Proximity: Connecting People and Spaces

Hybrid, flexible, remote, distributed, hoteling, work from home, work from anywhere, satellite office, flex space…

A barrage of confusing terms and general unknowns have inundated workplace professionals since the beginning of the pandemic, making connectivity a challenge for businesses across the world. And while companies continue to scramble to efficiently manage their now-distributed workforce, workspace management technology is proving to ease frustrations and provide much-needed relief.


Working Out the Loss of Connectivity 

The pandemic caused a sudden acceleration of flexible and remote work practices for thousands of organizations and millions of workers. As a result, companies started to seek long-term solutions to manage this unfamiliar mix of remote and in-office employees.

And while the rush to figure out “the new normal” was happening, and while the world was feeling less connected and more scattered than ever, Proximity – a coworking space management software company – knew they had the technology to bridge the gap for businesses that were trying to keep up.

Proximity CEO Josh Freed says, “With some research, a few adjustments, and a lot of coffee, our workplace side of the company was born, and we opened up Proximity to businesses looking for an office management platform to navigate this new hybrid work world.”


Enhancing Work and Collaboration

In today’s world of hybrid work, Proximity offers straightforward, powerful workspace management technology to enhance the way people work and collaborate. The industry-leading platform is used by hundreds of businesses and coworking spaces to manage their employees and members, reserve meeting rooms and desks, allow easy building door access via smartphone, and manage the day-to-day operations of their workspace. 

The Proximity network is growing exponentially as the need for solutions that enhance the ease of flexible work continues to rise. The company also provides flex space software for landlords and asset managers who wish to meet the inventory demands of an evolving workforce and turn their commercial real estate assets into flexible workspaces.

What makes Proximity Unique?

Proximity stands out from the competition by providing an innovative approach to scalable technology. In fact, the company won the “Co-working Innovation of the Year Award” in 2022 and is nominated for “Best Product – Technology” by the North American Office Products Awards.

Behind and beyond its platform, Proximity is well-known in the industry for its top-notch customer support and outstanding team. The company deeply values a team with diverse perspectives, life experiences, and educational backgrounds. Earlier this year, Proximity received the Great Place to Work Certification™ which recognizes companies that genuinely provide a great company culture. One of the key motives that the company goes by, which describes it well, is, “We listen, we help, we empower, we teach, we activate, we celebrate. We’re inclusive, we’re generous, we’re accessible, we’re genuine, we’re creators, we’re innovators. We are Proximity.”

Helping Businesses Through Innovation

Since its establishment in 2017, Proximity has been helping businesses overcome their challenges and attain desired outcomes through its innovative array of software. From Kara, the owner of Co.Working in Salem, to Kim and Dixon, the CoSolve leaders, numerous customers have demonstrated success in terms of workplace management, which makes client satisfaction unquestionably apparent.

In a review, Kim said:

The Proximity Team goes above and beyond what Customer Service really means – you are true friends. We absolutely love you humans!!”

One other review by Phoenix, the Director of Art & Expansion at BoxJelly, stated:

“Proximity is a great tool for us here at BoxJelly Coworking Studio. A seamless platform that integrates almost all of our needs in one place, whether it be billing, bookable spaces, membership parameters, or workspace access, Proximity makes managing these aspects very easy. On top of pooling all the features together in a single, easy-to-navigate space, the Proximity support team is probably the most friendly and receptive people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. They always care about the future of our business and how they can make the platform better in order to help us progress. I would like to extend a huge thank you to the Proximity family.”


What Does the Future Have in Store for Proximity?

The Proximity team is honored to play such a key role in supporting the future of work with innovative solutions – all with a focus on enhancing connectedness between people and spaces. 

Freed says, “We believe that connecting people together with technology in meaningful ways will change the world – in small ways like in personal one-on-one connections, and in big ways like improving the way people learn, work, communicate, innovate, think and reflect.”

Description: Proximity helps businesses streamline their operation and manage their hybrid workspace. 

Company Name: Proximity

Founding Year: 2017

Office Locations: Proximity operates as a distributed team across Colorado, Ohio, North Carolina, and Minnesota. 

Official Website of the company: 

Name of the Featured Leader: Josh Freed

Designation of the Leader: CEO

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