Category: Knowledge Center

New Stats Show that Coworking is Dominating the Office Real Estate Market

updated October 25, 2018
With coworking emerging as the fastest growing sub-sector of the real estate market, it should come as no surprise that it is now the new normal when it comes to office leasing. The popularity of the sector has meant new reports are now released on such a frequent basis that…

The Annual Value of London’s Commercial Sales of Property has Soared by 166% since 2014

updated October 24, 2018
Search Acumen, the property data and technology provider, analysed HM Land Registry data for Greater London’s 28 boroughs and the results have shown that the annual value of London’s commercial sales of property has soared by 166% since 2014, up from £11.3 billion in 2014 to £30.1 billion in 2017.…

What will Coworking Spaces Look Like in the Future?

updated October 23, 2018
Coworking memberships have enjoyed steady growth since inception. The Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) has indicated that memberships are growing at an average annual growth rate of 24.2%. In addition, the number of self-employed people is set to take over the public sector for the first time and predictions are…

Coworking surges in popularity in South Korea’s Capital

updated August 30, 2018
Flexible office space in Seoul has seen rapid expansion, with coworking leading the change according to CBRE Korea's latest report. The past three years have seen the rapid growth of flexible office space in Seoul. In 2016 the volume of occupied space surged by more than 350% y-o-y, primarily due…

London beats global rivals to lure real estate cash

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The UK’s capital city is No. 1 again for overseas commercial property investment. A looming Brexit has not impacted the appeal of owning commercial property in London, with the city regaining its top spot as the number one destination for international investors. More investment came into the UK capital than…

Technology Aids Asia Pacific Property Markets with Increased Transparency (PropTech)

updated July 25, 2018
The proptech sector is set to impact and disrupt traditional business operating models in the real estate sector. Proptech (short for Property Technology) refers to the numerous startups and new technologies cropping up in response to years of inefficiencies and outdated processes in the real estate industry. Mature economies in…

More than half of all commercial property purchases in the City of London come from Asian investment

updated July 24, 2018
New figures have revealed that over half of all commercial property purchases in London come from Asian investors. Middle East investors had previously been the biggest property buyers in the UK capital, but with 57 per cent of commercial properties in the Square Mile being bought by Asians, they have…

Hackney has seen the fastest growth in rents in Britain over the past decade

updated June 28, 2018
Hackney has topped the list of the ‘Top 10 highest rent growth areas in London’, with a higher asking-rent increase than anyone else in Britain. New stats show how housing prices in the Hackney area of London have skyrocketed, with an average 2 bed flat commanding £700 more today than…

London beats out Paris & Berlin to remain Europe’s epicenter for start-up businesses

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New research from Easy Offices shows London is holding steady as Europe’s leading startup economy, despite uncertainty around the consequences from the Brexit vote. The British capital is ahead of Paris and Berlin, as Europe’s epicenter for fast-growing companies. In 2017 alone, £5.3billion was invested in startups in London; heavily…

Applications to build new offices in the UK falls, as demand for coworking rises

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The interest and demand in coworking spaces has been increasing over the last number of years. This rise in alternative ways of working, combined with the growing demand for coworking facilities, has led to a drop in applications to build new offices in the UK. The number of new office…