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LiquidSpace is the leading shared economy marketplace for meeting and work spaces. It’s a pretty simple idea – find and book great spaces when and where you need them, by the hour or day.


We’re on a mission to help everyone reimagine workplace. To help you find a space that’s perfect for your personal style and needs. We know that the right meeting room or personal workspace makes a difference in helping you be more productive, host a creative brainstorm session or close a deal with clients. Our platform gives everyone access to the many great spaces that surround us, which is more efficient for each of us as individuals, for companies, and good for the planet, too.


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Leadership Team

Mark Gilbreath
Mark Gilbreath

Founder and CEO

Mark is an experienced serial entrepreneur and one of the leading voices in the sharing economy technology landscape, supporting his vision of sustainable, mobile business practices. In his past, Mark has worked as a software industry veteran with 20+ years of experience at previous companies including Wyle, Altera, Toolwire and Venga Ventures.

Nanci Anderson
Nanci Anderson

VP, Operations

Nanci leads the design and execution of all business operations, venue onboarding & quality for a consistently exceptional member experience. Throughout her 30 year career, Anderson has led the design and execution of customer operations teams, corporate service strategies; services marketing programs, built service delivery methodologies and tools at top technology firms in the industry – Cognos Corporation, Lawson Software, and Concur (formerly Gelco Expense Management).

Nanci has been an executive leader at several start-up organizations such as Net Perceptions, Kardia Health and Gearworks, building exceptional teams, driving revenue growth and delivering the highest quality service during early stage and accelerated growth.

Jim Swanson
Jim Swanson

VP, Engineering

Jim is an innovative technology leader with experience delivering solutions for a wide range of enterprises like Target, Thomson Reuters, GMAC/Rescap, and Pearson Assessments. Previously, he has led teams creating internal, commercial, and shrink-wrapped software. Now Jim focuses his energy leveraging cloud techologies and mobile solutions to connect people with great spaces to work. At LiquidSpace, Jim leads our global development team delivering on our web and mobile strategies.

Jason Kinney
Jason Kinney

Head of Marketing

Jason is a cross­functional marketing leader with experience building and leading teams to successfully drive rapid, strategic growth. As the Head of Marketing for LiquidSpace, Jason engages new and existing customers to activate the LiquidSpace network to solve their office needs through cost effective, digital and traditional channels. Prior to his current role, Jason led product marketing, digital merchandising, customer acquisition and data analytics at high­growth, world­class organizations including Marriott International, Travelocity and Match.com. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Texas Christian University and a Master of Business Administration from SMU's Cox School of Business. Connect with Jason on Twitter @callmekinney.

Elena Luneva
Elena Luneva

Head of Product

Elena is the Director of Product at LiquidSpace. She leads the product and design teams in building the future of commercial real estate at LiquidSpace. Prior to her current role, Elena built product at OpenTable, BlackRock, OppenheimerFunds, Satori Consulting, and as the founder of TheCraftyRascal. She holds a Bachelors in Computer Science and Biology from New York University and an MBA from New York University and London Business School. Connect with Elena @thecraftyrascal.

Recent News

Flexible Workspace Designed and Delivered: LiquidSpace Expands altSpace Program Across the U.S.

Securing creative office space just got a lot easier for growing companies and enterprises alike. LiquidSpace, the leading network for flexible workspace solutions, announced today the national launch of its altSpace program, a flexible office solution for growing teams of 10-200 employees. altSpace combines curated office fit-outs with LiquidSpace-approved landlord and partner spaces, enabling companies to move into a new office tailored for their team within 60 days and stay as long as they like on flexible terms. The altSpace program is now available in major markets across the US, including the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas, Washington D.C., and beyond.

LiquidSpace's Newest Service Reinvents Office Design

LiquidSpace’s latest innovation could change the future of tenant improvements.

The altSpace program allows tenants to curate a new office (such as above) with LiquidSpace-approved landlords and partner spaces.

