1 November 2019 Jess Lat

CASE STUDY: How Zilingo Found an Office Space to Call Its Own

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There are now a variety of workspace options available to businesses of every type today. Coworking spaces and serviced offices are becoming popular options for businesses needing the flexibility to scale up or down, or stay for a shorter period of time. On the other hand, a more traditional office space remains an option for businesses with more steady footing, and looking for a space to call their own.

Let’s take the case of Zilingo as it expanded to the Philippines. The 3-year-old company operates a B2C e-commerce platform, while establishing a B2B supply chain solution for fashion companies. Ready to make big, bold moves in the Philippines, they wanted to establish their own Google HQ-style office in BGC to attract and retain talent.

They wanted a bare office space that they could customize; however, the company didn't want to be bound too long by it, as they had big plans for the future. Eventually, they may need to scale up and quickly respond to changes in their organization. Balancing these requirements were top priority in finding an office space.

Read also: The Differences Between a Flexible Workspace and Traditional Office

Traditionally, contracts for such spaces mean long lock-in periods, an overwhelming amount of options, and plenty of back-and-forth between the client and the landlord. But today’s office space market is changing; there is an increasing number of options for the perfect space, but also an easier way to find them.

Enter FlySpaces. The company had gotten familiar with the platform during their stay at another flexible workspace, and reached out to their Sales team to help them find a space that could be leased for a shorter time, and that also met their other requirements.

FlySpaces has over 4000 listings in their inventory for businesses of every size and shape, and it adds to its conventional office space alongside flexible workspace everyday. Using a combination of industry knowledge and thoughtfully designed technology, FlySpaces helps clients find office spaces that not all traditional brokers list, such as the one Zilingo eventually chose. Though the search had proven tricky at first, FlySpaces had connected Zilingo with another company, Flashbay, that had underutilized space in their office.

Zilingo Flashbay Bare OfficeBefore the makeover. Flashbay - Net Square, BGC

"FlySpaces had a listing for an office space, which was actually an extra room in a tech company’s own office. They were offering this space for sublease, and we were able to negotiate the contract down to 2.5 years. The FlySpaces Sales team had sourced several options for us initially, and though at first it seemed difficult to get a good deal on our terms, they came through with this option. We appreciated how well they listened to our requirements and found the best way to meet them; they had a lot of spaces to offer on their platform but were also able to sort through it and offer us exactly what we needed," they recall.

As it helps find clients like Zilingo a home for their business, it also helps companies like Flashbay create value from underutilized space in their office. Understanding the role that technology plays, FlySpaces enables connections between such companies to happen everyday.


Finding the perfect office space is an essential part of running a business. Zilingo understood this, and began its search for one that they could customize for their own purposes: "With the new office, we’ll be providing our team the kind of workspace they deserve—innovative, fun, but still professional. This lets our employees and the Philippines know that we’re here to stay, and there’s no way but up.”

FlySpaces has made it its mission to provide value to companies with its technology and knowledge of the workspace industry. As it helps find clients like Zilingo a home for their business, it also helps companies like Flashbay create value from underutilized space in their office. Understanding the role that technology plays, FlySpaces enables connections between such companies to happen everyday, creating win-win situations for all.

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Tags: Case Studies, traditional office space

Jess Lat

Jess is Partnerships and Marketing Manager for FlySpaces. Always curious, she likes to read and write about workspace trends. She understands that workspaces are not only occupied by businesses, but by people.

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