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The Global Workspace Association took its Coworking Council Series on the road this month to New York. Executive Director Jamie Russo was joined by five North American coworking owners and operators to discuss experiences they’ve had staffing their coworking spaces as they scaled their businesses. Shlomo Silber, Co-Founder and CEO, of Bond Collective, Ashley Buckner,…

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Profile: Deborah Boyer Global Workspace Association Board Member, Deborah Boyer, has the perspective many coworking space operators wish they understood: the owner/landlord perspective. Although real estate owners and landlords are increasingly choosing to operate their own spaces as well, many GWA members are operators with little or no real estate/landlord experience. Boyer says she is…

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The rise of coworking conglomerates with large investors has made it difficult to compete with marked down prices and pricey amenities. Small, independent coworking brands like Brooklyn Creative League have to find a way to succeed in a competitive market with big pockets. Their blog post, “Culture and Community: How Independent Coworking Can Beat Corporate…

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From “Rent Collector” to “Service Provider” Experts in asset management don’t typically have expertise in hospitality services, yet the experience of the end user—the day-to-day tenants that work in their buildings—is now driving decision-making for corporations seeking commercial real estate. This industry trend is the culmination of emerging ideals in the world of flex office:…

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Office Evolution Celebrates Continued Growth and 65 Locations Open and Under Development DENVER, CO – Shared office space operator and franchisor Office Evolution celebrated another successful year at its annual franchise conference held in Denver, Colorado in October. Over 115 Franchisees, Business Center Managers, industry-specific vendors, and Office Evolution team members gathered to recognize the achievements…

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Cassi Niekamp of Cultivate Advisors joined the Global Workspace Association for its latest, members-only webinar. For this session, Cassi used her experience as a salesperson who works with a broader industry than just coworking to talk with members about developing flex sale skills. She will also be addressing a related common concern for coworking space…

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Owning and operating a coworking space take two very different skill sets, but that doesn’t mean coworking space operators can’t learn to be savvy real estate owners, too. During the Global Workspace Association’s latest members-only webinar, a panel of coworking space owners from around the country shared their experiences and offered insight into shopping for,…

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Our friends over at essensys had a chance to sit down with Antony Slumbers—our 2018 FlexOffice keynote speaker—about the developing flex-space market and the impact it’s making in the commercial real-estate value chain. Read the full essensys blog post here. Antony gives a small preview of what we can expect in Austin, Texas during his keynote presentation.…

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As part of its ongoing webinar series, the Global Workspace Association (GWA) invited three coworking space owners—Kane Willmott of IQ Office Suites, Bill Jacobson of Workbar, and Scott Chambers of Pacific Workplaces—to share their coworking stories and expertise with members. As always, this webinar was open to members, and the full recording is also available…

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The 2018 FlexOffice Coworking Conference is coming up soon! Invest in your future by joining us on September 12-14 in Austin, Texas. Meet the top industry professionals, operators, and investors! In our rapidly changing industry, we rely on technology and service providers to keep our business practices and member experience top notch. We can’t wait to…

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