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GCUC Podcast: Craig Baute

By Stormy McBride On August 31, 2021 In CoworkingCommunityCoworking TrendsReal Estate

In this episode, long-time friends Craig Baute and Liz Elam talk about the breakout demand of coworking spaces in neighborhood spots and what the pandemic has done to shape and push this demand forward. Craig Baute is the Owner of Creative Density, Denswap and runs Denver Coworks. He is also a new Dad and a standout human. Enjoy this lively and informative conversation with Liz and Craig and learn about selling or buying coworking space in today’s crazy world.

Here are some sound juicy bites from this episode:

Several times a week I will get a new member and I have been loving that feeling. We are building back, we are sticking to our core values, and people are finding us. – Craig Baute, Owner of Creative Density and DenSwap

The comeback is real. If you survive it , you’re going to get the benefits. – Liz Elam, Founder at GCUC

I just remember how excited you were about coworking. I could see your face in 2013 at GCUC, and it is so fun to watch you grow and evolve. -Liz Elam, Founder at GCUC

We help match commercial real estate or property owners with vetted coworking space operators that want to join through a management agreement or a joint venture or just take over a space. – Craig Baute, Owner of Creative Density and DenSwap

I think neighborhood coworking spaces are going to have a comeback and we are already starting to see that. – Craig Baute, Owner of Creative Density and DenSwap

We are seeing small offices in neighborhood coworking spaces, those were the first to come back. But even since the covid vaccine, CDC guidelines that really boosts everyone’s demand, we started to see it really bump up to the 4-6% offices. – Craig Baute, Owner of Creative Density and DenSwap

DenSwap is a market place, so if you are looking to go buy a coworking space then you go to DenSwap to see who is available, or if you want to sell your space you can list it on DenSwap – Liz Elam, Founder at GCUC

They are going to be looking at spaces and they most likely want to build a turn key space. A lot of these people it is their first time and if you have a good brand, that immediately appeals to them. It is like staging a house. – Craig Baute, Owner of Creative Density and DenSwap

You’re going to just get more people messaging you if you have good branding and good photos of your space. – Craig Baute, Owner of Creative Density and DenSwap

Build your business model to be staffed. People are buying a business not because they like want to get their hands dirty every single day and do it. You really want to have a well trained staff member because they just want to buy the business and keep it running. – Craig Baute, Owner of Creative Density and DenSwap

Fear and failure is highly overrated. Just jump out of the plane every once in a while. – Craig Baute, Owner of Creative Density and DenSwap