There is a persistent image of a co-working space as a sort of glorified serviced office for tech and creative start-ups who can’t afford the eye-watering rents in the areas they need to be. This is usually in the technology hothouses of the world’s major cities where they can work alongside the corporate giants and fellow innovators that thrive there.
The reason such perceptions exist is because they are largely true. It’s no coincidence that co-working spaces have thrived until now in the world’s most expensive property markets - in London, Hong Kong and New York, serving exactly the sorts of start-ups and freelancers who rely on proximity to their potential clients.
This guide provides:
- A perspective on how co-working is breaking away from its cultural and geographical stereotypes
- A review on why the commercial property sector needs to branch out
- A look inside some recent co-working spaces