A Juicy Q&A

By Liz Elam On March 6, 2017 In CoworkingConferencePressCommunityCoworking TrendsGCUC 2017

Want to know more about GCUC? Check out this article from our friends at The Farm…

The Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC – pronounced “juicy”) is the world’s largest coworking conference – and it’s about to host its first event here in New York on 5-7 May 2017.

Here at The Farm, we’re pretty excited to see what such a conference will bring to our city – and to our coworking space. So, we caught up with its director of operations, Stormy McBride to find out more about GCUC.

Tell us about your conference

GCUC is the premier coworking event of the year. We are an unusual conference that brings together industry icons and coworking newcomers to help propel the future of work and shared workspace community.

GCUC is a global venture, we host events around the globe and at each one we teach people what they need to know to run a successful coworking empire…. how to buy the real estate, open and operate a coworking space from the ground up. We talk about everything from design and finance to how to build a community and the technology you need to run it all.

Most of the people who come to GCUC are coworking newcomers and they are within a year of opening their own space. The other portion is a mix of corporations, CRE investors, and business centers. That portion (about 30%) is made up of people who are trying find out more about bringing coworking to their companies. For example, Coca-Cola and Justin’s have both implemented coworking spaces in their own offices.

We also get some commercial real estate agents who are trying to understand the magnitude of the “coworking trend”. Now that coworking is mainstream more and more people are looking into the CRE… mixed use buildings are drawing quite a bit of attention.

Sounds like GCUC is hugely popular – how do you think this movement helped ignite the coworking initiative around the world?

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