Key findings of the report include:
- The sharing economy is reshaping U.S. demand patterns for services and has initiated a declining emphasis on ownership of cars and homes.
- Of the major property sectors, office and hotels have been the most affected by the impact of the sharing economy; retail and multihousing have yet to see a large impact.
- The office sector is considered “very disrupted,” scoring a three on the four-point scale developed for this analysis. With the rise of coworking companies like WeWork, we are beginning to see a shift in the way people prefer to work, with even some large corporations embracing the coworking model
The report assesses four major property types on a four-point scale measuring the extent to which each property type has been disrupted by the sharing economy. Each section concludes with action steps for owners and/or tenants of each property type.