It was an exciting afternoon today as our team was joined by elected officials along with representatives of the business community for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Hone Coworks second location on Wolf Road.
Colonie Town Supervisor Peter G. Crummey said, “I am pleased to have Hone Coworks opening in the Town of Colonie. Rosenblum Development Corporation has done a tremendous job of identifying the need for a hybrid work model and applying it to develop office space to fit that need. This approach will assist companies in transitioning into new work space environments.”
“Hone Coworks provides an environment for local businesses to share ideas, solve challenges and grow stronger as our county’s economy gains momentum,” said Albany County Executive Dan McCoy. “As companies locally and nationally look for innovative ways to build culture and create jobs, it’s important for Albany County to have access to flexible workplaces like Hone Coworks, which expands the options available to entrepreneurs and business leaders and provides a lively atmosphere that cultivates collaboration. I applaud Rosenblum Development for the vision they brought to life with this project.”
Senator Neil D. Breslin said, “Rosenblum’s Development’s latest coworking space offers our local business community the flexibility and innovative technology it needs to continue to be an engine for growth in the Capital Region.”
“The new Hone Coworks will bring an innovative and flexible approach that will allow for local businesses to grow, in the heart of our district,” said Assemblymember Phil Steck. “From its strategic location on the Wolf Road corridor, to the state-of-the-art amenities it will offer businesses of all types, I’m thrilled to welcome Rosenblum Development to our community and eager to see the impact Hone Wolf Road will have on our local economy.”
The new Hone Coworks occupies 14,000+ square feet on the third floor of 187 Wolf Road. 187 Wolf Road has been completely renovated inside and out and received a TOBY Award (“The Office Building of the Year”) from the Capital Region Building Owners and Managers Association in 2021. The property is located just blocks from the on-ramp to Interstate 87 and less than one mile from Albany International Airport.
“It is more important than ever for office space operators to meet tenants ‘where they are’ relative to their growth and development, workforce needs and professional priorities, especially with the widespread adoption of hybrid work,” said Jeff Mirel, Principal at Rosenblum Development. “Hone combines ultimate flexibility with an inspired, turnkey workplace that can function as the primary office, or a temporary extension thereof. With the opening of this second Hone location, we can provide businesses and professionals in the Capital Region with even more hassle-free options.”
Hone Wolf Road has already become home to a diverse group of companies and professionals since its soft opening last month. Representatives from several member organizations were on hand for today’s launch event, including Miriam Dushane, Managing Partner of Alaant Workforce Solutions, and Zac Conley, Managing Principal of Cresa Albany.
“I am so thrilled we made the decision to move to Hone. It is the perfect solution for a team to balance a hybrid work model,” said Miriam Dushane, Managing Partner at Alaant Workforce Solutions. “It is like going to a fancy hotel to work when we are in the office. The staff and the support is wonderful, the accommodations are first class and every detail has been thought of and taken care of for us.”
“We’ve been utilizing flexible office space now for over three years. Back then, people questioned our decision because we’re a commercial real estate company and coworking was supposed to upend our entire industry. But we leaned in based on our company’s needs and it has been a great choice for us,” said Zac Conley, Managing Principal of Cresa Albany. “We’re growing, so when we need another desk or two, or three, we can literally just add an office. I also don’t need to spend any time managing our office space; Hone’s staff does it for me.”
Troy Record article on the opening.
Albany Business Review article on the new location.