California startup CommonGrounds is attempting to tap into a niche market within the crowded coworking space sector. Recently, the company raised $100 million from three investors.
Although lagging behind coworking giant WeWork, CommonGrounds has set itself apart with its use of movable office walls, allowing more flexibility for occupants.
Now, the flexible space operator plans to build 2 million square feet of space across 50 developments, making it a serious competitor in the field.
Despite this seemingly state-of-the-art office design, Dan Doyon of Workplace Hospitality Management says that these models have not been built properly or cost effective to some companies.
The coworking operator recently reconstructed 11,000 square feet of space to put in a $40,000 system designed by Tecno Spa, who they now have an exclusive contract with.