Office occupancy in Istanbul hits 10-year high

Office occupancy in Istanbul, Türkiye's financial and commercial center, has hit a 10-year high of 84.9 percent as of June, according to a report by C&W Türkiye International.

The city's office market has recovered fast from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the general office supply in Istanbul standing at 6.46 million square meters.

Demand is increasing for flexible workspaces

The office market expects major shifts in the coming years, due to the emergence of hybrid work and the increased need to create flexible workspaces.

The reduced presence of ever more workers in the workplace is a trend that has intensified since the pandemic and is expected to diversify the way office buildings are used, increasing the need for greater flexibility.

Office space rental rates soar in 2020

After residential properties, it is the turn of modern office spaces in Athens to record major hikes in their rental rates.

According to the latest report by Geoaxis Property & Valuation Services, at the start of the year the average increase amounted to 8 percent from a year earlier, and in several cases the hikes were even higher.

New office rates in Athens climb 11 percent in Q1

Rental rates for modern office spaces have recorded an increase of up to 11 percent over the last 12 months as a result of steady high demand and a lack of new developments: This means that interested investors are forced to seek spaces almost exclusively within the existing and quite saturated stock of commercial properties in terms of quality.

Sofia is First in Europe in Growth of Office Rents

Sofia is first in Europe in growth of office rents in the third quarter of the year. For this period, the increase is 7.1% compared to the previous one, with the average level now being 15 EUR per square meter. This is the data of Cushman & Wakefield consulting company, with Fortun being its strategic partner for Bulgaria.

Boosting employee cooperation and revenue by investing in office space

According to office design guidelines, there should be fewer adaptable offices and common areas should be larger. Research indicates a strong link between employee cooperation and good business results, so you should consider investing in an office space where your employees will find it easier to cooperate with one another and strike a balance between individual effort and team work.