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About OpenWork

OpenWork Agency is an established workplace consultancy with expertise in coworking and workplace change.

The founders at OpenWork have been involved in the coworking industry since the beginning.  The business started out as Conjunctured Coworking in 2008, Austin’s first coworking business.  For the past six years we have operated as OpenWork Agency, where we have helped real estate developers model, plan, develop, design, and launch coworking businesses in the US, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.  

We work with both large real estate development firms as well as with individual real estate entrepreneurs.  While we generally work across the coworking value chain from concept to launch, we also work with clients on stand alone pieces of the larger development process. Learn about our turnkey coworking services.

An updated approach

In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have adjusted our consultancy offerings to reflect the new reality. Yesterday’s coworking models are in need of strategic shifts in order to accommodate the broader corporate transition to flexible and hybrid working. Today we work at the intersection of the evolving office real estate market and the flexible working needs of companies as they adapt to the post-Covid environment.

Frequently asked questions

In our experience, the average coworking project from initial concept to operational launch (including design & construction) can be accomplished in approximately 7-9 months. Often we will structure an engagement over the duration of the development timeline so that we can assist at every step of the process. Alternatively, we regularly offer our services a la carte for clients that may not need the full suite of our services. For example, our business model feasibility generally can be completed in 2-3 weeks.

We can directly support your on-the-ground coworking team in addition to interfacing with upper level management in order to provide strategic insight and tactical know-how at each step of the process. Each OpenWork project team is uniquely assembled to pair with your specific project needs. Learn about our team.

Although, we are based in the USA, we have consultants across Europe and have regularly consulted on projects all over the world (Africa, Middle East, Asia, etc). It is nice to be able to visit in person for site visits and to meet the team, however, we have optimized our processes so that consistent communication and delivery of services can be accomplished effectively in a digital format. We regularly work via Zoom meetings and can provide easy access to international conference calling line.

We have a quick turnaround time on a custom proposal for your project. After an initial phone call, we can provide a recommended scope and pricing terms within 24-48hrs. Upon agreement, invoices are sent via Quickbooks and payment can be made with ACH, credit card, or PayPal.

Yes. We are always on the lookout for strategic partners and collaborators. Please reach out to us and introduce yourself.


We provide the best value to our customers by continuously refining our processes and cost structure.

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