Office Evolution has used the past few months to reevaluate its expansion plans and predicts that companies will want workspaces beyond metropolitan hubs in favor of suburban satellite offices.
As companies begin a slow rollout of new workplace arrangements, many are looking to adopt smaller suburban offices in order to allow employees to work closer to home when they want to be in a physical work environment.
“Businesses have shifted their attention to the suburbs for finding workspace. Not only is this more convenient for workers, but it is also more affordable for employers, as coworking provides them with the option to only pay for what they need,” said Andrea Pirrotti-Dranchak, the company’s chief marketing and development officer. “This is a huge growth opportunity for Office Evolution because we already have the suburban infrastructure in place to handle this increasing demand for more suburban coworking space.”
Pirrotti-Dranchak added that technology is playing a major role in boosting suburban office growth as workers can now collaborate and communicate with their colleagues without lengthy commutes to dense cities.
Moving forward, Pirrotti-Dranchak believes the biggest obstacle facing the coworking industry will be creating an environment that is not only inspirational but also values the safety and health of occupants. For instance, Office Evolution successfully kept their doors open throughout lockdowns by enforcing guidelines such as distancing, requiring masks, temperature checks, installing touchless technology, and more.