As the ‘workspace-as-a-service’ industry gains steam, we can’t imagine a better time to offer an environment to those executives seeking a comfortable, linked-in area to get the job done
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 04, 2012
NextSpace, the leader in creating workspaces for a new economy, celebrates a company milestone by announcing today it has opened its sixth location, centered in vibrant Mid-Market area of San Francisco. This new facility offers more than 7,700 square feet with space for more than 200 professionals. On its four year anniversary, NextSpace has grown to become the largest coworking community in the world, boasting 800 members, consisting of 600 companies and 200 individuals.
“At a time where there is no shortage of job openings in the Bay area, there is greater demand for independent contractors, freelancers and other professionals who require a comfortable, professional place to drop in between appointments, work full or part time and hold meetings,” said Jeremy Neuner, CEO and co-founder of NextSpace. “As the ‘workspace-as-a-service’ industry gains steam, we can’t imagine a better time to offer an environment to those executives seeking a comfortable, linked-in area to get the job done.” Neuner has recently been named to the board of the newly re-branded Global Workspace Association (GWA), a source for information, education, networking and client referrals in the executive suite, business center and coworking industry.
According to the GWA, the past 10 years have seen a dramatic shift in the landscape of work. Several factors have set “the office” on a new course to address the new growing demands of the current workforce, which include being untethered, the push for more work/life balance, and utilizing under-utilized real-estate. Taken together, it leads toward higher productivity and quality of life, lower costs and environmental footprint and greater opportunities for new entrepreneurs. NextSpace is powering this movement by offering collaborative communities.
Unique to NextSpace is the access to community curators that work at NextSpace daily to facilitate introductions between companies and individuals, furthering the community based atmosphere that NextSpace is known for. The Union Square location itself has floor to ceiling windows that overlook Market Street and the Westfield Mall, it's ridiculously close to shopping and restaurants, offers unlimited Verve coffee, discounts to local eateries, lightning-fast Internet connectivity, office equipment and basic supplies. The site opened because the demand was so high for the existing SOMA space.
"At NextSpace, I can find people with complementary skills and talents that I need to make my business more successful," says Spencer Lindsay, founder of Lindsay Digital, a company that does 3D digital modeling for architects, museums, and video game developers. Lindsay, who often works from NextSpace's locations in Santa Cruz, San Jose, and San Francisco, says that "having access to web designers, mobile app developers, bookkeepers and attorneys is a key part of the NextSpace experience."
NextSpace Union Square is open and taking new membership applications immediately. The space is located at 1 Hallidie Plaza, 2nd Floor in San Francisco. More information can also be found at: http://www.nextspace.us.
NextSpace is an innovative physical and virtual coworking infrastructure that freelancers, entrepreneurs, and creative class professionals need to succeed in the 21st century knowledge economy. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Santa Cruz, CA, it operates over 45,000 square feet of coworking space across six locations: two spaces in San Francisco, NextSpace SOMA and NextSpace Union Square, NextSpace@Amplify in Venice Beach, NextSpace Santa Cruz, NextSpace Los Angeles, and NextSpace San Jose. NextSpace currently has over 800 active members and has served more than 1,500 members to date. NextSpace is the Workplace for the New Economy. To learn more, please visit http://www.nextspace.us.