Savills Netherlands launches into flexible office sector with Workthere

30 January 2018

Savills Netherlands has today (30 January 2018) announced the launch of Workthere, an exciting new venture introduced to help growing businesses find flexible, co-working and serviced office space across the Netherlands.

Workthere is an entirely new brokerage service and website listing platform - workthere.nl - combining excellent technological experience with best-in-class personal advice.  Workthere offers a professional, easy and transparent way for providers to let their space and occupiers to identify flexible working space that fits their individual needs.

Workthere will service the entire flexible work space market, including well-known brands such as Tribes, Regus and The Office Operators, as well as smaller providers and single-schemes.

The new venture by Savills was launched in the UK in February 2017 and, following this success, the firm is now expanding across Europe with Ireland launched in May of this year, and the Netherlands representing Workthere’s first continental European presence.

Cal Lee, head of Workthere, commented: “Netherlands has witnessed considerable growth in the flexible work space sector, with many new entrants coming to the market. At the same time, demand for flexible work space continues to grow as more businesses, including start-ups, scale-ups and even larger corporate companies, are seeing the benefits of flexible work space over a more traditional lease.”

The service in Netherlands will be managed by Wouter Stevens, Head of Agency at Savills Netherlands, working closely with Sander van den Engel, associate director Office Agency.

Wouter Stevens says: “Since 2009 the demand for flexible office space in the Netherlands has increased by 40% and  currently accounts for approximately 2-3% of total office stock. With operators like WeWork, Tribes, Regus and B.Amsterdam expanding rapidly, we expect this percentage to grow by 20-30% yoy over the next five years, following a similar pattern to the UK and US markets. Therefore the launch of Workthere in the Netherlands is incredibly timely and very complimentary to our existing agency services.”

Sander van den Engel, adds: “A large number of operators of serviced offices and co-working workplaces have already joined our platform at the time of the launch. Providers work with Workthere because of the connection to the network of corporate tenants serviced by Savills worldwide, in combination with access to a local network of start-ups to corporates across all sectors. Offering office space on Workthere is free of charge and with our national coverage, it’s suitable for every type of serviced office space and every type of tenant.”

 

 

 

Workthere is a new venture by Savills introduced to help businesses find flexible, co-working and serviced office space across Europe, America and Asia. Workthere is an entirely new brokerage service and website listing platform - workthere.com - combining excellent technological experience with best-in-class personal advice. Workthere services the entire flexible work space market as well as covering more specialist flexible space such as laboratories. The concept was formed by Cal Lee, a former graduate and development surveyor at Savills, who saw the opportunity to offer a new platform for growing co-working and flexible work space providers to market their space. www.workthere.com

 
 

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Key Contacts

Sander van den Engel

Sander van den Engel

Associate Director
Agency

Savills Amsterdam

+31 (0) 20 301 2000

 

Charlotte Harmsen

Charlotte Harmsen

Marketing & PR Officer

Savills Amsterdam

0031 (0) 20 301 2000