Real Estate Industry Leader Craig Hughes Joins The Instant Group as CEO of Partnerships to Spearhead Significant Growth in Flex Supply as Part of the World’s Largest Global Marketplace for Flexible Workspace

“In recent weeks, we have announced our intention to create the world’s largest marketplace for flex space and attracting an industry leader with the depth of relationships and experience of Craig is critical to our plan,” explained Tim RodberCEO of The Instant Group.

He added, “With our unique, data-led view of the market and Craig’s knowledge, we are very well placed to enable landlords, hoteliers and operators to evolve their operations to match the increased demand for flex space with more supply.”

“Pre-pandemic, customer needs were already evolving. Now, the way in which life and work changed has massively accelerated those trends. Occupiers need an industry that can offer the full range of services from the traditional office through flex and into the technology- enabled world of virtual work, “explained Craig Hughes. “Instant is uniquely placed to enable occupiers to procure the space they need anywhere in the world, and for suppliers to deliver that space. I have spent the last 20 years advising the landlord and investor market. This is a moment of significant reflection and focus on meeting their customers’ needs. Instant holds the key to driving successful customer relationships and quality of service. “

Flexible workspace – coworking, serviced offices and executive suites – still only makes up less than one percent of total office supply globally, but with demand increasing by double digits each year since 2008, according to data from the platform The Instant Group’s estimates suggest that flex space will need to double that level of supply by 2025 to match the growth in customer requirements.

The Instant Group’s newly enhanced marketplace serves more than 250,000 businesses in 175 countries, operating 24/7 through an integrated platform in more than 40 languages. It will bring together more than 30,000 workspaces and will offer a range of services to clients including membership plans, on-demand, virtual offices, office booking, managed offices and consulting services. The business is planning to IPO by the end of 2023.

About The Instant Group
The Instant Group has been rethinking workspace since 1999 with over 500 experts working globally across more than 175 countries. Instant’s digital platforms constitute the world’s largest digital marketplace for flexible workspace listing meeting rooms, virtual offices, flexible office space and coworking memberships. Its global team advises on commercial real estate solutions from serviced offices to fully customized managed offices, and consulting services for portfolio and net zero strategies. Instant’s approach enables agility, hybrid working solutions and improved operational resilience for more than 250,000 businesses every year. Clients include Amex, Prudential,, Shell, Jaguar Land Rover and GSK. Instant has global offices including London, Paris, new york, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.

SOURCE The Instant Group


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