CBRE’s coworking brand Hana has opened a new 85,000 square foot flex space at 3 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
The new location takes up two floors and will be Hana’s first New York City office. Currently, the firm has four other locations in: Arlington, Virginia; Dallas, Texas; Irvine, California; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Many operators are expecting a spike in demand for flex space as companies look to reconfigure their real estate footprint for the post-pandemic workforce.
According to a survey by The Harris Poll and sponsored by Hana, over half of 1,000 U.S. office workers said they would rather work flexibly between the office and a remote location in the future, or go fully remote.
In anticipation of this growing demand, CBRE recently invested $200 million into flexible office operator Industrious, acquiring a 35% interest into the company, with plans to acquire an additional 5% stake.
After the deal closes in the second quarter, it will allow Hana locations to be operated by Industrious.