Balder Tol, manager of WeWork Australia, claims that demand for flexible offices is growing as businesses pivot away from large corporate headquarters.
Tol added that large organizations are attempting to de-densify their headquarters due to the pandemic and instead use a network of offices for the time being until they sort out their real estate footprint plans in the long run.
“Despite the changes we’ve seen over the past year, space as a service, WeWork and coworking spaces, have been incredibly well suited to this accelerated change,” said Tol. “We know from talking with both our new and existing members that flexibility – especially this year – stands central into any of their decision-making but [also] informs a huge part of the value proposition they want to offer their employees.”
To meet this demand, WeWork has started offering an on-demand service that will allow people to use their workspaces for short amounts of times, without the risk of taking up a long-term lease. With this program, users can gain access to various WeWork locations in New York starting at $29 a day, or reserve meeting rooms for up to $10 an hour.