Peak Office and the Age of Un-building

We are in the midst of a new age of revolution that is creating sweeping changes across all layers of society. Mark Gilbreath takes the principles which enabled the meteoric rise of such services as Uber and Airbnb, and applies them to office space in order to revolutionize how and where we work.

Yes, Brokers Collaborate With LiquidSpace For Subleases

The traditional leasing model is not going away, but brokers routinely explore alternative and flexible workplace strategies such as LiquidSpace for occupier clients, such as the recent Salesforce sublease.

California software and business service firm headed to tower in Dallas' Oak Lawn

Salesforce.com partnered with real estate service and shared office firm LiquidSpace to move its new office to the Centrum.

Sustainability and Social Networks Driving Dramatic Disruption and Innovation with Mark Gilbreath

Mark Gilbreath is a thought-leader focused on disruptive technology and the future of real estate.

8 Real Estate Startups to Watch

Targeting new businesses and startups in need of office space, LiquidSpace makes it possible to set up shop in just a few hours, instead of a few weeks. This startup matches those with space to let with those looking for new office digs – and helps out with all of the lease and payment details, too.

Real Estate & Tech: LiquidSpace Re-Creates Office Space

"Since its first transaction in 2011 for a marketing consultant in Palo Alto, LiquidSpace has provided a platform for startups, large teams, brokers, building owners and architects to rent or lease space for a few hours, weeks or months. It’s basically the Airbnb of the office world...Not only has LiquidSpace helped small startups, it has found space for large, established companies, including Accenture, AT&T and Whole Foods. Requests range from individual desks to office suites. LiquidSpace will continue to focus on enterprise members as part of its growth strategy through the end of this year."

Escape the Office Cube — Companies Provide Dynamic Workspace Solutions

Demand for flexible office solutions continues to accelerate rapidly, shifting towards the fastest growing professional community – Generation Z. The first generation to grow up with the sharing economy and collaborative consumption, Generation Z employees are digital natives, demanding real-time experiences and on-demand solutions. From transportation to food to real estate, these young, mobile-first professionals expect employers to provide alternative workspace environments and flexible schedules. They’re anxious to escape the bland, uninspired walls of traditional office cubes and experience dynamic workspace in one of a vast range of Third Place solutions.

Workspace Revolution: A Conversation with Mark Gilbreath of LiquidSpace

Mark Gilbreath the Founder and CEO of LiquidSpace, the largest real-time network for office space again joins Enterprise Radio. Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Mark Gilbreath discuss how LiquidSpace has grown.

Mark Gilbreath, CEO of LiquidSpace

Mark discusses his journey through a startup failure that led to the birth and eventual success of LiquidSpace.

How the shared economy is transforming the workplace

The LiquidSpace market network has entirely reimagined the commercial real estate model, which hadn’t changed in more than 50 years. Traditionally, occupiers get locked into long-term lease agreements, with five to ten+ year commitments for a fixed amount of space. Yet startups and growing teams can double, triple, or even quadruple in size within a matter of months. Even large enterprises are shifting the nature of their work, seeking flexible workspace solutions for satellite teams, offsite events and short-term projects. With LiquidSpace, customers can now find and book both short-term and ongoing spaces, without the hassle of a lease.

Mark E. Rose Joins LiquidSpace Board of Directors

LiquidSpace, the largest real-time network for office space, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark E. Rose to its board of directors. Rose is chair and chief executive officer of Avison Young, the world's fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. The appointment, which comes on the heels of a significant growth announcement made by LiquidSpace earlier this month, will serve to drive the network's accelerated growth and strategically reinforce the company's evolving role within the real estate community.

Chasing Airbnb’s success, office-listing sites are going after bigger game

Can startups plying their trade in the short-term office market enjoy the same success that Airbnb has in the hospitality sector? In Manhattan, they’re certainly trying, with firms like LiquidSpace and PivotDesk hoping to make inroads with corporate tenants and large landlords.

