ThisWeekIn Coworking

28 things you may have missed this week, including the return of Indyhall, Microsoft introducing "Places", a look into the Portuguese market, multiple expansions announced, free gym as a perk, three interesting new datasets to explore and more.

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๐ŸŽ‰ Coworking celebrations.

๐Ÿฅณ Indyhall is back IRL with a new clubhouse #

The 15-year old community in Philly is back with a new location, website and offers both virtual/irl membership options.

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๐ŸŽ‚ hubraum celebrates 10 years! #

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โœŠ Coworking impact.

โ™ป๏ธ Eco-focussed community takes impact beyond it’s four walls #

Banyan Workspace took 3 years of learning and constantly improving on how to run the most socially responsible and sustainable business they could and packaged what they learnt to launched The Green Office Project by Banyan Workspace at HK’s leading (only) Sustainable Business Expo, ReThink HK last week. They met with well over 100 corporates over two days eager to accelerate their sustainability journey.

– Shared by Rasheed

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๐Ÿ… Dallas hub gets LEED Gold certified #

1808 South Good Latimer Expy, the home of Good Coworking in Dallas has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Gold certification.

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๐Ÿ“– New report: Developing equitable practice with youth in makerspaces #

Claire Wicher shares the MadLab was one of the three UK makerspaces that contributed to a new report sharing ideas and case studies for a longer-term vision of a future where makerspaces can be vehicles for hyperlocal economic and social impact.

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๐Ÿ“ฐ Coworking news & views.

๐Ÿงฝ When you operate a coworking space… #

Evan Preslopsky shares the one thing most operators realize pretty damn quick.

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๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น The secrets to the success of coworking in Portugal #

Sheya Michaelides dives into the Portuguese coworking sector, which includes around 260 locations across the mainland and the island of Madeira and the Azores. We also see insights from Simone Franke, Elisabete Tomaz, Fernando Mendes and Vika Zhurbas.

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๐Ÿ‘‘ Atlanta named top US city for remote working #

Atlanta shines in categories of public WiFi, coworking spaces, and internet speeds according to a report by CoworkingCafe (owned by Yardi). Following their lead is St Louis (MO), Pittsburgh, Orlando, Minneapolis, Tampa, Cincinnati, Richmond, Birmingham, and Buffalo (NY).

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๐Ÿค” Introducing a new multi-brand network. I think? #

David Jakubowski shares an intro piece about/from Mazzi Workplaces. It seems to be a new alliance or network of independently owned brands, which we’re expecting to see more of as indie operators seek the network effects and economies of scale required to compete with larger networks and franchises. However, I can’t seem to get any more info or contact details.

Any Mazzi people want to reach out and let me know what’s what?

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๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Mayor shares excitement over new coworking hub #

Prof. Dr. Eckart Wรผrzner, the mayor of the city of Heidelberg, shared their excitement about the opening of their local Tink Tank Space by Lone Aggersbjerg and team.

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๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ Using a shared commercial kitchen to help small businesses #

Indy Commons share that their commercial shared kitchen is being used to run a free 5-week food business training course. A great example of using a shared resource to inspire, nurture and support local businesses in a specific niche.

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๐Ÿข Why now is the moment for flex for cos with distributed teams #

Mike LaRosa shares a post by Hannah Fisch about why & how Newmark is seeing some companies adapt creative and flexible hybrid models in order to create optionality for their employees.

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๐Ÿ’ป Coworking technology.

๐Ÿฆ An 800-pound gorilla just doubled down on hybrid work tech #

Microsoft wants to make hybrid work environments easier to work with via a new app called “Places” that they’re adding to Microsoft 365. The app, which is launching into preview soon, allows employees to find out where their teammates are going to be and whether to come in or log in virtually.

It’ll be interesting to see if/how this shakes up the growing sector of hybrid workspace apps and platforms we’re seeing evolve to support employers manage teams and spaces inside and outside their HQs.

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๐Ÿ—ฝ On-demand access app readies for NYC launch #

Flow have announced that their second launch city will be New York City, and are actively working on partnerships with coworking spaces, fitness studios and health spas.

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๐Ÿ“ˆ Coworking data.

๐Ÿคฏ A 3D visualization of Manhattan’s dynamic population. #

ManPopEx is an interactive model of the dynamic population of Manhattan, block-by-block and hour-by-hour for a typical week in late Spring. Its pretty darn cool, if you find data and visualizations cool that is. (I do!)

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๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Average price per desk up 13% in India #

According to Savills there’s been a 13% bump in average prices in one of the world’s top 3 coworking markets. I wonder how this relates to pricing in other markets.

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๐Ÿ“Š How 53 cities perform when it comes to coworking. #

Business Name Generator put together a report covering how 53 cities compare on the number of coworking spaces available, their average monthly cost, WiFi speed, and search volume data. Spoiler: London comes up top, followed by Singapore and Berlin. But when it comes to best cities for commuters, the Middle East shines through.

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๐Ÿค Coworking market moves.

๐Ÿจ Fan-fav hotel-tied workspace brand announces huge expansion #

Lucy Pugh shares that Ennismore are about to expand Working From_ out from being tied to just The Hoxton hotels to 12 more hotel brands.

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๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Impact-driven coworking brand expands via co-living buildings #

Hannah Philp shares that ARC Club would be opening 3 new locations in London through a partnership with DTZ Investors. The latter are bringing the coworking hubs into their co-living buildings in Harrow, Earlsfield and Battersea.

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๐Ÿ˜ฒ Coding bootcamp + booking platform make on-demand partnership #

BeachCodersยฎ Academy (a web development bootcamp provider) has announced a partnership with Flexspace. The latter will provide on-demand access to under-utilized U.S. commercial creative office space for in-person meetings, 1-on-1 trainings and small group coding sessions from where the former can upskill job seekers.

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๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ Working and working out. #

TOG (The Office Group + Fora) share a new partnership with Manor to give workspace members free access to every gym, including access to almost 100 classes a week.

Love seeing perks like this available as focus shifts towards improving members’ mental health and health in general.

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Chicago-based brand expands nationally #

John Wallace shares Workbox Company’s national expansion with a new location in Downtown Minneapolis.

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๐ŸŒ Alliance forms ‘one of the largest offerings’ in Australia + New Zealand #

Hub Australia and Generator have joined forces to enable one of the largest international coworking offerings in the region. The alliance pilot gives the 8,000 members reciprocal complementary access across the 18 total locations, and will run for 6 months.

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๐ŸŽ™ Coworking conversations.

Liz Elam and Sarah Travers from WorkBar talk about what makes members flock to your space, landlords in denial, the major real estate money shift, and the value in innovation

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Jamie Russo and Giovanni Palavicini chat with Sofia Stolberg about Piloto151 scaling to 5 locations, turning mail management from a problem into a profitable opportunity and inspiring other Latina entrepreneurs.

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๐Ÿ“† Coworking events.

๐Ÿป Big Table Memphis #

October 28-29: A pilgramage for changemakers. Two days of exploration in one of the most creative and diverse cities in the world. Taste the cuisine, dance to the music and hear the stories of places that have been transformed by true love and true grit.

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๐Ÿ“ˆ Convo: Lead gen for indie spaces #

October 28: What are the best, proven lead generation strategies for indie coworking operators? Letโ€™s chat about it.

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