At the end of September, the total modern office space available in the eight main regional markets approached 6.4 million sqm. A quarterly office market report prepared by BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland indicates a significant share of new agreements in the demand structure, as well as a strong interest in modern offices designed with hybrid work in mind. An important signal is the emergence of a supply gap in some markets.
In some regions, the supply gap is becoming a reality and tenants are preparing to fight and secure suitable space. This is particularly the case with premium, well-located class A office buildings. The expected slowdown in supply has repercussions on long-term planning. In some markets, finding, furnishing and moving into a new office in less than half a year will be a difficult thing to do.
says Klaudia Okoń, Business Intelligence Hub, BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland.
– Employees today need a different type of offices, also in the regions. The new challenge is to organise workplaces that are optimised for hybrid working and a different, more flexible use of available space. The outdated idea of open space is being replaced by spaces that offer, above all, an opportunity for cooperation, but also support health and mental comfort. Better design is more eco-friendly, allows for good lighting and air and solves the problem of, for example, noise. This mindset helps effectively attract talent to work
says Agnieszka Witkowska, Landlord Representation, office sector, BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland.