It all started when our CEO Laurent Dhollande worked for a large Silicon Valley company last century. He realized the workspace they provided to thousands of employees was just not adequate. Traditional office space is highly under-utilized, making it a very wasteful expenditure for most businesses. This led him to cofound Pacific Workplaces in 2003 with partner and COO Scott Chambers. ‘Pac’ was created to provide professional space, meeting space, collaborative space; a space for people to cowork and build a work-community.
Today, we offer 19 shared workspace locations mostly concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area, but also offer flexible office solutions in the cities of Carlsbad, Bakersfield, and Reno. Our goal is to ‘Make Work Better’ by providing ubiquitous, on-demand workspace solutions to entrepreneurs, startups, and professional firms looking for a more cost-effective solution to traditional office space. Our private office spaces come fully furnished with technology and infrastructure already in place. We also have Virtual Office Plans tailored specifically for mobile workers who want a professional business presence and a place to meet with clients. Our virtual plans also include digital mail services, live answering, and access to day offices and meeting rooms that are equipped with the best tech-savvy gadgets one would expect in a professional meeting space.
For those looking to work in open space within a community of professionals, our most popular coworking locations in Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Sunnyvale, and downtown San Jose offer day passes and monthly Coworking Memberships. These plans offer freelancers and entrepreneurs a convenient spot to get work done while being part of an environment that encourages networking through events and simply getting to know other members within the space, because working alone sucks! Get a free day pass and check out what it’s like to work with us.
In addition to providing flexible office solutions throughout the 19 locations within our ‘Pac’ portfolio, we also want to offer members with access to workspaces on-demand, which is what led the team to start our sister company CloudVO in 2009. CloudVO is a reseller of virtual offices, coworking spaces, and meeting room services. We partner with shared workspace operators to offer a global network of on-demand workspaces and virtual offices at 650 locations around the world. Through our CloudTouchdown passes, members can book a day office, a meeting room, check-in at a coworking space, or use a virtual office at any partnering location with a 10% discount. This allows mobile workers to get work done and work anywhere, wherever they are.