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Freelancers are growing 22 times faster than traditional offices

Freelancers are growing 22 times faster than traditional offices
28 January 2019

Freelancers are growing 22 times faster than traditional offices

In the last 7 years, free working areas expanded by 22%, while traditional office areas grew by only 1% in the same period. Free working areas, which account for 5% of the total office stock in the world, are expected to constitute 30% of all commercial office real estate by 2030.​


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ISTANBUL (TR) - The share economy, which emerged with the development of technology and changing consumer habits, started to show itself in the real estate sector as well. Turkey and offers an opportunity to book the free working space in more than 20 cities in Europe coworker 7/24, free (flexible) 2018 compiled data about the workspace. According to JLL's research, freelance workplaces worldwide grew 22 times faster than traditional offices in the last 7 years and had a 5% share in the office market. In 2018, it is estimated that 17 thousand 725 freelance workplaces were used by 2.5 million people worldwide. Only 15 million square meters of free working areas in Europe until 2030 is expected to constitute 30% of all commercial office real estate.

By 2020, 50% of large companies will rent free work areas in different countries.

Last year, the world's approximately 3,400 new joint work space was opened. The founder of Cowork 7/24, Serkan Kurtuluş said, ul In 2017, there were 14 thousand 411 co-working areas in the world, while in 2018 the number of co-working areas exceeded 17 thousand. Research shows that over the last year, 380 thousand people have started to use freelance workplaces. With the development of the Z Generation in working life and the development of remote working models, we expect 50% of large-scale companies to have free working areas by 2020 ’.

While the proportion of freelancers is decreasing in the co-working areas, company employees are increasing.

Serkan Kurtuluş stated that freelance workplaces had a great benefit for its users and added: sağla With the increase in rental costs and office expenses, many users have turned to free working areas. On the other hand, in the last five years, the number of freelancers in free working areas decreased by 14%, while the ratio of company employees increased by 10%. According to the research conducted at the University of Michigan, the biggest factor in the choice of free working areas is the possibility of interacting with new people with 84%. In second place, there are new cooperation opportunities with 82% and in third place, sharing of information plays an important role in the preference of free working areas.

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About CoWork7 / 24
Founded in Bulgaria by Serkan Kurtuluş and Halil Demirdağ at the beginning of 2017, Cowork7 / 24 allows you to reach over 150 workspaces in 12 countries and 25 cities, make reservations and communicate with other users through a single application. Growing rapidly behind the launch in October 2017, Cowork7 / 24 has a multinational human resources structure with 10 freelancers from 7 countries. In 2019, she is preparing to present new products and services such as ine Coworking Pass ork and ve Marketing As a Service “to her coworking ecosystem.