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You Might Think: Why flex workspace is thriving despite the headlines

January 23, 2024 39 Minute Listen


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CEOs of The Office Group and Industrious discuss the flex space office market in the wake of WeWork’s high-profile bankruptcy.

You Might Think: Why flex workspace is thriving despite the headlines

January 23, 2024 39 Minute Listen

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Key Takeaways:

  1. Despite recent headlines, the future of flex office is bright.

  2. Flex office space within the building stack can enhance asset value.

  3. Collaboration spaces and individual private spaces, like pods or booths, have gained favor among flex-office occupiers. Large, open floorplans with rows of desks have drawn less interest.


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Jamie Hodari

CEO and Co-Founder, Industrious

Jamie Hodari is the CEO and Co-Founder of Industrious, the highest-rated workplace-as-a-service company. Under his leadership, Industrious has grown to nearly 200 locations across more than 65 markets since its founding in 2013 and is recognized by commercial real estate leaders for its asset-lite model based on landlord partnerships rather than traditional leases. Most recently, Industrious was named one of America’s 500 fastest-growing companies by Inc. Magazine and appeared on Forbes’ annual list of “Best Startup Employers.” Hodari holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.P.P. from Harvard University, and a B.A. from Columbia University.

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Enrico Sanna

CEO, The Office Group

Born in Italy, and arriving in London via Boston, New York and Miami, Enrico is CEO of The Office Group. A born strategist, driven by entrepreneurial passion, his mission is to re-imagine the office experience for the modern worker.

Enrico co-founded Fora in 2017, disrupting the world of flexible offices by bringing a hospitality mindset to the industry, creating a unique premium proposition for progressive businesses. In 2021, Fora was named one of the 100 best companies to work for and has attracted a number of awards across design, wellbeing and sustainability. It changed the way people think about flexible offices, and following its success, Fora merged with TOG in 2022 to create The Office Group, which now operates more than 70 buildings, with 30,000 members, across the U.K. and Germany under the Fora brand.


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Spencer Levy

Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee.


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