CBRE’s newly launched flexible office subsidiary Hana has secured its first three London locations.
Hana confirmed that it had agreed to occupy the second, third and fourth floors of Nuveen Real Estate’s 70 St Mary Axe, EC3, and revealed that it had also agreed deals with LGIM Real Assets and Mitsubishi Estate to take space at the 242,000 sq ft 245 Hammersmith Road, W6, and with Oxford Properties at St Martin’s Court, EC4, where 500 CBRE employees will occupy the Hana space as the agent’s West End HQ, Henrietta House, W1, undergoes a major refurbishment.
Peter Neal, director of offices for Nuveen Real Estate, said the deal with Hana formed “the central part of the enhanced amenity provision for occupiers at 70 St Mary Axe”.
“Occupiers will have access to the full range of flexible working solutions provided by Hana, together with the tenant’s lounge, retail and events spaces,” said Neal.
“This offer complements the other amenities at the building designed to enhance the occupier experience, all relating to health and wellbeing, lifestyle and productivity. We are delighted that Hana shares our vision for the building and we look forward to working with the Hana team.”
At 245 Hammersmith Road, Hana will occupy the first and second floors, which will include an outdoor patio.
Simon Wilkes, head of business space development at LGIM Real Assets, said: “Hana and 245 Hammersmith share a common vision to utilise smart and thoughtful design in order to positively impact how people work. Hana will be an excellent addition to the property, and we look forward to working with them to add value to both the building and all its tenants.”
Andrew Kupiec, chief executive of Hana, said all three of the buildings provided “a perfect fit for our unique solution – creating flexible workspaces that are designed to meet the needs of high-growth and enterprise companies as well as provide more transparency and upside for the property owners. We’re looking forward to making these locations showpieces for our growing global network.”
Hana was launched in late 2018 and so far has just two locations in the US, in Dallas, Texas (pictured), and Orange County, California.
To find out more about Hana’s expansion plans and its ambitions as a standalone subsidiary of CBRE, pick up this weekend’s issue of EG for an interview with chief executive Andrew Kupiec and EMEA chief executive Paul Nellist.