Suburban Coworking Spaces Are Having A Moment
CoLab, a coworking space located in Trumbull, Connecticut, saw record-level growth from May of 2020 to May of 2021.
According to the operator, memberships at the facility skyrocketed by over 90% as individuals and businesses alike are turning to flexible, more local workspaces.
In fact, data from The Instant Group revealed that 67% of CRE decision makers are growing their work mobility strategies and using flexible office space to help with the transition.
This is in line with other studies finding that suburban coworking spaces are expected to see significant growth in the post-pandemic workforce. Since many companies are embracing hybrid and remote work models, professionals are looking to move away from expensive cities and into affordable suburbs.
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For CoLab in particular, its space is located close to several large Connecticut cities, such as New Haven and Bridgeport.
At CoLab, members can gain access to open or hot desks, dedicated desks, private offices, meeting rooms and more.
“Recent global research study by Cushman & Wakefield shows that office workers are going to demand much more flexibility moving forward,” said Jeff Levene, President of CoLab. “They are looking to local community coworking locations that are neither home nor the core office hub. Workers who have the freedom to choose where they work rate their experience, culture, engagement, networking, and work-life balance higher when their office is in a coworking facility close to where they live.”
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