LEXC Event, Tribune Article, Signature Offices, Premier Business Centers, The Bureau Chicago open new facilities in Chicago
Chicago has become an epicenter of coworking culture. Following the much-touted launch of 1871 in May 2012, scores of coworking spaces have opened in Chicago.
As in many cities, there are multiple interpretations of the coworking model: industry-specific/take everyone; 3,000 s.f./15,000 s.f.; 90% open plan/30% open plan. The fun is experiencing the variety of options and passion of the owners.
One of the most passionate pioneers and a leading voice in coworking nationally is Jamie Russo, founder and owner of Enerspace Coworking in Chicago & Palo Alto. Jamie opened her space in February 2012, in advance of 1871’s launch. Enerspace’s tag line “Work Well TM” reflects their mission to “give members a place and the tools they need to blend work and wellness”
Jamie is also the President of LEXC– League of Extraordinary Coworking Spaces, a curated group of Coworking spaces. Later this month, LEXC is hosting it’s Fall meetup in Chicago. Per Jamie : “LEXC is a global group of coworking space owners and our mission is to share best practices among the group and to provide mobility for our members.” During the Meetup days, there will be an invitation-only Happy Hour hosted by new coworking space The Bureau Chicago and sponsored by SITE REsolutions. Contact us – email@example.com for additional details.
The Chicago Tribune is rolling out a Chicago Coworking Directory by the end of the month along with an article about Chicago’s coworking community.
Signature Offices just opened in the CNA Building. It is a new, vibrant take on traditional business center workspace. The South Loop, just North of Congress at 33 S. Wabash, has sorely needed a well-run option. Bill Vernon, industry veteran, offers just that. Contact Bill to book a tour: firstname.lastname@example.org
Premier Business Centers launches their Chicago flagship location at 200 W. Madison. Premier is the largest US-owned business center operator, with 75 locations (and growing) as of this announcement. The Chicago opening is set for mid-October. Contact Kassidy Mays to arrange a site visit: email@example.com
The Bureau Chicago is the newest entrant into the Chicago Collaborative Workspace market, located at 1420 S. Michigan. Very easy street parking and a beautiful contemporary setting. Contact Azul Vazquez for a free day pass and to arrange a tour: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Chicago has been a vibrant and busy city for coworking and this September is just a small sample of the dramatic growth in coworking space since 2012.
SITE REsolutions/YES! Your Exceptional Space TM is on the front lines of this resurgence, currently working with landlords and developers of commercial and residential space to transform their holdings into a more integrated, and profitable, solution.
We will share more in the coming weeks about our case studies and observations.
If you’d like more information for your development, we welcome you to contact us at email@example.com
wendy September 9th, 2015
More details found in this recent Chicago Tribune article.
Certainly this trend is following the growth of the rental market and the mobile workforce in the US.