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Forecasted Demand for Flexible Office Space in NYC Up 19% from 2021

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Global workspace innovation firm The Instant Group expects flexible office space demand to increase by 19 percent in New York City in 2022 over 2021, while supply – the number of flexible workspace centers in the market – has grown seven percent, to 495 spaces. This growth is seen primarily in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

A graphic showing the average pricing of a coworking workstation in New York City.

Data from The Instant Group shows the average cost per desk for a workstation in NYC has slightly increased over the past year to $821 USD per desk.

Demand grew for all inquiry sizes between 2021-2022:

  • Inquiries for 0-2 desks increased by five percent
  • Inquiries for 3-9 desks increased the most, by 57 percent
  • Inquiries for 10-25 desks increased by 23 percent
  • Inquiries for 25+ desks increased by 26 percent

New York City’s flexible office space supply primarily consists of hybrid spaces, accounting for 51 percent of market share. Following this, serviced offices make up 34 percent, and co-working spaces make up 15 percent.

“In NYC, we’re seeing companies, from smaller firms to Fortune 500s, turn to flexible office space as many adjust to a hybrid working solution,” said Michael Calistri, Director at The Instant Group. “While both supply and demand are increasing, supply is limited in the market and many top providers are at 95% capacity as firms continue to experiment with what is the best solution for them.”

Rates for workstations are also up from last year, increasing to $821 per desk for 2022 from $815 in 2021.

“This slight increase may be explained by current inflationary pressures, which are being felt across the United States, along with higher levels of demand,” added Calistri.

Methodology

The included data is compiled via The Instant Group’s leading flexible workspace data platform, Instant Insight. Rate data is based on transacted rates, providing the most accurate view available within the industry, while demand data is based on demand coming through The Instant Group’s digital booking platform, Instant Offices.

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Established in 1999, The Instant Group is a workspace innovation company that rethinks workspace on behalf of its clients injecting flexibility, reducing cost and driving enterprise performance. Instant places more than 11,000 companies a year in flexible workspace such as coworking, serviced, or managed offices including Barclays, Prudential, Capita, Jaguar Land Rover, Booking.com, and Worldpay making it the market leader in flexible workspace.

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