Flexible offices are already a trend around the world

The hybrid work models They are increasingly present in companies, since the outbreak of the pandemic. Thus, the flexible office sector it has also had a great development in recent years; an increasingly valued formula that spreads throughout the world in an unstoppable way.

Operators such as Lexington, pioneers in the rental of flexible spaces in Spain, cover the needs of those companies that seek work environments that adjust to their changing circumstances in an agile and productive manner.

The adaptation to this work model no longer only occurs in some companies with a certain profile, but more and more companies of all sizes are changing their workplace strategy.

CBRE, one of the leading consultancies in the real estate sector, has prepared a report for which it has surveyed representatives of several American professional services companies that employ a total of 1.6 million workers. 80% of the companies participating in the study already have flexible spaces in their office portfolio, and 70% plan to double the number of these types of environments by 2024.

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Flexible offices offer numerous advantages both for companies and for the different teams that make them up. globalization and the search for the best talent It has caused many companies to have workers spread out in different parts of the country, and even all over the world, making it impossible for the entire team to go to the same office in person.

Normally, these professionals have different schedules and needs from each otherTherefore, flex spaces are a very good alternative for adaptability to the different rhythms that each position and each project entail.

Companies also see other virtues when choosing flexible offices for their workplace strategy, such as reducing capex or bridging the gap between long-term solutions. The growth expectations of the sector show that the start of flexible offices has only just begun, since, according to CBRE, the companies surveyed will double their presence in these spaces up to 12% in 2024.


The report also reflects the main concerns that companies consider regarding the flexible space model and that have to do with advanced IT security requirementslack of availability for certain configurations or capacities and the fear that the group feeling could end up diluted in a work environment that is not very personalized.

Flex operators specialized in clients with a corporate profile, such as Lexington, already consider these aspects as core needs to cover and offer 100% dedicated office spaces, both technologically and brand identity.

And it is that there is something in which all the companies with a corporate profile that have decided to switch to flex agree in the CBRE Agile Practice 2022 report: the use of so-called enterprise spaces, open-spaces or entire floors of a private nature for each company, with tailored amenities for the team, work and meeting areas, decoration and brand image… as well as access to the common areas of the rest of the space, meeting rooms to rent by the hour, kitchens and coffee points, among other.

On the other hand, letting yourself be advised by professionals, implementing the hybrid work model and finding the best combination between the available private space and on-demand formulas are the key to finding the perfect fit that each company is looking for.

In the words of David Vega, CEO of Lexington: «Flexible offices have ceased to be a short-term solution, a temporary work environment, to become the alternative that completes the workplace strategies of companies of all sizes. Cost optimization, strategic location, facilities designed for the well-being of the teams and the latest technology are some of the characteristics that define the present (and future) of work spaces. A horizon that, without a doubt, is flexible».

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