Looking to extend business operations to Makati CBD? The Philippines’ premier business and finance district is home to a range of coworking hubs with spaces for up to 300 people – here’s our guide to the best flexible workspaces in Makati CBD for corporate and enterprise teams.
Setting up a remote branch in the Philippines comes with many considerations. From choosing the best location for your industry to figuring out the costs of office leasing in Metro Manila, it should all factor into your choice of office space in this sprawling metropolis.
Flexible workspaces offer the fastest and smoothest route to a company setup in Makati CBD. First of all, you are not tied down to a long-term contract, providing you the ultimate flexibility in terms of renting the space you need, giving you the opportunity to scale as you grow or relocating on short notice. On the other hand, if you decide to go for a commercial office lease, you would conventionally have to commit for three, five or even 10 years, leaving you no wiggle room in case your business grows faster than anticipated.
Opening its doors in 2014, Penbrothers is a workspace provider that quickly realised the demand for flexi office space in the Filippino market, having successfully expanded to eight offices in three different locations. Taking the idea of a serviced office to even greater heights, their goal is to make it easier for companies to focus on their core business by taking care of talent sourcing, hiring, payroll and, of course, office space. They occupy five floors in the OPL building in Legazpi Village, the quirky neighbourhood right next to Makati’s Central Business District and only a short walk to Ayala Avenue. On the other side of Ayala Avenue you will find another PenBrothers centre on V. A. Rufino corner Valero and San Agustin Street within the Chatham House – another exclusive location only a few blocks from Ayala Avenue and offering views over Makati Sports Club. While this provider offers a range of benefits, there is no shortage of coworking staples such as free-flowing coffee and water, high-speed internet and access to meeting and event rooms. Choose between private offices or coworking desks all at flexible rates, with premium workspaces housing anything from 20 to 300 people.
Common Ground is widely recognised as one of the most prestigious, sophisticated and creative coworking centres in Makati. It features in-house barista cafes, tech-enabled meeting rooms, call booths and 158 square metre event space for your next launch or client conference. Located in the heart of Makati CBD and shaped to encourage collaboration and creativity, this is an excellent office space for any multinational organisation seeking flexible space without sacrificing quality or inspiration. The upscale Power Plant Mall is next door to the office, as well as the Aruga Rockwell hotel and a wide range of international banks and two hospitals. The building features premier end of trip facilities, business lounges and strong security measures to give you a safe and comfortable place to run your business. This is a standout office experience that your staff and clients will love, with plug ‘n’ play and custom buildout options for teams up to 250 people.
As one of the world’s biggest workspace providers, it was never going to be long before WeWork descended on Makati’s business district. As of 2018, WeWork offers two stunning coworking centres in the area, one in the heart of Makati CBD and another in neighbouring Bonifacio Global City – with more to come in the future. At WeWork’s creative office centres, inspiration can be found at every turn with custom wallpaper, marble tables and leather sofas, or simply pondering an idea while taking in panoramic views in a light-filled breakout area. Known for ongoing quality events, your team will have extensive networking and collaboration opportunities at WeWork Makati. Enterprise of 300 or project team of 30 – as a provider that is willing and capable of catering to every business need, WeWork makes it easy to set up a flexible office space in Makati CBD.
If you’re looking for an enterprise office space with a creative and boutique feel, Work Folk is the operator for you. Its beautiful coworking hub in Makati CBD is exclusively designed to provide superb serviced offices, coworking desks and elegant meeting rooms with state-of-the-art facilities and dedicated hospitality staff. With top-notch 100 MBPS connectivity and free flow tea and coffee, your large team can get back to work in comfort and style. This office space sits within the A Grade M1 Tower in Salcedo Village right by the dynamic Buendia Avenue. This is a stunning “office of the future” with bustling vibes, perfect for any large team or big corporation looking for high quality office space in a prime location.
CEO Suite is a luxurious serviced office provider with locations all throughout Asia – their one office centre in Makati is located on reputable Ayala Avenue. With modern furniture and an elegant and simple fit-out, CEO Suite offers plenty of natural light to fuel productivity and happiness for your whole staff. This deluxe coworking space is located at premium Makati address within 39-storey LKG Tower, one of the tallest skyscrapers in Makati Central Business District. Adding to the executive image is the rooftop helipad for VIP access – you or your clients can arrive in style and fly in on a helicopter! A provider that can cater to a corporation of any size, CEO Suite offers large services offices spaces for corporate and enterprise with no compromise on quality.
Compass is a massive global provider with three centres setup in the Philippines, one located in Makati Business District and two on the skirts of Makati and Bonifacio Global City. 6789 Ayala Avenue is a deluxe office space located in bustling business area, surrounded by many local and national corporations. Sitting within Tower 6789, also known as the Makati Tower, it features an impressive glass facade, providing an abundance of natural light and stunning views from your office space. All Compass centres offer private offices, coworking desks and large spacious meeting and event spaces, so you will be sure they can meet your requirements for office setup.
While this is located just outside of Makati Business District, in prestigious business area of Bonifacio Global City, we could not leave this innovative and unique space off the list. Bonifacio Global City has become a popular choice for entrepreneurs and startups and one of Metro Manila’s fastest growing financial hubs. A penthouse coworking space, it provides stunning views in creative and light-filled environment. Featuring all the amenities necessary for you to turn the key and get down to work – fast internet, meeting rooms included in your price, breakout areas and unlimited coffee. This is a cost-effective and unique office solution for your enterprise team!
Providing the largest network of serviced office space, Regus has 3000 locations in 120 countries and multiple centres in the Philippines. Featured location is situated on 6811 Ayala Avenue and sitting within Grade A building Ascott Ayala Center. This office space provides all facilities and amenities you would expect from a renowned worldwide provider. Moreover, it puts you close to a wide range of transportation, restaurants plus many of the Philippines’ top firms that choose to place their headquarters or Filippino office here. This is an affordable and flexible office solution for any large team of 30 or 300 alike!
With two centres in Makati CBD, Acceler8 provides affordable rates for immediate move-in. Both centres provide a creative environment with a holistic approach to growing your business. Coworking desks and private offices on offer, with options to combine both so you can fit any large project team. You will enjoy a collaborative and vibrant vibe with ongoing community events, creating the perfect work-life balance for your staff and business. The two centres are located on 111 Paseo de Roxas and 39 Plaza Drive Rockwell Center, both convenient locations with easy access to all amenities including public transport.
Last but not least, global provider Servcorp has also successfully tapped into the Filippino market with a centre located on the renowned Ayala Avenue. It is conveniently located with everything at your fingertips within prestigious Ayala Avenue Office Tower. Offering private offices and dedicated desks with ergonomic furniture and ample meeting rooms, everything ready for you to move in. Ayala MRT City Train Station is just a five minute walk away while five-star hotels and restaurants are also easy to reach. Professional and stylish office space!
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