The IWG family's first Polish serviced office was opened in the Sheraton Hotel in Warsaw in the 1990s. Today, IWG has over 30 locations throughout the country and is the undisputed leader with an almost 20% market share. JLL advised IWG on the selection of locations and negotiating contracts for the vast majority of IWG offices in Poland.
Currently there is a great deal of interest in flexible office space on the market, and IWG is well positioned to respond to these needs. IWG's portfolio, with a total area of approximately 50,000 sq m, appeals to a large number of prospective clients - looking for either smaller spaces in prestigious locations or larger offices in or outside the city centre.
Jarosław Kwiecień, Senior Consultant, Tenant Representation, JLL
An innovation on the Polish market, introduced by IWG last year, is Spaces offices, the world's largest coworking supplier of creative work space. Unlike other companies in this sector, Spaces offers a culture that goes beyond business logistics by producing a creative work environment with a unique entrepreneurial spirit. Offices are characterized by a modern design that supports a comfortable working environment with separate areas for work that requires a quieter environment, business meetings, and sharing meal time with other users of the office space. The first Spaces office was opened in Centrum Marszałkowska in Warsaw.
We have ambitious plans for our brands in 2019. We continue to expand Regus, but we are also focusing on opening new Spaces offices. We want them to be in the best locations and in modern projects, not only in Warsaw. The best example of this direction is the lease agreement recently concluded in Wroclavia mixed use scheme. In addition, we have expanded the office in Centrum Marszałkowska by another 2,000 sq m. Its total area will be over 6,000 sq m, and it will be our largest office in Poland. And that's not all - we will soon inform the market about further contracts.
Rafał Gabteni, IWG Area Director