2 Million Transactions and Counting, LiquidSpace Seeks 100 Million Square Feet of Additional Office Space

LiquidSpace, the largest real-time network for office space, announced today that it has successfully powered more than 2 million space bookings on its platform. The company is now seeking an additional 100 million square feet of office inventory listings to support rapid growth and strengthen its position as the industry's leading network for growing teams in search of office space.

As WeWork Rises, So Does The "Airbnb Of Office Space"

When PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) recently modernized the majority of its 83 U.S. offices, it added more common space and made each office smaller, reducing the space per employee by 30%. "More and more we are a virtual company," says Toni Cusumano, a principal in the company’s global human capital practice. "People don’t go into our offices the way they used to. We’ve shifted down."

Will Popularity of On-Demand Office Providers Bring on “Peak Office”?

Sustainability and social networks are transforming the way the real estate industry operates, according to Mark Gilbreath, CEO of LiquidSpace, a provider of on-demand office space operating in the United States, Canada, and Australia. In a keynote address at the recent ULI Europe Conference in Paris, Gilbreath said that these two factors are driving a major economic revolution.

Adobe Think Tank | San Francisco, CA

We live in a connected world. A world that continues to evolve and advance, presenting marketers and brands with an ever-changing landscape of opportunities and challenges. Adobe presents its first ever "Think Tank." Hosted at the beautiful Exploratorium in San Francisco, California, industry luminaries gather to discuss all things IoT and its impact on brands and consumers.

Take it One Month at a Time: LiquidSpace Launches Monthly Rentals, New Legal Framework

Forget everything you know about commercial real estate. LiquidSpace, the premier network for office space, today announces its launch of monthly rentals. This functionality extends the existing LiquidSpace network by enabling startups and growing teams to book their company's primary office space by the month. No lease. No hassle.

Startups Can Rent Space by the Month

Currently, leases of less than 5,000 square feet represent the majority of US office space transactions. More than 10% of all commercial office property sits vacant and hundreds of millions of square feet go unused in offices annually, with startup teams of one to 50 people typically needing such space between 100 to 5,000 square feet.

A Conversation With Mark Gilbreath

Mr. Gilbreath, 48, is the founder and chief executive of LiquidSpace, an online booking platform that offers short-term work and meeting spaces nationwide as well as in Canada and Australia. The company, based in San Francisco, opened for business in 2011.

LiquidSpace Introduces New App for iPhone Bringing Workspace Freedom to the Mobile Workforce

LiquidSpace, the world's largest marketplace connecting people and workspace, today launched a redesigned mobile app for iPhone® including a number of new features that give professionals the power to find and book workspace in just a few taps, get up and running in the space more easily, and invite and track meeting guests.

LiquidSpace Grows with 1M Deals and App

More than 750,000 workspace reservations were processed through LiquidSpace last year with customers ranging from individual freelancers to Fortune 500 executives and teams. The world's largest marketplace connecting people with flexible workspaces has hit several milestones recently. It surpassed its 1 millionth transaction and acquired $14 million in additional funding, both last year, and launched a redesigned iPhone app as of today.

LiquidSpace Launches API to Unite the Workspace Universe

LiquidSpace, the world's largest marketplace connecting people with flexible workspaces, announced today its first set of integration partners using the company's new API. The LiquidSpace API enables venue management systems and other workplace service platforms to easily plug into LiquidSpace and enjoy real-time integration with its online marketplace.

The Economist Fireside Chat with Mark Gilbreath LiquidSpace CEO

Alasdair Ross of The Economist interviews Mark Gilbreath, founder and CEO of LiquidSpace, at an event hosted by Juniper Networks. LiquidSpace is the largest online marketplace for on-demand workspace.

