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Flexible office provider puts up 22nd hub

/ 05:08 AM September 11, 2017

KMC Solutions’ co-founder Michael McCullough (managing director), Gregory Kittelson (chair)

KMC Solutions, provider of flexible office and co-working space for as low as P1,000 per person per month, has opened its 22nd hub, the largest of its kind in the country to date and the first to integrate wellness amenities.

The 2,500-square meter co-working space—which caters to businesses of all sizes—is on the 5th floor of V Corporate Center along Leviste Street, Salcedo Village in Makati.

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This brings KMC Solutions’ total co-working space portfolio to about 30,000 sqms composed of about 6,000 work stations, making it a dominant provider of this type of office space in the country. Most of its sites are in Metro Manila while one hub is in Cebu.

Furthermore, the group has a pipeline of 12,000 sqms of co-working space to be added to its inventory in the next six months, KMC Solutions managing director and co-founder Michael McCullough said in an interview with Inquirer during the opening of the newest hub last week.

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McCullough said co-working space is “the future” for the local office industry, driven by rising Filipino entrepreneurship and innovation which he believed could be the next driver of the economy in the next 10 years.

Co-working space has become a more affordable option especially for entrepreneurs who do not want to commit to lease office space for the long haul. At the starting price of P1,000 per person per month, a member can hangout in KMC Solutions’ lounges, drink coffee and use its wifi. There’s no deposit or long-term contract.

Across the globe, such flexible office and co-working spaces attract a lot of programmers, designers and tech start-up entrepreneurs.

“There’s more demand than supply right now . I think the industry has high occupancy rates and membership rates,” McCullough said.

In the case of KMC Solutions, he said the occupancy rate across its portfolio averaged 85-90 percent.

McCullough added that the group was also attracting even the large corporations who wanted “hipper” office space. “And they need help with some of these services like talent and recruitment,” he said.

Each hub offers various employee office space options—cubicle workstations, conference rooms and free-standing workstations. It also organizes events, including those that offer crash lessons on entrepreneurship, business planning and IT stuff.

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The hub in V Corporate Center is the first of its kind to have a multi-function studio suitable for indoor activities such as classroom training, yoga and pilates, among others. It has a gaming room that provides a venue for socialization through video games. Its platform seats and huddle areas are designed to make meetings and socializing more casual and comfortable.

“Constantly working without any breaks and social interaction can hinder productivity,” said Gregory Kittelson, chair and co-founder of KMC Solutions. “Our new flexible office and co-working space provides an environment that nurtures wellness- not just physically, but mentally and socially as well.”

The integration of wellness amenities into the newest hub was conceived out of customer feedback on job stress and traffic stress in the metropolis.

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