Quito will have three stores focused on co-working or hybrid work. This is due to the arrival in Ecuador of the IWG group, a world supplier of this type of space. The firm was founded in Belgium, is headquartered in Luxembourg and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
The British group manages several companies worldwide that offer these solutions, such as Regus —the one that will arrive in Ecuador—, Spaces, No. 18, Basepoint, Open Office and Signature.
For these projects, IWG partnered with the Ecuadorian firm GLS Construcciones. The opening of the first space, a place with capacity for more than 30 offices and 70 workstations, is scheduled for next November; It will be located in a penthouse of an AAA building in the heart of Quito’s business district, overlooking one of the city’s most precious jewels: La Carolina Park.
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Mark Dixon, Founder and CEO of IWGindicated that Quito currently lacks the flexible spaces provided by GLS, and traditional offices no longer respond to the trends and habits of workers.
“Quito is a natural location for us, with many potential clients looking for a professional place to work and take advantage of the largest hybrid work platform in the world. This is the next step in IWG’s global vision. We are very happy to partner with GLS and delighted to welcome them to the flexible workspace industry,” explained Dixon, adding that the space will also have access to a sky garden with 360° views.
The other two locations will be located in the Cumbayá neighborhood and in the heart of Quito’s financial district, which will join IWG’s global network, with access to 3,500 locations in more than 120 countries, benefiting around 8 million people. people on six continents.
For its part, Gonzalo León, CEO of the Quito construction company GLSindicated that the growing demand for this type of space is due to the rapid evolution of the world of work, as well as the move away from traditional office spaces.
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“We believe that people and employees need an environment that improves performance and collaboration, something Quito currently lacks. We are excited to offer a first-class space and experience to clients and companies in the capital,” said León.