WORK IT OUT
If the challenges of 2020 have taught America’s enterprising workers and entrepreneurs anything, it’s that many of our long-held assumptions about the workplace need to evolve. That’s the idea at the heart of Texas’ newest coworking space, Office Evolution, which has a North San Antonio location in the works.
The Colorado-based company, which was founded in 2003 and has dozens of business centers throughout the country, is opening a 7,000-square-foot location at 1846 N. Loop 1604 West in early 2021.
Franchisees and San Antonians Brian and Nerrida Koster say their Office Evolution space — which will include private offices, a collaborative coworking space, meeting rooms, and virtual-assistant services, among other offerings — aims to cater to remote workers and entrepreneurs.
“These business owners and solopreneurs work very hard to keep their businesses growing,” says Brian Koster, who spent 35 years working in the corporate world, “and we are excited to be able to provide them with access to a safe and professional workspace environment where they can continue to network, collaborate and innovate to help their business thrive.”
Office Evolution, which already has locations in the Dallas and Houston areas, will add several new business centers in the Lone Star State in 2021, including the San Antonio office, which, the company notes, will be fully furnished and move-in ready. Additional amenities will include access to a full-time business-center manager, high-speed Wi-Fi services, complimentary beverages from the onsite community kitchen, conference-room access, and round-the-clock access to all Office Evolution centers nationwide.
Also on tap in the new year is the opening of an Austin franchise in the spring of 2021. Located in The Arboretum area, the 7,850-square-foot Office Evolution will include 36 private offices, two conference rooms, a coworking business lounge, an onsite conference center, a gym, and multiple drop-in work spaces.
“The city of Austin has experienced a lot of growth over the past couple of years,” says Austin franchisee Tyler Jensen, “and the amount of entrepreneurs and small businesses searching for flexible workspace, coupled with the increased demand due to COVID-19, makes this the perfect market for our Office Evolution.”
Also coming soon as part of Office Evolution’s Texas expansion plans: a location in Pearland, near Houston, which will feature similar amenities, including private office spaces, conference rooms, shared work spaces, and business services.