Mindspace signs two new locations in Berlin and appoints a new vice president of real estate
Mindspace, the global flexible office provider, will occupy 7,000 square meters of office space, a lobby and several roof terraces in Berlin’s FÜRST. The owner of the project is the FÜRST Projektgesellschaft. The premises are part of the first construction phase of the district development, which was already completed in October 2020 on Berlin’s famous Kurfürstendamm, or as locals call it Ku’damm, with a total of 19,000 square meters of commercial space and an additional parking garage with over 500 parking spaces. Additionally, Mindspace also announces the appointment of its new Global Vice President of Real Estate and Projects, Ana Nekhamkin.
Flexible office space in a high demand location
FÜRST Projektgesellschaft is developing a 20,000 square meter site in the prime Kurfürstendamm location in an area that spans 97,000 square meters of commercial rental space for retail, office, lifestyle and l ‘art. Based on the design of the architectural firm Kleihues + Kleihues, in addition to the revitalization of an entire block, a new public square will be created for Berlin’s City West.
With Ku’damm being one of Germany’s most important shopping streets, Mindspace is securing another flexible office of over 7,000 square meters in a AAA location in Berlin. As with its other locations, Mindspace members will be able to take advantage of numerous community activities, exclusive perks, and worldwide membership, in addition to extensive amenities such as meeting rooms, lounges, communal kitchens, phone booths, courier and reception services. .
“We are very pleased to have acquired with Mindspace a dynamic and innovative company that is a perfect fit for FÜRST. And I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone involved for their passionate commitment, which has made this great success possible,” says Thomas Ostermann, Managing Director of the CELLS Group, who is responsible for coordinating all leasing activities at FÜRST.
“The FÜRST combines the use of offices, hotels, restaurants, shops, culture, entertainment, fitness and childcare with excellent accessibility. In total, about 3,500 people will be able to work there. A new platform is being created where people can work and interact together creatively – and in one of the best places in all of Berlin,” adds Ostermann.
On the way to global expansion
Besides FÜRST, Mindspace is opening a second new location in Berlin on Zimmerstraße, which marks the company’s 10th German location. A dynamic capital, Berlin is synonymous with “New Work in action”. The two new locations in Kurfürstendamm and Zimmerstraße are scheduled to open from July 2022 and both will be close to the three existing Mindspace offices on Friedrichstraße, Skalitzer Straße and Krausenstraße in Berlin.
The new Mindspace Zimmerstraße is located on the historic border of the Berlin Wall and covers 4,500 square meters over eight floors. It will be equipped with a high technical standard and will highlight the interior typical of the Mindspace store, which is characterized by the increased use of natural materials such as marble and wood, as well as terrazzo floors in different patterns. .
“Germany is a key market for Mindspace and our expansion into Berlin is one of many to come. Currently, our occupancy rate in Germany is over 95% and in some cities even higher. Mindspace is on the path to growth and we are delighted to have such great partners by our side on this journey,” said Oliver Lehmann, Managing Director of Mindspace Germany.
Mindspace currently operates 32 locations in 17 cities, and following its recent $72 million equity financing, the company is delivering on its promise to continue expanding its proven offerings to meet strong demand. A significant part of the expansion is planned for Germany, and more specifically for Berlin, as it is a hub for startups, tech companies and creatives. Leading global expansion efforts will be Ana Nekhamkin, the new Vice President of Real Estate and Projects.
Ana Nekhamkin has a solid track record in building and growing businesses, including real estate acquisition, financing and management. She has been involved in international projects in key markets in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. In her most recent role prior to joining Mindspace, she was responsible for Sonder’s (NASDAQ:SOND) property expansion in the EMEA region and deal coordination for the development of hotels and serviced apartments in the UK. UK and Europe. At Mindspace, Ana will be responsible for contributing to the growth of the business, including strengthening the real estate team, signing new properties and completing projects.
“Ana Nekhamkin is a great addition to the team and we are thrilled to have her take on the role of Vice President of Real Estate and Projects at Mindspace,” said Dan Zakai, co-founder and CEO of Mindspace. “We are confident that with her impressive experience in the hospitality industry and with the current growth momentum in the flexible office industry, she will take Mindspace to great heights with our growing real estate team. With the invaluable support of ‘Ana, we will continue to actively pursue new management and partnership agreements, as well as rental opportunities.
Ana Nekhamkin, vice president of real estate at Mindspace, added: “I am honored to join the Mindspace team and leverage my experience in the hospitality industry to help grow its global footprint. Mindspace has established itself as a key player in an exciting and exciting asset class. rapidly evolving and its strong brand, product and financial performance perfectly positions the company for expansion into new and existing markets.
Mindspace was advised on legal matters by Alexander von Kleist (law firm legalpartner.berlin) and the FÜRST Projektgesellschaft by Bernhard M. Krug of CELLS Group.
For more information about the FÜRST, go to: http://fuerstberlin.com
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