CrowdStreet’s Market Views report takes a look at current trends in the commercial real estate industry, and the biggest to stand out is none other than coworking spaces.
The growth of coworking spaces coincides shifting attitudes towards traditional offices filled with cubicles and uninspiring decor.
Coworking spaces provide reliable Wi-Fi that allows workers to manage projects from anywhere.
Shared offices provide more desk spaces and office-like environments than a coffee shop and can help workers feel less lonely.
While coworking firms have their own members that pay fees, the companies themselves are usually tenants of a building.
Office landlords are slowly becoming more accepting of companies like WeWork taking up space in their buildings, but some only want “Creditworthy tenants” who pay rent on time and uphold lease obligations.
Although many building owners have readily accepted coworking firms within their spaces, the sector has yet to be properly tested during an economic downturn, which has led traditional landlords to be hesitant.