KMC Solutions opens new shared offices for locators
By Roderick L. Abad & Nina Ricci B. Caasi, 07-12-2018
KMC Solutions recently launched three more flexible workspaces
in Metro Manila to address the need for more shared office
environments in the Philippines, estimated at 1.2 million square
meters (sq m) this year.
Colliers International's The Flexible Workspace Outlook Report
2018 said the growth in the flexible workplace sector is driven by
freelancers and micro, small and medium enterprises, as well as
multinational companies that establish local start-up teams.
"With the growing number of start-ups and entrepreneurs and the
increasing number of foreign companies that want to establish
presence in the Philippines, there is a growing demand for flexible
workspaces," said KMC Managing Director Michael McCullough during
the unveiling ceremony held in Quezon City.
Flexible workspaces are combinations of serviced offices and
These jobsite models, based on a study of real- estate market
analyst Leechiu Property Consultants, are preferred mostly by
start-ups and rapidly growing companies.
This could be attributed to benefits they offer-low capital
requirements, flexible leasing terms and collaborative setups-that
their conventional counterparts don't have.
As the traditional office format slowly becomes obsolete, KMC is
leveraging on this trend with the newly inaugurated flexible
workspaces located at Robinsons Zeta Tower in Quezon City, Rockwell
Sheridan 1 in Mandaluyong City and Robinsons Cyberscape Gamma in
They added to its four serviced offices in Bonifacio Global
City, two in Makati City, and two in Ortigas Center, Pasig City,
KMC Chief Operating Officer Tracy Ignacio said they invest a lot
on health and wellness amenities to make their latest workspaces
These facilities include common areas, such as multifunction
rooms, bars and pantries. There are separate training rooms,
interview rooms and conference rooms. Also included are multiple
Internet connections and 24/7 security.
"Our training rooms are not just for the mind. They are also
used as training room for the body," she said. "So it's not just
work, but relaxation as well." KMC Solutions is among the 85
coworking spaces and serviced offices with two types of flexible
workspace solutions that cropped up in the country's major central
This ISO-certified flexible office solutions and staff leasing
provider serves established organizations, such as Samsung, eBay,
Airbnb, LinkedIn, Sun Life Financial, Pru Life UK, Merck and other
major industry disruptors.
Aside from workspaces, it offers legal, technical and
administrative supports, such as manpower augmentation, equipment
and technical setup, organizational and administrative processes to
register or setup a business.
The company plans to expand outside of Metro Manila,
specifically in the Visayas region, to cater to the growing need
for coworking and flexible working space is booming.
"We at KMC are committed to help local and foreign businesses,
entrepreneurs, and small to medium-sized enterprises in the
Philippines in providing initial support, working spaces, even up
to the growth and expansion of their operations," McCullough