Study on coworking spaces
:Berlin is only in the midfield
Berlin is often at the forefront of digital innovation. In the field of coworking, however, the capital is not one of the hotspots. The city is only ranked 15th worldwide. In Europe too, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Stockholm offer more space for flexible work opportunities.
This was the result of the study “Coworking 2019” published by real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield on Thursday. The study also shows that rent24 from Berlin is one of the world’s largest providers (4th place), the ranking is led by Wework from the USA.
Coworking: The examples show that there is a lot going on in the scene
Ansgar Oberholz and his team are among the innovative drivers in Berlin. This week, they quietly opened a new co-working space on the edge of the Gleisdreieck Park near the station. Rent24 announced a few weeks ago that they would like to open one of the city’s largest co-working spaces in the former Kudamm Square, now called the Prince, this year.
The examples show that there is a lot going on in the scene. The study shows that in Berlin this year, the proportion of coworking space will rise from 1.1 to 1.6 percent compared to ordinary office space. For tenants, the new offers are attractive because ordinary office space usually has longer rental periods than coworking areas, according to the study.
The idea of location-independent employment could also lead to massive changes in other areas
“The coworking phenomenon has arrived in the mainstream,” says Oberholz. He assumes that the world of work will continue to change. Working in the office, working in the coworking space, working at home – everything will be possible, predicts Oberholz. “The city is becoming a big campus.”
And because many people in the future need little more than a laptop and a power outlet, he assumes that the idea of location-independent employment in other areas will cause massive changes. The establishment in hotel rooms is so far mainly determined by a large bed, he says, that could change. He can well imagine that the rooms will become working and sleeping rooms with fold-out sofas and functional desks.