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Midtown East

641 Lexington Avenue (near 54th Street)
825 Third Avenue (near 50th Street)
757 Third Avenue (near 47th Street)
708 Third Avenue (near 45th Street)
575 Lexington Avenue (near 51st Street)
733 Third Avenue (near 46th Street)
745 Fifth Avenue (near 58th Street)

Midtown West

1120 Avenue of the Americas (near 43rd Street)
1040 Avenue of the Americas (near 40th Street)
1001 Avenue of the Americas (near 37th Street)
45 Rockefeller Plaza (near 50th Street and 5th Ave)
1221 Avenue of the Americas (near 48th Street)
1350 Avenue of the Americas (near 55th Street)
1441 Broadway (near 41 Street)
2 West 46th Street (near 5th Avenue)
1180 Avenue of the Americas (near 43rd Street)
3 Columbus Circle (near Broadway and 58th)
1271 Avenue of the Americas (near 51st Street)
5 Columbus Circle (near Broadway)

Midtown South / Penn Station /
Chelsea / Flatiron

304 Park Avenue South (near 23rd Street)
116 West 23rd Street (near 23rd Street)
1115 Broadway (near 25th Street)
350 Fifth Avenue / Empire State Building (at 34th Street)
1370 Broadway (near 37th Street)
225 West 34th Street (near 8th Avenue)
1 Penn Plaza, Penn Station (near 33rd St and 7th Ave)

Grand Central

275 Madison Avenue (near 40th Street)
28 West 44th Street (near 5th Avenue)
420 Lexington Ave (near 44th Street)
380 Lexington Avenue (near 42nd Street)
369 Lexington Ave (near 41st Street)
125 Park Avenue (near 41st Street)
330 Madison Avenue (near 43rd Street)
200 Park Avenue (at 45th Street)
521 Fifth Avenue (near 43rd Street)

Downtown / Financial District

22 Cortlandt Street (near Church Street)
48 Wall Street (near William Street)
30 Broad Street (near Exchange Place)
7 World Trade Center (near Barclay and Greenwich Streets)
1 World Trade Center
Wall St

Long Island

1225 Franklin Avenue, Garden City

Westchester

600 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison

Southern Connecticut

30 Old King's Highway South, Darien
75 Holly Hill Lane, Suite 100 , Greenwich

New England/Boston

One Boston Place 26th Floor, Boston
100 Independence Drive, Hyannis

Pennsylvania

1275 Glenlivet Drive, Allentown

Washington, DC/Virginia

2011 Crystal Drive (near 20th st), Arlington
1725 I Street, NW, Washington

Northern California

560 South Winchester Blvd, San Jose

London/UK

, London, UK

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WANY Strategic Partners

  • The Organizing Zone a Proud Strategic Partner of WANY: The Workspace Association of New York, Offering Executive Suites, Business Center Offices, Virtual Offices, Furnished Offices, Temporary Offices and Coworking Spaces
  • MorningStar Software a Proud Strategic Partner of WANY: The Workspace Association of New York, Offering Executive Suites, Business Center Offices, Virtual Offices, Furnished Offices, Temporary Offices and Coworking Spaces
  • iPostal1 a Proud Strategic Partner of WANY: The Workspace Association of New York, Offering Executive Suites, Business Center Offices, Virtual Offices, Furnished Offices, Temporary Offices and Coworking Spaces
  • Varidesk a Proud Strategic Partner of WANY: The Workspace Association of New York, Offering Executive Suites, Business Center Offices, Virtual Offices, Furnished Offices, Temporary Offices and Coworking Spaces
  • SITE REsolutions a Proud Strategic Partner of WANY: The Workspace Association of New York, Offering Executive Suites, Business Center Offices, Virtual Offices, Furnished Offices, Temporary Offices and Coworking Spaces
  • CRD-Data a Proud Strategic Partner of WANY: The Workspace Association of New York, Offering Executive Suites, Business Center Offices, Virtual Offices, Furnished Offices, Temporary Offices and Coworking Spaces
  • AFR Furniture a Proud Strategic Partner of WANY: The Workspace Association of New York, Offering Executive Suites, Business Center Offices, Virtual Offices, Furnished Offices, Temporary Offices and Coworking Spaces
  • essensys a Proud Strategic Partner of WANY: The Workspace Association of New York, Offering Executive Suites, Business Center Offices, Virtual Offices, Furnished Offices, Temporary Offices and Coworking Spaces
  • Crown Delivery & Logistics a Proud Strategic Partner of WANY: The Workspace Association of New York, Offering Executive Suites, Business Center Offices, Virtual Offices, Furnished Offices, Temporary Offices and Coworking Spaces
  • IDK Cooling Corp a Proud Strategic Partner of WANY: The Workspace Association of New York, Offering Executive Suites, Business Center Offices, Virtual Offices, Furnished Offices, Temporary Offices and Coworking Spaces
  • NotaryCam a Proud Strategic Partner of WANY: The Workspace Association of New York, Offering Executive Suites, Business Center Offices, Virtual Offices, Furnished Offices, Temporary Offices and Coworking Spaces
  • PLace a Proud Strategic Partner of WANY: The Workspace Association of New York, Offering Executive Suites, Business Center Offices, Virtual Offices, Furnished Offices, Temporary Offices and Coworking Spaces
  • Agilquest a Proud Strategic Partner of WANY: The Workspace Association of New York, Offering Executive Suites, Business Center Offices, Virtual Offices, Furnished Offices, Temporary Offices and Coworking Spaces
  • Yardi Kube a Proud Strategic Partner of WANY: The Workspace Association of New York, Offering Executive Suites, Business Center Offices, Virtual Offices, Furnished Offices, Temporary Offices and Coworking Spaces
  • Winning Workspaces a Proud Strategic Partner of WANY: The Workspace Association of New York, Offering Executive Suites, Business Center Offices, Virtual Offices, Furnished Offices, Temporary Offices and Coworking Spaces

