FBF #644: Co-working, Experiential Real-Estate, and so much more! — with Will Mercer

Today’s Flash Back Friday episode is from episode #369, which originally aired on Dec 13, 2021.

Will Mercer is a Real Estate Investor, Developer, and Entrepreneur.

Will is the Founder & CEO of Umaya Village, a community of remote workers and teams nestled on a paradise beach in BelizePrior to Umaya, Will was Venture Director at Zag, the investment arm of global creative agency BBH. In his role, he led investments into 9 companies and oversaw a portfolio of 30 ventures which doubled in value during his tenure.


“When the pandemic hit, attitudes towards remote work changed irreversibly forever. I think that’s the fundamental thing that people really need to understand which is that this isn’t going away.”


2:02 – Will tells listeners more about his background in real estate.

08:26 – Will shares his thoughts on the future of co-working in a post-covid world.

10:45 – Will discusses the impact the pandemic had on opportunities and office spaces.

17:47 – Will talks about the mechanics and finances of Umaya Village.

19:41 – Will provides insight into how Umaya Village operates.

23:09 – Will touches on what his business plan brings to the table.

26:16 – Will describes his business model’s scalability.

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