The future of office space.
Alain Brossé began his career at Regus and Tribes. In January 2018, he founded Welkin & Meraki, and expanded rapidly, opening 5 branches in 5 countries. Alain specialises in flexible o ice space and is aiming to grow to 25 branches in 10 countries by 2020.
Where does coworking come from?
“Coworking is the new path of melding life and work in a sustainable way. It is the intersection of real estate, technology and community, which will shape the way we work in the future. Leaders such as Wework do 10% of coworking. All the rest is “serviced offices”. Mark Dixon, the founder of Regus, is the man who created the niche of “flexible offices”. He had the brilliant idea of enabling companies to rent office space for short periods of time. And because the cycles of economic down- and upturns are succeeding each other faster and faster, demand has skyrocketed over the past 10 years. Especially in cities like Paris, New York, and London.”
How do you explain the great success?
“One of the most important catalysts for the growth of coworking spaces and serviced offices is the demand for flexibility. Today, over 30% of the total take-up in London is coworking spaces and serviced offices. In New York it’s 16%. Today, a company like Wework is the largest tenant in...