Coworking Company Workbar Announces Investment and Strategic Partnership with Apamanshop Holdings Co. Ltd.

Plans to expand innovative coworking concept worldwide

Workbar LLC, a Massachusetts based coworking pioneer, and Apamanshop Holdings Co. Ltd. (JASDAQ 8889), a Japanese real estate company, announce a strategic partnership to expand operations to new U.S. and international markets.

Workbar LLC, a Massachusetts based coworking pioneer, and Apamanshop Holdings Co. Ltd. (JASDAQ 8889), a Japanese real estate company, are pleased to announce a strategic partnership.

Apamanshop, owner of Japanese coworking brands Fabbit, Growth Next, and Office Attend, has made a strategic investment in Workbar to accelerate its growth. Workbar will continue to add new Boston area locations to its already established network of coworking spaces, while simultaneously expanding into new U.S. and international markets.

Workbar’s proven “Hub and Spoke” model pairs downtown and surrounding suburb locations to create a regional network of coworking spaces convenient for entrepreneurs, startup companies, and enterprise employees alike. Workbar’s unique design and proprietary software platform fosters connectivity amongst its members to create an unparalleled community of professionals.

Fabbit, a pioneer in the growing Japanese startup culture, continues its expansion, often working closely with local municipalities to build and develop the Japanese startup ecosystem. Together Workbar and Fabbit intend to build a global brand of coworking spaces, with a vision to expand into new markets within Asian, the United States and beyond.

“Our organizations have a like-minded approach to the coworking experience. I look forward to creating cross-collaboration between our companies and our collective members. This relationship is an exciting opportunity to expand the Workbar brand and deploy our Hub and Spoke model to new markets.”

says Bill Jacobson, Founder and CEO of Workbar.

“We’ve been impressed by the innovative spaces, strong community building, and compelling value proposition of Workbar. We saw a great fit with our focus on Japanese entrepreneurs and startup companies who need a supportive working environment to do their best work. Workbar and Fabbit, through close collaboration, will bring exciting opportunities to the startup ecosystem worldwide.”

Notes Omura-san, CEO and Founder of Apamanshop.

About Apamanshop Holdings

Apamanshop Holdings Co., Ltd. engages in real estate intermediary, property management, investment funds, and other businesses in Japan and internationally. It offers rental housing brokerage, leasing placement brokerage franchise, information infrastructure, semi-administrative, and related services; leasing management and sublease operation services; rental estate investment services; franchise construction services and system development services. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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