'5 WITH 530' ft. Ashley Jane Georgia
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? Compete with yourself not others.
Describe yourself in 3 words Making it happen.
How do you wind down after work? A glass of wine paired with some feel-good music.
Are you working on any exciting new projects? Some of my latest work is out now in Novembers issue of InStyle Magazine. See page 71. I’m always working on independent editorials and collaborations with people who inspire me.
What has been your best/fondest memory at Space 530? Cracking up in the soundproof booth upstairs. The Virtue team loves to “booth it”.
'5 WITH 530' ft. GARETH GLASER
What was your first job? I was an early business development employee at a company called AppNexus. It was getting thrown absolutely into the deep end, and everyone else in the job had years of experience in the space, but it was invaluable experience in a complex industry. First jobs are all about learning, I’m a big believer in that, and I was fortunate to have such a powerful learning opportunity.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? I’ve always been skeptical of “business” books and the notion of business literature in general, and in truth much of it is intuitive and snake oil salesmen-y, but the literature around building quantification systems with regards to OKRs and Hiring is generally quite good and useful. They’re concepts that any good executive good take the time to intuit and then learn via trial and error –but why do that when so many people have already done it! Taking advice from those books about time management and dealing with hiring has been really influential on me as a manager/entrepreneur – basically, if you can’t track it, you don’t have a strategy. That and always look at the people managing you and ensure you respect and want to learn from them, because if you don’t like the view from where you’re going you shouldn’t be working to get there.
What is your favorite app? I just started using an app called “Future” that pairs you with a personal trainer and gives you a workout regimen. So far so good! I love the accountability.
Any interesting hobbies? Rock Climbing is simultaneously wonderfully spiritual and calming while being super intense. I highly recommend it, not just for teaching self-reliance, which when you’re dangling 50 feet in the air and betting your life on a knot you tied 5 minutes ago you gain a lot of, but also trust, trusting your belayer, your gear, the history of the sport, etc. They’re really powerful anxiety reducing and perspective building emotions.
Any exciting travel plans coming up? Yes! I’m going to Greece / Santorini, I cannot wait. Stepping away from the day-to-day is often when the most important business decisions are made, it can be hard to see the full picture when you’re so involved on the ground.
'5 WITH 530' ft. ANNIE DEAN
Name 3 people you would invite to a dinner party. Kamala Harris, Cardi B, JK Rowling. That would be epic.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? You can get any stain out of whites by running the fabric directly underneath super-hot tap water. Red wine, blood, you name it – it disappears.
What led you to the company you are currently at? I learned a lot in corporate law but as a young associate I thought the long hours with my butt in the same seat 16+ hours a day was a wasteful and unproductive way to work. My cofounder and I are determined to give employees more autonomy in how they get their work done, to drive better business results for companies and catch workplaces up to the realities of modern society. We figured out how to utilize data and people analytics to operationalize flexibility at scale within corporate organizations.
What was your first job? Waitress.
Any interesting hobbies? Singing broadway showtunes very loudly in the car with my children.
'5 WITH 530' ft. SIM GULATI
How has your role changed since you’ve been at Dropel Fabrics? As CEO of Dropel, a startup that creates high performance natural fabrics– the journey has been a roller coaster with lessons learned everyday. In essence, my role is to ensure the company is headed in the right direction, executing on track to hit milestones and do what’s necessary to allow our team members be at their best
Are you working on any exciting new projects? Yes – We launched a collab with OVO (Drake’s brand) earlier this year, and more on the way!
Name 3 people you would invite to a dinner party. Da Vinci, Elon Musk, Oprah
What led you to the company you are currently at? A desire to make the fashion industry to more innovative and sustainable
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? People may not remember what you say but they will always remember how you make them feel.
'5 WITH 530' ft. KIMBERLY BARASCH
What lead you to the company you are currently with? For many women, their 20s are the hardest years of their lives. Personally, I had no idea who I was. I was no one’s child, no one’s mother and no one’s partner. I defined myself by my job. I was working too hard, for too little, and not having pride in my career left me feeling lost.
At 28, I was the design director for a major brand. Despite vacant storefronts on Madison Avenue, apparel companies blazed ahead, feverishly mass-producing product to keep up with fast-fashion. This has led to an alarming statistic - 60% of all product is either incinerated or goes to landfills within 12 months (NYT). Apparel companies were not thinking about how to innovate to break the cycle.
