One thing we love is when large companies go all out and get it really right when it comes to office space, especially since we know the impact of office space on company culture. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite, innovative offices around the world of various sizes and in various locations to help you get inspired and motivated to make your office the perfect space for your team.
We're giving our office space of the week to the Birchbox offices in NYC.
We're giving our office space of the week to the Super Bowl 50 offices in San Francisco.
We're giving our office space of the week to the Lego offices in Istanbul!
The NYTimes published an article this Tuesday from Rebekah Campbell titled, “Why I Ditched My Co-Working Space.” In her article, Rebekah touches on some of the pain points often associated with working in a shared space. These include issues like noise, not having a permanent desk or private space, and too many distractions.
Today kicks off (no pun intended) the semifinals of the world cup. From 32 teams, we are now down to the final 4. Today's match between Brazil and Germany features two of the worlds most storied soccer countries facing off in Belo Horizonte. There are lots of articles out there predicting winners based on the teams' performances in the tournament to date, the health of their respective starting lineups, and other things that they feel are pertinent. We feel there is a glaring hole in their analysis: the state of their office space leasing markets. What follows is a high level head to head comparison between the top two markets in Brazil (Rio and Sao Paolo) and Germany (Berlin and Munich)
This week we are featuring Idean for our Austin Office Space of the Week #OSOTW. Idean is a global innovator for digital user experiences across all platforms, with a space as creative as their team! Their crazy cool open office is located at 713 East 6th St., in Downtown Austin.
This week we are featuring Greatist, a team that is seriously motivating their extensive community of followers (us included!) to make healthy choices in our daily lives. As this week’s New York Office Space of the Week #OSOTW, we got a chance to tour Greatist’s cool and quirky space, located at 18 West 27th St. in the Flatiron District.
I recently attended an event unlike most tech slash networking events, fittingly titled “Wellbeing in the Workplace: Mind. Body. Environment.” As part of the small talks speaker series presented by Turnstone (@turnstone #TSsmalltalks) and sponsored by Steelcase, this event left me feeling calm, collected, and ready to take on the busy day ahead!
There are a variety of theories about office space and employee satisfaction. But what about curating your office environment to create an overall inspiring company culture, and to attract new talent? Does the presence of standing desks at your company make you a superior employer to one that utilizes the standard cubicle-ridden space?
All of us at TheSquareFoot love scoping out cool office spaces, so we thought it would be fun to start off 2014 by naming the coolest offices in Austin, TX. After painstakingly checking every office space in Austin to find the best spaces, we're ready to share the results. Drumroll please, in no particular order the winners are: UShip, RetailMeNot, SpareFoot, BazaarVoice, HomeAway, and WP Engine.
We had the pleasure of touring CultureMap's Houston office space, located on Wood Street in East Downtown. Given CultureMap's hip and trendy vibe, our expectations were high and the offices did not disappoint. With hardwood floors and the sun shining through the windows, the space has a happy, warm tone. The main area of the space includes a spacious open room for the writers to work and a large kitchen, where almost any meal could be prepared. In the back is the living room type set up with great artwork and great looking (and very comfortable!) furniture. We finished off the tour in CultureMap CEO Stephen Newman's office and saw why CultureMap is inspired by great design.
If your company is preparing to move to a new office building, it’s prudent to keep in mind what you might want to do in terms of building out your office space. Landlords have different approaches toward how they will reimburse you for this kind of work. Expect your real estate broker to handle the negotiations with your landlord.
Is your business in the market to rent Dallas office space?
The Houston branch of UHY Advisors has told us they are relocating from their office in Greenway Plaza to America Tower in February of 2013. The firm's new space is around 90,000 square feet and occupies floors 17 through 20.
If you find yourself in charge of finding new Houston office rentals for your company, there are many things to consider. A lot is riding on your decision, with a whole workforce having to relocate; in the case of large relocations, employees may even be moving home and their families to follow you. The trouble to move is not something you want to go through in the near future, with work possibly being interrupted and the reaction your clients will have towards this. So below, we list four things to keep in mind when looking for new Houston office rentals.
Where is there Office Space in 77008 available in Houston?
We had the pleasure of visiting PKF Texas last week. We loved the energy and vice of their office space. One would typically think of an accountant's office space as somewhat dull and bland, but this was anything but!
In the spirit of the 2012 London olympics, we at TheSquareFoot wanted to come up with our own version of office space olympics.
Think companies based in retail space for lease in a shopping center are always relying heavily on walk-in traffic? Think again. 2nd MD, a web based health care service that allows users to have face to face video consultations with medical specialists, is currently located in the shopping center at 2538 Briar Ridge Drive, Houston TX 77057 just west of the Galleria.
We're excited to show you the offices of Chaione, Houston's premier mobile app development shop and active contributor to the local start up scene. Located in the 4900 Woodway Building, this 5000 plus square foot office space has some of the best views of downtown and the Galleria the city has to offer.
This week we show you the Jacksonville headquarters of Hashrocket, some of the developers behind TheSquareFoot and many other awesome Ruby On Rails websites. Known as one of the premier development firms of its kind nationally, Hashrocket's Jacksonville, Florida office sits right on the beach (in Jacksonville Beach) and has a ton of natural light and wide open spaces. This is a great example of an office space fitting the company and its ethos perfectly.
After reading Method Method by the co-founders of Method, we became obsessed with the strategies and principles used by Method to become a successful company. For anyone who has not read the book, it is not only inspiring, but teaches entrepreneurs many lessons about launching a successful start up. And now, we are grateful to be able to feature Method's San Francisco office space as our office space of the week.
San Francisco-based company Salesforce.com is reportedly negotiating for 100,000 square feet of office space for lease at 685 Third Avenue, which was formerly inhabited by Pfizer. The transaction would more than sextuple the cloud computing company's New York presence, further confirming what this blog has already touched on in multiple occasions - the city's increasing attractiveness to technology firms.
Normandy Partners, a New Jersey-based real estate firm, added some more New York City office space to its portfolio, with its purchase at 575 Lexington Avenue, between 51st and 52nd streets in the Plaza District. The 35-stories of Midtown East office space was redeveloped in 1990 by the Koeppel Companies and was bought by Normandy and New York Life for about $360 million, according to sources.
A question we get quite frequently at TheSquareFoot is, "How much office space do I need?" It is why we created our office space calculator to help prospective tenants gauge the amount of office space appropriate for their business needs. Typically we find that most small businesses and entrepreneurs think they need more space than they really do and our goal is get them into the right amount space for their business. Given all the discussion around the amount of space a company needs (general consensus traditionally was around 200 - 250 square feet per person), we created this infographic showing how much space different levels of seniority in the workplace use:
The Tribeca revival story was one that even its residents didn't think was possible, especially after the September 11 terrorist attacks. New businesses are finding ways to carve a niche into Tribeca office space and residential buildings are being added into the historic area, even with the neighborhood being low-density and having limited inventory.
The former location of a Syms store is the new home for City National Bank (CNB), a Los Angeles-based institution. CNB was eager to sign a 15-year lease for the Midtown office space, totalling 45,000 square feet at Waterman Interests' 400 Park Avenue.
After the dot-com bubble burst in the early 2000s, many of the technology startups that had come to call Midtown South home no longer had the ability to remain in the area. As the vacancy rate of Midtown office space climbed, new technology companies sought more favorable locations for their needs. Now, many new startups are again flocking to Midtown South in search of affordable NYC office space for lease.