If you are responsible for the often arduous task of opening your company’s office in Shanghai, you will probably be looking at a serviced office, at least initially, as your base of operations. Though lease rates here are generally higher for serviced offices than an equivalent normal office, there are a number of significant benefits that many find outweigh the added costs. The first is that serviced offices are usually turnkey. Reception services, office cleaning services, IT support and maintenance, office furniture, air conditioning, electricity, lighting, Internet connectivity, telecom connections and meeting and conference rooms are usually all included. In addition, short-term leases are usually available and top-end serviced offices often come with a prestigious address.
Among the best-known international providers of serviced office space, Servcorp pride themselves on their customer service. They claim to take a “personal” interest in all of their clients’ businesses. They also offer virtual offices, and can help you through the process of setting up your business in Shanghai.
Level 29, Kerry Centre, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, Jing’an
5/F, Somekh Building, 149 Yuanmingyuan Lu, the Bund
Level 23, Citigroup Tower, 33 Huayuanshiqiao Lu, Pudong
Founded by English entrepreneur Mark Dixon in 1989, Regus now operates more than 1100 business centres worldwide, making it the largest company of its type. Check their website for more locations across the city.
51/F, Raffles City, 268 Xizang Zhong Lu, People’s Square
12/F, Shui On Plaza, 333 Huaihai Zhong Lu
18/F, Bund Centre, 88 Henan Zhong Lu
31/F, Jinmao Tower, 88 Century Avenue, Pudong
15/F, BEA Finance Tower, 66 Huayuanshiqiao Lu, Pudong
Alliance Business Centers
In business since 1991, Alliance Business Centers Network (also known as ABCN) is a privately owned American company that serves as an umbrella corporation for hundreds of independent business center operators across the globe. Expect good quality and service.
The Executive Center, 3501 Citic Square, 1168 Nanjing Xi Lu
The Executive Center, 20/F, The Center, 989 Changle Lu
Jumpstart has three offices in prime locations in Shanghai offering the standard serviced office facilities and services. Unlike many others, Jumpstart includes most monthly fees in their sticker price. Their newly opened Hongqiao location is housed in a unique luxury complex that has been developed by LVMH.
25/F, Shanghai Central Plaza, 381 Huaihai Zhong Lu
25/F, Wheelock Square, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu
15/F, L’Avenue Shanghai, 99 Xianxia Lu, Hongqiao
Specialising in helping SMEs outsource their administrative duties, AsianBiz offers competitive pricing and ten locations across Shanghai.
26/F, Ascendas Plaza, 333 Tianyaoqiao Lu, Xuhui
2215 7888 ext. 4000
8-9/F, China Enterprise Tower, 2 Huashan Lu, Jing’an
2215 7888 ext. 8000
16/F, Merchant Plaza, 258 Weihai Lu, Jing’an
2215 7888 ext. 1000
4/F, Mayfair Tower, 83 Fumin Lu, Jing’an
19/F, New Hualian Mansion, 755 Huaihai Zhong Lu, Huangpu
2215 7888 ext. 7000
16/F, Oriental Century Plaza, 345 Xianxia Lu, Changning
2215 7888 ext. 6000
3-4/F, Senben Plaza, 567 Tianyaoqiao Lu, Xuhui
2215 7888 ext. 3000
27/F, PUFA Tower, 588 Pudong Nan Lu, Pudong
14/F, SuncomeCimic Tower, 800 Shangcheng Lu, Pudong
2215 7888 ext. 5000
2/F & 4/F, Pearl Center, 1019 Nanquan Bei Lu, Pudong
2215 7888 ext. 2000
Started by Korean entrepreneur Mee Kim in 1997 during the Asian financial crisis, CEO Suite promises its clients customized personal service aimed at “maximum client satisfac- tion”.
168 Yincheng Zhong Lu, Pudong
47/F, Hong Kong New World Tower, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu