After a year of stay-at-home strain, studies show people are eager to return to the office. Looking ahead, safety and wellness, flexible and upscale amenities, and employee-centric designs will be vital for welcoming employees back.
Capital Point, a new two-tower, pure strata office complex at 4330 Kingsway, in Burnaby’s Metrotown, is an example of how developers are implementing forward-thinking design and architectural innovation to evolve with the changing demands of the workplace. Capital Point is a 220,000 square foot strata office complex with over 10 per cent of its building (25,000 square feet) dedicated to amenities, compared to the average office building with only 3 per cent of the total building area.
Developed by Slate Asset Management (Slate), a global real estate investor and developer with over $6.5 billion of assets under management, Capital Point offers the unique opportunity to purchase your office unit, while also benefiting from the additional full-scale amenity program that acts as a 25,000 square foot extension of your space.
The elevated professional experience immediately starts when you’re welcomed into the double-height, naturally-lit lobby entrance.
The complex includes bike rooms, private showers, a fitness centre, employee kitchen and cafeteria, and a large-wrap-around patio equipped with barbecues and outdoor seating to promote employee wellness.
The second floor, ‘Business Hub,’ allows companies to host first-class client meetings and events. It features a networking lounge, flexible-sized conference and call rooms, event and break-out spaces, and an 80-person presentation auditorium - all available to spark creative ideas, hold brainstorming sessions, meetings and social events.
“Companies that want to attract and retain top talent must offer great spaces and great amenities to bring people back to the office…Capital Point is evidence of what can and should be done,” says Brandon Donnelly, Managing Director, Development at Slate.
Donnelly cited industry surveys that show many want to get back to co-operative working in a progressive and stimulating environment. Commercial real estate services firm JLL’s Human Performance Report, a global survey, found that more than 90 percent of high performers in technology, managers, and young professionals miss office collaboration.
Wise employers will welcome employees back to office buildings that support health, productivity, well-being and comfort, noted Paris Lavan, JLL’s vice-president of office leasing in Vancouver.
Donnelly adds that Capital Point provides the amenities and flexible workspace options that meet the evolving needs of employees and employers alike.
Capital Point also reduces stress for company owners, with the opportunity to own their own strata office space, free from concerns about the rising cost of leasing while sharing in the proven appreciation of Class AAA commercial real estate in Burnaby’s fast-growing Metrotown.
“As the economy rebounds in 2021, the office market will recover faster than most expect,” Donnelly contends.
For immediate inquiries, please contact us directly at 604-568-9888 or visit Capitalpointmetrotown.com.