Beacon CoWork, a professional office co-work space, recently opened coworking spaces in Reno. Beacon aims to connect people that need to be connected and help professionals aim a little higher. Their space on Washington Street, in Reno’s developing West District between the Riverwalk and Second Street is the latest of several coworking spaces to open its doors in the region.
“The numbers show there’s a huge need for this type of space in our marketplace right now,” according to Beacon CoWork founder, Nikki McGuire. “As home prices have skyrocketed in Reno over the past few years, so has the cost of office space. Some small businesses simply can’t afford to carry the burden of a lease on their own.”
Offering a full suite of amenities, a modern design and atmosphere, and multiple membership tiers (including student rates), Beacon hopes to become one of the region’s hot spots for startups and remote workers. McGuire was inspired to create Beacon CoWork after graduating from the University Nevada, Reno (UNR) and finding a lack of spaces and resources for young, modern professionals.
“It was important that I could easily get to the office, park on site, and really feel at home in a beautiful workspace,” McGuire said. “While I love having the option to work at home, I wanted a cozy, productive space to really thrive in near the downtown and Midtown energy I love so much.”
Dan Oster, senior vice president of NAI Alliance and UNR business instructor, is also on board with Beacon CoWork. A successful commercial real estate broker, Oster lends perspective from his own experiences guiding businesses from startup to sustainable. He also supports McGuire’s mission to better meet the needs of his own clientele.
“We just don’t have the inventory for the businesses who are starting out right now,” Oster relates. “If it’s not the price point that’s an issue, it’s the commitment to a lease that’s keeping them from finding a place.”
The team also worked with the noted office designer Henriksen Butler to curate the space in a mountain chic motif. Beacon provides a full suite of options including coworking areas, dedicated desks, conference rooms, high-speed internet, a commercial printer and copier, secure document destruction, personal lockers, a kitchen, complimentary coffee, lending library, hardware rentals, social and professional event access, virtual office memberships, student and corporate rates, and daily or monthly memberships. To learn more, visit http://www.thebeaconcowork.com.