Miami’s office market continues to be dependent on coworking firms to fill their spaces, but some landlords are concerned that their absorption rate is becoming too much.
L.A.’s most outlandish coworking spaces
Los Angeles is riddled with eccentric coworking spaces that cater to the city’s vibrant culture— from gamers, to dog lovers and writers, each needs a specialized space of their own.
PodShare is a live and work community whose goal is to “end world loneliness.” Within the space, “Podestrians” can work and sleep in a dorm-like room. Perks include full-sized kitchens and TVs.
Rita House caters to industry professionals with specialized programming such as choral concerts and CBD-infused brunches.
Epiphany Space is a “collaborative and encouragement space” for artists who are seeking to get in touch with themselves and God. The space offers espresso and networking opportunities with fellow religious members.
Glitch City is an office catered to indie game developers, some of who are self-proclaimed “philosopher monks.”
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Kleverdog Coworking is a dog-friendly coworking space that encourages visitors to bring in their dogs so long as they are quiet and friendly.
The Hatchery Press is a writer’s haven that offers free printing, copying, lending libraries, a rooftop deck, and a deadline room.
Paragon Spaces is the first cannabis-centric coworking space in L.A. It offers the standard meeting rooms and communal areas of many shared offices, but also hosts cannabis-theme events and counts Snoop Dogg as a member.
Phase Two is a space that is tailored to entrepreneurs in the tech, media and entertainment industry with a giant green screen studio.
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