Author: Jamie Russo

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“Coworking is the only industry I can think of that gets cooler with time,” said Kris Elliott, Chief Operating Officer of Novel Coworking. “The older I get, the more relevant the industry gets. How many people can say that?” Elliott has the experience to make the call on “cool” for coworking, too. Since her time…

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William Edmundson, Chief Operating Officer for Office Evolution, said his key to growing a coworking chain of 60 open locations (with 25 more set to open this year) is hospitality. “I’ve got service and operations in my blood,” he said. “I grew up in hospitality,” he explained. His career includes leadership positions with Hilton, Hampton…

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At this point in the coworking industry, there is little question that coworking is expanding rapidly. Far from the small-scale, scattered spaces that comprised the industry a few years ago, the current coworking industry is evolving towards more scalable models of creating coworking communities, and toward a wider range of services offered to clients. JLL…

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Is 2019 a year of opportunity for coworking spaces, or is it a year full of questions for the industry? The Global Workspace Association’s Advisory Board—Scott Homa, Casey Godwin, Tracy Wilson, Christopher Campagna, Michael Everts, Jack Richer, and Lucia Diana—sat down to discuss the trends for coworking in 2019. While each of these industry leaders…

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A panel of veteran coworking owners and operators shared war stories experienced when scaling their respective businesses at a workshop presented by the Global Workplace Association at the Players Club in New York City recently. Exchanging sometimes painful lessons learned were panelists Ashley Buckner, SVP of Sales and Operations of Carr Workplaces; Bill Jacobson, Founder of Workbar; Justin Stewart, Co-founder and President…

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GWA and the Board of Directors would like to thank Scott Chambers for his many contributions as former board president of GWA. We wish Scott all the best and would like to send him off with a few well wishes from current board members. As co-founder of Pacific Workplaces (Pac:), and with over twenty years of…

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2018 is coming to a close, and what a great year it has been for the GWA! As we end this year, we wanted to highlight a few accomplishments we’re proud of. In 2018 we saw significant growth in membership. We strengthened our community by introducing a new member engagement forum and we debuted the…

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How do I know I’m hiring the right person for my coworking space? What do I do when a staff member gets sick, but I don’t have a backup? How do I incentivize high performance without compromising staff morale? The HR-related questions that plague coworking space owners and managers—especially new or small spaces—can be numerous…

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Profile: Kane Willmott Kane Willmott, current president of the Global Workspace Association and Co-Founder and CEO of iQ Office Suites, said that for him, the GWA is all about giving back. Willmott started out as a real estate broker, only transitioning into coworking about six years ago. He attended the 2012 GWA conference in Baltimore…

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Coworking is evolving so quickly that some of us are still using the hyphen that got dropped by the AP Style Guide a couple of weeks ago! It’s hard enough to keep up as a business owner, much less in a rapidly evolving industry. Well, we’ve got your back. The GWA is run by a…

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