Video: Young attorney setting a ‘Precedent’ with virtual office space
Kerese Patterson is on a serious mission to build spaces for young professionals desirous of achieving upward mobility through entrepreneurship, but are hamstrung by a lack of resources.
She is the director of Precedent Suites, cost-effective office accommodation for professionals, particularly lawyers who are unable to finance a fully functional office.
The idea for Precedent Suites came about after Patterson, an attorney-at-law, experienced first-hand, difficulties with setting up a private practice.
“I found it difficult to begin operations as I was unemployed at the time – while being employed full time during my five years of study; the irony,” Patterson reflected.
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Located at 27 Winchester Business Centre in St Andrew, Precedent Suite offers semi-private furnished offices with 24/7 access, utilities provided, access to a business lounge and conference room, wired and wireless internet, receptionist and mail handling.
“I wish the Precedent Suites to be the solution to those who are handicapped by their limited resources, who have a wealth of work and lack the facilities to fully execute,” she told Young People in Business.
Precedent Suites' membership also includes a monthly spa service provided by partner Isabelle's Day Spa
"Also, for those who don’t necessarily need office space, access to the business lounge, conference room and other amenities are possible through our varying levels of membership,” Patterson added.
Patterson, a wife and a mother of two, with twins on the way - also runs her law firm in Linstead. It’s all a handful sometimes, but Patterson seems to have been made for it.
“I try my best to be efficient, effective, staying true to the core of the profession while trying to be profitable in running a business. The demands become great and challenging but it has to be done and I do it to the best of my capacity,” she said.