A Year of Flexibility: A 2016 LiquidSpace Recap
2016 was a year of flexibility for LiquidSpace. In 2016 we were able to lay the groundwork for revolutionizing the commercial real estate industry, in part by introducing product features that enable workspace booking and listing flexibility. As we continue to facilitate the growth and connectivity of our flexible workspace solutions, we enable more people to find the right space on the terms they want.
It All Starts with Search
At LiquidSpace, we’re constantly improving our search product and introducing new features aimed at improving the workspace and tenant discovery process. In essence: we want to make it easy for any person or company to find workspace, or for any venue or host to find a tenant to fill their empty space. Finding the right workspace (or tenant) is a matter of discovery and it all starts with search.
In 2016 we took the evolution of search to new heights, with a dynamic and flexible search experience that matches the way people search for office space. Instead of a catchall approach to search, where individuals often retrieve too broad or too specific of results, we transformed the experience on the premise that “search should function like a personalized, real estate assistant.” This approach allowed for the guided narrowing of search results by identifying the key factors in someone’s office search, and serving results based on those key factors.
Enabling Financial Flexibility
A commercial real estate lease is typically one of the most significant expenses that any young company has to endure. For individuals and companies booking workspace on LiquidSpace, there are now a number of payment options, enabling financial flexibility. A workspace booking no longer has to be a risk or financial burden. Minimize risk and free up your financial flexibility with payment by bank account. LiquidSpace is currently partnered with some of the most popular US banks for payment by bank account. Additionally, if your bank is not listed, our Workspace Concierge can still set up direct bank account payment manually – it just takes a few minutes.
In addition to payment by bank account, all LiquidSpace reservations are bound by the simple and legally sound DASH™ License. It’s not a lease; it’s a workspace license. Because of DASH, an individual or company can book workspace for as little as an hour, or up to three years. And for venues, the advantage is evident in the agreement’s simplicity. Venue hosts can easily supplement the DASH license with their own house rules, and neither the venue nor the booking party needs an expensive lawyer to review the lease before booking the space. No lease, no hassle!
With DASH, companies can book workspace for only the time they need. As you grow, just give 30 days notice to cancel your current workspace booking and upgrade to something bigger or better. Don’t get stuck in a workspace you can’t use!
The Easiest Way to Curate Workspace
Before LiquidSpace, it was difficult to discover workspace options online, for free, and nearly impossible to book on flexible terms. Now, curating a shortlist of office options or recommending a workspace is seamless. With Collections, anyone can create their own digital shortlist of workspaces, and share that list with their team or key stakeholders. It’s easy to add to or modify your Collections, and you can even share on social or through any other digital channel.
As a venue partner on LiquidSpace you can accommodate any workspace request through our extensive network. With Host Referrals, venue hosts can now connect professionals and high-growth teams with any venue in the LiquidSpace network by sharing a custom referral code.
If you refer a guest who books workspace on month-to-month terms, or if you refer a venue that gets booked, you automatically earn a $100 bonus from LiquidSpace. No forms to fill out or red tape to navigate, just share your referral link and you’ll be on your way to a hundred bucks.
Looking Ahead to 2017
As 2017 kicks off, we’ll be looking for new ways to enable flexibility and create an amazing workspace discovery and booking platform. Stay tuned for more amazing content coming from our blog as we traverse the new year together.