Co-working spaces, also known as shared office spaces, have evolved beyond being a burgeoning trend for startups. Today they are serving as a smart and nimble strategy for an increasing number of businesses, across a myriad of verticals. By the end of this year, almost 1.2 million people will have worked in shared office space due to the many advantages this type of work environment offers.
Co-working spaces are a dynamic part of today’s Washington DC business scene.
By offering a distraction-free environment, along with services like standard office machines, Wi-Fi, and conference facilities, shared office space improves productivity while allowing professionals to network more easily. In addition, the nature of the shared office environment enables professionals to expand their client base, and meet with partners, clients, and potential clients in a professional setting.
Office Space Needs of Government Agencies and Contractors
Government agencies and government contractors make up a major proportion of businesses in Washington DC, but not all of these entities need traditional office space. In fact, the federal government has expanded the role of telecommuters and remote workers because of the benefits to the environment, from less commuter traffic, and the lower costs associated with telecommuting.
But that doesn’t mean that government agencies and contractors never need office space. Sometimes they only need space for a brief period of time, and co-working spaces are the ideal solution. Suppose a contractor from outside DC must meet with a federal agency to discuss an RFP or budget proposal. Rather than trying to hash everything out from a hotel conference room or a hastily-prepared space in a federal office building, the contractor can reserve temporary office space just for the time they’ll be in Washington.
One of the most sought-after DC neighborhoods for shared office space is the Metro Center area.
Proximity to White House and Other Government Offices
Metro Center refers to the area of Washington DC around the Metro Center hub station of the Washington Metro system. Metro Center is one of the original Washington Metro stations and because of this, the area around it has become a thriving hub of business and government activity.
Located in downtown, the Metro Center neighborhood runs east-to-west from approximately 11th to 13th Streets Northwest. It runs north-to-south from approximately F to H Streets Northwest. Metro Station is Washington DC’s second busiest metro station after Union Station.
In addition to being close to the White House and many government offices, Metro Center is close to numerous hotels, the CityCenterDC shopping center, and important venues like Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center) and the Washington Convention Center.
Capital One Arena and the Washington Convention Center
Capital One Arena is a huge sports and entertainment venue primarily used by the NBA, the NHL, Georgetown University’s men’s basketball team, and the WNBA. It’s just one metro stop away from Metro Center on the Red Line, and access to this facility could be beneficial to organizations interested in impressing clients.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is easily accessible from Metro Center.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is served by the Mount Vernon Square metro station, which is easily accessible from Metro Center. This venue hosts numerous government, business, and cultural events throughout the year.
Metro Center’s Outstanding Transportation Access
Public transportation access to Metro Center is exceptional, with the station serving the Red, Blue, Orange, and Silver lines of the Metro transit system. The station also connects with several Metrobuses, MTA Maryland Buses, Loudoun County Transit commuter buses and PRTC (Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission) OmniRide commuter buses. Moreover, the Grand Hyatt Washington is connected to Metro Center, and the surrounding area has been substantially redeveloped in recent years as a business, shopping, and cultural hub. In other words, Metro Center is right in the heart of Washington DC activity.
Office Space Amenities Most in Demand
Location, while critically important, isn’t the whole story with shared office space or co-working space. The services and amenities associated with office spaces make the difference in a thriving, successful workspace and one that doesn’t meet one’s needs. At Metro Offices, we proudlyoffer co-working space and temporary office space at our Metro Center location at 700 12th St. NW. Not only does the beautiful rooftop terrace have views of the US Capitol and the Washington Monument, the building itself is only two blocks from the White House.
Our Metro Center location offers building access to the Metro Center station, 24-hour security staff, executive valet parking, and a fully equipped health spa. In addition, our clients enjoy access to meeting rooms, lounges, Wi-Fi, and all the standard office equipment professionals need, such as: copiers, printers, scanners, and fax machines. Unlimited local and long distance calling and beverages are included, along with our online reservation platform, making it easy to book the space you need, when you need it.
Make an Unforgettable Impression
At our Metro Center location, you’re not only placed in the heart of the Penn Quarter, you’re surrounded by many of the city’s landmark hotels and restaurants. Our facility has a gorgeous rooftop terrace that’s fully equipped with furniture, internet connectivity, and unbeatable views. Inside, you and your guests are met with a large stone and glass atrium that lets in plenty of natural light and creates the kind of pleasant, open ambiance that your clients and partners will appreciate. In addition to ramping up your own productivity, you’re sure to make an unforgettable impression when meeting with clients and colleagues at our Metro Center location.
At Metro Offices, we are a leading DC provider of workspaces for every possible work style. We offer “Flex Desk” contracts, private offices, and meeting rooms for up to 60 people, all of which can be reserved by the hour. The way business works today isn’t always served by the office spaces of yesterday.
Metro Offices is committed to meeting your unique office solution needs with flexibility and creativity, right in the heart of the nation’s capital. We invite you to contact us at any time; browse through our locations to learn more.