It's been said time and time again, but it remains true: flexible workspaces are changing the nature of work. We see this not only globally, but regionally as well and within our own cities with the number of coworking spaces and serviced office providers continuing to grow, attracting interest from all industries, and Manila is no exception.
As a large proportion of the population is made up of millennials and a growing portion of whom are freelancers, Manila is ripe with a young workforce looking for flexibility in where and when they work. This has driven the growth in demand for coworking space all across the metro - and a recent JLL report estimates this demand to continue to grow by as much as 15% by 2030. Likewise, the booming BPO industry has also helped the growth in short-term serviced offices with large cuts.
The past couple of years have seen and increased number of local, regional, as well as global coworking operators setting up shop in Manila, with 2018 experiencing some game changers in the industry. Below we roundup some of the top coworking spaces in Manila that have joined our platform the past year.
As stated in its name, GreatWork's motto is that from a great work environment you can achieve great work - and with all the amenities you'd need on-site they make it that much easier to achieve this. From company incorporation to business permit renewal to staff leasing, they help take care of the technicalities allowing you to focus on the core of your business. Plus, it's conveniently located near Quezon Avenue making it easily accessible and with its flexible terms and pricing you're sure to get the best deal in the area.
The global coworking space operator opened its first location in Manila in the penthouse of World Plaza, ideally located in BGC - one of the main business hubs in the metro. As soon as you enter you're greeted with plenty of natural light streaming in from the floor-to-ceiling windows and a variety of seating arrangements to empower you to do your best work. Spaces has also partnered up with Little Flour Cafe, a local coffee shop, bakery, and all-day brunch restaurant to offer its members the convenience of an excellent cup of coffee or a quick snack just a few steps from their desk.