RYE, N.Y., July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- New York based Serendipity Labs Coworking is today announcing that James Fangmeyer, co-founder and principal at Triumph Development LLC, has teamed with Matt Gresge, a former Fortune 250 Senior Executive and current Chicago based entrepreneur, to form SL Chicagoland Development, LLC, which will become the exclusive Serendipity Labs franchise development partner for Chicago's northern and western suburbs. SL Chicagoland Development will extend the benefits of an upscale coworking experience to the greater Chicago area residents.
Part of a rapid national expansion of Serendipity Labs network which now includes over 100 locations in development, the Chicagoland announcement builds on the success of the Serendipity Labs at One South Wacker Drive, which has a membership waiting list just months after a recent expansion. The One South Wacker location is managed by franchise partner Hospitality Ventures Management Group. Serendipity Labs Coworking has hub and spoke network strategy that includes both urban and suburban Labs and allows members to access labs across the network. The mix of locations serves a cross section of entrepreneurs, independent workers, and employees of established businesses that are looking for inspirational and flexible workspace, a way to cut down on employee commute times or to reduce long term office lease obligations. With the Serendipity Labs mobile app, Chicago members can book and check-in all the other Serendipity Labs across the country, expanding their work and professional opportunities exponentially.
"Serendipity Labs members appreciate the upscale service level and unmatched hospitality from every location, urban or suburban," says James Fangmeyer, co-managing partner of SL Chicagoland Development. "Our members trust us to deliver a great experience, that allows them to unlock their full potential. It's a relationship business not a transactional real estate business."
Each location will be managed by to Serendipity Labs' upscale brand standards, and will offer memberships for coworking access, day passes, dedicated workstations, private offices and team rooms. Members will be able to use the event space, worklounge, labcafe and meetup rooms, and participate in an abundant schedule of day-time and evening programming, meetups, and seminars to expand their professional network. The cloud-based, proprietary OASIS® technology platform meets the highest security standards for Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPPA compliance.
"Serendipity Labs supports the way people want to work today. Thirty percent of the U.S. workforce now chooses where and when they work. Companies are supporting this mobility and choice with coworking memberships," says John Arenas, CEO of Serendipity Labs Coworking. "About 45 percent of our members are employees of established companies who have their monthly membership paid by their organization, 20 percent are start-ups, and 35 percent are independent professionals. More than 40 percent of our members are women –double the industry average."
"Serendipity Labs Coworking is all about delivering a better way to work, that helps members maintain business momentum and balance their worklife," say Matt Gresge, co-managing partner of SL Chicagoland Development, who first became interested in becoming a franchisee as a member at the Serendipity Labs One South Wacker location.
Serendipity Labs CEO, John Arenas agrees. "Our trade area analysis data shows strong potential demand for a network of upscale coworking locations across Chicagoland. SL Chicagoland Development has the local knowledge coupled with extremely deep hospitality industry experience to build on our success in Chicago in the surrounding suburbs. We look forward to serving the Chicagoland community together."
About Serendipity Labs Headquartered in Rye, NY, Serendipity Labs, Inc., was established in 2013 by industry leader John Arenas. (www.serendipitylabs.com). Serendipity Labs Coworking delivers an upscale experience for mobile professionals, independent workers and project teams. It offers day passes, part-time and full-time coworking memberships, dedicated private offices and team rooms in its exclusive network across the U.S. Corporate membership, with central billing and reporting are available. The Serendipity Labs mobile app for iPhone and Android means making reservations is quick and easy. Its cloud-based, proprietary OASIS® technology platform is enterprise-class and meets the highest security standards. Serendipity Labs is growing through owned, managed and franchised locations in office buildings, high-rise residential projects, hotels and retail properties throughout the U.S.
About SL Chicagoland Development James Fangmeyer and Matt Gresge became a franchisee of Serendipity Labs Franchise International to form SL Chicagoland Development LLC. They are now looking forward to introducing Chicagoland's suburban entrepreneurs, small businesses, and corporate teams to a new and better worklife experience.