Search Office Space (SOS) To Launch meetingrooms.com
Search Office Space set to increase revenue for serviced office operators worldwide with the launch of
With meeting rooms standing vacant for an average of 50% of the time according to a study by the Global Workspace Association, leading flexible office solutions broker Search Office Space (SOS) today announced that it will launch meetingrooms.com
Set up to help meeting room providers increase revenue from their empty space, it also announced the appointment of industry veteran, Caleb Parker, as CEO.
SOS, who are about to celebrate their 20th anniversary, plan to launch the new product in the first quarter of 2014.
It is anticipated that Business Centre operator partners around the world will benefit from a substantial number of pre-paid bookings that meetingrooms.com will generate. Operators will be able to log in to a dashboard and have full control over their meeting room inventory and rates.
[caption id="attachment_15995" align="alignleft" width="150"] Richard Smith
CEO of SOS
& President of
“Many of our partners have told us that their meeting rooms are an underutilized product,” says Richard Smith, founder and CEO of Search Office Space.
“With the growing number of requests for on-demand meeting rooms, and the sheer size of the meeting room marketplace, we see this as a huge opportunity for SOS partners to maximize revenue from their vacant spaces. We will be making the full resources of the SOS global team available to meetingrooms.com to ensure it becomes a household name for businesses of all sizes. And I have no doubt that this process will be expedited by the appointment of Caleb, who we are delighted to have recruited to spearhead this project.”
Three major trends are coming together to create an increased demand for meeting rooms.
1) Widespread adoption of mobile technology;
2) The rise in entrepreneurship;
3) The fiscal need for established businesses to reduce their real estate footprints by implementing agile workspace strategies.
According to a KMPG Study, “60% of businesses have increased their use of virtual workspaces while 48% of businesses have reduced their reliance on physical office premises,” shifting to on-demand space usage. While virtual working is quickly becoming the norm, the need for physical space is not going away anytime soon; the need is simply shifting to as-needed.
The company has appointed Caleb Parker as CEO. Caleb brings a diverse background of experience, including 12 years in the hospitality industry and nearly 7 years in the flexible office space sector, including time with Regus, Executive Space Solutions and TouchdownSpace. Caleb is a leading evangelist for flexible working, spreading his “on-demand workspace” message at numerous conferences, social media, panel discussions and various blogs.
“I’m really excited to join Richard and the team to create an excellent product with an amazing brand identity that will serve our industry and customers for years to come," said Caleb Parker, CEO of meetingrooms.com
[caption id="attachment_15938" align="alignright" width="180"] Caleb Parker
CEO of meetingrooms.com[/caption]
About Search Office Space
Established in 1993 as the first serviced office niche agency operating in the international arena, SOS have changed how people search, by providing a single portal containing office solutions of all shapes and sizes, worldwide. They have built a strong reputation for providing excellent customer service and a truly flexible, impartial and free global search service.
Today, they are making the search for serviced office space, managed office space, meeting rooms, virtual offices and co-working space even easier with a search facility covering a global portfolio of over 8,000 business centres across established and emerging markets.
For further information on meetingrooms.com contact:
Caleb Parker, CEO
UK Office: +44 (020) 8909-5195
Email: [email protected]
For information on Search Office Space, contact:
Stephen Moore, Global Marketing Director
UK Office: +44 (020) 7 959-6037
Email: [email protected]