Article Excerpt: The five largest co-working space operators are: WeWork, Regus’ Spaces, The Profile, Hive, Suite Genius and IQ Office suites, he said.
“Our belief is within the next decade, flexible workplace offerings will account for 20 percent of total downtown office space, or approximately four million square feet,”…[Read Full Article]
Article Excerpt: With a backdrop of continued growth in the number of mobile workers and an increased focus by companies looking to maximize efficiency and flexibility in their operations, iQ Office Suites is pleased to announce an expanded footprint in Toronto and the establishment of their first west coast location in the heart of downtown Vancouver.[Read Full Article]
Enter Lanescape, a community organization co-founded by Alex Sharpe, Craig Race and Andrew Sorbara. The idea for the group was born over conversations between its three founders during Sharpe's own efforts to build a laneway suite in 2012 and was eventually formalized two years later.
"Why does the city make it so hard to create laneway housing was our founding question," recalls Sharpe, who's also a co-founder of IQ Office Suites, a shared work site that addresses another supply crunch the city is facing in terms of first-class downtown office space.[Read Full Article]
Article Excerpt: Toronto is eager to embrace and celebrate coworking, with the city holding its first “coworking day” in February 2015. Some spaces listed form part of the Coworking Toronto Collective, and more tech-oriented places are popping up regularly.
iQ Office Suites provides a range of space solutions for customers who desire unique, character-filled, high-quality work environments in convenient, transit-friendly downtown locations. A mix of private offices, dedicated desks, virtual offices, meeting and event spaces are all available, alongside coworking facilities featuring contemporary designs and furnishings, enterprise-grade technology and friendly, attentive support staff.[Read Full Article]
Article Excerpt: With two locations, one on University and the other on Yonge Street, IQ Office Suites are the perfect spaces for startups. Their well appointed coworking spaces including private offices, hot desks, conference rooms, lounge areas and reception.[Read Full Article]
Kane Willmott, a co-founder of iQ Office Suites in Toronto, cites a study by the Harvard Business Review that shows co-workers in flexible business environments find their work more meaningful and feel like they are part of a community. The shared workplace trend is not only for entrepreneurs – iQ’s clients include professionals, as well as employees at public companies and multinational corporations.
Alex Sharpe, also a co-founder at iQ, sees the supply of coworking spaces continuing to grow in the next three to five years as more organizations start to rely on flexible work spaces to control their real estate costs, while providing flexibility to their employees. Since flexibility is a key component in retaining top talent, Mr. Sharpe believes that these work spaces will need to keep raising the ante on design, furnishing and amenities in order to stand out.[Read Full Article]