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Coworking Buzz: Convene’s Ryan Simonetti on Everything Flex Space


Commercial Observer caught up with Ryan Simonetti, co-founder and CEO of Convene. We talked everything flex space, from IPOs to coffee offerings!

0:18 – The difference between coworking and flex space.
1:58 – How Convene distinguishes itself from the rest of the coworking pack.
2:10 – What’s going on at 530 Fifth Avenue.
3:02 – How coworking is girding itself for a downturn.
4:35 – Simonetti’s thoughts on WeWork’s IPO.
6:04 – What surprised Simonetti about WeWork’s IPO.
6:48 – Convene’s joint venture with For Five Coffee.


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