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North America Coworking Spaces - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts 2020 - 2029

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  • 150 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: North America
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5119470
The North America Coworking Spaces Market size is estimated at USD 5.11 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 8.58 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of greater than 11% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Key Highlights

  • The global expansion in the number of startups significantly impacts the coworking space industry. The United States is the leading country by the number of startups 75,056 in FY 2022-23. The extension of internet space, exposure to entrepreneurial expertise outside the country's borders, and better literacy rates all contribute to the rise.
  • Furthermore, advanced manufacturing and robotics, agriculture technology and novel food, blockchain and artificial intelligence, big data, and analytics were the fastest-expanding startup sub-sectors worldwide. As a result, the growing number of startups in various sectors worldwide raised the demand for coworking spaces, boosting the market over the projection period.
  • Sustainable coworking space development is a significant trend affecting the coworking space industry. Coworking spaces are introducing eco-friendly measures in the workplace to attract entrepreneurs worried about environmental challenges, such as global warming. Sustainable measures used by coworking space providers bring significant benefits and are economically possible.
  • Furthermore, expanding investments in specialty coworking spaces such as women-only spaces, LGBTQ+ spaces, and other social spaces will likely generate profitable opportunities as they become more popular to meet the growing diversity in SMEs such as on-premise childcare.

North America Coworking Spaces Market Trends

Increasing number of Startups Boosting the Market

As the cost of private office space rises, many entrepreneurs opt for coworking spaces, fueling the expansion of the coworking space industry. Last year, investors poured USD 329.5 billion into startup investments at all stages over a year. This is a 92 percent increase above 2020, record-breaking levels. The year also concluded on a high note, with fourth-quarter investment totaling USD 88.9 billion in stages.

In North America, number of business applications was the highest on record in the previous year, a stunning 53 percent increase over the total filed applications in 2019 and a 23 percent increase over the total filed applications in 2020. In 2021, about 5.4 million applications to start new firms were lodged, the highest of any year since 2005. The exceptional filing rate translates into about 1.9 million more business applications in 2021 than in 2019 before the pandemic, a 53 percent increase.

The US leads the Coworking Spaces Market in terms of Real Estate (Sq. feet)

In terms of size, North America has the most coworking spaces, with an average of 9,799 square feet per location. The increased acceptance of flexible work methods, service offices, and remote teams fuel this massive demand for coworking space, with coworking giants like WeWork and Regus managing 23 million square feet.

New York has the largest concentration of flexible working spaces, with over 330 coworking centers. The Instant Group, a global workplace innovation organization, forecasts a 19% growth in flexible office space demand in New York City in 2022 over 2021, while supply - the number of flexible workspace centers in the market - has increased by 7% to 495 spaces. This expansion is most visible in Manhattan and Brooklyn. New York City's flexible office space supply mostly comprises hybrid spaces, which represent 51% of the market. Following that, serviced offices account for 34%, while coworking spaces account for 15%.

This growth is being led not only by freelancers and start-ups looking for casual coworking environments but also by larger corporations utilizing this flexible space to expand their business in a controlled and affordable manner. New York isn't the only place in the US experiencing a growth spurt. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago have all witnessed more than 15% year-on-year growth in coworking spaces with currently over 566 workspaces.

North America Coworking Spaces Industry Overview

The industry is quite fragmented, with many players existing in the coworking spaces market. Also many more are entering the market to fulfill the rapid demand for casual environment offices. As far as the competitive landscape is concerned, WeWork leads the market, with over 400,000 members across the globe, followed by Regus and Ucommune.

Some other major players in the market include Impact Hub, Alley, Knotel, IWG, Make Office, Industrious Office, Techspace, Serendipity Labs, and Green Desk.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Growing demand for flexible office spaces
4.2.2 Surge in investments in niche co-working spaces such as women-only spaces, LGBTQ+ spaces, and other social groups
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Low Awareness and Privacy Issues
4.4 Market Oppurtunites
4.4.1 Increasing Investment for Improvement and Diversification of Coworking Space
4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.5.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4.6 Impact of Covid-19 on the market
5.1 By Business Type
5.1.1 New Spaces
5.1.2 Expansions
5.1.3 Chains
5.2 By Business Model
5.2.1 Sub-lease Model
5.2.2 Revenue Sharing Model
5.2.3 Owner-Operator Model
5.3 By End User
5.3.1 Independent Professionals (Freelancers)
5.3.2 Startup Teams
5.3.3 Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
5.3.4 Large Scale Corporations
5.4 By Country
5.4.1 United States
5.4.2 Canada
5.4.3 Mexico
6.1 Market Concentration Overview
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 Impact Hub
6.2.2 WeWork
6.2.3 Green Desk
6.2.4 Knotel
6.2.5 Regus Coworking
6.2.6 Industrious Office
6.2.7 Techspace
6.2.8 Mix Pace
6.2.9 Serendipity Labs
6.2.10 District Cowork*

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Impact Hub
  • WeWork
  • Green Desk
  • Knotel
  • Regus Coworking
  • Industrious Office
  • Techspace
  • Serendipity Labs
  • District Cowork