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NEXTSPACE IS BORN
In the heart of Santa Cruz, California, NextSpace burst forth from the minds of then Economic Development Director Jeremy Neuner, Mayor Ryan Coonerty and Attorney Caleb Baskin, who envisioned a utopia in which empty offices could be forged into a signature blend of work space and community. A group of investors was picking up what they were putting down and agreed to fund it. This is known as the pen click heard around the world.
THE BIG SHORT = BIG OPPORTUNITY
Battered by the torrential 2008 markets, the Santa Cruz community grabbed their bannermen and rallied around NextSpace, as it rapidly became a hub of economic activity, bringing together entrepreneurs, freelancers, and people seeking to balance life and work on their own terms. The mingling of our founding members and new faces created a strong network, leading to many successful ventures and was eventually termed the NextSpace Effect.
NEXTSPACE SAN FRANCISCO
NextSpace founders quickly realized they had started a work (re)evolution, so they set sail for the horizon and planted their second flag at location #2 at Second and Market Streets in San Francisco!
NEXTSPACE LOS ANGELES
NextSpace discovered air travel and expands to family-centered Culver City as location #3 opens.
NEXTSPACE SAN JOSE
NextSpace San Jose opens in June, although more time was spent at San Pedro’s Market than at the actual space. What can we say? We’re foodies…
NEXTSPACE UNION SQUARE
Realizing that they were running out of cake and kool-aid in San Francisco circa 2012, NextSpace Union Square opened at Halladie Square.
NEXTSPACE VENICE BEACH
In the mecca of bodybuilding, a partnership with the tech incubator Amplify created NextSpace Venice Beach. Much flexing was done on this day!
NEXTSPACE POTRERO HILL AND NEXTKIDS OPEN!
NextSpace started to realize their members were having kids, so NextKids opened in July in collaboration with NextSpace Potrero Hill. Sadly, real estate realities of San Francisco in 2015 meant that NextSpace Potrero Hill was unable to renew the lease, so NsPT and NextKids were closed in early 2016. It took Reginald the Moose three weeks to stop weeping. It took us longer.
NEXTSPACE RIVER NORTH
NextSpace finds their snow gear and acquires the Coop in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, thus expanding to the Midwest!
NEXTSPACE CONTINUES UNCHARTERED GROWTH
Stay tuned for exciting updates on new NextSpace locations!
Pacific Workplaces Expands Portfolio with NextSpace Acquisition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2017- Santa Cruz, CA: Pacific Workplaces announced today that it has acquired various assets from NextSpace Coworking and Innovation Inc, including the NextSpace Brand and Website, and that it is taking over the management of several NextSpace coworking places, including the NextSpace flagship and historical location in Santa Cruz.
Pacific Workplaces CEO, Laurent Dhollande, said: “We were honored to be approached by the NextSpace executive team a few months ago, as they thought Pacific Workplaces was best positioned to take over the management of several of its coworking locations, bringing our operating expertise to better serve the existing NextSpace communities.”
As part of a multi-party deal, San Francisco-based Pacific Workplaces acquired the NextSpace brand and website, and agreed on new terms with landlords to take over the management of former NextSpace coworking operations. This will bring the number of locations under management by PBC Management LLC, the Pacific Workplaces management company, to nineteen.
NextSpace is a legendary name in the coworking industry. NextSpace Santa Cruz opened in 2008 and was one of the very first coworking places in the world, focused on developing a community of professionals that not only share the same office infrastructure but also actively help each other be successful in their respective enterprise. This special ability to tap into a supportive community became known as the “NextSpace Effect.”
Laurent Dhollande added: “You don’t need to spend much time in a NextSpace community to see the ‘NextSpace Effect’ in action. It is a beautiful thing! Something precious, which we will cherish.”
To signify Pacific Workplaces’ desire to build on the existing NextSpace winning formula, the coworking locations involved will retain the NextSpace brand, now powered by Pacific Workplaces.
Pacific Workplaces will bring to bear more depth and rigor to the coworking operating platform, expand the level of services, grow the communities, and improve the technology environment. Dhollande added: “The improvements we will make are critical components of healthy coworking operations, but mostly back-end related. We will take great care of staying true to the original values and character of the existing communities. In fact, the NextSpace experience will be a great source of inspiration for the rest of the Pacific Workplaces portfolio, which I foresee will permeate throughout the group by osmosis and with the sharing of best practices.”
About Pacific Workplaces
Pacific Workplaces (Pac) manages 19 shared office space locations, mostly in California, that offer a wide range of part-time and full-time office space including virtual offices, private offices, coworking spaces, and mini-suites with active communities of professionals who help each other be successful in their respective enterprises. Members have access to furnished offices, hot desks, meeting rooms, VoIP telephony, unified messaging, phone answering services, IT support, admin support, online legal library, and to our CloudTouchdown™ network of day offices and meeting spaces with over 600 locations worldwide, under a pay-per-use hosted model Pac refers to as Workplace-as-a-Service ™. Pac partners with landlords to develop and operate coworking and other types of shared office spaces. The Pac model responds to trends toward a more distributed workforce, increased flexibility, sustainability, the desire to join professional communities, with a growing demand from professionals associated with small and large firms alike. All Pac centers are operated by PBC Management LLC under the Pacific Workplaces, Enerspace Coworking, and NextSpace brands. For more information, visit, http://www.pacificworkplaces.com