No Pingpong Here: CBRE's Plush Hana Shared Office Has Sleek Design, Lots of Flexibility

If your idea of a coworking space is an office with concrete floors and frat boy foosball games in the back, Hana probably isn't for you.Hana — the flagship of what CBRE plans to be a nationwide shared office chain — has formally opened its doors in Dallas.Located in the new Park District project in Uptown, the flexible office offering raises the bar for the coworking sector.Step inside, and you'll find finishes and furniture more in keeping with a high-end hospitality environment than a gritty warehouse workroom.The two-and-a-half floor space is finished in polished wood and stone, bright ceramic tiles and top-quality furnishings. There's not a pingpong table or pinball machine in sight."It has a very comfortable, almost residential feel to it, which is in contrast to that urban loft feel you get with many other providers," Hana chief experience officer Brian Harrington said. "There is a focus on hospitality and service."If you look around here, the physical materials we use are very warm," Harrington said. "There is a lot of wood. There are a lot of plants."  Continue reading...

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