PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS — Shared office space is coming to the neighborhood this week with the opening of a new co-working company on the second floor of the clocktower building on Flatbush Avenue.
Bklyn Commons is taking applications for tenants in its 6,000-square-foot space at 495 Flatbush Ave., which they’ve renovated over the last six weeks to include two conference rooms, a common space with desks for rent and 28 individual offices set up for one or two people or groups, said the company’s president Jack Srour.
The co-working space is part of 20,000 square feet of space in the distinctive Prospect-Lefferts Gardens landmark — which the Srour family owns, property records show — that the company hopes to convert into more office space, as demand grows.
“We did our research and we saw that there are a lot of people moving into the neighborhood that are either freelancers, entrepreneurs … that I think would love if there was office space in close proximity to where they live,” Srour said.
Desks at Bklyn Commons start at $20 a day and private offices start at $425 a month; meeting rooms are also for rent at $20 an hour, according to the company’s website.
Members of the co-working space will have 24-hour access to the communal area, which includes a kitchen and free coffee all day, Srour said.
“It’s open to anybody,” Srour said. “Open to freelancers, it’s open to graphic designers, photographers — anybody who needs a space without all the hassle, without actually renting an office, getting the lights on, buying desks.”
The office currently has a maximum capacity of about 100 people, he said. Anyone wishing to tour the facility is welcome to set up an appointment through the Bklyn Commons website or by stopping by the office between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on business days.