The Brick Companies, a building owner and real estate company founded in 1892, started Launch Workplaces (2014) with the simple thought, “There must be a better way”.
Tired of the commercial office industry status quo where the interests of the building Owner who bears all the risk come last, Brick founded Launch Workplaces to create a new way of doing business to accommodate the increasing demands of our Tenants rather than being whip-sawed by the “market”. The Launch way aligns the interests of the Owner and Tenants rather than competing them. It replaces the traditional model of long-term commitments to essentially unknown future space needs and replaces them with flexible financial and physical space architecture. The flexible-term model avoids locking in a long-term rental rate in a down market allowing for more real-time rent structures and ultimately affords the Owner more revenue and flexibility to configure the building.
Since its establishment in September of 2014, Launch has become the premier office space for small businesses, entrepreneurs and startups in Montgomery County, Maryland. Success came quickly as the location starting bustling with activity and in 2015 an additional three spaces opened in Maryland and one in Tysons, Virginia. In 2018, the Rockville location moved up in the building and has completed new buildout with 16,000sf of beautiful office space. In August 2018, Launch will open its first franchise space in Bethesda, MD with another planned for Silver Spring in the same month.