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Australian company Office Hub is attempting to shake up the office rental market with a new web portal for renting shared, co-working and serviced office spaces.
The Abacus portal allows tenants to search, bid and negotiate deals for office spaces listed on the Office Hub online marketplace.
Tenants and office owners must sign paperwork before deals are legally binding, though Office Hub claims its new portal speeds up negotiation and the process of providing personalised rental proposals.
The company is using the portal to encourage tenants to rent flexible workspaces, rather than sign more traditional office lease arrangements.
“The efficiency, transparency and cost-effectiveness of technologies that help you find flexible space make far more sense than employing a real estate agent and securing a commercial lease,” claimed Office Hub’s CEO and founder Grant Philipp.
Among those trialling Abacus in Australia is IWG, the holding company for the Regus and Spaces workspace businesses.