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Posted: 14 Aug 2018
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Join the serviced office sector by investing in a Regus franchise

Growth Market

In recent years, disruptive forces have transformed how we think about entire industries. Spotify with music. Uber with transport. Netflix with TV and film.

Technology has changed the way we think about things that we used to take for granted. And slowly but surely, the way in which we think about offices, the ways we work, and productivity, has been changing too.

Expertise

For almost 30 years, Regus has developed its business model through many economic cycles. The company’s expertise and knowledge of the franchise market has allowed it to become the first organisation to offer a mixed market franchise.

Regus projections show that 30 per cent of corporate real estate portfolios could be flexible workspace by 2030, making the serviced office sector one of the most exciting growth markets in the UK.

The company believes there are three important factors driving growth in the serviced office sector.

The first is cloud-based technology, which is transforming how people work. Gone are the days that you need to be fixed at the same desk, in the same office, five days a week. Employees are increasingly demanding a work-life balance that enables them to be productive in environments and communities that suit their lifestyles.

Then there’s the way in which businesses and employees think about working and how they structure their real estate portfolio. Naturally, this has been influenced by new accounting practices such as IFRS 16, which means that from January 1, 2019 businesses must include operating leases on their balance sheets. It is estimated that this will put around $2 trillion of leased assets into view for the first time.

Here again, flexible working provides a solution - flexible workspace providers can commit to a long-term lease with a landlord, while offering short-term leases to their customers and partners.

Finally, businesses increasingly understand the financial and strategic advantages brought by a flexible workspace strategy.

For example, Regus has fewer overheads as it only takes a couple of staff members to run one of its centres. Plus, the Regus proposition by its very nature helps businesses to navigate the ups and downs of market forces: customers take out flexible contracts that allow them to scale their usage depending on current need.

Ambitions

Regus has one of the UK’s leading franchise teams in place to plan and manage its growth ambitions. The company’s advisers know what makes a perfect location for a centre and will assist franchisees throughout the location planning process. Regus’ franchise team then ensure that businesses maximise the full potential of their acquired office space.

Partnering with Regus gives business owners the ability to participate in this growth story, with the backing of an established global brand that has decades of relevant experience.

The revolution is coming - and smart, early adopters have a unique opportunity to be involved from the beginning.

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