Breather, a Montreal-based flexible office space firm, has just signed a 17,850 square feet deal at 322 Eighth Avenue in its entrance to the crowded Manhattan coworking pool.
In June 2019, the company will offer two offices, two meeting areas, and give clients dedicated spaces with on-demand meeting space options through its digital booking system.
“The centrality of real estate to the startup success story is evidenced by the strong demand we’re seeing for our flexible workspace solutions that support agile growth, marking a clear path for Breather’s continued expansion and investment in larger footprints in major markets like New York, London and San Francisco,” said Breather’s director of real estate Jenny Hahn.
It attempts to set itself apart from traditional coworking spaces by emphasizing collaboration and its online access to a network of private, flexible workspaces that can be rented hourly, daily, or monthly.
A Breather spokesperson said that its month-to-month private offices are geared towards underserved portions of businesses who do not want to work in distracting coworking spaces, nor do they want the financial commitment of a long-term lease.
Enterprises such as American Express and Uber use the company’s short-term meeting spaces for off-site teams, training sessions and more.