122. Mike Kriel, CEO of Launch Workplaces on Patience, Management Agreements and the Value of Incubating Tenants

Welcome to the Everything Coworking Podcast episode number 122!

Community Manager University:

I am about to launch Community Manager University which is a training and development platform for Community Managers from Day 1 to Regional Manager. 

The platform includes mini courses that cover the major buckets of the CM role including:

  • Community management

  • Operations

  • Marketing

  • Finance

  • Leadership

 The content is laid out in a graduated learning path so that the Community Manager can identify what content is relevant to them given their experience. They will also get resources, templates, Q&A calls each month and a Slack Group for peer networking. 

Click here to be notified when the program is available!

Today’s guest is Mike Kriel, CEO of Launch Workplaces with locations in the greater Baltimore, Washington DC area



We talk about:

  1. Mike’s background.

  2. The story of how Mike got into coworking.

  3. What Mike’s business look like today - number of locations, business models (service agreements, management agreements).

  4. Mike’s ideal customer and who Launch Workplaces serves best.

  5. Mike’s creative deal structures with landlords - i.e., service agreements and management agreements.

  6. The value of Launch Workplaces as an ecosystem and the organic tenant growth Mike has seen over the years. 

  7. The advice Mike would give to a building owner thinking about becoming an owner AND an operator.

  8. The advice MIke would give to an operator looking to partner with building owners in their own market.



Resources mentioned in this Podcast:

Launch Workplaces

Mike Kriel on LinkedIn

Reach out to Mike at mkriel@launchworkplaces.com

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Jamie Russo