LiquidSpace: Fast and Simple Meeting Space Rental

LiquidSpace just marked its one-millionth transactions and announced $14 million in additional funding. That capital will be used to continue its growth as a “real-time marketplace”—i.e., a search and booking Web site—for professional meeting space. A redesign allows site users to search by task and find spaces ideal for board meetings, brainstorming, sales meetings, training, and more. The site lists more than 5,500 spaces in 600 cities in U.S., Canada, and Australia.

LiquidSpace Raises $14 Million In Additional Funding

LiquidSpace, the largest real-time marketplace for professional meeting and workspace, announced today it has raised $14 million in Series C financing. The round was led by Roth Capital with participation from Shasta Ventures, Black Diamond Ventures and Lucas Venture Group as well as strategic investors in the commercial real estate sector including Avison Young, GPT Group and Steelcase.

LiquidSpace Raises $14 Million in Venture Capital for Meeting Space Solution

LiquidSpace, an online marketplace for ad hoc meeting and workspace, has raised $14 million in venture capital, it announced today. The funding -- led by Roth Capital, with participation from Shasta Ventures, Black Diamond Ventures, and Lucas Venture Group, as well as Avison Young, GPT Group, and Steelcase -- will be used to extend its product capabilities and "aggressively scale on its success."

Learning the wonders of the sharing economy in trip to Denver

Meet my friends Joanna, Jo and Brenton, and Beth. They really helped me out on my recent trip to Denver. Joanna lent me her car. Jo gave up his room and crashed in Brenton's room so I would have a place to sleep. Beth invited me for a lovely dinner.

Court Reporters Increasingly Using LiquidSpace To Book Meeting Rooms On-Demand

Court reporters are increasingly turning to NCRA Convention & Expo sponsor LiquidSpace, the leading online marketplace for finding and booking flexible office and meeting space, to book rooms for legal depositions.

Hotels fastest growing on-demand office space in U.S.

LiquidSpace, an online marketplace for finding and booking flexible office and meeting space, shared today that the supply of hotel workspaces on LiquidSpace has grown 1060% in the past year and now makes up one third of all the flexible workspace across the U.S. available on the platform.

Interview with Mark Gilbreath on How to Rent Office Space on demand

May 14 (Bloomberg) -- Mark Gilbreath CEO LiquidSpace explains how the company rents office space on demand. He speaks with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg)

Rise of the Sharing Economy and the Next Generation Enterprise

All of these consumer-facing market places - Uber, LiquidSpace, oDesk and others - will profoundly affect the enterprise. Enterprise IT organizations will be a central stakeholder in each of these transformations, just as they were with the Virtualization of IT. Some like LiquidSpace are packaging and hardening their platforms for enterprise adoption, addressing the unique security, governance and financial requirements of corporate use.

Need to Rent an Office On the Fly? Try This App, the Airbnb of Work Spaces.

In this video, Scott Gerber, a New York City-based serial entrepreneur and angel investor, shares what he likes most about LiquidSpace. He talks about how the app works and why he uses it when he travels for business, something the Young Entrepreneur Council founder does about two weeks out of every month.

Book a Meeting with No RFP, No Contract

Who plans your “micro” meetings? No one? LiquidSpace would like to bring these smallest, on-the-fly meetings into your corporate meeting and travel management program while making venues so easy to book and buy that the whole process can be off your plate while still under your control.

"Expedia Small Business Report" Finds Travel Efficiency Critical to Small Business Success

To honor National Small Business Week (May 12-16), and to recognize business travelers who take their work on the road, Expedia.com(R) , the world's largest full service online travel site*, has collaborated with LiquidSpace, the leading online marketplace for finding and booking office and meeting space by the hour or day, to provide small business travelers with an exclusive offer of one free meeting space rental (a $100 value) at one of the 5,000+ flexible workspaces available through LiquidSpace.

Coworking Centers Continue to Carve Out Bigger Niche

Although it remains a highly fragmented industry, companies catering to the demand for co-working or shared office spaces are continuing to expand and add more services to appeal to today’s workers on the go.

