We visited the Howsy team to see how they were getting on in their new office in Shoreditch and we sat down with Livia, Marketing Manager, to find out about Howsy’s journey so far and about their plans to expand the team in their amazing new space.
Can you tell me about Howsy?
Livia: Howsy is a marketplace that connects renters and landlords. Unlike most online lettings agents which just find a tenant, we fully manage properties for landlords, providing legal infrastructure, tools and customer support. We want to take the hassle out of renting and managing property, so we take care of everything from finding great tenants to organising repairs and rent collection, and we back it up with 24/7 support for both landlords and tenants. We combine smart-tech with specialist property people, to make the renting process simple, transparent and more affordable.
To learn more, visit Howsy.
What challenges were you experiencing that made you decide to use Hubble?
Livia: We quickly outgrew our old office space and we needed to find a solution for our expanding team to grow in. But we were really struggling to find somewhere in our desired location for a reasonable price. We were referred to Hubble by a friend and we were immediately impressed by the shortlist of affordable options they shared with us.
How was your overall experience working with us?
Livia: Daniel (Hubble Tenant Advisor) was excellent, he helped to navigate the whole process from start to finish. We weren’t sure which type of office was right for us, and he helped to explain the pros and cons of leased vs. serviced offices. He ended up finding an excellent combined flexible solution for us.
How are you and your team liking your new office?
Livia: The office is perfect for our team. It’s situated opposite BoxPark Shoreditch and right next to Shoreditch High Street station, so it’s in a great location with excellent transport links. We have more space in this office — there’s plenty of room for the team to grow in. We also have our own private meeting rooms, so unlike our previous office, we don’t have to book weeks in advance.
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What stood out for you about using Hubble?
Livia: Excellent customer service and account management. Daniel really took the time to patiently explain different scenarios and possibilities, without the ‘salesy’ approach.
What’s next for your company?
Livia: We want to change renting globally, making it fairer, quicker and easier for everyone. We want to become the Airbnb of long term renting. We are currently focusing on the UK and expanding our portfolio of services, but we plan to penetrate other markets in the future.
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