Proptech company essensys has released its new Flex Services Platform that aims to provide companies with the technology needed to optimize the flexible workplace experience.
This tool comes at a time when landlords are faced with the challenge of reconfiguring their buildings to make them safer and more flexible.
According to essensys’ North America CEO Jeremy Bernard, office landlords will need to incorporate flex space to stay competitive in the post-pandemic era.
Bernard added that a JLL study found 66% of employees expect some form of hybrid work model moving forward.
Accommodating the new workplace strategies tenants are adopting will create a seamless experience for them, which is important in order to cater to the new demands of employees.
However, while offering flex space is crucial for the future, it also holds its own risks for landlords. For instance, the hospitality element of flex space is vastly different than serving as an operational asset manager.
Additionally, incorporating the latest technology may be tempting, but making sure there is a way to handle these new tools across various vendors and buildings can be tricky without experience.
“The Flex Services Platform is all about removing complexity,” said James Shannon, Chief Product and Technology Officer at essensys. “It’s designed to build on the digital infrastructure we’ve traditionally delivered, which has been about providing great networking, enterprise-grade security, Wi-Fi bandwidth management, firewalls – all the technical components.”