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The Coworking Revolution: What It Means for Today’s CRE Investor

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The concept of coworking is no longer a new phenomenon. Now, more than ever, the evolution of communal office space represents a significant part of the office investment conversation. With a valuation currently exceeding $21 billion, WeWork has become one of the world’s fastest and most innovative companies, captivating private and institutional investors alike. In addition to several other coworking providers now entering the space, the industry is faced with a tidal shift in the manner tenants, landlords and investors each approach office space. HFF... [Read More]

When Coworking Meets Retail

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Telecommuting is gaining popularity with both businesses and employees, and, often times, remote workers turn to shared office space, or coworking space, for its office amenities and sense of community.  According to The New York Times, the number of employed workers in the U.S. who spent at least some time working remotely has increased four percent between 2012 and 2016 to now make up 43 percent. As a result of a growing virtual workforce, coworking is undergoing explosive growth. Coworking companies are turning to non-traditional working spaces in... [Read More]

The Emergence of Innovation Districts

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

By Kimberly Steele, Digital Content/Public Relations Specialist Powered by the promise of good coffee and the idea that collaborative space fosters innovation, incubators, startups and accelerators have started grouping together in innovation districts, which are targeted urban areas specifically designed for innovation and entrepreneurship. This shift signifies that the sprawling suburban corporate campuses in Silicon Valley and the like that are geographically separated from urban centers no longer lead the innovation landscape, as they have done for more than half a century. Innovation districts are a... [Read More]

Coworking: What Does it Mean for the Commercial Real Estate Landlord?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Real Estate Indicators from HFF Director Ben Sayles and Senior Real Estate Analyst Andrew Gray of HFF's Boston office. “Innovation does not happen in isolation.” – Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Phil Knight knew it. Bill Belichick believes it. Steve Jobs saw it. At Apple, it was said that the best meetings were meetings that happened spontaneously in the hallway. This early version of coworking, or creating “forced collisions,” is responsible for your iPhone, your iPad and even Siri (thank you, ... [Read More]

The VC Bubble Just Popped, So What’s Next for Bay Area Commercial Real Estate?

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Real Estate Indicators from Thomas Foley, HFF San Francisco capital markets and investment sales team member. The party is over in startup land. Over the past three years, we have seen one of the most robust venture capital (VC) investment booms in history. Starting a company has never been easier or less expensive. Incubator and co-working space has popped up in more and more places and investors who have never before participated in this market began investing large amounts of capital. SOURCE: PWC MONEYTREE Since 1995, the Bay Area has... [Read More]


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