Coworking Frequently Asked Questions

What does "flexible" mean as it relates to flexible office space?

Coworking spaces offer “membership agreements” as opposed to traditional office leases. Membership agreements can be as short as one day and as long as several years.

Traditional office leases require 1 to 10 year leases for commercial tenants. With flexible private office offerings - coworking spaces give tenants the opportunity to sign short term membership agreements, giving companies flexibility to scale up or down easily. There are other ways that memberships at coworking campuses are flexible and we encourage you to ask your sales rep or local community manager for more information on this should you wish.

What are the different types of coworking membership options?

Coworking spaces commonly offer 4 types of membership options: Private Office, Dedicated Desk, Full-Time, and Part-Time. 

Private offices are available for teams from 1 to 100+. Your own office space allows for custom desk configuration, your own lock and key, wired or wireless internet and many other features. These offices are  popular with types of companies including tech teams, creative agencies, and enterprise clients and more.

Dedicated desks offer the convenience of your own performance workspace within the campus. Dedicated desk solutions offer value and convenience with flexible terms and the ability to scale up to a private office with ease. This option is great for sole practitioners and freelancers.

Full-time coworking memberships enable access to the common areas, usage of high speed internet and various onsite campus amenities at all times.

Part-time coworking memberships are a great introduction to coworking. These flexible memberships are limited to a certain number of days per month, but pack some great value in that you get to enjoy usage of the common areas, high speed internet and campus amenities.

What is Coworking?

Coworking spaces create and nurture an atmosphere where members work, play, meet, network, and socialize to ultimately grow their businesses. These are tailored spaces, services, amenities and programs that spark inspiration through the entire workspace experience. The HAAS (headquarters as a service) and SAAS (space as a service) models are proving to drive talent acquisition and retention with 85% of people based in coworking spaces reporting a greater sense of motivation on the job.

So you may be asking - what is coworking?

Best in class coworking spaces create a unique atmosphere – one that’s distinctive, cosmopolitan and understated – not only to delight the senses, but also to inspire and sustain creativity, collaboration and interaction amongst members.

Savvy coworking operators design their facilities to be a reflection of the surrounding environment and community. They are a purpose built extension of the local culture, rather than an imposition on it. With thoughtfully crafted spaces that encourage members to work, play, meet and fully experience the joys and passion of being an entrepreneur, we believe coworking is here to stay.

The best coworking providers in the industry put members first by truly listening to and nurturing their business needs. They’re gracious, relaxed and anticipatory, with technology, services, and a familial atmosphere as cornerstones of their service model. Strong coworking spaces create a culture of diverse and welcoming entrepreneurs, enterprises, small businesses and progressive thinkers.

Communities that are thoughtfully considered and curated to reflect a dynamic mix of creative, cultural and professional backgrounds will succeed most. Diversity, communal bonds, unique atmospheres, and other intangibles are what meld together to create a special vibe that’s exclusive, but not pretentious – relaxed, yet sophisticated – fun, yet challenging. Community cannot be overlooked and its soul should not be lost in the workplace.

Why is coworking so popular?

Companies of all sizes have realized the potential benefits of leveraging flexible space arrangements to better manage their liquid workforce and short-term space needs. Strong brand awareness, aggressive adoption and forecasts of widespread future use will continue to drive the flexible space sector forward for years to come. Office expectations have been reset in a way that will continue to fundamentally change the way space is delivered and consumed.

What is a shared workspace?

Shared workspaces create and nurture an atmosphere where members work, play, meet, network, and socialize to ultimately grow their businesses. These are tailored spaces, services, amenities and programs that spark inspiration through the entire workspace experience. The HAAS (headquarters as a service) and SAAS (space as a service) models are proving to drive talent acquisition and retention with 85% of people based in coworking spaces reporting a greater sense of motivation on the job.

Best in class shared spaces create a unique atmosphere – one that’s distinctive, cosmopolitan and understated – not only to delight the senses, but also to inspire and sustain creativity, collaboration and interaction amongst members.

Savvy shared space operators design their facilities to be a reflection of the surrounding environment and community. They are a purpose built extension of the local culture, rather than an imposition on it. With thoughtfully crafted spaces that encourage members to work, play, meet and fully experience the joys and passion of being an entrepreneur, we believe shared workspace is here to stay.

The best shared workspace providers in the industry put members first by truly listening to and nurturing their business needs. They’re gracious, relaxed and anticipatory, with technology, services, and a familial atmosphere as cornerstones of their service model. Strong shared spaces create a culture of diverse and welcoming entrepreneurs, enterprises, small businesses and progressive thinkers.

Communities that are thoughtfully considered and curated to reflect a dynamic mix of creative, cultural and professional backgrounds will succeed most. Diversity, communal bonds, unique atmospheres, and other intangibles are what meld together to create a special vibe that’s exclusive, but not pretentious – relaxed, yet sophisticated – fun, yet challenging. Community cannot be overlooked and its soul should not be lost in the workplace.

What is flexible office space?

Flexible office spaces offer “membership agreements” as opposed to traditional office leases. Membership agreements can be as short as one day and as long as several years. 

Flexible office spaces create and nurture an atmosphere where members work, play, meet, network, and socialize to ultimately grow their businesses. These are tailored spaces, services, amenities and programs that spark inspiration through the entire workspace experience. The HAAS (headquarters as a service) and SAAS (space as a service) models are proving to drive talent acquisition and retention with 85% of people based in flexible spaces reporting a greater sense of motivation on the job.

Best in class flexible office spaces create a unique atmosphere – one that’s distinctive, cosmopolitan and understated – not only to delight the senses, but also to inspire and sustain creativity, collaboration and interaction amongst members.

Savvy flexible office spaces operators design their facilities to be a reflection of the surrounding environment and community. They are a purpose built extension of the local culture, rather than an imposition on it. With thoughtfully crafted spaces that encourage members to work, play, meet and fully experience the joys and passion of being an entrepreneur, we believe shared workspace is here to stay.

The best flexible office providers in the industry put members first by truly listening to and nurturing their business needs. They’re gracious, relaxed and anticipatory, with technology, services, and a familial atmosphere as cornerstones of their service model. Strong shared spaces create a culture of diverse and welcoming entrepreneurs, enterprises, small businesses and progressive thinkers.

Communities that are thoughtfully considered and curated to reflect a dynamic mix of creative, cultural and professional backgrounds will succeed most. Diversity, communal bonds, unique atmospheres, and other intangibles are what meld together to create a special vibe that’s exclusive, but not pretentious – relaxed, yet sophisticated – fun, yet challenging. Community cannot be overlooked and its soul should not be lost in the workplace.

Can brokers earn fees from coworking spaces?

Many coworking space providers offer broker fees for referring offices and membership agreements.  Most coworking spaces that do offer broker fees list the compensation structure directly on their websites.  However, if they do not, simply reach out and ask!

Why is coworking a good option for all office sizes?

The future of work is fast upon us. Coworking spaces are keenly aware of the challenges businesses face and aim create unique workspaces, services and amenities. 

Companies of all sizes have realized the potential benefits of leveraging flexible space arrangements to better manage their liquid workforce and short-term space needs. Strong brand awareness, aggressive adoption and forecasts of widespread future use will continue to drive the flexible space sector forward for years to come. Office expectations have been reset in a way that will continue to fundamentally change the way space is delivered and consumed.


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