What specifically interested us at 99spaces were Brads thoughts on the next evolution of coworking, both locally and globally:
DB: How has co-working evolved? What will the next evolution look like?
Krauskopf: While co-working spaces were initially used just by freelancers and start-ups, we are now receiving more enquiries than ever before from large companies and corporates. At our Hub Southern Cross space, which opened late last year, Australia Post took significant space for its Innovation Team to connect with growing businesses. Sensis and Suncorp have also chosen to base teams at Hub Southern Cross, and Hub Hyde Park will include the provision of several spaces specifically designed to meet the needs of corporate teams.
I expect the next evolution of co-working will see growth beyond the co-working space. Organisations will look to ways that they can bring co-working spaces into their own corporate headquarters and multi-tenanted corporate towers.
B: What about the next evolution of Hub Australia – what will that look like?
Krauskopf: We’re currently focusing on securing further locations in Melbourne and Sydney and establishing a space and community in Brisbane. In the coming year our members will also see expanded learning, wellness and social programming, and the introduction of member services that support their growth
What would you add to this?
Read the entire interview here.