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Projects

Compass

SIZE

83,000 sqft

REGION
  • The Americas
Location

Country, City

Services
  • Strategy
  • Design
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A historic New York building provides a perfect canvas to reflect a future-focused, disruptive company.

Compass is the country’s largest independent real estate brokerage firm, focused on bringing together the world’s sharpest and most creative professionals to provide a seamless search and sell experience to their clients. Through their rapid growth and evolution to becoming a national force, they are seen as pioneers in the industry, solving real estate’s most complex challenges through their proprietary real estate platform.

Stemming from their rapid growth, Compass was looking to expand their headquarters into a second location. With a space in mind, totaling five floors and over 83,000 sqft., staying on schedule and within budget, and providing flexibility with decision making were all crucial factors to the completion of their new space.

Unispace partnered with project management firm, Cushman & Wakefield, to provide strategy and design of the new office space. Working closely with Compass’s leadership and marketing teams, we were able to deliver a space that showcased their brand, while highlighting some of the unique elements of the building structure. As you walk through the main reception, you’ll find floor to ceiling arched windows surrounding the perimeter and a staircase, re-purposed and modernized to fit the look and feel of the Compass brand. Vaulted terracotta and exposed ceilings with updated light fixtures offer openness and airiness throughout the space.

To provide a flexible and collaborative environment that supports their infrastructure needs, we created a mix of open work and open collaboration areas. This allowed different groups of real estate agents to work together seamlessly while maintaining their respective group identities. Conference rooms, cafe areas, and a multi-purpose library  offer additional flexible working capabilities. 

Throughout the project, Unispace provided the flexibility and expertise to complete the project on time and within budget while capturing Compass’s office needs and highlighting the unique features of the space. Agents and staff members find the space to be working well to fit their respective needs and enjoy coming to the new office.

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