Many real estate developers and asset owners are familiar with the terms coworking, flex space or shared space. Increasingly these organizations are looking to understand what the new ways of working and the transition from work life balance to work life integration can mean for the value of a real estate portfolio, tenant-landlord relationships and differentiation of commercial, residential and mixed use developments.
Recent advancements in workplace design and smart building technology are beginning to transform the workplace experience. However, the commercial real estate industry; one of the last industries to be fully disrupted by advances in technology, shifting demographics, increased globalization, and the accelerating rate of change is just waking up to the opportunity. Pressure to offer next-generation, experiential workplaces doesn’t just fall on today’s organizations and the C-Suite – it’s now shared with commercial and residential landlords.
The DecoGroup is a team of high performing, experienced individuals bringing a diverse range of business and life knowledge to our current partnership. With successful backgrounds in marketing and advertising, technology and sales, real estate and law we all have chosen coworking as our second career. We are pioneers and thought leaders in our industry. We have developed the world’s leading coworking consulting practice and have consulted with asset owners, start-ups and enterprise brands on projects in Asia, the United States, Canada and Africa.
We offer a full suite of consulting services to support Commercial Real Estate through our tunkey coworking process. Each phase can be offered a la carte or packaged as part of an integrated offering. Call us and we will prepare a proposal to meet your needs.
The Deco Group offers a solution anchored in a human centric approach to work that leverages digital and physical assets to help companies and their employees work the way they want and must to succeed.
Traditional coworking spaces address only the first part of the Enterprise challenge. A superior solution must do more than just sublease space. We offer coworking designed exclusively for Enterprise; we combine technology and design to address productivity, innovation and employee satisfaction. We help corporations retain the best and brightest and enhance their own brand cultures. Our human centric approach to work and space addresses the physical, mental and environmental elements of wellness.
The Deco Group will be the first coworking business focused solely on the Enterprise market anchored on 5 core components:
Benjamin is the Co-Founder and former Co-President of Grind – an early premium entrant in the coworking industry that grew to 5 locations.
Throughout his career, Benjamin has founded, funded, operated and advised many successful start-ups. Also, as a lawyer, he has deep experience in real estate and corporate law and has represented financial institutions and many prominent business people.
Benjamin has always been at the epicenter of where business and imagination meet. Workplace Strategist, Grill Master, Sailing Enthusiast, Blues Lover.
Liz has become a prominent voice in the coworking movement. Since opening Link Coworking in 2010, the company has become a hub for Austin’s innovators, giving them an ideal place to create and connect.
She has hosted the annual Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) for five years running, bringing together key influencers in coworking from all over the globe. Recently GCUC expanded to Canada, Australia, South America, and China.
Liz has been featured in the New York Times (3 times), CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Inc. and numerous other media outlets. She has visited 200+ coworking spaces around the world.
After 20 years with multinational ad agencies, Christine joined CTV as Senior Director Business Development for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
But she found her true passion in 2013 when research on workspace trends led her to coworking.
Recognizing the future of work she opened Acme Works, one of Toronto's most successful and prominent coworking spaces.
Branding expert, thought leader of Canada’s coworking movement and unabashed cat lover, Christine has spoken at GCUC Canada and been interviewed by The Globe and Mail, CBC and Global Radio.