👋 Hey! We’re back with 5 stories, 2 videos, 1 job, and 3 conversations you may have missed in Week 44.
This week we share stories about Convos turning 1, a mother starting an online group for 73k housebound parents, a landlord’s SPAC and more.
Here’s the stories, updates, celebrations, conversations and videos you may have missed this week in coworking….
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🎉 One year of Coworking Convos, today!
Today, coworking professionals from all around the world will be joining a free, informal and open conversation about what coworking looks like in their part of the world.
Coworking Convos are hosted monthly by our friend Cat Johnson, but what makes this month’s call special is that it is also the celebration of one year of Convos.
What started as an experimental call with 25 participants has grown to a global monthly gathering – attracting registrations from over 2,500 space operators over its first year.
We’re so proud to be partners, and supporters of these global gatherings since the first call; and are immensely impressed with the community and impact Cat has built up so quickly.
RSVP to join us at today’s Convo, which is happening at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern / 6pm GMT.
🐣 Mom grows online group to 73,000 housebound parents.
The folks at TownSq share the story of Ann Salomon, a mother of 4, who grew a Facebook group started during the lockdown to over 73K members. A great example of building an online community that creates value, during these challenging times.
💸 Landlord forms $300M ‘blank-check’ investment company.
Tishman Speyer – one of the US’s largest landlords with 78M sqft of real estate – have formed a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) to invest in and take Proptech companies public.
🇪🇸 “State of Coworking in Spain 2019-20” report released.
CoworkingSpain – a national space aggregator and organizers of the annual Spanish coworking conference – have released a report on the state of coworking in the country (in Spanish).
💰 The macroeconomic effects of the “death of the office”.
Tushar Agarwal from Hubble – an office discovery platform in the UK – shared an in-depth thought experiment on what/who/where would be affected by the “death” of the global $22T office space sector.
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🎙 Coworking discussions.
Liz Elam interviews Claire Carpenter, founder and CEO at The Melting Pot 🏴 – Scotland’s Centre for Social Innovation.
John Neilan – of Tuesday Coworking 🇩🇪 – chats with Tim Grandjean about starting a business and the coworking industry.
Daan van Rossum – of Dreamplex 🇻🇳 – chats with Anne Morgan about how community does not create itself and the importance of designing experiences to entice people from behind their computer screens.