Frequently Asked Questions
What is the history of AdvantEdge Workspaces?
AdvantEdge Workspaces began in 1988 as Washington Executive Services, Inc. with one business center in Washington, DC’s West End. In 1990, Founder and CEO, Prakash Gavri, acquired an office suite at the Chevy Chase Pavilion and created Chevy Chase Executive Services, Inc. In 2004 we combined our two business centers under the AdvantEdge Business Centers brand, and in the spring of 2012, we added a third Downtown DC location at 2101 L Street NW. The Spring of 2016 marked a milestone in our business history as we added an additional 23,000 sq ft of space at our Downtown DC location and retired the use of our West End location. With our 30th Anniversary quickly approaching, we took the leap in 2017 to rebrand ourselves as AdvantEdge Workspaces to reflect the ever-expanding diversity of workspace and business support options that we offer.
Our management team has over 80 years of combined experience in the executive suite and workspace industry, and we specialize in providing exceptional and customized service to our clients. AdvantEdge does not have an excessively bureaucratic structure, and this allows our staff to make quick, on-the-spot decisions. The fact that many of our tenants have been with us for upwards of 20 years illustrates the superior customer service that we provide.
We encourage you to add your own personal touch to your office! While we provide fully-furnished offices, you are welcome to incorporate your own furnishings, artwork, wall hangings, etc.
No, an office with AdvantEdge actually tends to cost less than conventional office space. AdvantEdge Workspaces is a full-service workspace in Washington, DC, which offers many amenities that you won’t find in conventional offices. In a traditional leasing situation, you pay not only for the square footage you occupy but also to build out, furnish, and equip the space. In addition, you will have monthly payments for utilities and maintenance, cleaning services, reception services, and so forth. At AdvantEdge, we offer full-service, all-inclusive offices. The monthly rent includes many amenities and services in addition to the physical space.
Yes, we offer our clients reciprocal use of conference rooms at both of our Washington, DC locations. In addition, AdvantEdge belongs to a network of business centers (over 650 locations worldwide) and our full-time clients receive eight hours per month of complimentary conference room or day office use at any of the 650+ participating centers.
What does the receptionist service include ?
Our state-of-the-art phone technology allows AdvantEdge to customize reception services to meet your specific needs. Our service includes: a live person answering with your company’s name, call screening, and call patching to the number(s) of your choice. Our service is fully flexible in accordance with your needs. All instructions are entered into our computerized phone system, which ensures your instructions will be followed each and every time a call is answered. Our clients may also inform us via email of any alerts or status changes in their telephone answering instructions.
Our computerized telephone system allows us to modify your contact numbers and specific call flow instructions instantly. Simply inform one of our staff members how you would like your phone calls and mail to be handled while you are away, and we will take care of it from there! Or, use our automatic alert/status emailing system and save yourself a phone call—particularly convenient if you are traveling in a different time zone.
Yes, AdvantEdge offers a wide variety of business support services to assist you. Furthermore, all of these convenient services are located within our suites, saving you precious time! Our services include: high-speed color copiers that collate and scan documents to email, fax machines, outgoing mail processing, secretarial support, kitchen/lounge space with beverage service, and more. We offer competitive rates and volume discounts for frequently used services.
Unlike a traditional office lease, we offer a variety of terms customized to meet your needs, ranging from several months to several years. Our flexible leasing options allow you to expand or contract your business as the need arises, which helps reduce the likelihood that you will need to undergo a costly move or pay for vacant offices. Please contact us for more information about our other flexible leasing options.