After years of delayed plans, coworking operator Bond Collective will enlist the help of Stream Realty to fill out its first Washington D.C. location.
The firm originally planned to open the new coworking space on 609 H Street in April of 2020 after signing a lease back in June of 2018. However, as was the case for many coworking operators, the pandemic delayed its opening to the beginning of this year.
Now, over 10 months after opening, the operator is using the expertise of Stream Realty brokers Vanessa Carrion and Matt Pacinelli to bring in new tenants into the 30,000 square foot shared workspace. Currently, the space is around 15% occupied.
“It’s been a little bit of a grind,” said Shlomo Silber, cofounder and CEO of Bond Collective. “The beginning was really slow, and toward the middle of the summer it started really picking up, then delta slowed things down a bit, and of late things have started picking up again.”
Silber added that Bond Collective has teamed up with brokers in the past, but that this is the first time the operator has exclusively partnered with a broker for a project.
Bond Collective isn’t the only coworking firm seeking extra help either. WeWork recently retained Cushman & Wakefield to help with leasing its Washington D.C. portfolio, while The Yard enlisted the help of Colliers to fill its Capitol Hill space.