Office Space News
Published June 13th, 2010 by Jennifer LeClaire
NextSpace is in expansion mode. The innovative coworking company has launched its second San Francisco facility at 28 Second Street at Market. The new 4,000-square-foot office space is daring freelancers to jump on board the next-generation of work.
Jeremy Neuner, NextSpace co-founder and CEO, says NextSpace is building a community where motivated and talented people can converge. That seems to be one of the big promises of coworking in general. But Neuner is working to take the concept to the next level.
“NextSpace is a catalyst for collaboration and innovation—it has evolved as an environment that inspires creativity, encourages synergy, promotes a spirit of generosity and fosters productivity,” Neuner says, who co-founded NextSpace with Rebecca Brian and Jamie Capozzi, two graphic designers who were struggling in the recession and decided the NextSpace model was worth exploring in San Francisco.
NextSpace San Francisco has already attracted a role-playing social network company, a point-of-sale software company, and a consumer electronics branding firm, among others. The new coworking facility compliments NextSpace’s Santa Cruz location. Its 200-plus members can now access the San Francisco facility when they are on the go.
Like the original Santa Cruz location, NextSpace San Francisco offers plenty of amenities for demanding freelancers, including commercial broadband Internet/network—both wired and wireless—utilities and basic janitorial service, networked printer, scanner, fax and copier, conference and meeting space with projector and screen, mailing address, whiteboards other brainstorming gadgets, and events, brown bag lunches, member-only e-mail discussion lists, lectures, and happy hours.
What’s it going to cost you to tap into to one of the coolest coworking brands in Cali? Memberships at NextSpace San Francisco start with a “Café” offering at $235 a month and work all the way up to “Office” offering at $1195 a month. If you don’t need to rent office space by the month, NextSpace San Francisco offers “Day Passes.” Those cost $20 a day or you can buy 10 for $175.
The really good news for freelancers who aren’t quite sure about the coworking model but want to give it a solid try: During the soft launch phase, which runs from June to September, NextSpace is offering a “buy two months, get one month free” promotion.