On-Demand Space Company Announces New Design, Finance and Real Estate Executives as it Reimagines Workspaces
NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Breather, the tech-enabled provider of private, on-demand workspace, today announced Breather offices, an expansion of its offering designed specifically for longer-term productivity, while still allowing companies to scale and expand without risk. These companies can now access ideal spaces when and where they need, and pay only for what they use.
The expanded offering comes as more businesses are seeking smarter alternatives to existing real estate solutions, which typically lock them into a single location for a year or longer.
"A company's goal is not to have an office. Their goal is to provide their employees with the space they need to produce their best work. We see Breather as a productivity tool, allowing teams and individuals to walk in and out of spaces that were designed to support the specific tasks they set out to achieve, every single day," said Packy McCormick, Breather's VP of Experience. "Once people have access to hundreds of unique spaces at the touch of a button, it's hard to justify paying rent on a bunch of in-house, single-purpose rooms."
Breather is uniquely positioned to serve this wave of new demand. The company's space-as-a-service platform offers a completely new way to occupy the places we work, giving businesses access to an entire city on-demand rather than confining them to four walls. Breather offers tech-enabled private meeting rooms, beautiful offsite spaces and now offices equipped for a company headquarters.
Breather office clients also gain real-time, unlimited access to Breather's expansive network of over 500 on-demand meeting spaces in cities like New York, London and LA, giving them an opportunity to expand their footprints or way of working across Breather cities. Turnaround times for Breather offices are the fastest in the industry, with clients gaining access to a space within as little as 48 hours of inquiry.
"We have served more than 500,000 people, working in companies such as Spotify, Away, and Tesla," notes McCormick. "Many of our clients book a space for a day and end up asking us whether they can stay there for a month, a year, and even longer." These clients represent some of the most forward-thinking companies in the world. Larger, more traditional companies have already adopted the way that such companies structure their teams, develop their products and incentivize their employees. Adopting the way they consume space is the natural next step.
"With the constant growth in our company and continuous need for more meeting room space, Breather has been our saving grace. The spaces are in great locations, and are always tidy and modernly decorated. Whether it be for an hour or a full day, we are grateful for Breather's flexibility and ease of use," said Donne Faasen, Office Manager at Spotify.
Breather office spaces will be offered in a variety of prime neighborhoods and will serve varying square footage needs, ranging from 1,500 to 5,000; each location will feature single-person desks, videoconference phone booths, and tech-enabled meeting rooms, storage space and a wet pantry, in addition to Breather's signature lounge areas.
Office spaces in all 10 Breather markets have been redesigned for longer rentals; the company is also launching brand new spaces in New York, San Francisco, Toronto and Los Angeles. Explore office spaces and book a tour at www.BreatherOffices.com.
This announcement comes on the heels of a high growth period for the company. Following a $45M funding round in June, Breather continues to quickly expand its global footprint, bringing on key executives and advisors to lead the company to a new phase of growth:
- Mark Frackt, Interim Chief Financial Officer: Formerly inaugural CFO at BuzzFeed where he oversaw the doubling of the company's profits, Mark brings his expertise in hyper growth to Breather where he will help inform the financial aspects of the company's growth strategy.
- Christine Djerrahian, Head of Architecture and Design: An expert in architecture and interior design, Christine has led the creation of multi-functional workplaces for clients across multiple industries and will be instrumental in defining Breather's design vision moving forward.
- Dror Poleg, Strategy & Real Estate Advisor: As the founder of Rethinking.RE, Dror brings two decades of experience in commercial real estate and technology to Breather, where he will support the company's strategy and business development efforts.
Breather is the leading provider of space-as-a-service, with its growing network of private workspaces built for productivity. Breather gives businesses like Google, Spotify, and Airbnb access to a variety of workspace solutions on the most flexible terms – by the hour, day or month with hundreds of spaces available across 10 cities including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London. Powered by its proprietary technology, Breather makes it easy to find space for quick meetings and full-day offsites, or longer-term solutions for an entire office. Learn more and explore spaces at Breather.com.