Coworking is the way of the future. The concept of sharing office space is becoming more popular as the gig economy increases. According to Upwork’s 2018 Future Workforce Report, hiring managers in the United States anticipate that by 2028, there will be a 168 percent increase in work accomplished by remote workers.
Shared office environments are used by remote employees, freelancers, consultants, subcontractors, and other persons who work for several employers to save infrastructure and job-related costs, share ideas with others, and enjoy being part of a collaborative community.
The process of finding a shared office space in the US used to be excruciatingly difficult. You only have the option of leasing or subleasing.
The leases were for a lengthy time, usually tying clients down to multi-year leases. In addition, there were other costs to consider, such as furnishings, Internet connection, and maintenance.
Long leases make it difficult for developing businesses to hire. Every six months to a year, your workplace requirements may vary. As a result, you’re frequently left with two equally awful options, which are:
- Overpay for too much office space that you’ll grow into
- Pay for a space you’ll most likely outgrow before the lease expires.
All of this made life difficult for new businesses. That was before shared office spaces became popular.
Finding office space is now quite simple for entrepreneurs thanks to the shared office revolution. Every day, more of these shared offices spring up around the United States.
So, where do you want to work? If you’re looking for your own space right now (whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, telecommuter, or simply need a fantastic location to work for a day), one of these eight great shared office spaces in the United States might be a good fit.
(Related: Coworking vs. Working From Home)
The list would never be complete without it.WeWork provides workspace and services in 19 cities around the United States, with a strong emphasis on community and events. WeWork has a variety of membership levels and pricing to suit your needs, such as hot desks, dedicated desks, “We Membership” and private offices. The basic on-demand membership, which includes the opportunity to rent a workspace whenever you need it, costs $29 per day. Private offices start at $400 a month. It currently has over 600,000 members all across the world.
WeWork has 800 locations in 119 different cities across the world. WeWork, which was founded in 2010, now has 49 sites in New York City alone, and was already the largest private office provider in Manhattan in 2018.
UCommune has a “16-year joint venture with Serendipity Labs” and offers coworking spaces throughout the world including the USA, Singapore, China, and the rest of Asia.
Woo Space, the largest coworking network in Asia before being acquired by Ucommune, had sites in Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin, with a total workplace area of over 100,000 square meters. This was only one of Ucommune’s biggest purchases, which also included Fountown (26 locations in Shanghai and Beijing) and Workingdom. Ucommune’s newest round of funding valued the company at $3 billion at the end of 2018, and the company’s expansion isn’t slowing down.
Despite WeWork’s acquisition of Naked Hub, Ucommune appears to have the resources to maintain its market leadership in 2021.
Regus is one of the first firms in the world (if not the first) to offer and sell shared office space options. It now works with over 3,000 shared office spaces across the world. It provides office space, virtual offices, co-working spaces, and meeting rooms in 475 cities around the United States. Many fast-growing firms, huge corporations, and entrepreneurs call it home. You have the option of paying as you go or reserving a spot for several months (or even years).
Servcorp has offices in 22 countries, with nine in the United States alone. It rents out virtual office plans, shared office spaces, and entire offices all over the world at affordable rates. Servcorp offers:
- Serviced offices with private offices, boardrooms, meeting rooms, secretarial, IT Infrastructure, and support services.
- Shared workplaces with access to private offices, boardrooms, IT, and communication tools.
- Meeting and training rooms with secretarial services, AV and video conferencing equipment, and IT assistance.
Industrious is a coworking space provider with locations across the USA and even internationally with coworking spaces in London, Manchester, and Singapore.
Industrious provides shared offices, workspace customisation through workspace design services, smart office solutions, and corporate and administrative services, among other things.
JustCo is one of the most well-known shared office spaces in the Asia Pacific area and the US, with nearly ten years of experience. They are housed in Grade A office buildings in nine major cities throughout eight countries. This enables them to grow a healthy community of over 100,000 individuals, all of whom they encourage to network, interact, and connect for various business goals.
JustCo’s Enterprise360 team elegantly designed all of JustCo’s 40 sites. The team is an in-house group of workplace professionals who offer a comprehensive range of services from planning and building to operating an ever-relevant and modern workspace for customers.
JustCo incorporates technology into their shared office spaces to be competitive in the flex space market. They offer a mobile app that allows users to access their workspace, interact with other JustCo members wherever they are, and take advantage of unique events and rewards at any time.
A global coworking space brand, Spaces offers services like free wifi, unlimited coffee, printing and mailing services, and more. Every location has something a little different and each is worth looking into if you’re interested.
Spaces has gorgeous coworking spaces that are decorated with high-quality furniture and interiors taht will make you proud to welcome clients and collaborators.
NextSpace was one of the first coworking spaces in the US, with seven locations in California and one in Chicago, Illinois. They’ve continued to open unique venues for folks to go and accomplish their best work since then.
Despite the fact that there are significantly more coworking spaces and shared offices in America, this list sums up the diversified shared office space options that span several of the larger cities. From the east to the west coast, new businesses and freelancers are joining and working in these office spaces. It’s a lot less expensive than renting your own office space, plus you’ll get to work with a lot of interesting people.
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