FORUM was recently featured In Coral Gables Magazine article titled “Shared Workspace, AKA Co-Worker or Flex Space, is Becoming the New Norm in Coral Gables” By J.P Faber.
The Next Generation
What is next for shared workspaces is already on the drawing board for a building at 299 Alhambra, in a project by the Forum division of Location Ventures. “We want to take co-working to another level,” says Location Ventures CEO Rishi Kapoor, whose firm is also working on creating co-living spaces on Alhambra (and the environmentally controlled Villa Valencia). “It’s not just about real estate over someone’s head, but that it also supports the entrepreneur within”
In addition to providing office gear, kitchen space, meeting areas, and learning events for tenants, Kapoor envisions a coterie of support services for small companies, including accounting, administration, marketing, legal referrals and and an onsite business coach. “The idea is that the entrepreneur is not alone, and that incubation services will add extra power to their efforts. “Being on the ground floor, Kapoor also wants to help retailers launch from mini spaces.
Kapoor hopes to open his first 9,000 square-feet this quarter and expand upward to five floors to meet demand. “We study our sub-markets very thoroughly, and we have seen the other co-working spaces in the Gables and understand the high levels of occupancy in each of these locations,” he says. “You can see the large businesses moving into the Gables. That is corporate. But on a small business level as well, the Gables has done a great job of rejuvenating itself.”
FORUM Your Workspace In Downtown Coral Gables
FORUM offers various membership levels from hot desks to private suites created to suit the needs of entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups and enterprise businesses. Contact us today to learn more about your membership opportunities and to schedule a tour to view our space and amenities by emailing [email protected] | 299 Alhambra Cir Coral Gables, FL 33134
Read More From The Coral Gables Magazine Article HERE