The European Coworking Assembly in Turkey

The ECA in Turkey aims to create a local assembly to share information about best practices and to help develop high standards for coworking services right across the country.  In addition the Assembly in Turkey will focus on creating a synergy amoung the market players – sharing their stories and developing good quality products for the coworkers.

ECA in Turkey will also serve as a bridge, since Istanbul is historically the connection point of Europe with Asia.

Our aim is to create happy, productive coworkers in a happy, flourishing coworking community at the end of the day.

About the ECA representative in Turkey

Tankut Mulayimsi is the founder of co-founder,work, He is also a Startup Mentor, Work Space Designer, andCoworking Consultant. Hailing from Istanbul, Tankut also has a background in Agile Workplace Transformation Consulting and Business Development. With his design training with management background and also business experience, Tankut brings a lot to the table and is eager to share and build.

Development of coworking in Turkey

For some time in Turkey, Coworking and serviced office areas mostly appealed to entrepreneurs and freelancers, but over time, they have attracted the attention of office users from all sectors.

Office users were pushed towards serviced offices in recent years by issues such as rising

construction prices, a lack of Class A office space, high occupancy rates and new hybrid

working arrangements notably post-Covid-19.

Outside of Istanbul it is notable that shared offices and coworking spaces are located in almost all primary cities across the country. Along with the three big cities such as

Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir; There are brands in Bursa, Gaziantep, Adana, Mersin, Antalya, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya and Muğla.

In Turkey:

  • The serviced office market is diversifying. Operators are now opening in secondary cities
  • outside of Istanbul and also overseas locations. 
  • Property owners are committed to supporting flexible solutions. 
  • Corporate property owners have recognized the opportunity to include their own flexible products in their portfolios and are open to revenue-sharing hybrid contracts.
  • Users will demand further. Sophisticated expectations of serviced office users demand more from operators than office space. At the same time, the demand for social and digitally supported interactions is expected to be increased, apart from leasing physical space.
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