For landlords that have some un-leased spaces, Graham Beck says he may have a solution.
Called DropDesk, the concept converts under-utilized commercial real estate into shared offices. While it creates flexible work environments for freelancers and other entrepreneurs, DropDesk also provides landlords with a solution to derive revenue from formerly vacant space.
Beck is no stranger to the shared-office sector. In 2015, he co-founded Long Beach-based Bridgeworks, which provides work space inside a renovated commercial building for startups and other small business owners who can’t afford or don’t want to commit to leasing a permanent office.
With DropDesk, Beck is taking that idea on the road to other building owners. He already has co-working locations in Plainview, Manhattan and Hoboken, N.J. and is currently seeking several more, with a goal of establishing at least 30 locations by the end of the year.