The latest generically named Houston co-working space is on its way to the BBVA Compass Plaza office building at 2200 Post Oak. Despite the corporate moniker, the brand isn’t all business. Its existing locations offer a few options for blowing off steam, like workout and shower facilities in the Austin Firmspace, as well as weekly catered lunches and “after hours events” both there and in Denver. (There’s even a private Firmspace social network that allows you to take your office relationships digital.) Topping things off are the picturesque views; the Austin location overlooks Lady Bird Lake, and Denver: the Rockies.
Setting the scene outside the planned Houston location: the Galleria. It’s just a block away from BBVA Compass Plaza, buffered from the tower by the Centre at Post Oak shopping center. Since going up in 2013 on the site of the former 15-stories-shorter Compass Bank building, the 22-floor tower shown above has changed hands once — in 2015 for what veteran real estate reporter Ralph Bivins then termed Houstonâ€™s new per-sq.-ft. record high price: $524.
It’s now owned by a Spain-based (but Anglo-sounding) entity called Masaveu Post Oak Houston Delaware.
A few more views of the Firmspace show everyone engrossed in reading material:
- Firmspace Houston [Firmspace]
- Real Estate History: BBVA Sale Sets New Record Price for Houston Office [Realty News Report]
- Previously on Swamplot: The Tallest Drive-Thru Bank on Post Oak; Mixed Use for the New Uptown Corridor: A Better Perennial Portrait, The Perennial Redstone Post Oak Idea, This Time with Fair Warning: Galleria Bank Collapse, More Action on Post Oak: Goodbye, Compass