Recognizing the growth of start-up companies in the country and the need to facilitate their operations, Ayala Land Offices introduces Clock In, its first foray into serviced offices. A serviced office is a fully equipped and furnished office space ideal for start-up ventures, small to medium enterprises, groups working on a per-project basis, digital nomads and online professionals, freelancers, road warriors, and swing space users.
“Ayala Land Offices has always serviced traditional office requirements for corporates and BPO operations, but we also want to offer office solutions to start-up companies, entrepreneurial ventures, and independent professionals,” says Carol Mills, Vice President and Head of Ayala Land Offices. “They are a fundamental part of the business community and should not be located in less prime spaces. We view Clock In as an amenity to our existing office buildings.”
Immediate availability, low overhead cost, flexible lease duration and rates, office staff efficiency, and IT and administrative support are some of Clock In‘s attractive incentives.
Meanwhile, its premium office address gives it an edge over other offices. Located at the penthouse of the Makati Stock Exchange Building along Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Clock In puts its clients at the center—and literally on top—of a dynamic business and commercial community. Surrounded by office buildings, restaurants, hotels, residential condominiums, and the lush greenery of Ayala Triangle Gardens, Clock In is a short drive away from key destinations like Bonifacio Global City (4 kilometers) and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (7 kilometers), and accessible through various modes of public transportation.
Given the unique set-up of a coworking space, Clock In‘s clients can also look forward to collaborations, mentoring, and even social gatherings to strengthen community ties. Ayala Land Offices partners with Acceler8 in operating, marketing and technology services. “Coworking spaces provide value beyond just real estate,” says Mikko Barranda, co-founder of Acceler8, whose clientele includes more than 2,000 members around Asia. “There are intangible opportunities such as networking that help entrepreneurs test out their ideas and learn from other community members.”
Sprawling floor plan
The 400-square-meter Clock In‘s understated and modern interiors begin with a reception lobby and lounge that lead to a sprawling floor plan of shared work spaces, a meeting room, 15 private offices enclosed in glass, a breakout area, and pantry. The serviced office has a seating capacity of 107 people.
An entrepreneur who signs up for a Private Office can avail of the following amenities: Office furniture (desk, chair, file storage space); WiFi and LAN-enabled workspaces (redundant internet connection of up to 35 mbps); VOIP phone (capable of international calls); use of utilities (water, power) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday; access to pantry and common areas; unlimited coffee, water, and tea; cleaning and office maintenance during business hours; biometrics security access to main office and door lock security per private office; and five hours free meeting room access per month.
Ventures that opt to rent a Coworking Space enjoy the following amenities: Office desk and chair; WiFi and LAN-enabled workspaces (redundant internet connection of up to 35 mbps); use of utilities (water, power and aircon); access to pantry and common areas; and unlimited coffee, water, and tea.
Clients who want a Virtual Office (that is, use Clock In‘s business address and communication service solutions without having to rent a dedicated office space) can avail of a range of amenities depending on the type of package they choose: there is a Business Office package, Basic Virtual Office package, and Premier Virtual Office package.
Call answering, message delivery, mail handling, document services, access to courier, hotel booking, and transport services are other benefits Clock In offers its clientele.
“Clock In can be used for short-term project-based work, on-demand meeting rooms, or even a satellite office should their main headquarters be located elsewhere,” says Mills. “Clock In is committed to deliver a working environment that promotes success—for any type of business, any work style, and any length of time.”