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‘Co-working firms need to design space in sync with needs of industry’

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The need for property owners, co-working and co-living service providers and tenants coming together was highlighted at a webinar organised by Naredco, along with its knowledge partner Cushman & Wakefield, on July 27.

The webinar was titled ‘Co-Working and Co-Living, Reimagined for growth in the post-pandemic world’.

Niranjan HiranandaniAddressing the webinar, Niranjan Hiranandani, National President, Naredco, said COVID-19 has disturbed the momentum in the co-working space as businesses are going through a phase of uncertainty and are trying to figure out how things would evolve. “It would be the responsibility of the co-working companies to design customised space in sync with evolving needs of industry players inclusive of scale, modularity and sustainability”, he said.

Anshul Jain, MD-India & SE AsiaAnshul Jain, Managing Director, India & South East Asia, Cushman & Wakefield, said while the co-working spaces are currently more attractive than ever before, co-living, has been temporarily impacted by the pandemic largely due to work from home policies. He was optimistic that co-working spaces are the need of the hour for corporate occupiers in these uncertain times as they offer smart business solutions in the form of flexibility, CAPEX savings, and new-age design.

Among others who spoke at the webinar included Shriram Chitturi, CEO, Guesture; Pradeep Srinivas, Director- Private Equity, Investcorp;  Nikhil Sikri, Co-Founder & CEO, Zolostays; Krishnaswamy Nagarajan, CEO, Table Space Technologies; Arvindh Prakash Ayyaswamy, Sr. Real Estate & Facilities Portfolio Manager, Microsoft; Rajesh Arora, Member Finance, Naredco; Saurabh Shatdal, MD, Capital Markets, Cushman & Wakefield and Rajesh Goel, Director General, Naredco.