7 must-have apps to help you get the most out of SXSW

If you really want to elevate your game, here are seven more apps that will not only help you get the most out of the event — but also dazzle the people you meet who may not have heard of them before.

Sharing Economy at Work: The Consumerization of the Enterprise

Most of the now household names in the sharing economy seeded their explosive popularity by providing consumers with convenience and an irresistible end-to-end experience. Night out on the town? Tap Uber. Wanna go native on that weekend in Paris? Tap Airbnb. Bloodied your knuckles trying to assemble that new desk? Tap TaskRabbit.

However, for many of these addictive services their greatest impact may yet be the disruption they drive within large enterprises.

The Death Of The Office: What Happens When The Workspace Is Mobile, On-Demand And All About Networking

As work becomes more flexible and communication more mobile, the office is turning into an increasingly complex and even abstract concept. As we look to the future, we have to ask: Will the workplace be on-site at our employer’s property, or on-demand at a collaborative space? Or will work simply be a mindset independent of place or time of day?

Space Exchange(TM): JLL Extends Coworking Concept to Enterprises by Matching Supply and Demand of Professional Workplaces

Jones Lang LaSalle is launching a new service called Space Exchange(TM), powered by LiquidSpace, that enables companies to expand beyond their boundaries. Space Exchange applies the proworking approach through services that assess workforce space requirements; align people and venues; make underutilized space ready for productive use; connect corporations with a vetted network of professional locations outside of a company's portfolio; and manage those locations on an ongoing basis.

LiquidSpace: The Consumerization of Real Estate
Workspace on Demand is Coming Soon to a Marriott Hotel Near You

Earlier this year, Marriott Hotels began testing a new workspace program within their hotels, simply called Workspace on Demand. The program allows non-guests to rent out existing public spaces like the media pods at Courtyard by Marriotts and more traditional meeting and board rooms at other Marriott Hotels by the hour, making it convenient and affordable to hold meetings for small groups. Bookings can be made online via the Workspace on Demand website or through the LiquidSpace.com website and mobile app.

Hotels Carve Out Work Spaces, Rented Hourly

Seasoned business travelers are used to booking a place to sleep. But a couch in the lobby?

Somewhat by default, hotel lobbies, business centers and the open space around meeting areas have long functioned as places to meet, network and get work done, although workers’ growing ability to be connected without being tethered to a desk has accelerated the trend.

Now, some hotels are starting to manage visitors’ previously ad hoc use of seats, tables and nooks — and, in some cases, charging for it. For the hotels, the space has become an untapped source of additional revenue and new customers who live and work nearby.

Attention Office Landlords: Tomorrow Is Here

Now, Steelcase has acquired an interest in LiquidSpace, the San Francisco startup that has created an online marketplace for on-demand workspace available by the hour and day. LiquidSpace operates in more than 250 U.S. cities and offers more than 2,000 workspaces and meeting rooms.

The New Ecosystem of Mobile Business Apps

Just as SaaS has emerged as a dominant new force in enterprise software, mobile apps will offer innovative new capabilities and business models – and disrupt many old ones.

Hotels Vie to Become Offices of the Future

Ever since Starbucks had the business acumen to make free WiFi as defining to its brand as "grande frappucinos," workers have delighted in leaving their offices in favor of brighter, more caffeinated workspaces.

As the traditional office undergoes a global demise, hotels are starting to change their function to accommodate the new wave of mobile workers.

"From a corporate perspective, signing a five- to ten-year lease for an office building is a completely broken model," notes Mark Gilbreath, the founder and CEO of LiquidSpace, a kind of matchmaking platform that links displaced workers with rent-by-the-hour offices.
The surge of transient workers, he contends, is not merely a function of increased technology (though that has made it possible), it is also something being driven by companies.

Why SaaS is the secret to success in the business marketplace

Consumer-to-consumer (“C2C”) marketplace startups are enjoying a Renaissance, as exemplified by Airbnb and others. Sites like these that facilitate transactions between people have disrupted older offline business-to-business marketplaces by taking advantage of ubiquitous mobile access, and delivering a better experience.

