A newcomer to the jargon of new generation workspaces and corporate real estate, the operated office is now making its appearance. A concept that goes further than coworking, corpoworking and shared workspaces, since it integrates the flexibility of these spaces with the ultra-serviced advantages sought by companies and their employees. It also offers many other advantages considered "practical" by its beneficiaries and which make the difference when it comes to finding an emergency or inexpensive solution. In short, a turnkey offer that aims to provide an all-inclusive solution for nomadic or detached work.

Managed Offices: definition

Operated office spaces were born in the aftermath of the health crisis of 2020 -despite some stuttering in 2019- and the urgent need for companies to benefit from flexible work offers for their employees. The organization as well as the layout of work spaces being questioned during this period, combined with the desire to offer secure, efficient and controlled work spaces, the operated offices appeared. We also speak of turnkey offices.

More concretely, by deciding to rent a workspace in an operated office for its employees, a company can not only benefit from the rental of the space and the access to the usual services, but also from theIn concrete terms, by deciding to rent a workspace in an operated office for its employees, a company can not only benefit from the rental of the space and access to the usual services, but also from the loan of furniture and computer tools, space maintenance services, a reception and mail management service, etc.

The operated offices are private and independent work spaces with multiple advantages and services. They are the very definition of flexibility and can be contracted through service contracts.

They also have the advantage of remaining human-sized, turnkey workspaces adapted to the pace of telecommuting now being undertaken or even imposed by companies.

"Generally speaking, the target spaces for turnkey or operated offices range from 200 to 1,500 m² and are located in the nerve centers of cities: If some work is sometimes required, it does not require a complete restructuring but only light refreshments so that you can be assured of a healthy workspace in the colors of your company within only 2 to 3 weeks. "says François Vermeil, Founder of workin.space.

According to a recent analysis of the office market conducted by an office rental company, nearly 250 workspaces have been identified in Paris to date, with surface areas ranging from 100 to 2,700 m². This trend is set to continue in other regional cities such as Lyon, Marseille and Bordeaux.

Who is the target market for Managed Offices?

Managed Offices existing range of operated offices is mainly aimed at companies that want to take the time to develop their business.sire to take the time to rethink their real estate strategy and to offer their employees a response adapted to their new needs.

They are as much a matter of concern for company executives as for real estate managers, purchasing managers or human resources managers. Real estate has become a corporate project with a social and commercial vocation that requires the validation of the expertise and recommendations of all of the company's decision-making forces. Managed Offices can indeed meet several needs:

  • Managed Offices allows a considerable saving of time. The turnkey offer managed on a monthly basis allows the teams to free themselves from the constraints of operational management.
  • Managed Offices solution allows you to grow your teams while remaining agile and flexible.
  • Managed Offices is an easy and inexpensive solution for all companies in transition (new premises, relocation, real estate strategy, etc.)
  • Managed Offices is a solution that allows teams to work in their own workspace and to have a quality address that is well positioned in the major French cities.

Managed Offices as part of a strong desire to make work more flexible, a major trend among entrepreneurs to simplify their lives. According to a major study on the BOOM in the region, more than half of the companies that have taken on an operated office in recent years have done so in order to contract a service contract for part of their real estate needs in lieu of a traditional lease . This should make for a large share of operated offices in the years to come.

Data confirmed by François Vermeil, Founder of workin.space "For a few months now, we have noticed that research efforts and requests are concentrated on flexible and independent offices. The offer being however in development, the coworking spaces rethink their proposal to fill the expectations. However, it is still difficult to find an answer adapted to your real needs. We are here to help you.

Also note that still according to the same study, the rental price of these new generation workspaces is between 1.6 and 1.8 times more expensive than a workspace with a classic lease. The average price of an office operated in Paris is 965€ per m² per year and per position. Flexibility has a cost. A cost that remains very reasonable considering the advantages that these spaces provide to the companies and employees who benefit from them.

What are the differences between Managed Offices and coworking?

Very largely inspired by coworking, they are the worthy heirs. Managed Offices was created to offer maximum flexibility to its users while remaining private. Conversely, coworking spaces offer a wider variety of work spaces: private spaces, open spaces, collaborative spaces, meeting spaces... The offer is more complete. However, don't get us wrong, the offices operated still offer shared workspaces, but in a much smaller number and in a more traditional format.

The services offered in the operated offices are the same as in the coworking spaces, with the difference that they are available only for your teams in your completely independent workspace: coffee, internet connection, cleaning service, multimedia equipment... so many services that become ultra personalized.

An office like in a hotel!

Managed Offices is still in its infancy, even if its response and contractualization are already well underway. It appears today as the most popular answer by companies thanks to the operator of these spaces who takes care of everything. It is a product that can be adapted to all asset classes and that allows for a relatively quick start-up. What if operated offices were the future win-win model for office real estate?

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