WeWork, the flexible workspace provider, announced the signing of its first lease in Columbus, Ohio at 800 N High St. signaling its entry into the market. WeWork 800 N High St., located in the heart of Short North, will occupy floors three, four and five, the entirety of the office space of the building, totaling more than 46,000 square feet.
WeWork 800 N High St. will provide flexible workspace solutions for businesses of all sizes ranging from a small business to a high-growth start-up to a Fortune 500 company. In fact, more than one-third of the Fortune 500 are WeWork members (globally), and enterprise members make up nearly 40% of WeWork’s global membership.
WeWork members will receive 24/7 building access, micro-roasted coffee, community events, business services such as discounts to Microsoft, Salesforce and UPS as well as access to workspace at any of WeWork’s 485 locations around the globe. In addition to WeWork’s signature offerings and amenities, WeWork members will have access to the buildings’ outdoor terraces. 800 N High St. also includes two restaurants and a hotel and is within walking distance to numerous dining, shopping and entertainment establishments.
“Columbus is an innovative city with a thriving and diverse community,” said Megan Dodds, WeWork General Manager for the Midwest. “WeWork 800 N High St., in the heart of Short North, will provide small and large businesses with the flexible workspace and global network they need to succeed and access to a neighborhood where they can take advantage of walkability and public transportation amidst some of the city's best residential, retail, and entertainment options."
“The Columbus economy thrives in large part because the growth of our business partners, especially small and entrepreneurial businesses. WeWork gives companies of all sizes the opportunity to be nimble with workspace options – a key to success,” says Mayor Andrew J. Ginther.
“WeWork is the perfect addition to the Columbus market and an ideal fit at the 800 North High development,” said Brent Crawford, principal at Crawford Hoying, the owner and developer on the project. “When looking to fill the office space, we were searching for an industry titan that would further Columbus’s rapid employment growth – and we found just that with WeWork. Located in the heart of Short North, WeWork members will get to experience the best that downtown Columbus has to offer."
“We are excited to welcome WeWork to the Columbus Region. Their investment is a testament to our region’s growth as a center for entrepreneurs, technology-driven companies, and young talent. WeWork will give our entrepreneurs, startups and our established companies accessibility to a flexible and agile workspace,” said Kenny McDonald, CEO and president of Columbus 2020.
For more information on WeWork 800 N High St., visit: https://www.wework.com/buildings/800-n-high-st--columbus
WeWork provides 466,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and virtual offerings. WeWork's mission is to help create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. Founded in New York City in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey, WeWork currently has more than 485 physical locations in over 105 cities and 28 countries around the world. Follow us @WeWork on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook or visit www.wework.com to learn more.
About Crawford Hoying
Crawford Hoying is a full-service real estate development company, based in Dublin, Ohio concentrating in all aspects of acquisition, design, development, construction, management and commercial and residential brokerage. In the past five years alone, they have developed more than $1 billion of mixed-use, multifamily, office and retail properties. Crawford Hoying creates a sense of place, focused on consumer needs from a commerce, culture and community perspective. Bridge Park, www.bridge-park.com, and Water Street District, www.livewaterstreet.com, are examples of Crawford Hoying’s transformational development capabilities. To learn more about Crawford Hoying, visit www.crawfordhoying.com.