Shared office provider WeWork has officially opened its second location in the Philippines in RCBC Plaza on Ayala Avenue in Makati City.
“Following the success of our first WeWork space in Bonifacio Global City, our Makati CBD location is testament to our commitment to supporting local companies to be able to tap onto our global network,” said Turochas “T” Fuad, managing director at WeWork Southeast Asia.
“Through culture, design, collaboration, and technology, we are committed to promoting growth and innovation that will enable local enterprises, freelancers, startups, and MSMEs to collaborate locally, regionally and globally.”
Currently, WeWork has locations in Manila, as well as Singapore, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok across Southeast Asia.
WeWork’s second home in the Philippines features signature WeWork elements such as common areas, phone booths, community bars, and breakout areas.
With the space inspired by the streets of Manila, a mural sprawling across the wall by the staircase curated by WeWork’s in-house Arts & Graphics team demonstrates an abstract illustration of the traditional Filipino folk dance ‘Panagbenga’ that signifies the flower blooming season festival.
WeWork RCBC Plaza said it has members from global enterprises such employment site Monster.com and tech-enabled express logistics company Ninja Vanto to start-ups such as fintech firm Bukas and early-stage incubator Villgro Philippines.
“As we are looking for a space that enables us to adapt and scale based on our growth, we were attracted to WeWork as it enables our cross-functional teams to collaborate more effectively with each other. By providing purpose-built environments for our teams, we have seen an uptick in employee satisfaction and productivity,” said Martin Cu, country head, Ninja Van.