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A blog from the team at HqO with resources designed to help landlords optimize their property and create a workspace that tenants will love.

Love Where You Work: Hillsite Office Building by the Bulfinch Companies

on May 31, 2018 3:32:49 PM By | HqO | 0 Comments | For Tenants Tenant Experience
Next up in the #LoveWhereYouWork series: Hillsite Office Building, a property in Needham, MA, from the Bulfinch Companies. We're very excited to be working with Bulfinch to launch our tenant experience platform with their community. Any office building outside of metro Boston should look to Bulfinch Companies as an example of a forward-thinking owner considering and implementing the tech-enabled amenities and experiences that connected tenants want and expect at work.
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MIT World Real Estate Forum: Our Top 3 Takeaways

on May 23, 2018 3:41:49 PM By | Zach Driscoll | 0 Comments | PropTech & CRE Trends Tenant Experience
Monday and Tuesday of this week, The MIT Center for Real Estate held it’s annual “World Real Estate Forum” at the MIT Media Lab in Kendall Square.
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The Office of the Future, According to Bisnow

on May 18, 2018 5:41:02 PM By | Katie Sullivan | 0 Comments | PropTech & CRE Trends Tenant Experience
If you weren't able to attend Bisnow's "Office of the Future" event this week, no worries, our team attended and took notes. The basic premise of the event was simple – what trends are driving tenant lease demand in and around Boston specifically, and what broader industry trends are impacting tenant expectations for office design and overall workplace environment.
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The Building Launch Playbook: HqO At The Innovation & Design Building

on May 17, 2018 11:10:48 AM By | Zach Driscoll | 0 Comments | Tenant Experience HqO News
  It has been an exciting couple of months for us here at HqO. And as we sat down for our all company, monthly recap meeting last Friday, one thing in particular has us all buzzing: the data from our launch with Jamestown at the Innovation & Design Building.
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Love Where You Work: LINX by Boylston Properties

on May 2, 2018 12:09:47 PM By | Katie Sullivan | 0 Comments | For Tenants Tenant Experience
Next up in the #LoveWhereYouWork series: LINX, a new office park in Watertown, MA, where we recently launched (!) our tenant experience platform. LINX is owned by Boylston Properties and they're doing an excellent job of bringing an urban feel to their suburban workspace. Not only is the complex entirely new and beautifully designed, they're paying close attention to the features, amenities, and experiences that will make tenants happy day in and day out at work. 
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How PropTech Helps Property Management Teams

on Apr 29, 2018 7:43:38 PM By | Katie Sullivan | 0 Comments | PropTech & CRE Trends Tenant Experience
Property management falls under capex for commercial landlords, but with the right tenant-facing proptech, it can contribute to overall growth and tenant retention. That's right – technology that is focused on improving tenant experience within a commercial office building can also, in fact, contribute to maximized operational efficiencies and simplified processes for creating a quality tenant environment.
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Whiteboard Session: Creating an Excellent Tenant Experience (Video)

on Apr 27, 2018 11:21:31 AM By | Katie Sullivan | 0 Comments | Tenant Experience
A few weeks ago, my colleague Zach wrote a blog about something we talk about quite a bit around here: how to create excellent tenant engagement and the 3 pillars of tenant experience. Creating a successful tenant experience is different in each office as variables in location, tenant demographics, and amenities will always exist, but it's crucial for landlords to move away from the idea that they are simply managing space/capital assets to actually creating a unique, personalized user experience for their tenants. 
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The 3 Pillars of Tenant Experience

on Apr 18, 2018 5:15:41 PM By | Zach Driscoll | 0 Comments | Tenant Experience
The rise of technology within the commercial real estate sector has been well documented on this blog and all over relevant publications. Just follow the money: funding in the real estate technology sector swelled to roughly $12.6 billion in 2017 - triple the $4.2 billion figure from 2016.
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Love Where You Work: The Hive in Downtown Crossing

on Apr 12, 2018 4:02:29 PM By | Katie Sullivan | 0 Comments | Tenant Experience For Tenants
Next up in our "Love Where You Work" blog series: The Hive, a cluster of buildings owned by Synergy Investments and designed with the most innovative of tenants in mind. Located right smack dab in the middle of Boston's Downtown Crossing neighborhood, The Hive has a bunch of onsite and local amenities to explore.
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Love Where You Work: The Innovation and Design Building (Video)

on Apr 5, 2018 4:44:25 PM By | Katie Sullivan | 0 Comments | For Tenants Tenant Experience
We're kicking off a new blog series today called "Love Where You Work," where our team will find and travel to the coolest workplaces and commercial office buildings to give you a virtual tour of the space from the perspective of a tenant. 
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