I decided that customization and on-demand manufacturing were the answers. Customization empowers women to purchase product they want, not just what designers tell them they want. It puts the customer (the person that matters) in control. Customization also requires on-demand production, which reduces waste through simple economics: supply = demand. Product is only created when a customer orders it, eliminating wasteful overproduction.
I founded Altress because I wanted to innovate and transform the failing apparel industry. An Altress is a woman who challenges the status quo to make the world a more equitable, sustainable and better place. With Altress, I have found who I am, and I hope to lead by example and encourage women to create positive change in their lives and the world around them (and look super hot doing it).
Are you working on any exciting new projects? Building the fastest on demand apparel supply chain in the United States of America, empowering women to innovate, and creating a more sustainable future for the fashion industry. Xoxo
Name 3 people you would invite to a dinner party. Joan Rivers, Michelle Obama and Goldie Hawn.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? Just because someone knows a lot, does not mean they are always right.
What is your proudest accomplishment? Putting together a kickass team of women who are transforming the entire apparel industry for the better.
'5 WITH 530' ft. LEXI COLETTI
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? Work hard, be kind, and be true to yourself. When someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Describe yourself in 3 words. Loyal, ambitious, enthusiastic.
Do you have any exciting travel plans coming up? My best friend and I are traveling to Amsterdam and Copenhagen for a long weekend. I have never been before and am really excited to experience the city. I love to travel and explore new cultures.
Are you working on any exciting new projects? We can’t give you all the details, but we do have a few exciting celebrity weddings that are in the works.
What has been your best/fondest memory at Space 530? The Space 530 happy hours are the best!
SPACE 530 IDEAL FOR TAMI TENANTS’ CORPORATE REAL ESTATE NEEDS
Featured in CityBizList, “Space 530, Midtown Manhattan’s premier, full-service private office space and co-working environment has quickly become the main hub for new and expanding technology and creative firms.”
'5 WITH 530' ft. YAARA KANYAS
What is your favorite new app? Can I say Tunity? It really is! (maybe that’s why I LOVE working for the company). I keep finding more and more uses for the app, for example, we recently learned that the Hard-of-Hearing community finds our app extremely useful and fun to use. That just makes me so happy. I personally use it more often than 90% of the apps I have on my phone.
Describe yourself in three words: Social, straightforward, stubborn.
How does your typical work day go? Working at a startup, there’s no such thing as “typical”, which makes it such a great work environment in my opinion. I mostly start my day at the office, emails and catch-up meetings, but then every day could be different. From visiting our partnering bars and restaurants, to meeting gym owners or throwing watch parties for our users somewhere in the city. It’s never boring, that’s for sure!
Are you working on any exciting new projects? Always! We’re about to launch an in-app sweepstakes referral program for our users, which we’ve been working on for a while now. I’m excited because our users will be able to win gift cards, swag and other awesome things directly on the app just from sharing it. You should definitely check it out!
What has been your fondest memory at Space 530? Pretty soon after we moved here, there was a Space530 Happy Hour and it was the first time we got to meet other tenants and staff around the space which was great and made us feel welcome. After that, we continued the fun in our office with some Office Chair Hockey and my team won! (Not that easy for me since I’m the only female, non-athletically-gifted employee) I’m happy to share some winning tips privately :)
'5 WITH 530' ft. JORDAN SILVERMAN
Name three people you would invite to a dinner party: My wife, Aaron Judge, Warren Buffett
What is your favorite new app? Rotoworld
What led you to the company you are currently at? I was previously at Mention where I was VP Sales. My favorite part of Mention was interacting with customers and I got an opportunity to run the customer success team here at MarketMan. I have been doing that since!
How has your role changed at MarketMan? When I first joined MarketMan I was the second customer success team member. I was able to help build and scale the business from a white board to a CRM to now a fully fledged out department. Because of that my role has transformed from just managing clients to balancing day to day client management to also growing and building a team.
What is your proudest accomplishment? When we were running our startup my brother was named College Entrepreneur of the Year. That was far and away my proudest moment and accomplishment.
TAMI TENANTS TAKE SAVITT’S SHARED SPACE
Featured in Real Estate Weekly, “Two companies committed to Space 530, the full-service private office space and co-working environment at Savitt Partners 530 Seventh Avenue.”
