In a city where finding a seat in a coffee shop can be a struggle, Breather, a new tech startup that launched last week, is a solution to office workers who seek temporary offices.
In a city where finding a seat in a coffee shop can be a struggle, Breather, a new tech startup that launched last week, is a solution to office workers who seek temporary offices. Through a clever app, workers can select a nearby room, rent it for short-term use, and unlock the space via a code. Rooms can be rented on-demand for as little as thirty minutes and up to a few hours.
Breather used premiere New York City commercial leasing agency, Manhattan Commercial Realty (MCR), to discover quality office spaces that fit their unique requirements.
MCR understands the unique, changing needs of modern workers. Companies are diversifying their models and practices every day to facilitate successful business. Advances in technology and communication permit employees to work from home or all over the world. Modern workers may tire of working from home, but are unwilling to spend their capital on expensive offices or shared workspaces. As a leader in the New York City commercial leasing market, MCR has adapted to fulfill these new needs.
"Our agency is committed to meeting our clients' commercial leasing needs," says Manhattan Commercial Realty Chairman Robert Bielsky. "We pride ourselves on our ability to develop creative arrangements between businesses."
Breather's locations in New York City include spaces in SoHo, Midtown West, and the Flatiron District, three of MCR's areas of expertise. Soon, with the help of MCR, Breather will be expanding throughout the city.
MCR broker Chandra Henderson took lead on this project. Henderson is adept at assessing clients' unique needs. As a long-time resident of New York City, she supplied the connections necessary to assist Breather in its unusual request. "Someone who wants to rent temporary space is looking to escape the noise and commotion of the city," says Henderson. "I sought spaces that were clean, quiet, and classily designed." In this capacity, her renowned research skills served her well.
The individual rooms are not designed just for working. The spaces can be used to relax, meet clients, share meals, or deliver presentation. "My goal was to find convenient work spaces with lots of energy for these temporary workers," says Henderson. "Further, we had to make sure all the amenities were available, such as tables, desks, sofas, space for large groups, and of course, Wi-Fi."
The attractive, light-filled spaces have plenty of windows and welcoming atmospheres. "We sought airy rooms with modern furnishings that promote relaxation. After all, the company is named 'Breather,' " says Henderson.
MCR looks forward to further dealings with Breather and other technology startups. "We're excited to be a part emerging markets and new ways of doing business," says Bielsky.
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About Chairman Robert Bielsky
Mr. Bielsky holds a national reputation as a leader in the commercial real estate industry. His market expertise, creative deal making skills, and keen knowledge of the art of negotiation have maintained his position at the forefront of the industry.
As the founder and Chairman of Manhattan Commercial Realty he leads one of the most powerful negotiating teams in NYC. With his leadership MCR has maintained a strict dedication to tenant representation, and successfully negotiated over $1 billion in real estate transactions since its inception in 1982.