Meet thisopenspace

We are curious explorers, finding new spaces in unexpected places to bring them into a global community marketplace

Our Story

We started thisopenspace in 2015, but the real story began two years before when we opened a permanent pop-up retail space, one of the first of its kind in the world.

We were a very different company back then, and looking for the perfect space for a product launch. For weeks, we knocked on doors of vacant spaces; empty retail stores, galleries, and even coffee shops to book for a weekend, only to be turned away.

That’s when we decided we could do better and took the lease on an open space - what followed was magic. The space transformed over the next few months into a pop-up streetwear boutique, japanese knife shop, makerspace, yoga studio, and even an elopement-style wedding chapel. We hosted events, photoshoots, meetings, and workshops. Local brands that started their first retail store with thisopenspace soon went on to open their very own brick and mortar locations.

Inspired by these brands and the creative people behind them, thisopenspace was born. We still have the original space that started everything. Today, we’re on a mission to make it easy for any brand to access any space, anywhere, for an hour to a few months.

Onwards & Upwards,

Yashar Nejati
Co-Founder & CEO

Our Values

Together, we are building the future of commercial real estate. We build products and make decisions around our core values. They drive our contribution to the world.
be ambitious

Be ambitious

We set the highest goals and standards. We are here to create the best work of our lives.

stay curious

Stay curious

We are not satisfied with the way things are. We are adaptive and open to possibilities.


Be resourceful

We find ways to get it done. If we can do more with less, we can do more. This is our superpower.