Kedasi, Tanjung Duren
Thanks to the the coworking boom in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta, you can find coworking spaces and serviced offices at pretty much every corner of Jakarta, well maybe not every corner but in areas like SCBD, Sudirman, Thamrin and Kuningan, you're spoiled for choice. The major CBD areas in Jakarta are saturated with top flexible workspace brands such as WeWork, COCOWORK, and IWG (Regus). Fierce competition drives many other operators to establish a presence elsewhere, and in all fairness, it does make good business sense. Not every company is looking to secure a luxurious office space on the 47th floor, overlooking the Jakarta skyline... let's not kid ourselves, anyone would jump at the chance if the budget forbids!
On a more serious note, every company has different requirements to take into consideration when looking for an office space, like the commute to work for example. The traffic in the named areas are notoriously bad, it could take more than 2 hours on the road everyday depending on where you live. Budget is also an important factor, office spaces in the CBD generally cost more than other areas and the smaller businesses simply can't afford the capital expenditure. And of course there are also others that prioritize the facilities and the community aspect of the workplace.
Considering a huge chunk of Indonesia's economy are based in Jakarta, commercial activities in the city are very wide spread. The demand of office spaces goes above and beyond the major CBDs. Below we discuss the 3 areas in (greater) Jakarta where we've observed an increase in demand for flexible workspaces.
TB Simatupang (South Jakarta)
TB Simaptupang is in South Jakarta named after a decorated national war hero of Indonesia. Little did he know that it would be an upcoming area for Commercial Real Estate in Jakarta! TB Simatupang area is quickly rising to become the next business and commercial hub. In the last 3-4 years alone, notable grade A buildings such as South Quarter, Metropolitan tower, and Palma Tower, were developed. Within these buildings you can find different coworking spaces and serviced offices for rent, below are some examples.
Connext, Alamanda Tower
Strategically located in the intersection of Jalan Pangeran Antasari and Jakarta Outer Ring Road (JORR), this coworking space is perfect for businesses that want convenient access to the Central yet want to avoid getting caught in the hustle and bustle of the city. The overall design of the space is refreshingly imaginative, perfect for any kind of event or brain storming session in one of their cool meeting rooms.
BSD City/Serpong (Tanggerang)
BSD is a privately planned community project initiated in 1989 that comprises a total of roughly 6,000 hectares. It is also the most ambitious planning scheme in Indonesia designed to aggregate housing, business, and commercial properties. Until recently development in the area was mainly residential for Indonesia's middle-upper class. There are strong indications that business and commercial activity is picking up quickly - for instance, Unilever relocated its Indonesia headquarters to BSD and Apple announced that they would base their research centre in BSD. Recently, we've also been receiving more inquires for office spaces around the area which seem to fit the puzzle. Below are some flexible office spaces you cant rent around the area.
VOffice recently opened a new location in BSD - Green Office Park. Abiding their excellent standard for services, their new space comes fully furnished with quality and comfortable furniture, landline, and high-speed internet. A wide range of facilities such as all day coffee and snack, monthly events, on-ground staff, and pantry services are available to ensure it's tenants get the full serviced office experience.
Podomoro City/ Tanjung Duren (West Jakarta)
Podomoro City is an integrated superblock located in West Jakarta that consists of a mixture of tower apartments, shop houses, shopping malls, hotels, and office towers. It is almost like an eco-system of its own, in fact, the traction is already significant enough to be considered a CBD not only in West Jakarta but rather in Jakarta City. The growth of this superblock is not slowing down anytime soon - with the recent completion of SOHO @ Podomoro City, it has attracted even more business and commercial activities to open shop in the superblock and the area around it - Tanjung Duren. Let's take a look at your flexible workspace options in this area.
We hope you find this article useful and informative in your search for coworking spaces in Jakarta. Should you need help looking for the ideal workspace for you or your team, don't be shy, reach out to us and our helpful local Space Expert will get back to you with the best. Did you find more cool spaces around these areas that we might have missed out? - Let us know in the comments.