coworking

New Survey Puts Dallas-Fort Worth in Nation’s Coworking Top 5

by | Oct 17, 2022
A recent survey by CoworkingCafe, a nationwide coworking space search website, shows just how important coworking is in North Texas. In Dallas alone, remote workers nearly quadrupled from 2019 to 2021, and many of them have found spots among the city's 98 coworking spaces. That's helped Dallas-Fort rank No. 5 in the U.S. among cities with the most coworking locations.
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The Last Word: Common Desk’s Nick Clark on Why Introverts Just Might Need to Be in the Office, and More
by | Sep 19, 2022
Clark was a recent guest on Keurig's "Café Culture" podcast, which explored ideas about creating café culture from the coworking category. In the podcast, Clark talks about how he founded Common Desk; how he loves it when people walk in off the street mistaking the company's locations for a bar; and how he first discovered the "magic" of having "serendipitous interactions" while coworking. But two topics jump out of the podcast: why it's important for introverts to be "prodded" into going back to the office, and why companies should look for "culture adds," not "culture fits."
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Entrepreneurs Graduate from TWU’s Inaugural TX Women Owned Incubator Program
by | Jun 15, 2022
Six early-stage startup founders took part in the multi-month program, offered by TWU's Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership and local coworking space The Slate.

The founders' offerings range from "clutter-free spaces" organization to a surgical concierge service to a diaper vending machine concept. Applications will be taken this fall for the program's next incubator, which kicks off in January.
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First Look: Coworking With Stadium Views at Spark Arlington
by | Jun 2, 2022
Entrepreneurs who park their laptops in Spark Arlington this winter will get more than the usual coworking amenities. They'll also get two-level views of Choctaw Stadium's playing field, as well as views of the Texas Rangers' new home right next door.

The 30,000-square-foot coworking facility is part of nearly $1 billion in new development in the Arlington Entertainment District.
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Common Desk CEO Nick Clark Is Riding the Wave of ‘Cataclysmic Change’ in the Future of Office

Common Desk CEO: Flexibility and Hospitality are Keys to Riding the Wave of 'Cataclysmic Change' in the Future of Office Now under the WeWork umbrella, Common Desk aims to shape the growth of the flexible workspace industry. While offices still engage in what Clark calls "an amenity race," they're now more in competition with home offices rather than one another.
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WeWork Acquires Dallas-Based Coworking and Flex Space Startup Common Desk
by | Jan 25, 2022
It's the first acquisition by WeWork as a public company since its new CEO's arrival.

Common Desk, founded in Dallas by Nick Clark in 2012, has grown its network to serve 4,000 customers at 23 locations in Texas and North Carolina. It will now operate as "Common Desk, a WeWork Company."
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Flex in Demand: Venture X Partners with Standing Desk Innovator Vari
by | Jul 12, 2021
At a time when Venture X is planning to rapidly expand its footprint, the coworking company has teamed up with local workspace innovator Vari to furnish all of its new properties.
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Vari’s New Global HQ Is a Proof of Concept for the Idea of ‘Building‑as‑Service’
Vari broke ground for its new headquarters on Tuesday.

The plans for VariSpace Coppell represent its “disruptor” attitude: “It’s a purpose-built building for a company with a purpose,” says Design Principal Andrew Bennett at BOKA Powell.
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Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in November

by | Dec 2, 2020
Rising to the top of the list is 7-Eleven's fifth Evolution Store in Lake Highlands. The location will serve as an experiential testing ground for patrons to try new shopping technology and products.
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Coworking Adapts to Survive and (Eventually) Thrive
by | Nov 29, 2020
Local coworking firms use different approaches to deal with COVID challenges.
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Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in October
by | Nov 2, 2020
Rising to the top of the list: With all office space spoken for within The Star, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is moving forward with a speculative building at his 91-acre, $1.5 billion, mixed-use development in Frisco. Here's our roundup of the Top 10.
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Common Desk Chosen as Operating Partner to Reimagine the Continental Gin Building in Deep Ellum

by | Oct 6, 2020
August Real Estate Co. selected Common Desk to reposition the historic Continental Gin Building for the future of office. Common Desk's team will touch all aspects of the building, from design to property management—Founder Nick Clark says it's going to be a "holistic offering the market has yet to see."
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Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in September
by | Oct 1, 2020
Rising to the top of the list: How the private charitable foundation of Dallas Mavericks Owner and “Shark” Mark Cuban partnered up with tech companies to bring an "AI Bootcamp" to underserved DFW students. Here's our roundup of the Top 10.
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To Common Desk, COVID-19 Wasn’t the Death of Coworking. It Was the Start of Something New
by | Sep 2, 2020
Trey Bowles and Delanie Majors from The DEC Network hosted Founder and CEO of Common Desk Nick Clark to discuss how his company is innovating to help entrepreneurs get back into shared office spaces.
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Top 10 Dallas Innovates August 2020
Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in August
Rising to the top of the list: How the private charitable foundation of Dallas Mavericks Owner and “Shark” Mark Cuban partnered up with tech companies to bring an "AI Bootcamp" to underserved DFW students. Here's our roundup of the Top 10.
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