Google-inspired Office Space in Downtown Houston

Level Office, Houston

Level Office has expanded its flexible workspace portfolio by launching a new business centre and coworking space in Houston, TX. The below press release has been reprinted from the Houston Chronicle:

Posted on March 4, 2015 | By Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle

The kitchen in Level Office’s new workspace at 802 Milam has a stocked bar, a keg of beer and a small wine fridge. But if alcohol’s not your thing, there’s also a high-tech coffee system that can brew a cappuccino in 15 seconds.

The newly opened space in the three-story downtown building with a Subway sandwich shop on the ground floor is geared toward freelancers, entrepreneurs and small businesses looking for an amenity-rich workspace to lease with more flexible terms than what a traditional office building typically provides.

Rents start at $299 for the co-working space, an open, shared workspace where tenants have access to a conference room, Internet and Wi-Fi and a use of the kitchen. Utilities are included as well. Private offices range from $599 to $2,200 per month.

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The building has 52 offices starting at 100 square feet. The first tenants include a ticket broker, an IT company and an application developer. Companies that lease space can have their logos displayed at the reception desk. Shenea Bankhead, who manages the new space, said that’s something its executive suite competitors don’t allow.

Level Office is opening a second downtown location later this year at 405 Main, which the company recently acquired.

The young company was founded in Chicago by Bill Bennett who couldn’t find flexible, short-term office space when he started his first business in 2007. Part of Level Office’s strategy is to own its buildings to have more control over the renovations. English + Associates Architects designed the Milam Street space, which includes original brick and wood beams, Edison light bulbs and glassed-in offices.

“We want to be able to offer small businesses access to all the amenities that firms like Google are offering,” Bennett said in a statement.

The company also has office space operations in Chicago, Dallas and Charlotte, N.C.

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