Why we exist

Our first space reprogramming: Restaurants.

In New York City alone, there are thousands of beautifully designed restaurants that occupy some of the most valuable addresses anywhere, but they’re closed until 5:00pm or later.

Meanwhile, those of us who walk past these spaces everyday need a consistent place to host meetings and be somewhere peaceful where we can sit down and get online.

At Spacious, you can confidently invite others to meet in a well-appointed social space. Stay productive all day where seats are abundant, WiFi is fast and reliable, and delicious coffee and refreshments are included.

We make it easy and affordable to find a fantastic place to meet and work in every neighborhood

Our founders

Preston Pesek


Preston’s institutional experience comes from Fortress Investment Group, where he managed real estate investments on behalf of multiple Fortress funds, often dealing with atypical asset types, complex financial structures, and distressed or special situations. Prior to Fortress, Preston worked for NYC landlord SL Green, while earning an MS in Real Estate from NYU.

Preston worked on design and development projects for Miro Rivera Architects, based in Austin, TX, and his first job after undergraduate was the Director of Housekeeping for the Intrawest’s Village at Squaw Valley, a hotel-condo development. Preston has an English degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Chris Smothers


Chris is a software hacker & serial entrepreneur. Prior to joining Spacious full time, Chris was a Senior Software Engineer at Hakkalabs, prototyping new services and expanding their developer evangelism platform. Previously, he co-founded and built Consignd, an NYC-based e-commerce marketplace, who’s alumni later became the mattress company Casper. Chris independently built a people matching app called Posyt, that uses your ideas to anonymously connect you with likeminded people. He has also consulted for Collaborative Fund, a sharing economy-focused venture capital firm, and Acorns, an investing app.

Chris graduated from Brown University with a custom degree in Visual Storytelling, which combined computer science with theater and animation.

The team

Isabella Gallart
People Operations Manager
Nupur Shah
People Operations Manager
Miloni Malhotra
Chief Financial Officer
Sean Delaney
People Operations Manager
Anubhav Bhargava
Director of Operations
Dorothy Frlic
Customer Experience Manager
Erin Boll
Community Events Manager
Nicholas Bonadies
People Operations Manager
Thomas Daly
Chief Product Officer
Jaclyn Pascocello
Chief Operating Officer
Justin Mulvaney
Data Analyst
Joe Deleeuw
Software Engineer
Danny Timpone
Software Engineer
Celia Donnelly
Director of Product Design
Alie Stone
Head of Community

Want to work at Spacious?

We’re always interested in meeting smart, talented people who are passionate about our mission.

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is expanding

We’re officially bicoastal! San Francisco now joins Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Jersey City on the rapidly expanding list of cities with Spacious locations.

Want Spacious in your city? Let us know where you are, and we’ll notify you about new city openings.

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