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Future Office Spaces

An interview with Lena Thong.

Lena Thong is a pioneer of serviced offices in Indonesia. She has graduated from York University, Toronto, Canada with bachelor’s degree in business administration. She started her career in the Salim Group before embarking on her own journey as the founder of Marquee Executive Offices in 2006. Marquee Executive Offices is the leading Indonesian premium serviced office provider which provide high quality of serviced offices, virtual offices, meeting facilities, video conferencing and other business services such as company establishment, tax and accounting services, executive search and secretarial services. Her company now has a total of 13 centers located in Grade A buildings all throughout Jakarta and 1 in Bali with the primary focus on providing a one-stop business solution for start-ups and all the way up to big corporations.

 
How did you start the Marquee Executive Office in Jakarta?

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It is very interesting to know more about the story behind your success in building Marquee. Are there difficult things that are the biggest challenges when starting this business?

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As a pioneer in the field of serviced office in Indonesia, you certainly understand very well about the needs of current Serviced Office users as well as the changes that have occurred since Marquee was first built. What are the dynamics of change that have formed until now?

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How can you and Marquee answer all the needs of office users from the beginning to the present?

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How about Marquee and you provide services to clients? What makes it different between managing office by ourselves and renting a Service Office?

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What distinguishes Marquee from other Office Services?

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Now people can work from anywhere and at any time. How do you think about the current work culture that leads to more flexibility towards the place?

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What Office developers need to anticipate in starting to build a similar business?

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In your opinion, what is the future of office in Indonesia and how should an office get developed both in terms of efficiency and effectiveness?

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Are there any sustainability concern carried out by Marquee so that it can still contribute to the environment and work culture of workers in Indonesia?

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