What Differentiates Pacific Workplaces (PAC) from WeWork and other Coworking Operators?

Written by Laurent Dhollande, CEO 1)  PAC is profitable and has been for over 16 years Not many operators can say that they successfully weathered two recessions, while staying cash flow positive. PAC can. This is in part because many operators were founded after the last Great Recession. What will happen when the economy [...]

Should Office Building Owners & Asset Managers Increase or Decrease their Exposure to Coworking? And other questions raised after the 2019 WeWork IPO debacle.

Written by Laurent Dhollande, CEO Photo credit: Handout WeWork’s bad press since their IPO fiasco is raising new questions for commercial office asset owners & managers:  Is the WeWork story symptomatic of the Coworking industry? Should I take a pause before pursuing a coworking operator to move into my building? Is coworking [...]

What Happens When Your Career Becomes Your Whole Identity

Provided by Harvard Business Review Author:  Janna Koretz Dan*, a partner at a major Boston law firm, was due at the office, but instead, he was curled on his bathroom floor, unshaven and in his pajamas, crying into a towel. It began slowly, in a meeting with a particularly pushy client, when a thought [...]

Pacific Workplaces Updates its Annual Customer Rating and Pricing Comparison with Regus

In the spirit of full transparency, Pacific Workplaces (Pac) recently updated its comprehensive compilation of prices published by individual Pac locations and nearby Regus centers for relevant apple-to-apple comparisons, as well as a compilation of customer ratings for both firms, available online with Yelp and Google Reviews. The data is available, location by location, [...]

The Value of Professional Volunteerism

One can never know the path volunteering may lead… How about: caucusing with the FBI… striving to overcome fears of public speaking… traveling our great nation… winning lovely accolades… After quite a few years of idle, non-participation in my industry’s association, the Global Workspace Association (GWA), I decided this year to join a little-advertised task [...]

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This Is Not Your Father’s Virtual Office

A conversation on mobile workers and the explosion of virtual offices with Laurent Dhollande, CEO of Cloud Virtual Offices, and Scott Chambers, Managing Partner of Pacific Business Centers. (Reposted from Executive Suite Success Magazine, September 2011) Revved Results (RR): Laurent, we knew you before as CEO of Pacific Business Centers in California. Why this move [...]