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HqO’s Core Ideology

“Cities are the absence of physical space between people and companies. They are proximity, density, closeness. They enable us to work and play together, and their success depends on the demand for physical connection.” — Edward Glaeser, Triumph of the City At HqO, we believe that cities are humanity’s most important social product. Since the …

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Data About Disconnect Between Tenants and Landlords

What Data Reveals About the Disconnect Between Office Tenants and Commercial Landlords

Update — July 2, 2020  A few years ago, when HqO was just a few months old, our CEO, Chase Garbarino, wrote this blog about the disconnect between office tenants and their landlords. At the time, HqO had just signed some of its first customers and had fewer than 5M sq. ft. in its total …

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Launching at the Willis Tower – And What It Means for the Tenant Experience PropTech Category

In case you missed it earlier this week, our software is powering the new tenant experience app at Willis Tower, which is owned by Blackstone’s EQ Office. Up until launch this week, our team has been working hard behind the scenes with EQ Office, customizing our tenant experience software for one of the tallest buildings in …

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Scaling HqO’s Tenant Experience Platform with Funding from Accomplice, JLL Spark, Navitas Capital, DivcoWest, and More

Today, our team at HqO is excited to announce we closed $6.6M in seed financing, led by Accomplice with a tremendous group of strategic investors, included in the release below.   As the leader in the tenant experience space, we aren’t just building a company, but creating a new category of software. While the capital …

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Is the Coworking Market Over Capitalized?

It’s seems like the perfect time for Pitbull to do a coworking remix of his famous 2009 Hotel Room Service lyrics “we at the hotel, motel, Holiday Inn,” as Knotel, the flexible office space startup, just raised $70M in financing lead by Newmark Knight Frank. This follows up Industrious’s $80M financing in February of this year, and the well covered …

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Why Every Commercial Landlord Needs a Software Interface for Their Property

This article originally appeared on Propmodo. PropTech means something different to every commercial real estate professional, each possessing varying levels of implementation urgency. And while landlords remained largely unscathed from digital disruption until recently, those days are behind us and investing in PropTech is critical in order to attract high-growth tenants that will increase property value …

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