Have you ever tried to lease commercial space? An office? A shop? A warehouse? If so, you’ve probably found the experience quite time consuming, expensive, difficult to navigate and not particularly transparent.
Simon Hanlon (30) is a Melbourne-based lawyer turned tech entrepreneur. He is hungry, well resourced and is part of a new breed aggressively pursuing the Internet enabled dream.
Witnessing first hand the inefficiencies associated with the commercial leasing classified space, he saw the opportunity for an ‘Airbnb-style’ marketplace to open up the commercial property market.
“The online landscape in Australia is locked up and agent-skewed, with a handful of larger players dominating the space, resulting in an often rigid, expensive and non-consumer-friendly experience.”
Sidespace (www.sidespace.com.au) is a website connecting vacant commercial leasing opportunities directly with prospective tenants. The company’s vision is to democratise the commercial leasing market.
Unlike existing players, the offering is aimed at all market participants with the site accepting listings from individuals, businesses, property developers, shopping centres, asset managers, existing tenants (sub-leases) and others, including commercial property agents.
The platform also provides an effective channel for those seeking to market non-traditional opportunities – such as sub-leases and short-to-medium-term arrangements – making commercial space far more accessible.
Hanlon’s previous experiences as a commercial tenant were typical of what many encounter and prompted him to take action.
“I was responsible for sourcing a warehouse for 12 months. Despite the six-figure sum proposed, several agents were reluctant to entertain the term or connect me with landlords directly”.
The company is backed by a group of well-heeled private investors including Jason Yeap OAM and the team believes it has the online experience on board required for success.
Emphasis has been placed on a mobile-first strategy, a refined user experience, affordable listing rates, solid customer service and aggressive marketing campaigns ensuring a consistent flow of tenants to the site.
Users of all sizes are listing vacant commercial space on the site, from larger developers like Lend Lease, to smaller companies like Sidespace, who successfully sub-let its own Collins Street offices, thereby contributing substantially to its bottom line.
Please visit http://www.sidespace.com.au for more information or contact the company directly to discuss opportunities. Vacant commercial property can be listed instantly from any device.
30岁的 Simon Hanlon 是一个驻扎墨尔本，从律师转行的科技企业家。他看中了这个新品种资源的潜能，积极追求网络扩展。由于感受到目前商业租赁方式与分类空间的低效率，以美国成功的房屋租赁网站 Airbnb 风格作为开拓商业地产市场方式。
Sidespace (http://www.sidespace.com.au) 是一个连接商业出租者与潜在租户的网站，公司的愿景是拓展大众化的商业租赁市场。
Sidespace 得到私人投资者包括 Jason Yeap OAM 和一些团队的支持，并且认为这将是一个成功的在线体验案子。
不同规模的用户将在商业空间的网站上汇集，大型的开发商如 Lend Lease，小公司像Sidespace，如果谁能成功转租本身柯林斯街道的办公室，更是极大地促进了成果。
请访问 http://www.sidespace.com.au 获取更多信息或直接联系公司，空置或等待出租的商业房产立即从任何电子设备上尽情浏览。