March 9, 2018
Savills Singapore launches into flexible office sector with Workthere
In March, 2018, Savills Singapore has announced the launch of Workthere, an exciting new venture introduced to help growing businesses find flexible, co-working and serviced office space across Singapore.
Workthere is an entirely new brokerage service and website listing platform – workthere.com.sg – combining excellent technological experience with best-in-class personal advice. Workthere offers a professional, easy and transparent way for providers to let their space, and occupiers to identify flexible working space that fits their individual needs.
Workthere will service the entire flexible workspace market in Singapore, including well-known brands such as Servcorp, The Executive Centre, The Work Project, District6, Centennial BusinessSuites, GreenHub Suited Offices, WeWork, Collective Works, The Great Room, JustCo & Just Office, as well as a variety of independent providers.
The new venture by Savills was launched in the UK in February 2017 and, following this success, the firm is now expanding across Europe with Ireland Germany and most recently, in the Netherlands this January, representing Workthere’s first continental European presence.
Cal Lee, founder & global head of Workthere, comments: “Singapore has witnessed considerable growth in the flexible workspace sector, with many new entrants coming to the market. At the same time, demand for flexible workspace continues to grow as more businesses, including startups, SMEs and even larger corporate companies, are seeing the benefits of flexible workspace over a more traditional lease”.
The Workthere service in Singapore will be managed by Yann Deschamps, Head of Workthere Asia Pacific, working closely with the local occupier services offerings. Yann, a 20 years veteran in the commercial sector and formally from Savills Shanghai has moved to Singapore to take on the role and will be managing the development and roll-out of Workthere in the region.
Yann comments, “The demand for flexible workspaces has been growing phenomenally across the globe. Combining Workthere’s online search capabilities with a bespoke ‘in-market’ Savills advisor for free, delivers a key differentiator that sets us apart and is a unique proposition over and above any normal search engine”.
Christopher Marriott, CEO of Savills South East Asia, adds, “Workthere will provide a new and unique offer from Savills in this dynamic marketplace. I am excited that Yann has accepted our invitation to drive this new digital business platform. Combining a world-class search engine with seasoned market advisors enables us to augment our traditional leasing services and mine a new market sector”.
For any other enquiries, please contact:
Dinh Huong Linh (Ms.)
National Head of Marcom
T:+84 24 3946 1300 Ext:112
F:+84 24 3946 1302
Nguyen Thi Kim Nga (Ms.)
Savills Ho Chi Minh City
T:+84 28 3823 9205 Ext:112
F:+84 28 3823 4571
Pham Thi Ha Phuong (Ms)
PR & Marketing Executive
T:+84 24 3946 1300 Ext:120
F:+84 24 3946 1302