The office hub-and-spoke model has been accelerated by the shift to remote work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With more people successfully working away from the office, companies are realizing their opportunity to downsize and find more flexible, short-term leases for their spokes. Spokes are usually smaller spaces that serve a specific company function while larger hubs function as the "cultural center" of the company and are equipped for bigger gatherings, such as meetings between spokes. The downsizing trend makes flexible, private spaces ideal for future leases.
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