On-Demand Workplace Service Convene Opens West Coast Operations In 2 Brookfield Buildings In DTLA
Opening its first properties on the West Coast, New York-based Convene, a growing workplace-as-a-service platform, has partnered with Brookfield Properties to manage more than 70K SF of multipurpose space at two Brookfield buildings in downtown Los Angeles.
Brookfield Properties announced Convene will open 50K SF of flexible workspace, common spaces and meeting and event space at the Wells Fargo North Tower at 333 South Grand Ave.
Convene will offer 20K SF of meeting space and shared workspace along with an amenity club space, a café and catering at Brookfield’s 777 Tower at 777 South Figueroa St.
“Today’s talent requires workplace environments that motivate and inspire them,” Convene CEO and co-founder Ryan Simonetti said in a news release.
“Partnering with Convene and bringing their unique hospitality services and unmatched amenities to our Downtown Los Angeles office portfolio allows us to enhance the flexibility and sense of community we offer to our tenants,” Brookfield Office Properties Western Region Executive Vice President Bert Dezzutti said in a news release.
“Together, we are transforming the future of an interconnected office campus,” Dezzutti said.
The move comes as no surprise to commercial real estate insiders. Brookfield Property Partners was one of the lead investors last year when Convene raised $68M in Series C funding.
Founded in 2009, Convene has grown steadily over the years. The company manages the amenities of an office building such as food, event and meeting spaces and the gym. The company manages space in New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.