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Lease-ready, turnkey workspaces furnished amidst COVID

INDUSTRY
Real Estate
OFFICE SIZE
3 Buildnigs
LOCATION
Toronto
&Vancouver
INDUSTRY

Real Estate

OFFICE SIZE

3 Buildings

LOCATION

Toronto&Vancouver

Lease-ready, turnkey workspaces furnished amidst COVID

INDUSTRY
Real Estate
OFFICE SIZE
3 Buildings
LOCATION
Toronto
&Vancouver
The Challenge

Furnish lease-ready, turnkey office spaces across Toronto and Vancouver amidst COVID-19 for KingSett Capital’s pre-furnished portfolio of suites.

The Outcome

Five beautifully furnished suites including 75 workstations, reception areas, and conference rooms with 40% of suites leased in the midst of a global pandemic.
The Challenge

Furnish the 3rd floor loft and 4th floor penthouse in a 200 year-old retrofitted church that has a small passenger elevator, narrow staircases, and amid a snowstorm.

 

The Outcome

A flawless, on-budget installation featuring individual ergonomic workstations, inviting breakout areas, and collaborative conference spaces installed in under three hours.

KingSett Capital is Canada’s leading private equity real estate investment firm with $15.9 billion of assets currently under management.

When we were introduced to the KingSett team we were excited about the prospect of furnishing a set of office spaces in iconic office towers in two of Canada’s largest cities. KingSett has a strong reputation as being a premier real estate investment company, and we were up to the challenge of meeting their high standard for the quality of office suites that we set out to furnish.

At the outset we knew there would be a number of obstacles that come with a project that spans across a country, especially in the midst of a pandemic. The result was 5 beautifully furnished office suites with 75 ergonomic individual workstations along with a number of conference areas and breakout rooms that were lease-ready.

“Branch has been a critical partner to our leasing strategy during COVID. We successfully differentiated our portfolio by offering our customers built, furnished and wired spaces for shorter terms. This allowed them to return to office when they were ready while eliminating the need for capital for leaseholds. Our expectation was to have these spaces ready on 30-60 days’ notice and Branch was able to deliver consistently with high quality furniture expected in A Class properties in Toronto and Vancouver.”

 
Jamie Petch, SVP Asset Management

We started the project by working with the KingSett team to create a series of custom floor plans for each of the unique office suites. In addition to ensuring that we were maximizing the space for productivity for the tenants, safety was a top priority by keeping compliance with each provinces’ Covid-19 regulations at the forefront of our planning. This meant that some of the workstations had to be socially distant with 6 feet between each, and accessible to a variety of tenant types.

To ensure we had a consistent aesthetic across all 5 of the suites, we planned each of the spaces congruently including inviting reception areas, collaborative spaces conducive to creativity, and ergonomic workstations for a unified look and feel. To further aid in having cohesive suites across KingSett's portfolio and for seamless installations, our Move Captains were on-site to oversee and manage the delivery and assembly process.

With travel restrictions and being based in Toronto, we managed Vancouver’s installation remotely with our third party logistics providers that serve as an extension of our team. KingSett touted our ability to work quickly, provide customized space plans, and well-designed ergonomic workstations at great prices as some of the reasons why they loved working with us. The outcome is a suite of turnkey office spaces that have a modern aesthetic, are conducive to productivity, and compatible for any company regardless of their industry.

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