New coworking location to open in Katy in 2021

Boardwalk Crossing Phase I will be home to the new coworking space in Katy. (Courtesy of NewQuest Properties)
Boardwalk Crossing Phase I will be home to the new coworking space in Katy. (Courtesy of NewQuest Properties)

Boardwalk Crossing Phase I will be home to the new coworking space in Katy. (Courtesy of NewQuest Properties)

Katy's Boardwalk District will become home to a second Ranch Office at Katy location next year.

The Ranch Office at Katy will be located at the intersection of Kingsland Boulevard and the AMC Drive entrance to Katy Mills mall, according to an Aug. 17 NewQuest Properties press release.

"We feel we've picked a spot that is geographically favorable to the Katy community and located in a booming area with exciting development in the works," Ranch Office founder Michael Haapanniemi said.

The grand opening is anticipated to take place by the first quarter of 2021.

The Ranch Office at Katy is the first tenant in Boardwalk Crossing, and the remaining 4,464 square feet will be used as restaurant space.


"Whatever restaurant we sign is going to do very well there," said Bob Conwell, the senior vice president of NewQuest Properties, who is leasing the development for Gold Key partners and the project's general contractor.

The new coworking space will feature over 60 private offices in various sizes to be used by individuals and teams of up 10. Conference rooms will be available, as will phone booths, event space, a patio, a kitchen, and food and beverage options.

The office will also include the Ranch Studio, a gym accessible to members; it can be used by personal trainers and yoga instructors for classes.

"We have found there are a lot of cool synergies that go on between our co-working and fitness spaces," Haapaniemi said.

Haapaniemi achieved 100% occupancy within nine months at the first Ranch Office location, which opened in 2019 at 1220 Blalock Road, Houston, near the Spring Branch and Memorial area.

Coworking members can use both locations.
By Nola Valente
A native Texan, Nola serves as reporter for the Katy edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She studied print journalism at the University of Houston and French at the University of Paris-Sorbonne in France. Nola was previously a foreign correspondent in Jerusalem, Israel covering Middle East news through an internship with an American news outlet.