Co-Living and Co-Working Make a Strong Comeback in Dubai after Pandemic

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Co-Living in Dubai

Co-Living/Working Possibilities Are Becoming Popular Among New And Younger Inhabitants In Dubai.

Following a difficult launch in the immediate wake of the Covid phase, “Co-living” choices in Dubai are once more vying for more visibility with renters. Co-living spaces will become increasingly prevalent in the city as landlord attitudes improve at a time. When prospective renters are looking for less expensive housing, especially among the younger generation.

Young people throughout world are no longer need to live close to the workplace, according to Bass Ackerman, from Hive JVC. Since alternative work methods including remote and flexible work have been propelled by the epidemic. “Because, people are opting to live and work in distant locations. Top regional and worldwide talent is migrating to Dubai, which is growing in popularity in this area.

What Is Cohabitation?

Co-living refers to possibilities for shared housing, which are often chosen by a younger renter base. People employed by the same company, or people employed in the same sector of the economy. Developers and landlords in Dubai must get a specific permit in order to construct designated co-living spaces. Co-living might expand significantly along with co-working as the city’s resident base expands. In addition, new recruits working in burgeoning industries like crypto-assets establish a basis.

On the c-living front, Ackerman and the Hive were early adopters in the city. However, a period in 2020–2021 when it was thought that “co” alternatives, whether for living or working, would suffer. Because of the pandemic, with people reluctance to share their homes with near strangers.

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Ackerman concedes that conditions were trying. Unquestionably, COVID-19 had an effect on average rents and occupancy rates for the co-living asset class, the analyst continued. The fact that Cushman & Wakefield stated that co-living rents and occupancy in North America, one of the main co-living markets, had decreased in line with traditional Class A urban asset rentals is intriguing.

“For us personally, we were lucky that Hive JVC, our first co-living asset, didn’t open until January 2022. When the pandemic’s effects had begun to fade. Our product has high demand right now. Because of its key value propositions, such as flexibility, convenience, robust amenities, and a more social and interactive living environment. Which is highly desired among the younger and increasingly mobile generations. I would even go as far as to say that the pandemic has increased the popularity of co-living as an asset class.

Wings to the Hive Concept

According to Bass Ackerman, Hive JVC presently has 170 inhabitants and receives 250 applications or inquiries from end consumers each month. As the pioneer in the co-living asset class in the area, we are expanding our footprint throughout Dubai and are planning to do the same in Abu Dhabi.

Rules are also becoming more favorable.

Existing and future designated co-living projects will benefit from Dubai’s rigorous new regulations against unapproved shared housing. These days, as part of broader efforts to stop subleasing or any other activity of this nature, information on the number of individuals residing in a rented home must be disclosed.

Legislation “Helps”

The increased regulatory pressure on co-occupation has, in Ackerman’s words, “benefitted co-dwelling assets along with short-term rental choices like vacation houses. As it has effectively decreased the availability of flexible, furnished living solutions.”

All of these will aid in spreading awareness of co-living choices among the target audience. According to market sources, developers and landlords are thinking about building specialized co-living choices in new developments. “If we are building co-working space in our projects, it then makes logical to create co-living capacity too” as per developer. The city’s population profile is constantly shifting, and some significant changes were seen in 2022.

Ackerman concurs: “The notions of the workplace and the home are mixing as alternate work habits are hastened by the pandemic. Properties with a hybrid approach that offer flexible living and working alternatives inside the same property, like Hive JVC, are an attractive option for end customers. In addition, provide a strong rental premium, which eventually translates into a greater income for asset owners. The similar concept is beginning to dawn on other landlords in Dubai.

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