Cleveland Flex Space Sector on the Rise

Cleveland flex space sector on the rise. JLL Vice President of Research Andrew Batson weighs in on if the trend is sustainable.

February 14, 2019

Cleveland, Feb. 14, 2019 – There is no denying it: coworking and other flexible real estate solutions are reshaping the U.S. office market. The flexible space sector has grown at a 23 percent average annual rate since 2010. In 2018 alone, it made up for nearly two-thirds of the country’s office market occupancy gains.

But how sustainable is this trend and what does it mean for Cleveland?

According to JLL Vice President of Research Andrew Batson: “We see continued growth in this sector in Cleveland. A number of new coworking locations have opened in Cleveland in recent months (Bounce, LaunchHouse and Beauty Shoppe) and several other operators have announced expansion plans in 2019, including Cube Workspace. These opportunities are ideal for organizations with uncertain growth projections or rapid expansion, and we’ve seen clients of varying sizes take advantage.

What does the data say?

  • Cleveland has 27,173,852 square feet of office inventory; 252,107 square feet is comprised of flexible office space.
  • 3.1 percent of Cleveland employees work in tech (a high user of flexible office space).
  • 7.4 percent in rent growth over the last three years.
  • Ceveland coworking desks run about $196 per month or $499 per month for a private office.

In total, we believe Cleveland is poised for an uptick in flexible leasing activity.

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