Getting to Know the Board – Andrea Kolokasi
We are continuing with our series introducing members of the Flexible Space Association’s Board, who are the representatives of our wider membership, helping to shape the direction of the Association.
Andrea Kolokasi joined the Board in 2018.
Which company do you work for, and what is your role?
I work for Workspace as Head of Business Development. Workspace is a FTSE 250 REIT which owns and manages approximately 4m sq. ft. of business space across 65 properties in dynamic London locations.
I help to evolve the brand and business strategy, and add value to Workspace’s customer experience. Amidst a competitive hiring market, our customers know now more than ever how important it is to have flexible space that helps attract and retain their talent. Those additional amenities and extras that Workspace offer often make all the difference. For example, I’ve recently been working on improving our customer experience through a mobile app.
What do you most enjoy or value about being a member of the Flexible Space Association’s Board?
Being able to contribute to decisions that help support and share ideas with businesses within our industry of all shapes and sizes. Being on the board allows me the chance to give back in a different capacity, drawing on my experience in the industry and also the experiences of fellow board members. The events programme gives me a great opportunity to expand my network and meet fellow colleagues in our industry.
Is it a good time to be in the flexible workspace sector, and if so why?
Covid has definitely accelerated the trend towards flexibility. Taking long leases on stuffy unsustainable buildings is now very old school!
What would you say to encourage companies which are not currently members of the Flexible Space Association to join?
You will have instant access to relevant industry information and support. We organise great events both informative and social which bring members together to help foster relationships to help your business thrive and grow. We will also promote you on our website and in our marketing- why wouldn’t you?
Tell us something interesting about yourself that might be a surprise to others in the industry.
I’ve only ever worked in our industry and I’ve been with Workspace for almost 20 years.
17 May 2022
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