HOUSTON – Spaces, an Amsterdam-based creative workspace company, has leased 25,000 SF in Midway’s Kirby Grove development for its first co-working location in Houston.
Spaces describes its locations as “a creative working environment for the corporate shaker, freelancer, energetic entrepreneur, international worker, mobile worker, start-ups and well-established companies.”
Expected to open in Spring 2018, Spaces will occupy the entire sixth floor of the LEED Gold office building within the mixed-use Kirby Grove project developed by Midway and institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
“What makes Spaces unique is the community we’ve worked to cultivate,” said Michael Berretta, Vice President of Network Development, Americas at Spaces. “We offer a global network of workspaces and a full calendar of business events, speakers and networking lunches, and it all keeps members of our community engaged and open to new possibilities.”
Kirby Grove is located on the south side of Richmond Avenue, east of Kirby Drive in the Inner Loop of Houston. Kirby Grove has established a community-focused, mixed-use environment within Houston’s Upper Kirby District, integrating Midway’s Kirby Class-A office space and its Avenue Grove’s high-end lofts with restaurants and the redevelopment of the adjacent Levy Park.
“Midway creates places for the way people want to work today,” said Jonathan Brinsden, CEO of the Houston-based Midway real estate firm. “For most of us, work is more collaborative and the pace of change continues to accelerate. Office spaces that can adapt to meet the needs of rapidly expanding teams or to reflect the wide variety of roles business people have to fill is a competitive advantage.”
Within Kirby Grove, the Upper Kirby Redevelopment Authority has revived Levy Park, into an acclaimed urban public space that serves as a community focal point and a venue to host events and programming. Within its first year of operation, Levy Park has already earned recognition by the Urban Land Institute as an example of outstanding urban green space.
The Midway portfolio of projects completed and/or underway consists of 45 million SF of properties in 23 states and Northern Mexico ranging from office and industrial facilities, corporate headquarters, mixed-use centers, industrial parks and master-planned communities.
Midway’s Jones at Main project, a historic redevelopment on Main Street in downtown Houston, has WeWork, which recently leased 86,000 SF, as a key tenant.