National Coworking Brand Office Evolution Goes All In on DC Suburbs with Continued Growth
Local entrepreneur opens new coworking location in Fairfax as demand for flexible workspace rises
December 02, 2020 // Franchising.com // Louisville, Colo. - Office Evolution - the largest and fastest-growing coworking franchisor in the United States – continues its rapid, nationwide expansion by opening its third Northern Virginia location in Fairfax. Having locations in Tysons Corner and Herndon, Office Evolution has seen impressive growth. Fueled by the Covid-19 pandemic and the increased demand for workspace close-to-home, Office Evolution offers a cost effective and safe work environment. The new Fairfax location is owned by local entrepreneur Fred Franke.
Located at 10304 Eaton Place Suite 100, the 10,138 square-foot center offers local small-to medium-sized business owners and remote workers of larger corporations with access to 41 private offices, three conference rooms, a podcast audio room and shared workspace areas with a capacity for approximately 25 people. This is the first of two Office Evolution locations that Franke plans to open in the area. Franke is evaluating locations in Fairfax and Prince William counties.
“With the density of residential neighborhoods and small businesses in the area, Fairfax is the ideal market for Office Evolution,” stated Franke. “Additionally, with proximity to Washington D.C., our new location offers the perfect alternative to those looking to avoid a long commute downtown, or those simply looking for a safe place where they can get their work done in a supportive and collaborative environment.”
Prior to becoming an Office Evolution franchisee, Franke spent over 37 years with Verizon, where he served in a variety of executive sales leadership positions. While at Verizon, he was responsible for leading a small business segment, where he developed a passion for helping provide small business owners with the necessary tools to find success.
“I spent decades helping small businesses from a variety of industries gain access to the tools they needed to grow,” said Franke. “After researching how Office Evolution could continue to help me pursue that passion, I knew that it was the perfect concept for me and I knew I wanted to help support the Fairfax small business community by opening an Office Evolution location here.”
Throughout the pandemic, Office Evolution’s national network of locally operated locations has provided remote workers and small- to medium-sized business owners with access to safe and flexible workspace where they can innovate, collaborate and network to enhance business performance. The brand’s nationwide presence has grown significantly during the pandemic, as businesses of all sizes shift their focus towards flexible workspace to avoid getting tied up in expensive leases for traditional office space. This transition from traditional workspace to more flexible options in suburban markets where people live and work has positioned Office Evolution perfectly for growth.
“Thanks to dedicated franchisees like Fred and our powerful Ohana – Hawaiian for ‘family’ – our brand has continued to expand its presence in markets across the country,” said Office Evolution Chief Operating Officer William Edmundson. “With pandemic fatigue wearing on work-from-home employees and businesses searching for convenient workspace alternatives, demand for our concept has risen dramatically. Employees and businesses alike are focusing on flexible workspace options that that help foster collaboration and innovation – and Office Evolution provides the perfect alternative. We are eager to see the positive impact that Fred’s new location has on the Fairfax community and are incredibly proud to have Fred be part of our Ohana.”
About Office Evolution
Founded in 2003 and franchising since 2012, the Colorado-based company is the largest and fastest growing coworking franchisor in the United States. Office Evolution has more than 70 locations open, 140 units sold in markets across the country and is poised for further growth as the demand for affordable and safe, workspace close-to-home continues to rise. On any given day Office Evolution provides inspiration to a network of Dreamers, Risk-Takers and Doers across the nation. Office Evolution continues to lead the workplace transformation that is projected to see nearly 30 percent of all office space become shared office space by 2030, according to a JLL report. Office Evolution is currently operating in 25 states across the nation. For more information about Office Evolution, please visit https://www.officeevolution.com/.
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