WeWork found that bookings from its all-access and on-demand members shot up 20% the week after Labor Day on Sept. 5 compared with the weekly average from its 700 global office locations. When looking at the same week from last year, global keycard swipes skyrocketed more than 70%. The company’s global head of real estate, Peter Greenspan, said that its data on keycard swipes pertains to 40 million square feet of office space.
“This September feels more like the real return to the office that has been touted for two and a half years now,” he said. “You've heard, 'Return to the office, return to the office, now it's after this holiday, now it's after this summer.' This data, at least to us, indicates that this is a stronger return to the office than the previous ones.”