New Co-Working Space Versa Dwarfs Shared Office Competitors
Versa opened last month in the Grandview neighborhood of Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 9, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Versa is just the latest entry in the co-working real estate boom, but it’s much more than the typical furnished co-working office. With 37,000 square feet of space available in the new building at 1201 Dublin Road in Grandview, Versa dwarfs its shared office space competitors that opened in the past year.
According to the project’s developer Kyle Katz, “We wanted to do something on a bigger scale … not just in size but in programs, where there could be shared knowledge and a sense of community. We wanted a product that could compete in any market.” Each of Versa’s fully furnished offices and communal areas has its own personality and design, and the business structure is specifically set up to support their business tenants with quality concierge services that go beyond the typical landlord-tenant relationship.
The idea for the project came from Katz’s wife April Zimmerman Katz, who is the owner and president of the real estate and property management firm the Zimmerman Companies (which occupies the top floor of Versa’s new Dublin Road location).
We wanted to do something on a bigger scale … not just in size but in programs, where there could be shared knowledge and a sense of community. We wanted a product that could compete in any market.
From independent contractors and small businesses to corporate companies looking for a flexible option for space and leasing, Versa’s co-working system works on the basis of a monthly membership. Plans start at $99 per month for shared working, and private office plans start at $799 per month. All members enjoy attractive amenities such as complimentary internet and Wi-Fi, use of the building’s copy/printer machines, mail handling, concierge services and access to the in-house cafe, which offers free beverages.
“The people we hired to manage the place are from the hospitality industry because this is really a concierge service for businesses,” Kyle Katz said.
Versa is opening two more locations later this year in the Arena District and Clintonville neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio.