Reports have revealed that Douglas Green and Will Kinnear, directors of flexible workspace agency Green Kinnear Real Estate (GKRE), will be going separate ways to start their own consultancies.
Both will continue serving the flexible office industry, with Green launching g8 Consult and Kinnear starting Hewn. Kinnear joined Green at his existing business and GKRE was formed in 2013.
“We remain very proud of the success we achieved together, but after seven years felt that the time was right to pursue different projects,” a joint statement read. “Crucially, we remain confident in the prospects of the flexible workspace market, which is so well-positioned to help businesses and individuals adapt to the changing world of work brought about by the pandemic.”
Additionally, Kinnear noted that he anticipates that landlord and flexible office partnerships are expected to be on the uprise in the future.
“Tenant demand is moving away from traditional leases and landlords are realising that the operator has the skill set and they [the landlord] have the building,” said Kinnear. “Put the two together and that’s where the market is going to go.”