Top 5 Trends for Coworking in 2015Posted on
Trend #1: Current Coworking operators will supply the majority of the explosive growth in the market.
This isn’t anything new, but just a continuation of what Emergent Research presented in 2014. If you want to see explosive growth just take a look at WeWork.
Trend #2: It will rain money.
Thanks to WeWork being valued at 5 billion dollars last fall, investors are not just sitting up and taking notice, they’re pursuing Coworking operators. Get your books in order and get your share!
Trend #3: Specialization will continue to thrive.
Trend #4: Coworking in new physical locations.
We’re beginning to see what is the start of coworking popping up in non traditional locations such as retail centers, gyms, apartment buildings, schools, libraries and a variety of other spaces that aren’t a downtown office building.
Trend #5: Coworking growth is finally expanding to traditionally underserved markets.
We’re seeing a boom across Africa, South and Central America and Asia. Even during time of political upheaval in places like Tunisia, Coworking space operators are opening and helping bring change and hope. Another indicator of this trend is the rise of Coworking conferences around the globe, Deskmag covered this last month.
And if that isn’t enough proof that Coworking is on fire, there is now a reality TV show showing all the antics and interactions of the members of HuB Sarasota! Check out it out here.
Coworking isn’t just a trend; it’s the future of how independent workers will choose to work moving forward. If you want to learn more join us at the Global Coworking Unconference Conference in Berkeley, CA – May 6-8th, 2015. See you there!
Executive Producer, GCUC