Jonathan Weinbrenn, Space-as-a-Service veteran and MD of Bespoke, a BE Offices company with locations across England and Northern Ireland, joins Bold Founder, Caleb Parker to discuss the impact Covid-19 will have on commercial real estate.
The two chat about the human side of the pandemic, both the negatives and positives, how Weinbrenn and his team are helping customers transition to working from home as if they’re in the office, work strategies and safety measures to get back to the office, including a discussion around pre-vaccine versus post-vaccine stages. The discussion finishes with a look at whether coronavirus will act as an accelerant to giving people greater choice over how and where they work – and if that happens, how will that affect Space-as-a-Service?
Value Bombs & Tweetables
- We’re in the middle of the greatest global experiment #CRE has ever seen
- We’re here to help customers work seamlessly whether they’re in the office or remote
- Short-to-mid-term commercial real estate requires careful consideration
- Commercial real estate will be business-as-usual in a post-vaccine world, except the movement towards Space-as-a-Service will take off as companies shift to a more distributed workforce
- More people will work from Third Spaces
- Work doesn’t have to happen in one fixed location
- The idea of retaining rigid long-term leases will become less favourable
- Covid exposes the need for agility