General & Administrative
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Seeking & Offering Space
Alex Lassar of JLL reveals a rarely available sublet opportunity at the Plug-n-Play Tech Center in San Francisco for 45+ people with a very flexible 1 year term (month-to-month thereafter). 7,000 sq. ft available after July 1st, with 4 enclosed office/ meeting rooms, high ceilings, fully built/ open plan kitchen with furniture included. Reach out to Alex Lassar for more details on this space and more on the market.
Sarah Dietz of Rescale is looking for another startup to join their space. They currently are a team of 14 with a large space to share. ContactSarah@Rescale.com for more information.
The space: Located in San Francisco, next to the Powell Street Bart Station. There’s room for up to 20 more people for a 12-18 month term, at $10,000/ month. It includes exclusive conference room (seats 8), phone booth, shared kitchenette, lunch area, an additional 3 conference rooms upon availability, high ceilings, exposed brick, close to many restaurants, and the space is secure space w/ entrance fobs and security guard.
On the Move
Mike Stiles of TechFlash showcases PicMonkey’s new office space on the 19th floor in the Plaza 600 Tower in Seattle in “Cool Spaces: PicMonkey’s Digs Built for Superheroes”
Taylor Soper of GeekWire features the Sonos’ new office space at the Bullitt Center in Seattle in “Wireless Home Speaker Company Sonos Establishes Seattle Office”
“The goal is for Seattle — like all of our other offices — is that we’ll have hundreds of employees focused on building the ultimate home music experience”
Kate Whiting of Educents
Educents is the first marketplace for affordable educational products. We moved to Oakland and are now house in a beautiful 3,500 sq. ft loft that used to be part of the Del Monte Cannery Plant (a few blocks from Jack London Square). 35 foot ceilings, brick & timber construction, wonderful outdoor space & free parking. But the best part…? We pay just $1.25/sf/mo and the brewery across the street opens up just for our team.
Victoria Schanen of LeadPages and her team moved into a space in St. Paul, Minnesota.
We moved into a gorgeous brick and timber space last December after having wildly outgrown CoCo, a collaborative, working space meant for very small organizations. We wanted to create a bright, open space that would enable both group work and flexibility for our rapidly changing needs.
Jay Acunzo of NextView Ventures guides founders in understanding the right timing to find an office space in “When, Exactly, Should Seed-Stage Startups Look for Office Space?”
Laurence Morgan of CBRE demystifies the technology company life cycle in the graphic below.
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