WeWork Introduces 2023 Year in Review

We’ve rounded up the top insights into where, when, and how our members like to work.

When you have more than half a million members worldwide, you not only have a dynamic community of people, but fascinating insights into the habits of today’s workplace. Each day that freelancers, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies come to WeWork, they tell us something new about the world of work and what it might look like in the future. Curious what our members’ top building is or how many meetings they booked this year? How about how much coffee they drink? Spoiler – it’s a lot. 

Read on to learn all that and more, brought to you by WeWork’s 2023 Year in Review:

Where our members work 

Of our 595 global locations, one saw the most traffic throughout 2023: 10 York Road in London, known for its proximity to Waterloo Station and stunning views of London’s city center. 

10 York Road was also (unsurprisingly) our members’ most popular location in the UK, followed closely by: 

  • 30 Churchill Place, a prime Canary Wharf location that sits among some of the biggest names in London’s business and finance scene.
  • 5 Merchant Square, workspace that lets you jump on the train at Paddington where it’s easy to mix work and play with its proximity to waterfront restaurants, Royal Gardens, and Notting Hill.

Across the U.S. and Canada, our members most-booked buildings all happen to be in New York City’s Midtown – indicating that the famed office district is back and better than ever:

  • 12 E 49th Street, workspace with a light-filled atrium located steps from city landmarks like Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Rockefeller Center.
  • 500 7th Avenue, an art deco tower in the Garment District with plenty of lounge seating and a barista bar.
  • 1460 Broadway, a building that puts you in the center of the action in Times Square, with a wrap-around outdoor terrace that lets you take in the sights while avoiding the crowds.

How our members collaborate

Once members arrived at our spaces, getting the team together seemed to be everyone’s top priority. In 2023, our members booked approximately 2.3 million meeting rooms worldwide and out of all those bookings, Tuesday was the most popular day of the week to meet.  

It’s clear that for our members, collaboration isn’t just about meeting with their teammates — they’ve also been bringing their friends, clients, and visitors to work with them. This year, our members welcomed 1.4 million guests to WeWork across the globe. That’s the entire population of San Diego, California — or the countries of Iceland and Fiji, combined.

Zooming in on WeWork’s Top Members 

While many of the insights we collected give a broad look at how our members worked this year, we also wanted to highlight a special group – the WeWork members who were in the top 5% of those coming to our workspaces. The majority of this group is primarily located in the United States, South Korea, and the United Kingdom, and are a mix of our private office and WeWork All Access users. Overall, these members visited our spaces an average of 176 times and booked an average of 12 meeting rooms each in 2023.

Some other interesting stats from our top users include:

  • Our top meeting room user is based in South Korea and made 725 meeting room bookings this year.
  • Our top WeWork All Access user visited 43 buildings around the world this year – spending most of their time at WeWork 37 Avenue Trudaine in Paris.

How our members fuel up and have fun

When it comes to powering the workday, there’s one priority outside of Wi-Fi and workspace: coffee. And it’s safe to say that at WeWork, our members go through a lot of it. In fact, between the U.S., UK, and Canada alone, our members drank over 10 million cups of coffee — enough to fill an entire Olympic-sized swimming pool. 

Our members don’t just rely on WeWork to keep them fueled and ready to focus, but also to help them make new connections, find community, and have some fun. From holiday celebrations to professional networking sessions, our Community teams hosted approximately 93,000 events globally for our members this year. For context, that’s more than 4,000 days’ worth of member meet-ups, lunch & learns, and happy hours. 

Looking towards the future

As we wrap up 2023, we’re grateful for the people behind these numbers — the freelancers, founders, and Fortune 500s that call WeWork home. We can’t wait to get to work on making 2024 an even better year for our global community and continue supporting all the ways they like to work. 

About WeWork

WeWork was founded in 2010 with the vision to create environments where people and companies come together and do their best work. Since then, we’ve become the leading global flexible space provider committed to delivering technology-driven turnkey solutions, flexible spaces, and community experiences. For more information about WeWork, please visit us at wework.com.

*Aggregate Data Source: Numbers are estimated based on facilities & internal data. Coffee consumed reflective of United States and United Kingdom only, guests and events reflective of global reach.