PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MakeOffices, a leading national coworking and private office space company, is bringing its popular "collaborative collisions" spaces to Philadelphia's lively coworking scene, establishing itself as one of the city's largest coworking companies. The firm will open two Center City locations, one at Two Commerce Square (2001 Market Street) opening on February 18, and another at 1635 Market Street, opening in July.
A reception at Two Commerce Square will celebrate that location's opening at 6:00pm on February 18.
"Philadelphia is a vibrant urban center with a compelling nexus of the academic, nonprofit, and business worlds. Ripe with talent, the city is emerging as a top market for start-ups," observes MakeOffices CEO, Raymond Rahbar. "Our coworking communities will offer places in Philadelphia designed for flexibility and growth for freelancers, entrepreneurs and not-for profits alike."
TWO COMMERCE SQUARE
MakeOffices' first Philadelphia location at Two Commerce Square (2001 Market Street) is an approximately 24,000-square-foot coworking space featuring 83 private offices, 5 conference rooms, 5 private call rooms, a training space for up to 10 people and a gathering space that seats 20 with standing room for up to 40 people.
With sweeping city views on all four sides, the 2001 Market Street coworking community is positioned close to the Comcast Innovation & Technology Center, expected to fill upon its 2017 opening with the telecom giant's leading innovators—inspiring a bustling tech scene nearby. The Two Commerce Square location will offer amenities including underground parking, restaurants, a FedEx store and a tenant gym. It also is in close proximity to the Amtrak station, convenient for suburban commuters, as well as those who travel regularly to New York City and Washington, D.C. The space itself is beautifully designed to promote productive collaboration, creating an ideal coworking environment for people to both get work done privately, while offering gathering spaces conducive to networking.
1635 MARKET STREET
When it opens its doors in July, the 1635 Market St. location will become one of the city's largest coworking spaces, with a planned total of 56,776 square feet on three floors, offering 675 seats. 1635 Market St. will feature flexible event space and amenities including a recording room, device lab and relaxation rooms on each floor. More details on the space will be available closer to its launch date.
"Philadelphia's innovation scene has placed it on several lists as a top technology location. It's a really exciting time for Philly, and we're thrilled to support the growth that's happening here," said Rahbar. "Our coworking communities give this ecosystem of entrepreneurs a place to thrive, collaborate and invent, enjoying spaces that allow them to balance heads-down time with natural opportunities to mingle and collaborate."
Avison Young commercial real estate broker Nate Krill (national) represents MakeOffices nationally; in Philadelphia transactions, he is joined by Mark Adzick of CBRE.
MakeOffices members enjoy flexibility with month-to-month leases and space options that grow with a member's team, without the burden and capital commitment of a long-term lease. By providing office infrastructure and all-inclusive amenities, including fast WiFi and 24/7 access, for a low monthly rate, members can save money and spend time growing their businesses. Onsite refreshments for members include coffee, tea, beer, and filtered water.
MakeOffices provides a platform for innovation through physical space and community. Offering flexible, affordable workspaces and services for businesses and entrepreneurs, MakeOffices delivers value beyond an office space with member connections and a place to get serious work done. MakeOffices operates eight locations across Chicago, Philadelphia, and the Washington, DC metro area currently, with nine more under construction. For additional information, visit www.makeoffices.com.
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