Arlington-based coworking company MakeOffices is coming to K Street next month.
The forthcoming location is scheduled to open its doors at 1015 15th St. NW Dec. 5, the company announced in a press release today.
When it opens, the space will fill two floors and 35,000 square feet with 112 offices, hundreds of desks, eight conference rooms, eight call rooms, six booths, a relaxation room, recording room, device lab, two wellness rooms and lounge areas.
The new location will also have free Wi-Fi, coffee, tea, fresh fruit, beer and filtered water for members, and will host town halls, networking events and keynote speakers.
“We had an opportunity to go to an amazing address,” said MakeOffices CEO Raymond Rahbar. “K and 15th is kind of the center of where you want to be on K Street.”
Though the space is geared toward “Washington insiders and disruptors,” it won’t be your typical “stuffy K Street office,” Rahbar added. Renderings show the space will have an open layout with plenty of colored walls, glass panels and art.
MakeOffices currently has workspaces in Dupont Circle, Clarendon, Rosslyn, Tysons Corner, Bethesda and Reston. The company also operates spaces in Philadelphia and Chicago.
UberOffices is expanding. And it’s not UberOffices anymore. It’s MakeOffices now.
The company officially announced its name change in a press release sent to tenants last Thursday. (Full disclosure: Borderstan operates out of MakeOffice’s Dupont Circle location.)
“We’re excited for this opportunity to rebrand ourselves as we grow and expand to new markets,” wrote MakeOffices founder and CEO Raymond Rahbar in the release.
In an interview with Borderstan, Rahbar elaborated on the reason for changing the company’s name.
“I don’t think we realized what we were setting upon to do or how great the opportunity or advantages would be,” the CEO said. “We didn’t put too much thought into the name or the structure of the company.”
And before you speculate: Rahbar said that the name change had little do to with the success of transportation service Uber.
“Now that we’re a little larger, we know where we want to go,” he explained. “Rebranding ourselves now made the most amount of sense.”
The company is getting larger by the week, Rahbar added. It opened a brand new office in Reston, Va., yesterday and Rabhar said he plans to unveil outposts in Chicago and Philadelphia in the coming months.
There’s a Logan Circle location slated to open at 1509 16th St. in the spring, which Rahbar said will “be the best MakeOffice experience possible,” citing the fact that the coworking company will own the building, not just lease space within it.
Rahbar also hinted that the company might also branch out from its successful business of renting out coworking spaces.
“We’re thinking about going in a couple other verticals,” he said. “We plan on taking the sharing economy a few more steps, but nothing’s concrete now.”