By: Brian Sullivan
On April 1st, we launched our first NYC office, at 1460 Broadway (41st Street) in Times Square. From our inception, Sullivan Engineering knew that at some point we would establish a physical presence in Manhattan. It took longer than expected however to find the right space. After looking at several conventional rental options, we chose a more flexible lease in a coworking space.
Due to to my normally traditional mindset, it took me a while to get past the stigma of a coworking space. However, after speaking to several trusted friends and associates, and reading many posts on the subject, we visited several spaces and selected this one as our NYC satellite office.
So far, the benefits of this office have been easily realized. Having a dedicated space to use as a base between job sites has increased productivity, not to mention the vibe of working in the heart of Manhattan boosting our energy levels. Our location, within steps of the Times Square subway station and just blocks from the Port Authority, hasA made our site inspections in Manhattan and Brooklyn more time efficient. Our current space comfortably accommodates four of us; however, the flexible lease terms can certainly provide for our projected growth. Accommodating our future vision seemed to be a major obstacle to face in a conventional lease agreement.
The available amenities are also very beneficial. In the past three days, I have used three different conference rooms: one for a four person meeting, a second for a one-on-one and the third for our in-house quarterly staff meeting. A Lastly the rare availability of a roof top space adds an extra perk for our team. Obviously the long term benefits of a conventional space will likely lead us to a more traditional lease structure in the future, for now We are excited about our new office space, and hope you will stop by and visit us if youare in the area.