November 8, 2018
TOP 20 CO-WORKING SPACES IN NYC
Featured in VentureFizz, “Space 530 has private and public spaces, and a space designed for teams to showcase their products within a hall decorated with art”.
October 30, 2018
WHERE ELSE DO YOU HAVE THE PORT AUTHORITY, PENN STATION AND GRAND CENTRAL WITHIN SEVEN BLOCKS?
Valid point by owner of Space 530 and several other Garment District properties, Bob Savitt. The area is buzzing, and not in the same way it used to. Forbes Magazine gains valuable insight from Bob in their recent article on the reinvention of New York's garment district, link below!
July 12, 2018
SPACE 530 CONTINUES TO DIVERSIFY CLIENTELE
As Midtown Manhattan evolves into a dominant tech-hub, we are aiming to provide the flexibility and collaborative environment that these industries are looking for. In recent months, Space 530 has brought in established media companies, booming start ups, and a non-profit trade organization. Citybiz's article in the link below digs deeper into these exciting new deals.
July 5, 2018
INTRODUCING... '5 WITH 530' ft. ALYSON ROY
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? Whether you believe you can, or you believe you can’t: it’s the truth. Once you’ve made the decision to pursue a goal, you will achieve it. I often find myself asking, “Have I truly decided on this?” If something is wishy-washy or I’m making excuses, it will never be. It’s all about committing.
What led you to the company you are currently at? I wanted to create an agency with heart, so I took a leap of faith, quit my job, and began AMP3 PR. Today, we’re an award-winning Fashion PR firm, currently ranked in the Top 10.
Describe yourself in 3 words: Friendly, determined, sucker for sappy things.
Are you working on any exciting new projects? Always! We have quite a few things we can’t mention. Right now, we’re most excited to be diving into the niche of representing vegan, cruelty-free, sustainable products; we currently have 4 clients in this category. Next month, we’re hosting CAMP3, our complimentary PR bootcamp for the next generation of communication pros.
What has been your best/fondest memory at Space 530? I love the monthly happy hours. Last time, our team won the free drinks upstairs at The Skylark.
June 25, 2018
OFFICE LIST NAMES SPACE 530 WORKPLACE OF THE WEEK
Office List is an office space rental agency helps thousands of companies find an office in the areas they need and the configurations they are looking for. From all of their listings in NYC, LA, DC, Chicago, San Francisco and more, Space 530 has been nominated workplace of the week! Click below to read more.
May 4, 2018
CO-WORKING IN NYC IS CREATING ALL THE BUZZ
The New York Post features Space 530 as they dig into the co-working industry and its continuous growth, leading companies to rethink their space needs. What does this mean for traditional commercial estate? Read the full article from the New York Post below.
April 25, 2018
DROPEL FABRICS: FROM GUEST, TO MEMBER, TO TENANT
We first met CEO and Founder of Dropel Fabrics, Sim Gulati, when New York Fashion Tech Lab chose Space 530 to host their 2015 lab class. As a selected company for the competitive 12-week program, Dropel worked on creating high-performance natural fabrics to redefine customer experience. Little did he know this would be his work-home for the next four years.
Dropel develops performance-based natural, cotton fibers through material science and process technology. The instant connection between Dropel’s mission and Space 530’s clean and innovative atmosphere lead Sim to sign up for a coworking membership. Sim shares, "Dropel has transformed from a mere concept to a fully functioning company with the help of Space 530. Their resources and location in the heart of the fashion district has made it possible to develop our business and grow our team into a new office environment that allows us to interact more directly with brand partners and investors.”
Sim and his team have proudly outgrown the coworking membership and are taking the next step within Space 530 – a dedicated private office. We love to see our members and tenants grow and be alongside them in their journey up the corporate ladder. The feeling is mutual when Sim says, “we’re thrilled to call Space 530 Home!”
April 13, 2018
ANOTHER HIGH-GROWTH TECH COMPANY JOINS SPACE 530 ROSTER
"Marketman, a prominent cloud-based inventory management company serving the restaurant food industry, is joining other major technology, creative and fashion tenants at Space 530, Midtown Manhattan’s premier, full-service private office space and co-working environment." Read the full release from citybiz below.
March 16, 2018