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New Airbnb-style site books unique Dallas spaces for meetings and events

New Airbnb-style site books Dallas spaces for meetings and events

One of the cool spaces you could book through Peerspace in NYC. Facebook/Peerspace

A company that bills itself as the Airbnb of space rentals for events, meetings, photo shoots, and media productions has entered the Dallas-Fort Worth market — its first presence in Texas.

Peerspace allows hosts to generate income from their offices, restaurants, stores, homes, and other spaces that might otherwise be empty or underused. For event planners and other venue renters, Peerspace says its platform “removes the hassles of intricate booking negotiations and paperwork, while Peerspace’s expert support provides knowledgeable guidance to make any event go off without a hitch.”

“A unique and inspiring space is an often overlooked, yet essential, part of a successful and memorable meeting or event,” Eric Shoup, CEO of Peerspace, says in a release.

The dozens of places listed for rent in Dallas-Fort Worth are literally and figuratively all over the map, including:

  • Gallery space in Dallas Design District, $50 an hour.
  • Deep Ellum loft/warehouse, $500 an hour.
  • Newly built three-story home in Old East Dallas, $150 an hour.
  • 180-person conference room in Addison, $150 an hour.
  • Floral shop in Las Colinas, $50 an hour.
  • “Industrial” event space in downtown Dallas, $650 an hour.
  • Storefront in Historic Downtown Plano Arts District, $50 an hour.
  • Meeting retreat in Highland Park, $100 an hour.

Alishan Jadhavji already has signed up as a Peerspace host in Dallas.

“Peerspace is great because it enables me to rent out my venue by the hour — without having to worry about accommodating overnight guests,” Jadhavji says in the release. “Peerspace clients have been amazing, and I’ve hosted interesting events including modeling shoots, corporate meetings and retreats, and even a music video shoot for an Australian pop star.”

San Francisco-based Peerspace, founded in 2014, already operates in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. Google Ventures is one of its investors.