The biggest flexible workspace transaction in the CEE region
PayU – a worldwide leader of online payments chose WeWork Krucza as their new office location, marking it the biggest flexible workspace transaction in the CEE region.
The growing interest in flexible, serviced spaces observed in 2018 shows that even global corporations increasingly want to use flexible workplaces that foster the employee community while ensuring the freedom to quickly increase and reduce the number of required workspaces. The unprecedented scale of a transaction was possible thanks to the advisory services of our team, and our cutting edge platform which is the first end-to-end tool of this kind connecting companies with flexible space operators online. Thanks to transparency and possibility of access to a deal flow system by the whole time of deal it was able to sing it in record-breaking time. The process was coordinated by Katarzyna Szymczak – HR Manager PayU, Mateusz Piotrowicz – Country Manager ShareSpace and Piotr Capiga – Associate at Cushman & Wakefield.
Our most important assets are our employees. The community aspect of our workplace was extremely important to us when choosing the new location for our HQ. – I’m convinced that daily interactions with other members of the WeWork community will increase personal, social, and professional competences of our employees. During the process we were keen not only about the central location but first and foremost about numerous, additional value-added services that we can offer to our employees through the WeWork membership: numerous meetings, conferences, concerts, wellness classes, beautiful outdoor patio, common breakfasts and an afternoon prosecco glass to name a few examples of the ultramodern WeWork approach to office space users. Since we spend most of our time in the office we needed a space that is well thought out and comfortable. We were considering a lot of alternatives, but WeWork’s offer was superior in every single way. An attractive location and extraordinary benefits support the recruitment process of new talent, which is really important for an innovative organization like PayU.” – Katarzyna Szymczak, HR Manager PayU.
Thanks to our understanding of the client’s business needs and our cutting edge technology, we were able to identify and offer a tailored solution that would tick all the boxes. We`ve been looking for a space, which can offer privacy, dedicated conference rooms and chillout zones, while granting the Client’s employees easy access to extensive amenities offered by the space provider. The solution suggested by WeWork perfectly answered those needs. An absence of up-front and fit-out costs is one of the many benefits of choosing coworking spaces, and WeWorks’s location in no exception. Through our online platform we were able to provide much needed transparency and communication improvements, granting the parties insight into the details of the transaction at all times. This in turn allowed us to finalise the agreement in a record time of 2 weeks. – Mateusz Piotrowicz , Country Manager ShareSpace.
The membership agreement for PayU includes workspace for 88 employees within an enterprise module, namely a private separated office space for large, fast-paced organizations. Employees will be able to take advantage not only of meetings, wellness classes, common breakfasts or afternoon prosseco glass but foremost they will have a chance for daily contacts with other members of WeWork community which will be for sure beneficial for their own personal development.
Taking advantage of our experience, we were able to provide PayU with the highest quality service in the field of tenant advisory in searching for a new and creative space. We are also very pleased that we were trusted by a company as reputable as PayU and we could participate in this revolutionary transaction. We think that it can be viewed as a cornerstone to global corporations adopting coworking solutions in their real estate portfolios. – Robert Chmielewski, Co-founder of ShareSpace.
WeWork Krucza is based in heart of Warsaw’s CBD and is a first WeWork location in the CEE region. From a recent report in the States, we know that 40 percent of enterprise members say they chose WeWork because they wanted a more creative entrepreneurial environment and 30 percent of enterprise members have offices at WeWork in multiple cities.