VARISPACE Las Colinas, a new workspace venture by VARIDESK®, has signed on two tenants, RumbleOn and Akili, to occupy more than 65,000 square of the active office space campus in Irving, TX. Just months after VARIDESK acquired the building — formerly Zale Corp. headquarters, these leases represent nearly 22% of the building’s 305,000 RSF.
“We’re proving the theory of space as a service,” said Jason McCann, Co-founder and CEO of VARIDESK, a workplace furniture solutions company in Coppell, TX. “Companies are seeking both long- and short-term lease flexibility and a simple alternative to buying furniture and funding tenant improvement overages. We’ve worked with tens of thousands of companies to create workspaces that attract and retain the people they need to grow their businesses, and we’ve learned a lot. We’re bringing that expertise to buildings and tenants to redefine the future of office space.”
When asked why they chose VARISPACE Las Colinas, both tenants echoed that sentiment, highlighting the flexible, short-term lease options and the first-class amenities.
“RumbleOn is exponentially growing in size, and with VARISPACE, we found an office and partner that could scale with the needs of our business,” said Marshall Chesrown, Founder and CEO of RumbleOn. “VARISPACE’s leasing system gives us the benefits of a turnkey, fully-furnished solution, all while keeping our options open for future expansion.”
“We’re a business management and technology consulting firm that takes pride in our award-winning workplace,” said Shiek Shah, CEO of Akili. “For me, like many CEOs, talent attraction and retention are top of mind. VARISPACE offers incredible amenities at a very desirable cost per square foot, which will help us maintain our strong culture in a place people want to come to work.”
VARISPACE Las Colinas opens for occupancy September 2019; construction is on schedule. The Class A workspace brings first-class amenities and flexible space solutions together in a multi-tenant campus ideal for enterprise-level tenants.
The campus sits on 15 acres at a central location in Irving, close to food, fitness, banks, daycare for employees’ convenience. Meanwhile, an on-site café that provides meal options for those who do not want to leave the campus. The café will also feature a social area with games. A one-acre outdoor courtyard area will encourage people to sit outdoors to collaborate, or to schedule a walking meeting along the .6-mile Wi-Fi connected walking trail.
Among the other amenities, the facility has a 200-seat training/conference center and a 10,000 square foot fitness center. The entire building will be furnished with new VARIDESK office solutions — from electric standing desks and conference tables to modular walls, white boards, and Halo lighting — in a complete turnkey buildout for tenants.
“What people really want is a brand-new office experience – from top to bottom – that offers a better way to work,” McCann said. “We love the idea of taking this iconic building and reimagining it into the workspace of tomorrow.”
“New office leasing activity is far exceeding our expectations,” said Johnny Johnson, executive managing director, Cushman & Wakefield. “Our offering at VARISPACE Las Colinas is meeting a unique need for vibrant, fast-growing companies desiring a flexible office solution in a quality environment.” Both Johnson and Chris Taylor, executive managing director, Cushman & Wakefield, are charged with leasing the project.