2020 OFFICERS:

RAY LINDENBERG
Winning Workspaces
Hospitality Group
President

LAYTON DODSON
The Office Quarters
Sergeant-At-Arms

ASHLEY KORNER
Carr Workplaces
GWA Liason

LAURA KOZELOUZEK
Quest Workspaces
Industry Unity Envoy

SCOTT FORMAN
Virgo Business Centers
WANY News Director

HAYIM GRANT
Corporate Suites
Corporate Counsel

ANGELA OLIVO
Select Office Suites
NYC Host Chair

ROBBIN ORBISON
CapeSpace
Director of Market Initiatives

GEORGIA GOURNAS
ElevatedNY
Director at Large

ED CARROLL
NYC Office Suites
Director at Large

MICHELLE STIEGLER
Premier Workspaces
Director at Large

ROGER KAHN
Champion Office Suites
Director at Large

COMMITTEES:

ETHICS & STANDARDS
RAY LINDENBERG, Director
KATHLENE BUCHANAN
LAYTON DODSON
SCOTT FORMAN ED CARROLL

RECRUITMENT
LAURA KOZELOUZEK, Director
STEPHANIE SHALOFSKY
WARREN HERSOWITZ
MARK WIATROWSKII
GEORGIA GOURNAS

EDUCATION
ROBBIN ORBISON, Director
ASHLEY CORNER
ROGER KAHN
GREGG DE LOS REYES
MICHELLE STIEGLER

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS & PRESIDENTS EMERITI
PAUL CARTER
D. EDWARD BUNGERT
JOSEPH DETRANO
DAVID JAKUBOWSKI
ANDREA PIRROTTI

WANY Virtual Conference Keynote Address:

Is Optimism The Friend Or Foe Of Serviced Workspace Operators During The Current COVID Recession?

By Ray Lindenberg
President of WANY, and of Winning Workspaces Hospitality Group

Our industry has been here before ... especially in the Tri-State New York area in the past 20 years. The dot.com bubble burst ... 911 ... The Great Recession of 2007-2009 ... Hurricane Sandy. And in each instance, our industry picked itself up off the canvass, dusted itself off, and not only did we withstand the challenges and recover, but in some instances we prospered thanks to being the plucky group of survivors and innovators that is required in order to be a successful servant in the Serviced Workspace industry. 

Now, a pretty good wallop has come our way in the form of the CoVid Crisis, and we'll once again reboot and stand tall, but this one looks like it could take a while. The running narrative is that we've always been a recession-proof industry -- that as more and more companies analyze and strategize, the more they'll come to the conclusion that having people work from a 3rd place workspace such as a Touchdown Space or a smaller satellite office at a Business Center ain't such a bad idea, produces enough deliverables and productivity to be justifiable and, as an added bonus, it can save a company a pretty penny on overhead and other fixed costs. 

The reason why Workspace Operators tend to come out on top after economy setbacks, besides the entrepreneurial spirit and perseverance that's thick in their DNA, is that they also bring a healthy dose of pragmatics and optimism to the table when the going gets tough. But is being positive and gung-ho about the recovery, like many industry forecasters and pundits have proposed in recent months during web presentations, going to help get us get back on track quicker ... or does optimism need to take more of a backseat to pragmatism, and should more emphasis be given to a reality checking? I suspect the latter to be the case. And furthermore can it be that overdoing it on the optimistic front can actually interfere with the task at hand of being in action with a realistic, clear-headed plan to get to the other side of this economic crisis? 

