Founder & CEO Kathlene Buchanan, a leader in the shared workspace category, continues to expand in the area
WASHINGTON, D.C. – (October 1, 2015) – For the third year in a row, Metro Offices has been named among the Top 25 Women-Owned Businesses in the Washington, D.C. area by the Washington Business Journal. The publication celebrates the efforts and accomplishments of women in business who have mastered their industries and have made contributions to the local economy.
Buchanan founded Metro Offices, the largest female-owned shared workspace provider in the U.S., more than 26 years ago. With 10 locations across D.C., Maryland and Virginia, Buchanan along with her award-winning team, have provided the workspace, technology, communications and community for more than 30,000 companies across the public and private sectors.
Her company continues to invest in the area and recently opened its most cutting-edge center to date, located at premier Greensboro Station Place in Tysons Corner. FlexDesks, Micro Offices, Wine Bar Meeting Spaces, Game Rooms complete with putting Greens, Vintage Ms. Pac Man arcade games, Flat Screen televisions and Blackboard Walls create new ways to its Members to communicate.
“It’s not only about the space design though,” said Kelly Bedsole, Chief Marketing Officer, Metro Offices. “The workspace community or ‘vibe’ that our Members experience on a daily basis is just as important. With the line between work and life almost completely blurred, creating a work environment where people can connect is what drives us to build a sense of community for our Members.”
“I am very proud of my team and all that Metro Offices has achieved,” said Buchanan. “It has been an incredible journey and privilege to work with so many companies over the years helping them leverage the benefits of flexible workspaces to be more productive, competitive and efficient.”
Metro Offices continues to evolve in design, offerings, as well as methodology, based on the changing needs of its Members. In the age of mobile working, remote working and distributed workforces, Metro Offices’ anticipates its Members’ needs and offers spaces where professionals can connect with their peers and be inspired by their work environment.