Valuing Flexible Offices in the UK

Michael White, Neil Dunse

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


The provision of flexible office space grown significantly across the globe and has established itself within key markets, including central London, UK regional centres, the US and Europe. No longer confined to attracting only start-ups, it is increasingly considered a part of corporate office occupation that reflects changes in business, labour markets, and the wider economy.

Landlords increasingly see flexible space as a means of attracting tenants to their buildings, as well as helping them retain occupiers and minimise vacancies amid new market trends.

Flexible space includes a variety of types, all of which obviate leases and provide for short-term adjustments by occupiers. Occupiers benefit from a menu of services without facing overhead costs. The key issue is how this type of office is to be valued.

​Our report outlines developments in the flexible office space sector from older and more recent literature, examines the definitions of flexible space, the growth of and changes in the sector, the issues as seen by flexible space providers and what issues there are for valuation. The sector remains relatively opaque with valuation information more limited than for standard offices.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherProperty Research Trust
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023


  • Office space growth
  • flexible space
  • space providers
  • standard offices


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