Kansas City, MO (August 31, 2021) – Unite Private Networks (UPN), a leading provider of high-capacity, fiber-based communication networks, and WeWork, one of the leading global flexible space providers, today announced that UPN has leased 11,000 square feet of flexible office space at WeWork Corrigan Square in Kansas City.
The deal is WeWork’s largest to-date in the Kansas City market, and will provide more than 200 UPN employees with hybrid work solutions.
In today’s dynamic workplace environment, flexibility is the top priority for companies looking for a workspace that both meets business needs and employee preferences. Recognizing the benefits of flexible work models for employee happiness and productivity, UPN will utilize its WeWork space to offer a hybrid work model, wherein employees can choose their working location, with a focus on collaborative work when in the office.
In addition to its own space, UPN employees will also have access to WeWork common areas and shared spaces within the building, including lounge spaces, rooftop space, reading nooks, phone booths for private calls, conference rooms and more.
“We are excited about our new partnership with WeWork,” said Jason Adkins, CEO of Unite Private Networks. “As the needs of our employees continue to evolve, we knew we needed a solution that would grow with us. The great amenities, flexible office space and desirable location made this space a great addition to our Kansas City office locations.”
As more companies return to the office, many are turning to flexible space providers like WeWork for a variety of solutions (according to Upsuite, national demand for flex space increased 41 percent from Q1 to Q2). For UPN, WeWork’s turnkey solutions offered an unparalleled ease to market.
“WeWork’s flexibility allows us to offer companies turnkey, yet customizable, solutions, allowing companies like UPN a quick entry into the market,” said Quendria Whitmore, Senior Territory Vice President at WeWork. “We are thrilled to partner with UPN to welcome their employees to WeWork Corrigan Station”
WeWork provides a one-stop solution for companies looking to adapt their real estate portfolio and update their workplace strategy to meet the dynamic needs of today. WeWork’s streamlined global space-as-a-solution platform reduces the complexity of leasing real estate, allowing companies to focus on what matters most: providing employees with the flexibility to enjoy an exceptional workplace experience on their schedule.
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WeWork was founded in 2010 with the vision to create environments where people and companies come together and do their best work. Since opening our first location in New York City, we’ve grown into a global flexible space provider committed to delivering technology-driven flexible solutions, inspiring spaces, and unmatched community experiences. Today, we’re constantly reimagining how the workplace can help everyone, from freelancers to Fortune 500s, be more motivated, productive, and connected. For more information about WeWork, please visit us at wework.com.
About Unite Private Networks:
UPN provides high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks and services to schools, governments, carriers, data centers, hospitals, and enterprise business customers across a 21-state service area. Service offerings include dark and lit fiber, private line, metro-optical Ethernet, Internet access, data center services, voice, and other customized solutions. Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, UPN has been providing customer focused communications solutions since 1998. For more information on UPN, please visit www.uniteprivatenetworks.com, or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.