Major downtown office space landlord Brookfield Properties, based in New York, announced this week it’s bringing the Convene “workplace-as-a-service” platform to its local properties.
Convene’s platform gives building tenants access to amenities and services that include meeting and event spaces, flexible workspaces, hospitality services and community programming for users, according to New York-based Convene. Tenants will be able to use a mobile app to connect to Convene’s services, according to Brookfield.
Brookfield and Convene will roll out the platform sometime in early 2018 with 52,000 square feet of communal work and meeting spaces at Wells Fargo North Tower, 333 S. Grand Ave., and 20,000 square feet at another downtown office to be later named. Brookfield plans to expand Convene to more of its downtown office buildings, and eventually to other major urban markets where the real estate investment firm operates, according to the announcement. Brookfield manages an 8.6-million-square-foot portfolio in downtown.
Brookfield is an investor in Convene, and Convene’s move into Brookfield’s downtown properties marks their first business in the West Coast. The company has locations in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. with plans to expand globally.
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