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The CEO of our partner Commerz Real in an interview about the Millenium Deal and ShareYourSpace


Interview published in welt.de on 10.10.2019, Michael Fabricius, Senior Editor Real Estate

WELT: Commerz Real recently acquired another stake in Share your space, a sharing platform, a kind of Airbnb for office buildings. Companies can use this platform to temporarily sublet unused space. After losing a permanent workplace, will the permanent office now follow?

Muschter: I wouldn't go that far, but: up to 70 percent of office space in Germany is unused during the week. That doesn't just make commercial sense, but also in terms of sustainable use of space.

WELT: But you don't just want to save the climate, you also want to save costs and earn additional rent.

Muschter: Also, but why should a company forego such revenue opportunities?

WELT: There are likely to be problems with security in particular when people outside the company come and go.

Muschter: We are now experimenting with different security levels and access authorizations in a building, with facial recognition and so on. Of course, trade secrets must be protected. If Airbnb can help strangers move into their apartments, then it must work in the office too.