Never before have those of us in commercial real estate been the most interesting people in the room.  Never before has office space been so centrally relevant to a worldwide health and economic crisis.  Will companies need offices in the future? (Yes). Will the office of the future look completely different? (Just a little). Will companies significantly downsize, leaving offices vacant all over the world in favor of working from home? (No).  And one of the most popular questions right now, what does this mean for the future of co-working?

Co-working v1.0 began with the shared office suite model, filled with long hallways and a multitude of doors to single private offices, similar to a creepy Halloween fun house.  When the real estate market began to recover from the last economic downturn and FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) was born, these growing technology companies needed to solve for flexibility in office space, but not the way it looked in v1.0. 

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