The observation is clear: today in the wellness and professional space rental sector, there is a real gap between supply and demand. The market only offers fixed rental practices for a day or a half-day, with a lease and a long-term commitment. In contrast, therapists are looking for flexibility above all.
Indeed, in a fixed daily or half-day rental, beginners do not find themselves in a position to do so. They don't have the budget or the desire to feel trapped in a one-year lease and restrict their practice to one day a week. How do you convince your first clients/patients to all book an appointment on the same day. If I lease a practice on a Monday, how can I get my patient in on a Wednesday?
On the contrary, the young practitioner will initially accept every appointment that comes along and will want to honour every new request, whether it is during the week or at the weekend, during the day or in the evening. Limiting yourself to renting a practice for half a day or one day a week does not address the experience of those working in the mental or physical wellness sector. Supply and demand are totally out of sync. It is impossible to get stuck into a day or half-day practice rental.
Whether it's for wellness practitioners who are just starting out or for those for whom it is a complementary activity to another profession or those who are looking for more flexibility, a real problem arises today when they have to look for a professional space to practice their discipline.
The traditional rental of a practice by the day or half day has become far too restrictive. Prices are often exorbitant, especially in highly sought-after geographical areas. Some popular areas charge obscene rents. In addition, fixed rental requires a long-term commitment with a lease usually of at least one year.
In short, practices rented by the day or half-day no longer meet current needs, especially in these complicated times. More than one therapist has had to leave his practice since the beginning of the crisis. The contact professions have not been able to carry out their activities for months on end. Some could no longer afford the rent and charges that continued to fall each month.
The general trend is therefore towards a return to total flexibility and a desire to be able to rent a practice when you want, according to your needs, at an affordable price, in a good location. No more constraints and a return to total freedom of action.
The ideal for these practitioners is therefore a shared space, open seven days a week, already equipped and totally flexible in terms of pricing. Renting offices by the day or half-day has become obsolete. The era of sharing, space optimisation and mobile workers is well and truly upon us.