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Serviced Office Operator, I hope you are well, it’s very nice to greet you. Since you are part of the Serviced Office industry, I would like to invite you to join the OBCAI (Office Business Centre Association International). Here you will find more information regarding the benefits you gain by being a member of OBCAI and also information about the next event that will take place in San Diego California. Should you have any doubt, do not hesítate on contacting me. Best Regards, Javier García Iza OBCAI +52 (81) 8000 7100


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We’re on the wires. Business

Economic Downturn Drives New Business for Executive Suite Operators 2009-01-12 23:52:56 - Mount Laurel, NJ - Despite the current global economic crisis, Office Business Center Association International (OBCAI) reports an increased demand for Executive Suite office space… ‘Many of our members are reporting significant increases in the number of inquiries from new clients, upwards of 20% in most markets. That’s extremely encouraging. It means companies see the value that an Executive Suite lease brings to the table.’ said Carrie Gates, Vice President-Leasing for Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. and 2009 President for OBCAI. ‘Companies today are under more pressure than ever to cut their over head expenses and increase their ROI. Leasing from an Office Business Center is a great way to reduce their financial liability and increase worker productivity. ‘This year has been huge for all of our markets,’ said Thad Pittman, Co-Founder and Principal of Corporate Office Centers and OBCAI Board Member. ‘It’s crucial for these businesses to have flexible options when it comes to office space, especially during economic uncertainty. This is where OBC providers have been so vital…


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You should join us.


We’re OBCAI.

Office Business Center Association International, Inc. (OBCAI) is a member-owned nonprofit trade association, representing office business center owners around the world. Since 1985, the association has provided members with the resources they need to enhance professional performance, generate revenue opportunities and promote continued growth and success. OBCAI is the leading organization in the field of office business center professional development, with over 1000 member locations worldwide. We are the recognized source of information about, and authority on, the OBC Industry.


OBCs are rapidly becoming the ideal solution for professionals seeking office space, equipment, services and support in a convenient, cost effective package. The numbers speak for themselves. Office Business Centers represent: • Over 4,000 OBCs in North America • More than 8,000 OBCs worldwide • 160 million square feet of office space world wide • Over $10 billion per year in revenue generated by OBCs globally • Approximately $3 billion revenue per year in the U.S. • 5 to 7 percent growth annually on a global basis in next five years Your company can join us to capitalize on the knowledge, exposure and buying power of this massive industry.


We’re OBCAI.

The OBCAI works to advance and promote the Office Business Center Industry and its members through: Knowledge Exchange – Learning Through the Experience of Others • Members share information with members, providing a vast knowledge resource. • Our annual international convention brings together members, industry professionals and outside experts to learn from each other through a wide range of educational programs. This year’s event will be held in San Diego, California and it promises to be an exciting one, filled with information and innovation. • The OBCAI’s online presence includes an active LinkedIn group and a new “members only” blog to provide additional knowledge exchange resources for OBCs. Professional Growth – Mentoring and Education for Progressive Employees

• OBCAI offers monthly Webinars for members, bringing information directly to you. • The “Certified Center Manager” program ensures continued education for your key personnel.


Additionally, the OBCAI uses the power of the membership to create value for its members. Business Support – Saving Your Company Money • The OBCAI negotiates substantial international vendor discounts for members. Deals have been arranged with: Courier Companies (i.e.Fedex, UPS) Business Supply Companies (i.e. Staples, Basics) Credit Card Companies (i.e. Visa, Mastercard) Savings often exceed the cost of membership, directly improving your company’s bottom line. • Our website provides an international office search feature for anyone seeking office space. It is used extensively for member referral • OBCAI’s PR and marketing arm runs an ongoing marketing campaign to educate the public about the effectiveness and flexibility of the OBC industry. More awareness means more business.



Membership Dues are based upon the total number of all your office business center locations. Tier 1 Less than 15,000 sq ft – single center only


Tier 2 Either a single center greater than 15,000 sq. ft. or 2 centers


Tier 3 Multi-Center operators with 3-9 centers Tier 4 Multi-Center operators with 10-25 centers

$1,195 $1,895

Tier 5 Multi-Center operators with 26+ centers Subject to discussion with the OBCAI office

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For more information on OBCAI visit Office Business Center Association International 15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 Toll-free: (800) 237-4741 Tel: (856) 439-1076, Fax: (856) 439-0525 Email: or Contact a committee member in your region. (enter local contact’s information here)





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