GRAND HAVEN — The sharing economy has come to Grand Haven’s commercial real estate market.
Mindset Properties has opened the area’s first shared office space. The building name is the same as its address: 128 Columbus Avenue. It has 22 private, furnished offices and spaces for large meetings and special events available for daily rentals or short- or long-term leases. Offices are offered individually, and some could be suites for a team.
The public is invited to tour the facilities during an open house spanning two days, 4-6 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Nov. 17-18.
The 12,366-square-foot building is in downtown Grand Haven, two blocks east of the channel to Lake Michigan and one block north of downtown dining and shopping. Amenities include:
• Conference and meeting rooms with flat-screen projection systems.
• Outdoor upstairs conference/party patio/deck.
• Kitchen and dining facilities.
• Fitness room with weights, treadmills and elliptical.
• Restrooms and showers.
• Large reception area.
• Keyless entry with 24/7 access.
• All utilities and a pick-up point for delivery services.
“With more people working at home, 128 Columbus Avenue is a welcome option to sitting at the kitchen table,” said Jaynell Hogan, co-owner of Mindset Properties. “All the work-at-home distractions are eliminated and provided services such as janitorial, Wi-Fi, meeting space and even notary public help tenants focus on what’s important: their business.”
She said the most likely tenants are individuals working remotely for an employer, in business for themselves or small businesses wanting office space without having to handle property management details.
“This environment is especially ideal for those who want to meet with clients or co-workers in a professional setting,” Hogan said.
She also noted that the Grand Haven location is beneficial for those doing business in a wider area of West Michigan.
“Grand Haven is a key West Michigan hub with excellent access to population centers in Muskegon, Holland and Grand Rapids,” she said.
128 Columbus Avenue was built in 2012 and designed by Eric De Witt, AIA, owner of Lucid Architecture, Zeeland.