In the age of remote workers, freelancers and startups, the flexible workspace is king.
As Matt Davis — the developer of L.A. outfit IgnitedSpaces — puts it, “people want to architect their own schedule, collaborate with others and have a space for quiet, and they don’t want to do it at Starbucks. We do that for them.”
With the right balance of privacy, shared amenities (gourmet coffee, arcade games) and bells and whistles (screening rooms, editing bays), shared workspaces are the perfect refuge for those who work from home but don’t actually enjoy, well, working from home.
Below, find the perfect one for your needs:
AlleyNYC - New York City - Stand-up desks, bi-weekly happy hours and gourmet snacks for the intense species of nonstop workaholics otherwise known as New Yorkers. Packages come with deals on insurance and accountants, a yoga room and 24/7 access to your space.
HUB - First and Second Tier Markets - Is your business a social enterprise? Does it do good while turning a profit? HUB is your spot. They focus on sustainable businesses and offer networking mixers and bring in presenters to help further people’s do-gooding.
IgnitedSpaces - Los Angeles - IgnitedSpaces has two L.A. locations. The Hollywood location is doubling in size to include editing bays and a screening room. They’ll soon open one in the Fashion District in Downtown L.A., which will include an area for a pop-up showroom and a runway for fashion shows.
NeueHouse - Los Angeles, NYC, London - Not for the bootstrapper. You join NeueHouse for the same reason you join a country club; it’s an image thing. Expect A-list speakers and stylish digs.
Startup House - San Francisco - Located in the South of Market ‘hood, where Silicon Valley companies have been increasingly opening new offices. The focus here is founders. The benefit is you get to collaborate and bounce ideas off of people doing the same thing as you.
WeWork - First and Second Tier Markets - WeWork is probably the broadest of these remote offices, with spaces for freelancers, remote teams, founders and small companies. Bonus: They have game rooms.
Workshop - Chicago - Exposed brick walls, gourmet coffee and open spaces. Workshop is the office space you want when you’re with a big firm. Their conference room is mic’d for good sound—so if you’re a remote worker or a small firm, you’ll still sound like a big company.