WeWork announced plans to open their fourth Phoenix area location. WeWork 101 East Washington St, will join the expanding portfolio in the second half of 2019, and will accommodate a community of approximately 1,600 members across two floors. This location is part of the Block 23 development and in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. The space will feature the brands signature mid-century modern decor, open floor plan, floor to ceiling glass and steel framing, communal working space and futuristic neon design elements.
“We see a lot of growth opportunity and potential for WeWork in Phoenix and it will continue to be a focus of ours as a new market,” said Jonathan Chasse, community director for WeWork. “We are expanding in Downtown Phoenix because it is a vibrant district for business and entertainment, and a magnet for creative industries.”
WeWork’s 400,000+ members range from a one-person startup to Fortune 500 Companies. WeWork helps them grow regionally and globally to where they want to be tomorrow. Once someone becomes a WeWork member, they can work from any of the 425 locations around the world, in 100 cities throughout 27 countries. WeWork’s mission is to not only bring people together in their spaces, but to have a positive impact on local communities.
“WeWork is all about building community, both within our spaces and the neighborhoods we are entering. By bringing a fourth location online in Phoenix in 2019, we are not only serving up delightful workspaces for companies of all sizes, but planting the seeds of a growing network of innovation hubs across the City that will only continue to grow.” said Chasse. “We recently released our Global Impact report, which found that the WeWork economy supports $122.3 billion in GDP worldwide through direct, indirect, and induced spending – roughly the size of the economy of cities like Vancouver, Dublin, or Austin.”
“We are thrilled to have WeWork opening a new hub in Downtown Phoenix,” said Christine Mackay, community and economic development director for the City of Phoenix. “The energy of Downtown Phoenix continues to grow, and our innovative companies, large and small, are a significant part of this renaissance.”
Block 23 is currently being developed by RED Development into a high-rise, mixed-use project with approximately 330 residential rental units by StreetLights Residential, 230,000 square-feet of creative office space, and approximately 67,000 square-foot, full-service Fry’s Food Store, plus restaurant and retail uses and above- and below-grade parking. RED has previously announced its first restaurant tenant, Sam Fox’s Blanco Tacos & Tequila, and the first office tenant, Ernst & Young U.S. LLP (EY).
Previously announced Arizona WeWork locations:
WeWork 101 North 1st Ave, Phoenix
WeWork 2425 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix
WeWork The Watermark 410 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe