Flexible offices spaces are projected to reach more than 6.1 million square feet by the end of the year, up about 300 per cent from 2014, according to a report by CBRE Canada. An additional 1.3 million square feet is on the way with the bulk in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
For three years now, the share of profitable coworking spaces has remained at roughly the same level, with 43% of all coworking spaces generating a direct profit from their operation.
The national office vacancy rate tightened by 50 basis points quarter-over-quarter to 11.9 per cent over the period, helped by a growing suburban office market particularly in Calgary and Waterloo, Ont.
Both size and capacity are important data points to consider. In particular, knowing the average sizes of spaces reveals not only how big a space should be to remain competitive in that particular city or country’s coworking market, but also how much space a city or country has to offer new commercial developments.