Nearly a year after moving into its new office—squarely in the Financial District, but steps away from the Seaport—real estate agency Cresa is feeling very much at home.
Located on the 10th floor of the mixed-use tower at 280 Congress Street, the space offers Cresa access to both the Innovation District and the Fort Point Channel neighborhood. Boston-based TRIA provided interior architecture and corporate design services.
“We really wanted a space that sparked all the things that we’re going through with a lot of our client base, which is figuring out how to get the right mix of accessible and transparent—and fluid for a lot of dynamic working,” said managing principal Adam Subber. “And we wanted it to still have places where people can run off and scream on conference calls and have impromptu meetings and not be like, killing the person who’s working on a proposal or something right there.”
To that end, Cresa installed dogbone-style desks, a compromise between an open office plan and a traditional cubicle system. Rooms that were originally conceived of as closed offices became conference and “huddle” rooms. There’s also a white-noise system throughout the office, which occupies some 50 percent of the floor.
The conference rooms are all named after Boston Harbor Islands, the winning theme of a contest to decide the naming system. Another quirk? Employees frequently golf in the office, which has an actual course built in.
“There are two physical holes, but there’s a nine-hole course that’s well established,” Subber said. “What we really wanted was a space that we could leverage for client meetings, meetings with prospective clients, just bringing people in and having socialization opportunities.” Cresa usually hosts a couple events a month, Subber said.
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