More mid-sized and large companies are seeking an office space that provides flexibility and high levels of experience for workers, according to Nick LiVigne, head of product for flexible workspace firm Convene.
Convene’s model works through partnering with landlords to outfit spaces with hospitable amenities.
“Our workplace product sits at the confluence of the shared economy and the experience economy,” said LiVigne. “These are often competing forces which are solved through our product.”
Now, after the company’s recent expansion to Washington D.C., it hopes to expand internationally. LiVigne said that the company will open their first international location in London next year and have a presence in all major global cities by 2022.
LiVigne said the biggest challenge Convene has faced within the industry are companies that prefer to take traditional leases and operate a space themselves. Despite flexible offices being perceived for only startups and small companies, LiVigne believes it can serve companies of all sizes.
Going forward, LiVigne believes that the flexible office space industry will become more digitized and a one-stop-shop for members. This includes incorporating a fitness center, flexible office, meeting space, club, and other experiences under one roof.