Mumbai, 26 December 2023 – myHQ by ANAROCK, India’s leading platform for flexible workspace solutions, has entered a strategic partnership with Awfis, the country’s largest provider of agile office spaces, to give on-demand access to Awfis’s 100+ centers across the country.
Utkarsh Kawatra, Senior Director – myHQ by ANAROCK, says, “Under this collaboration, myHQ user base of 100,000 individuals, will now have seamless access to Awfis centers to book on-demand seats and meeting rooms across the country via the myHQ app. Our on-demand solutions are one of the most popular options for professionals who need to get work done in an enabled corporate setting on a short-term or occasional basis. They can book individually or together, a single seat or a meeting room, whatever they need.”
This unique collaboration will leverage the hugely increased post-pandemic pace of the Indian coworking industry. As per myHQ research, since 2017, an astonishing 25 mn. sq.ft. of coworking spaces have penetrated the top 7 cities of the country.
“Today, coworking represents a 21% share of the country’s entire commercial office space sector,” says Kawatra. “In Q3 2023, the top 7 cities have absorbed 10.5 million square feet of office space, of which coworking accounts for a approx. 20% share. The most vibrant coworking hubs in India are currently NCR, Pune, and Bengaluru – but the flex workspace trend is rapidly penetrating even Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities and towns.”
Description automatically generated Sumit Lakhani, Deputy CEO – Awfis, says, “We are excited to collaborate with myHQ for our mobility solutions. For us, this becomes another key source of helping a wider audience base experience our services. Our products have been carefully designed keeping in mind the evolving preferences of the new-age workforce and our pricing strategy ensures that people get elevated workspace experience in key micro-markets across cities at a very competitive price. This partnership aligns with our goal to maximize our reach to individuals and corporates across the country.”
Post the Covid-19 pandemic, 70% of Indian companies have adopted various iterations of flexible work models. Coworking spaces have thus become the go-to option for firms and their employees to accommodate their dynamic work approach. More than 50% of startups and fledgling firms with smaller teams find coworking an exceptionally cost-effective solution for hybrid work.
Coworking centers have become a very attractive proposition for businesses, especially startups and companies with smaller teams. The myHQ SaaS platform has already enabled such firms, as well as large corporates who have added flexible work to their traditional office approach, access to 1000+ centers across India.