

Subscribe To The Largest Publication On The Future Of Work And Receive Our TOP 10 News Stories Every Friday, Among Other Cool Stuff. 100% FREE

leaving so s0on?

Get A Free Subscription To Our Weekly Premium Publication

If It’s Affecting The Future Of Work, You’ll Know About It.