Unused Office Space Is Like A Massive Untapped Natural Resource

It’s out there, though it’s not easy to see: Empty desks, vacant conference rooms, unoccupied office parks. Over the past 30 years, the U.S. has added about 2 billion square feet of office space to its existing stock, most of which today’s highly mobile workforce no longer needs, at least not as a permanent home.

That vast built environment now inhabits the American landscape like a massive untapped natural resource. But no need for fracking. A startup called Liquidspace has turned to the core technology of the sharing economy, the app, to surface that hidden reserve.

LiquidSpace is Changing the Way Businesses, Large and Small, Share Offices

A little over a year ago, when we took our first look at LiquidSpace it was just a few months old, and mainly focused on helping individuals like freelance consultants book short-term office space while they were out and on the go.

So, very much a collaborative consumption startup, which it remains today.

But the company has taken some major steps to expand its service to the point where major companies like AT&T and Accenture are using it internally, and Marriott is testing a “workspace on demand” program using the LiquidSpace platform.

Bay Area Real Estate Start-Up Leaps Pond to Land in Australia

An Australia-based real estate investment trust has led the third round of venture funding for San Francisco-based LiquidSpace Inc., a real estate-centric start-up that has created a virtual national market for short-term users and suppliers of space.

LiquidSpace raises $6m from Floodgate, Greylock, Shasta and others as it looks to expand to Australia

LiquidSpace, the online marketplace that helps people find a place to work or meet, has raised $6 million in Series B funding from The GPT Group, a real estate investment trust. The round also included participation from Shasta Ventures, Floodgate Fund, and Greylock Capital. The company said that it will be using the funds to “fuel market development efforts and extend the company’s product offerings in support of its growing enterprise client base.”

THE FOUNDERS: Liquidspace CEO on Mission to Find You a Workspace - Venture Capital Dispatch - WSJ

The old idea of assembling workers in a central office is swiftly changing, and the founder and chief executive of Liquidspace, Mark Gilbreath, believes there’s no turning back...

Shareable: Liquidspace's Mark Gilbreath: From Workplaces to Workspaces

If it feels crazy out there, that’s because it is: we are in the midst of an economic revolution. so.

Revolution, you say? Aren’t we just experiencing a bit of economic indigestion?

History suggests that what our generation is going through right now is much more than a hangover from a period of excess. Across the sweep of recorded history, there have been four “mother” moments — periods of economic revolution where everything changed. In every one of these periods, there have been two conspicuous factors present: the emergence of a new energy paradigm, and the adoption of a new communication paradigm.

So let’s take a quick walk through history. 8,000 years ago, the first revolution took place. What caused it and what changed?

Yield management: Lofty goals

AN UNSOLD airplane seat or hotel bed burns its owners' money. Airlines, hotelliers and others with similarly perishable offerings have thus long since turned to yield management, where tweaking prices and other variables is meant to maximise earnings by ensuring that all places are sold for the highest possible fee. Now a start-up firm wants to bring some of that efficiency to co-working.

LiquidSpace provides software, credit-card processing and back-office services to the many thousands of existing venues that provide desks, meeting rooms and private offices to freelancers and virtual companies that lack a central headquarters. The company's aim is to reduce the marketing friction to bring new and returning customers in and fill empty seats.

Tech Trends: Finding Workspace on the Fly

I travel frequently for story assignments. When I do, I have a hard time finding good places to work. Holing up in a hotel room is dull, and coffee shops tend to be noisy and ill suited for meetings. So when I read about a new crop of websites designed to help you find a temporary workspace, I was eager to give one a whirl. I researched a handful of options, including LooseCubes and OpenDesks, before choosing LiquidSpace, which seemed to have the most features, including a mobile app. The free service launched this spring and is available in about a dozen cities nationwide, including San Francisco, Boston, and Miami.

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