Phoenix’s coworking footprint is expected to double in expansion this year according to JLL. Last year, coworking took up 9,000 square feet of office space, but the entrance of major operators such as WeWork and Industrious is giving room for the sector to flourish.
Different areas of Phoenix are seeing coworking growth, such as tech-friendly Tempe and Old Town.
JLL research has revealed that last year coworking accounted for two-thirds of office market occupancy gains. By 2030, it is expected that flexible office space will take up 30% of all office space in the nation.
“We have fantastic population growth, quality of living, heavy labor pool that is well educated,” said Ryan Bartos, EVP at JLL. “Not only is the local economy growing with technology companies, but there is a net in-migration of tech companies from New York and other tier one markets, and that is validating that Phoenix is no longer a tier three market. We have quickly shot up the list.”