San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014
PeerSpace (http://www.peerspaceapp.com) today announced the launch of its mobile marketplace for listing and finding temporary, unique and underutilized space for work and play. Whether it’s for a photo shoot, culinary pursuit, workspace or other function, PeerSpace enables individuals to transform any idle space into a monetized space. To watch a video of how the service works, click here.
It’s no secret that finding or fulfilling extra space can be frustrating. At a time when small businesses are confronted with rising rents and high commercial mortgages, PeerSpace addresses these chief pain points by helping them maximize the use of their unique space and earn a profit by licensing it for various productive activities. Likewise, entrepreneurs, event planners and creative individuals seek functional, temporary space to perform their jobs. PeerSpace is the only marketplace that goes beyond traditional workspace to offer “multi-use” space.
“Our overall approach to listing and finding space is unique within the industry,” says Rony Chammas, CEO and co-founder of PeerSpace. “We’re the only service to allow any space owner to become a host by listing their space for productive use on our marketplace – from kitchens to studios, multi-purpose basements or other workspace. We pride ourselves on allowing small businesses to thrive, while also empowering new entrepreneurial ideas to take flight.”
Using PeerSpace is simple and intuitive. Hosts and Guests simply download the app and then create an account by signing up via Facebook or LinkedIn. In just a few taps on their phone, Hosts are able to list a space and Guests are able to find a space that meets their needs. With its mobile app, Guests can filter, browse and discover the ideal location, then directly message the Hosts, kicking off a mutually beneficial connection. For both the Guest and the Host, securing and providing space is simple, cost-effective and hassle-free – and it all happens within the mobile experience.
“Peer to peer sharing marketplaces have disrupted many verticals including transportation and accommodation”, says Andre Haddad, CEO of peer-to-peer car rental marketplace RelayRides. “They create economic empowerment by allowing a better utilization of costly, idle assets and deliver unique value and experiences to consumers. PeerSpace is another great example of the growth and increasing sophistication of the sharing economy.”
“Many cities face challenges when it comes to affordability, availability and vacancies,” said Jeremy Wallenberg, Director of External Affairs at sf.citi, “and San Francisco is certainly at a time when the commercial real estate market is feeling the hottest crunch since 2000. Small businesses, now more than ever, need ways in which to offset their property expenses and we applaud innovative approaches like PeerSpace to connect property owners with our local San Francisco entrepreneurs/micro-entrepreneurs, making it feasible for them to create and grow their businesses locally.”
Each of PeerSpace’s features are designed to put the Host and Guest at ease: LinkedIn integration, transparent two-way review system and real-time messaging. Should any issues arise during or after the booking process, users can rest assured that PeerSpace’s round-the-clock customer support team is ready to respond and can be easily reached through the “Help” page or Twitter.
PeerSpace is the first and only community-driven marketplace to provide access to underutilized and often one-of-a-kind space—whether it’s for a photo shoot, culinary pursuit, workspace or other function. For both the Guest and the Host, we make securing and providing space simple, cost-effective and hassle-free. http://www.peerspaceapp.com.