High-Touch (yet touchless) Flexible Office Experience at PAC

Written by Tracy Wilson, Managing Partner of Pacific Workplaces Hospitality has always been an imperative component for the success of a flexible office business.  At Pacific Workplaces (PAC), we closely monitor our client testimonials and online reviews – delighting in the great experiences shared by our members and cringing at those that give us [...]

The Return of The Private Office: Un-normal or New Normal?

Written by Tracy Wilson, Managing Partner of Pacific Workplaces Forget what you heard about the value of high-density officing (the comradery, the creativity, the shared experiences), at least for a while, and relish the previously un-normal (ode to over-use of ‘new normal’) virtues of a private office to yourself … blissful solitude and plenty [...]

A Message to Our Members from our CEO

Dear PAC & NextSpace Members, I hope you and your family are safe. We’ve all had more than our share of hardship during this COVID-19 crisis, but there are good reasons to be hopeful. Our joint future is what I would like to address today. Some of the dreams we had, entrepreneurial, social, or [...]

Pacific Workplaces Complies with Strengthened COVID-19 Shelter In Place Orders

With three weeks into the Shelter In Place (SIP) order and lifestyle, in response to COVID-19, several new policies and guidelines for our members and team have been implemented at Pacific Workplaces. On March 31, 2020 the Bay Area counties created enhanced social distancing requirements, which you can read about in this article. This [...]

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 [...]

Life After WeWork – Now What?

This article explores the after-effects of WeWork’s colossal pre-IPO collapse and its impact on landlords, investors, coworking operators, and WeWork SMBs and Enterprise members. The 2019 collapse of WeWork has been well documented. The reader can go to the end of the article for a summary of the chronology of events and key metrics.  [...]

The Suburban Office Park, an Aging Relic, Seeks a Comeback

Article below as seen on the New York Times Author:  Amanda Abrams When Research Triangle Park in North Carolina opened in 1959, its bucolic setting was considered a major selling point. With office buildings hidden behind grassy meadows and swaths of pine forest, the quiet development was viewed as a perfect spot for the [...]

Making a Day at the Office Like a Walk in the Park

Featured article below as seen on the New York Times Author:  Jane Margolies For years, office architects and designers have been bringing nature into the workplace, incorporating materials like wood and stone and strategically deploying plants and botanical artwork. Now, companies are inviting employees to step outside for a taste of the real thing. [...]

New Ways of Work for California Attorneys with Legal Virtual Offices
How Pacific Workplaces supports attorneys in San Francisco, Sacramento, Silicon Valley, and beyond, with virtual offices

Shared office service companies are supporting a new generation of lawyers that are embracing new ways of practicing law. In the age of the gig economy, services like Uber & Airbnb are thriving, and so is coworking. The Ubers of office workspaces are enabling even small firms to operate virtually and globally, at the [...]