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Now Open: MakeOffices Reston — Virginia’s Largest Co-Working Space

by Karen Goff — November 17, 2015 at 2:40 pm 1 Comment

Reston has a new co-working space that features more than 40,000 square feet for collaboration and innovation.

MakeOffices — the company formerly called UberOffices — opened it’s fifth D.C.-area location recently at 12110 Sunset Hills Road.

The new location takes up the sixth floor of JBG Companies’ RTC West, which will soon add a variety of restaurants and other mixed-use amenities to the ground floor of the complex.

MakeOffices is also in walking distance of Reston Town Center and the future Reston Town Center Silver Line Metro station.

The Reston location will hold an open house Wednesday at 5 p.m. featuring food from American Tap Room, as well as beer and wine.

“We are very excited to open our Reston Town Center location,” said MakeOffices founder Raymond Rahbar. MakeOffices also has locations in Tysons Corner, Rosslyn, Bethesda and Dupont Circle.

“Reston was the natural next step in our DC area expansion, given the growth in businesses and startup activity in the area, as well as the lack of affordable, flexible options to serve the Reston community. We are confident that startups and businesses large and small will appreciate our approach to co-working, and consider our offices to be the place where productivity meets collaboration,” said Rahbar.

Rahbar says the company, founded in 2013, is rebranding with the new name in order to have an new identity as the company grows. It has plans to open spaces in Philadelphia and Chicago soon.

Some of the features at MakeOffices Reston:

  • 112 private offices
  • 50 open desks
  • 9 conference rooms
  • soundproof studio space
  • 12 private call rooms
  • 10 huddle booths

Perks include massage chairs; free coffee, tea, water, wine and beer (from Vienna’s Caboose Brewing Co.); a large kitchen/eating space; wellness room for nursing mothers; and great views of the Reston Town Center.

There are a variety of monthly rates that begin at $300 for desk space. For more information and prices, visit MakeOffice’s website.

Editor’s note: MakeOffices is a Local News Now advertiser.  

  • Terry Maynard

    This is very much the future of office space, unlike developers’ and the Board of Supervisors’ fantasies of 30-story office towers in every re-developed area of the County. And, yes, that is what they believe because they are proposing a zoning ordinance that will allow FAR 5.0 at every Metro station and redeveloped area (eg-7 Corners, Lake Anne–yes, Lake Anne) in the Count if the Board approves. See this: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/zoning/pdc-prm-crdamendment/draftamendment10-29-15.pdf .

    Instead, what we can anticipate is the growth of standing office space to meet core corporate needs and secure space requirements so frequently found in the WDC area. Those spaces will allow less than 200 GSF of space per worker rather than the 300 GSF the County uses as a benchmark. Moreover, an increasing percentage of workers will do most of their work from home, a client’s site, on the road–anywhere but the office building. When space is needed for group gatherings, spaces such as those offered by MakeOffice will be used to meet those needs.

    Overall, we may reasonably anticipate office space growth at about half the rate the developers and regional jurisdictions are forecasting. Neither developer profits nor County property taxes will soar as they expect.

    We need to welcome this company and, in particular, this kind of thinking about the future of office space. The developers, County Board, and staff will get it eventually.

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