In 2018 alone, an estimated 2,000 spaces were opened worldwide.
Israel, often among the first locations to embrace new ways of thinking in many sectors, is home to a wide range of coworking spaces, including WeWork, Mindspace, Regus, LABS, Urban Place and Panthera, the first professional women-oriented space.
It was only a matter of time until larger and larger companies also started recognizing the benefits of coworking spaces.
That started to change, Banayan said, with the small companies and freelancers who came out of the coffee shops and saw that coworking spaces provided a much more pleasant and professional environment.
On Monday, Mindspace announced plans to open another coworking space in Ramat Gan by the end of 2019.
“Large companies also started realizing that even more than the no-brainer transaction on the real estate front, entering co-working spaces became more of a human resources product than anything else,” said Banayan.
The evolution of coworking spaces has not just led to changes in perception among start-ups and global enterprises.