Founding start-ups and other small businesses is an increasingly popular career choice for young Thai entrepreneurs, many of whom have been strongly influenced by the success stories of global tech firms with humble beginnings in bedrooms and garages. 

In Thailand, residentials do not allow commercial activity to take place, while most houses generally do not have enclosed garages. In addition, working from home can be very impractical if additional staff are required.

This Viewpoint by CBRE Research Thailand explores and evaluates the potential office options for Thai start-ups seeking a base of operations. These options include renting a shophouse, renting serviced offices, renting traditional offices, or the latest trend, purchasing a membership in or renting a co-working space.