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China Flexible Workspace Industry Research Report: Ken Research

How Is The Flexible Workspace Market Positioned In China?

Changing the workforce and changing business strategies has led to the emergence of a flexible workspace industry in China.

The China Flexible Workspace industry has been observed at a growth stage. The supply has drastically increased from ~ sq ft in 2016 to ~ sq ft in 2019. This is owing to an increase in participation from local real estate developers, an increasing number of unicorn start-ups, entry of major local and international player’s post-2015, increasing commercial office rents in tier 1 cities, changing work-style and increasing demand from large enterprises.

By Type of Flexible Workspace: Serviced Space accounted for the highest market share in terms of supply by capturing ~% in 2019. This was followed by Hybrid and Co-Working Spaces. The presence of small operators has driven the supply of the co-working segment whereas serviced spaces and the hybrid model is majorly built by bigger players like WeWork (Enterprise Solution), Atlas Workspace (Office as a Service) and others.

By City: Shanghai contributed majority share in flexible workspace supply in China followed by Beijing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Chengdu, and Guangzhou. Shanghai and Beijing are facing a situation of oversupply. Due to the emergence of localized players in Beijing, Chengdu and Guangzhou the supply has increased at the fastest pace in these cities. The industry is observed to be at its nascent stage in Hong Kong, Chengdu and Guangzhou as the penetration rate of flexible workspace is lower in comparison to Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. The average desk cost is highest in Hong Kong followed by Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chengdu.

How Has The Demand Changed In China Flexible Workspace Market?

The demand has also been growing at a rapid rate. The total occupied flexible workspace has increased from ~ sq ft in 2016 to ~ sq ft in 2019 and the average occupancy rate has increased from ~% in 2016 to ~% in 2019.

By End-User Type: Enterprises accounted for the highest share in the overall demand of flexible workspace in China followed by MSMEs/Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs/Freelancers. The adoption of the “hub and spoke” strategy in order to provide employee satisfaction and in order to expand business in different geographies has derived the demand for flexible workspaces by enterprises. Start-Ups and MSME’s are looking for office spaces which provide a community to make business partnerships and flexible rental period to accommodate the effect of business uncertainties.

Supply-Demand Gap Analysis In China Flexible Workspace Market

The Supply-Demand gap in the flexible workspace industry has been increasing during 2016-2018 as Shanghai and Beijing have been facing oversupply and new localized players are emerging in another tier 1 and tier 2 cities such as Hi-Coffee from Chengdu and More+ from Wuhan. The supply-demand gap decreased Post 2019. In 2019 operators shifted focus from expansion to efficiency in order to increase occupancy at its existing locations in order to bring business sustainability and profitability. Operators are continually investing in enhancing customer experience by conducting interactive events, upgrading technology which provides business assistance to members. Operators are providing business assistance services such as business concierge, HR and payroll management, accounting and bookkeeping services and others.

What Is The Future Outlook And Projections For China Flexible Workspace Market?

The China Flexible Workspace Market has been anticipated to grow with a CAGR of ~% in terms of supply and ~% in terms of demand during 2019-2025F. With a shift in priority to efficiency over-expansion, the demand is expected to grow at a faster pace in comparison to supply and the supply-demand gap is expected to fall. Operators are continually investing in increasing customer experience by providing business assistance services and by developing their technological infrastructure.

Key Segments Covered:-

By Type of Flexible Workspace

Serviced Spaces

Hybrid Spaces

Co-Working Spaces

By City




Hong Kong



By End Users




Key Target Audience

Flexible Workspace Operators

Office Brokers/Aggregators

Commercial Real Estate Companies

Venture Capitalist and PE Firms

Real Estate Consultant

Office Furniture Providers

ICT Providers

Time Period Captured in the Report:

Historical Period – 2016-2019

Forecast Period – 2019-2025

Companies Covered in the Report:

Flexible Workspace Operators






Kr Space


The Executive Centre

People Squared

Compass Office


Atlas Workspace

Key Topics Covered in the Report:-

China Flexible Workspace Market Analysis

Servcorp Beijing Flexible Workspace Market

Beijing Flexible Workspace Market Major Players Share

China Bespoke Office Market Analysis

China Flexible Co-Working Spaces Industry growth

China Flexible Workspace Industry Growth

China Flexible Workspace Market Growth Rate

China Flexible Workspace Market Share

China Joint Office Market Growth

China Office Industry Growth

China’s crowded co-working industry

Existing Gaps in China Flexible Workspace Market

Flexible Office Space Market in China

Hong Kong Flexible Serviced Spaces Market

Hot Desks & Coworking Space in China

Largest Coworking Space Companies in China

Number of Lease Signed by WeWork in China

Serviced Office & Office Rental Market Beijing

Top 10 co-working spaces in China

For More Information, Refer To Below Link:-

China Flexible Workspace Market Outlook

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India Flexible Workspace Market Outlook to 2025- By Type (Hybrid Spaces, Serviced Spaces and Co-Working Spaces), By City (Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Pune, and Hyderabad) and By End Users (Enterprises, MSME’s/Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs/Freelancers)

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