Many of us will get to the Winners Circle -- and at the end of this article you'll find what the winning formula will require ... but realistically, just as every other industry is facing these days, there are a formidable bundle of obstacles to contend with, each element of which, in and of itself, has the potential to be a knockout issue. So let's go about our typical Operator-centric paces and apply that healthy dose of pragmatics -- and see how many of following hurdles are significant and worthy of keeping a close eye on. But don't let this list throw you for a loop or get you depressed. Remember that the secret to survival and success will appear as the last words of this essay.

To survive, we need to have our eyes wide open, anticipate, be practical, and plan for all possibilities. How many in this sobering Top Ten List do you think are valid, legitimate obstacles to be wary of that could topple otherwise buoyant businesses or an industry like ours?

  1. There will be a severe office glut and a vacancy pandemic that will drive market prices down both at traditional and serviced office spaces.
  2. Many, if not most companies will suffer ongoing income and revenue deficits thus will have to be very prudent with their budgeting causing them to reevaluate their officing needs.
  3. Coincidentally, individuals will struggle financially and be very protective of their personal expenses, pointing to less risk and expenditures that will support solopreneurs and limitedly staffed businesses that are our bread and better, having an office.
  4. Businesses will also see their emergency cash reserves they saved dry up thus forcing them to adopt even more stringent, austerity measures.
  5. Many businesses may close (consensus estimates show in the 25-33% range?), and very few new ones needing offices may open, hence the office rental market will lose a substantial chunk of prospects.
  6. The evolving Recession and could approach Depression-length levels exceeding 20% unemployment for an extended period of time (Goldman Sachs projected 25% unemployment for the 2Q of 2020), thus further eroding the workspace search market if people start sharply budgeting their dwindling resources.
  7. The Work-At-Home experience during the pandemic will make many people realize that they can work relatively effectively from home in many (not all) instances, thus softening the workspace market demand even further.
  8. Health and repeat pandemia fears will produce a wait-and-see approach by many, thus slowing up and reducing office market demand even further.
  9. Skittishness to return to the regular workplace norms, and to commute and use mass transit, will fuel a reluctance to rent space until the advent of an approved vaccine (could be 12-24 months, or longer).
  10. The market will experience a downward price death spiral with desperate and panicking Operators and inexperienced business owners running to lower prices to get in any income they can thus fueling a collapse of pricing that will create greater sustainability risks.

And here’s a bonus #11 consideration that some need to ponder: will the recent trend to design and partially or fully convert to and offer open plan workspaces and larger, creative common areas, coupled with the pressure to socially distance and reduce interior occupancy density at workplaces prove to be a bridge too far for those Centers that in recent years dove into, and rely heavily on Open Plan Coworking as a central brand offering, and in some instances being their exclusive income generator? What is the current and future fate of Open Plan Coworking – and how will it affect those Operators that heavily committed to it -- and can they redesign themselves fast enough to satisfy the need for enclosed office workspacing that will become the greater demand? 

Each of these taken individually is a pretty heavy load. We have a tall order to contend with, but not insurmountable. It’s a race to see if market demand can improve quick enough so as to outpace the squeeze on income -- and that’s presuming that companies have enough of a cash reserve and haven’t been imperiled, skidding and barely getting by as it was in recent quarters prior to the COVID crises – which unfortunately may be the case with some Operators. 

In economic terms, a recession is sometimes regarded and referred to as a ‘correction’ … the free market’s natural way to thin out the herd and apply the stress that clears out the weaker players while rewarding the ones that operated better and/or were fortunate enough to have been financed to withstand financial hardship. In that regard, make no mistake that this CoVid Crisis will deliver a Helluva ‘correction’ wallop. So what’s an Operator to do? How can they come out on top and avoid the trappings of the impending, elongated mega-Recession? 

The answer is: just like a Recession ‘taketh’ away, it also yields clues on the ‘giveth’ side of the bargain and will reward those that focus on delivering the right stuff. To survive, and even prosper, an Operator has to be pragmatic, innovative, make great decisions and be excellent in every facet of the business (and having a little extra cushion of dough stowed away somewhere, plus some luck doesn’t hurt). I know it sounds too obvious and simple – but it’s essentially the only answer this side of a robust injection of funding – be excellent in every phase or be run over.  Up until now, many Operators have gotten by because they were smart and fortunate enough to ride the wave and enjoy the timing of a burgeoning industry – and copied and implemented enough winning designs, layouts, policies and practices that kept them on a steady path to success. That’s just not enough to succeed anymore.

The new world of work, especially in our industry will not support Operators who, as in the past, did things well enough and relied on the wave of the economy and industry boon to lead them to prosperity. Every single move: operational, employment, sales, marketing, IT and expensing decision … everything … will need to be thought through with precision, wisdom and pragmatism in mind. That’s entrepreneurialism and innovation at its purest form, which will leap-frog optimism as the driving force that will get you back quicker to being a Winning Workspace!

 

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