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The concept of flexible office is expanding. While there are some landlords that have expressed concern about signing long-term leases with flexible office providers like WeWork, others are embracing the concept as a building amenity. The most recent example is Brookfield Property Partners partnership with Convene, a flexible office provider that calls itself “workplace as a service.” Convene is unique in that it provides both highly designed flexible office space and tech-driven hospitality services—but perhaps most unique is that Convene partners directly with landlords to provide these services to existing tenants as well as Convene’s clients. As the firm makes its foray into the Los Angeles market with its Brookfield partnership, we sat down with Ryan Simonetti, co-founder and CEO of Convene, to talk about the platform and how it’s a peek inside the future of office space.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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