Reasonable rents, a focus on innovation and the potential for growth and expansion are just a few of the reasons businesses are choosing to up sticks and join Berlin’s thriving startup community. To find out more about some of Berlin’s amazing workspaces, keep reading!
Berlin is the third largest market for office space in Europe and one of the most welcoming when it comes to starting – and growing – a business enterprise. A 2015 report by Ernst & Young revealsthat the city’s capital business investment reached almost 2 billion euros in 2014 – beating most other cities, including London.
“Berlin is famous for fintech, but more recently the tech scene has grown to encompass a range of sub-sectors.”
Big businesses who have announced plans to move to Berlin since Brexit include Lloyds Bank, Deutsche Bank and Samsung, and more than 100 startups are following in their footsteps. To facilitate the influx of new businesses, a plethora of incubators, accelerators and flexible workspaces are opening their doors to new occupiers.
Here’s a list is some of our most popular workspaces in Berlin at the moment. If you’re based in Berlin or visiting for business, let us know if you’d like us to arrange a tour for you.
Sony Centre – Potsdamer Platz
Once a wasteland area with the Berlin wall running though it, nowadays Potsdamer Platz is a bustling shopping and nightlife neighbourhood – and home to one of Berlin’s best coworking spaces. Access to the gorgeous central plaza and juxtaposed views of the city and famous Teirgarten make this a popular spot for creators in all industries.
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Potsdamer Strasse 182 – Shoneberg
With 1,500 square meters of dedicated coworking space situated in a monumental building complex from the 1930s, this former administrative building of the “Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe” stretches along the Potsdamer Str and flanks the 5.7 acre botanic park, Kleistpark. The property recently underwent a complete makeover and is now home to dozens of small to medium enterprises and startups.
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Humboldthafen – Alexanderufer 3-7
Situated in the Government district (Mitte) of Berlin, just a few minutes’ walk from the Central Station, the office spaces within this property can be flexibly combined, so it’s perfect for growing teams and larger businesses with project teams. Some suites come with their own balcony, and there’s an outdoor terrace with gorgeous views of the banks of the River Spree.
Karl-Marx Strasse 97-99
The flexible workspace in Berlin is positioned on the main shopping street in the trendy district of Neukölln. As well as being a great business location – particularly for the creative industries – it’s a favourite among coworkers, thanks to its many recreational areas, including KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, the Rollberg Kino cinema, SchwuZ Nightclub, the State Park and Koerner Park.
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Built in circa 1912 as a Boarding Palace, this beautiful building is known for its impressive facades in the Wilhelmian style. This office would suit businesses looking for a sophisticated sense of style and somewhere to impress clients. As well as workspace, there’s a lounge area with open fire space and a garden roof terrace offering interesting views over the historic courtyards of the House Cumberland and the South-District of Berlin.
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More reasons why Berlin’s a win when it comes to business:
- A low cost of living and high standards make for a better work life balance
- It’s diverse: Berlin has the second-highest number of immigrant founders after Silicon Valley
- Berlin is the fastest-growing startup ecosystem in the world and investment is growing
- No matter who’s in power, Germany’s economic framework encourages stability
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