Over the past decade, coworking has grown dramatically, becoming a critical demand driver for offices. Despite the troubles of WeWork, the sector appeared to have long-term staying power and growth potential.

Then COVID-19 hit, and flex spaces sat empty. But a school of thought emerged that coworking would be an essential part of the new way of working, making it easier for firms to socially distance their employees and serving as outposts in the suburbs. 

The debate continues, though, as to coworking's ultimate role.

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Leslie Shaver

Les Shaver has been covering commercial and residential real estate for almost 20 years. His work has appeared in Multifamily Executive, Builder, units, Arlington Magazine in addition to GlobeSt.com and Real Estate Forum.