Allow us to

introduce

ourselves

Our mission

Common Desk’s mission is to enhance every workday by creating thoughtful moments,

human connections, and a sense of belonging–for all.

Now more than ever, we’re especially committed to the last part of our mission statement: 

for all. Before we all faced a global pandemic, there was already a loneliness epidemic

threatening our society. More than ever before, people are at home, in isolation, and needing

others to lean on. Common Desk has an abundant sense of community, and we’re committed

to doing all we can to find creative ways to share what we have with all who need it.

hospitality

This isn’t just an offering– it’s how
we approach everything we do. No
matter our job title, wenotice, we
welcome, we accommodate, we
assist, and we put guests and
members first.
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authenticity

Every touchpoint of our business,
from the way we serve members all
the way to the products we create
and the materials we use to build
our spaces, is authentic– “of undisputed
origin; genuine.”

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consistency

We strive to be consistent in
experience, but not necessarily in
taste. Every Common Desk brand
and location has its own flavor, but
the experience, no matter the
product or the space, is consistent
across the board.

Our culture

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Why we exist

We’re firm believers that you don’t have to have four sets of walls in order to have

community. Before we ever created our original coworking location in Deep Ellum, we

created a physical community of professionals first. Ever since Common Desk opened in

2012, community has been the driving force behind all that we do.

Apart from building community in all spheres, we also specialize in building people-focused

coworking locations. Most professionals spend more time with the people they work around

than they do with their loved ones. When we aren’t happy at work, other areas of our lives

are affected, and employee dissatisfaction at work is at an all-time high. Our coworking

spaces exist to help people actually like showing up to the office to do what they do best

day-in and day-out.

We believe that both your workspace environment and who you surround yourself with

throughout your workweek can make all the difference. Since we first opened in 2012, we’ve

seen so many professionals go from hating their job to enjoying it again, all because the

context of the above changed when they joined Common Desk.

How we started

Our CEO/Founder, Nick, got his start in commercial real

estate, helping companies find the right tenant space. At this

point, workspaces were far from collaborative, and the

industry was in major need of a cubicle disruption. After

discovering the concept of “flexible workspace” on a CRE

assignment in 2010, Nick suddenly had a crazy idea– what if

office space didn’t have to suck the life out of you? Weeks

later, Nick quit his career in CRE to pursue this crazy dream

of redefining how professionals experience their workspace,

and his vision became a beautiful reality when Common

Desk opened its first set of doors in Deep Ellum in October

of 2012.

What we create

Common Desk specializes in creating a sense of community

that anyone can belong to. We use thoughtful digital

practices to connect our virtual members, and we use an

intentional approach to the design of our physical spaces to

do the same for our workspace members. Our coworking

locations are connective, accommodating, and inspiring

places that you actually want to show up to day-in and day-

out. We incorporate local art, intentional design, strategic

partnerships, honest materials, curated events, and great

people into every Common Desk coworking space, making a

heck of a workspace product when it’s all said and done. But

we don’t stop with workspace… We also build beautiful

coffee shops and kiosks through Fiction Coffee that let

anyone experience our passion for hospitality. Then we

power all the above with our custom-built technology to

make workdays more thoughtful and convenient.

How we do it

First off, we hire great people. Our brand wouldn’t be

anything without the people powering it. Our people pour

endless hours inventing thoughtful points of connectivity,

whether through community events, member groups, or

what we call “surprise and delight” to help our members

connect to a sense of professional community. Secondly, we

constantly push the envelope on how our amenities and

offerings can change the game of any given workday. Like

coffee–we don’t just offer any ‘ole cup of joe in our spaces.

We created our very own coffee brand, Fiction Coffee, to

ensure that every coffee served in our space or at our

flagship store is given with a human touchpoint and genuine

hospitality. Wellness is another passion of ours, and we try

to incorporate community workouts, sit-stand desks, and

treadmill desks in our spaces so that our members can get

up and moving through the day. And the cherry on top of all

the above is the technology we use to power our spaces.

Our members can connect with our offerings and people at

the push of a button, making for the perfect workday secret

sauce.

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