The Yard Expands to Boston With New Location in Hancock Tower

The Yard: Back Bay Will Provide In-Demand, Beautiful, Spaces to Work at 120 St. James Avenue

New York, NY — February 23, 2017The Yard, a collaborative workspace to grow your business, expands to Boston with a new lease at 120 St. James Avenue, formerly known as the John Hancock Tower. The Yard: Back Bay location will be the company’s first in Boston and the 13th location nationwide intended to provide entrepreneurs with flexible, month-to-month work space to inspire growth and celebrate success.

Overlooking Copley Square, The Yard: Back Bay will occupy 32,147 square feet on the 6th floor of 120 St. James Avenue in Boston Properties’ 200 Clarendon building. The Yard signed a 15-year lease in the iconic, sky blue windowed, 62-story building which holds the title of New England’s tallest building. Recognized as an innovation in modern, minimalist design, the gorgeous skyscraper will provide a space for businesses and entrepreneurs to grow their business in an environment that is as impressive as it is productive. The landlord, Boston Properties, and The Yard were represented by Transwestern. The Back Bay location is scheduled to open in Fall 2017.

“The new Back Bay location checked off all the boxes in what we typically look for in a space: a great neighborhood, central location with public transportation, a gorgeous building with views, a vibrant local, community and a desirable address for growing businesses,” said Richard Beyda, co-founder, The Yard. “We were invigorated by the Boston community and had been looking for about a year for the right space and the right partner, which we found in this stunning building from Boston Properties.”

Bryan Koop, Executive Vice President, Boston Properties said, “We’re thrilled to welcome The Yard to Boston. The Yard is a perfect fit for 120 St James, which will provide a direct and visual connection to the bustle of Copley Square and the Back Bay community. Their focus on providing flexible and dynamic workspaces for their clients, as well as active community engagement will ensure that businesses that office at The Yard will thrive.”

The Yard: Back Bay will provide small businesses and entrepreneurs with month-to-month memberships for modern, private offices, dedicated desks and coworking spaces. Members will also get access to the high-quality design and amenities the company has come to be known for including curated art galleries, 24/7 access and security, printing facilities, coffee and kitchen space, natural light and views of the city, ample conference rooms and lounge areas on each floor, and the ability to connect to BackYard, The Yard’s app which connects thousands of members in their multi-city network and provides access to exclusive events and perks, a social news feed, conference room booking, unlock 24/7 door access and more.

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The Yard differs from other coworking spaces in its focus on providing the perfect balance of focused work and curated networking for sophisticated professionals in a diverse range of industries including technology, marketing, advertising, design, architecture, real estate, art, publishing, finance, film and culture, among others. Hospitality, community building and neighborhood engagement is prioritized so that all members are able to create and drive success. This new location expands the company’s offerings to growing business along the East Coast with spaces scheduled to open at 15 South 11th Street in Philadelphia in April 2017 and 700 Pennsylvania Ave SE in Washington, D.C. in Fall 2017.

About The Yard

Founded in 2011 by Morris Levy and Richard Beyda, The Yard is a modern entrepreneurial community to grow your ideas. Offering private offices, coworking and innovative amenities for growing businesses, the beautifully designed spaces include furnished offices, state of the art conference rooms, ultra-fast WiFi, 24/7 access, breathtaking event spaces, inspiring lounges, custom curated artwork and much more. With 7 current locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn and 6 additional locations planned to open in Gowanus, Columbus Circle, Bryant Park, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C., the company continues its mission to support growing and established companies and offer them access to unparalleled opportunities.