One of Dallas’ newest executive suite and co-working concepts is targeting a unique niche market: lawyers.
The concept, called ENGAGE Workspace for Lawyers(or “Engage”) opened January 1st and at capacity will provide over sixty attorneys with work and meeting space, office equipment and amenities, and even networking and training opportunities.
Engage is a new concept that implements elements of executive suites, co-working spaces, law offices, business Incubators/accelerators, and even country clubs. Engage creates a secure and professional office environment that business attorneys need to effectively work, meet clients, share office resources, and network with a community of partner-level peers that practice in other legal fields.
According to Engage CEO Chelsea Green, “Independent attorneys and small law firms represent nearly half the legal industry. With continuing market changes and technology advances, that looks to accelerate over the next several years.”
“Typical office options for independent attorneys and small law firms lack the services and amenities that attorneys need,” she adds. “With Engage, we have created an office environment that has the familiarity of a traditional law office, but with the greater independence, flexibility and efficiency of an executive suite or co-working space. It’s a true ‘plug and play’ model with a high level of service and amenities without the administrative headaches for attorneys.”
Although only recently open, Engage is almost full; only a few private offices are still available. The space is set to undergo a small remodel this spring to add a handful of new offices and create a swanky new coffee lounge and collaborative meeting area.
“Attorneys are a perfect fit for the Engage office space model,” says Chester. “Law practice is collaborative by nature, and attorneys benefit from networking with other lawyers to share referrals and resources.”
Engage offers private offices ranging from small interior offices to large window offices over 300 square feet. In addition, Engage offers virtual offices to those attorneys who merely need an address and occasional place to meet with clients or get some work done. All levels of membership provide access to the receptionist, conference space, internet, mail/parcel handling, free parking, a coffee bar, and copiers/scanners.
Engage is implementing a number of measures to address privacy and confidentiality for attorneys and their clients.
“Creating a secure & professional space for attorneys is critical,” declares Klemchuk. “We built Engage to ensure that attorneys and their clients and guests feel confident that they can work and communicate effectively within the space.”
Engage occupies over 16,000 square feet covering an entire floor at Campbell Center at Northwest Highway and Central Expressway across from SMU and North Park Mall. This location is convenient to downtown courts, as well as Uptown, Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Lake Highlands, Lakewood and other neighborhoods where a large number of attorneys live, and the location is easy to access for attorneys and their clients located in Collin County, as well.
Engage was represented in its lease negotiations by Stephen Holley of Holley + Company Real Estate, and Campbell Centre was represented by Barbara Houlihan of Peloton Commercial Real Estate.