Keyser Named Best Place To Work Two Years Running

Best Place To Work Arizona

Keyser has been voted “Best Place To Work” in Arizona for the second straight year by the Phoenix Business Journal.

Keyser took a top ten spot in the micro company category for organizations with between 10 to 49 employees. Keyser has ranked among the top companies both years since the initial founding of the company in 2013. The full Best Places To Work issue can be found here.

“We set out to create the coolest company in the world that would change the commercial real estate industry forever,” said Jonathan Keyser, one of the founding Keyser members. “We live and breathe this mission and get up every morning and work excitedly towards it. We have the greatest people in the world…superstars all of them…and it is an honor and a privilege for me to be associated with such a group of extraordinary people.”

The Vision of Keyser is to create a totally different category of commercial real estate firm – one that brings client service and advocacy to a whole new level, and that enables individuals to realize their true and full potential.

Culture is everything at Keyser – only individuals that are best-in-class and committed to service and the other Keyser core principles are considered for employment opportunities.

Keyser truly does work together as ONE TEAM, and do not compete internally as traditional commercial real estate firms do. Members help each other selflessly for the good of the organization, each other, and clients.

Thoughts from the Team on Our Culture

“I love how many ideas about how to improve the company are always being shouted out, emailed out, or brought up in our meetings. With the level of coachability and openness everyone has, these ideas are frequently adopted and if they’re not, they’re fun to talk about, daydream about, and laugh about.” – Ian Davie
“The brilliant thing about Keyser is that we have a system that enables ‘altruistic givers’ to have success. Knowing how to give, serve, and love in such a way where you can also produce tremendous results makes Keyser uniquely capable of changing the world.” – Blake Hardison
”We set out to create the coolest company in the world that would change the commercial real estate industry forever. We live and breathe this mission and get up every morning and work excitedly towards it. We have the greatest people in the world…superstars all of them…and it is an honor and a privilege for me to be associated with such a group of extraordinary people.” – Jonathan Keyser
”The best thing about Keyser is you get to be YOU.” – Rae Johnson
“The Keyser culture is not something one adheres to from 9:00 to 5:00, it is a way of life and becomes a part of us. Every team member’s objective is to make the others the best version of themselves they can be and will go above and beyond to ensure this happens. The word “family” is loosely used in other organizations, but here at Keyser we truly are brothers and sisters and strive to achieve greatness together, as one team.” – Noah Barrasso
”As an organization, Keyser truly encourages and enables all of its team members to provide an exceptional level of client service that builds the kind of long-term relationships that are so crucial to sustained success. The best interests of both the client and the other Keyser team members are always considered before any key decision is made. As a result, win-win situations are the norm, rather than the exception.” – Chris Ray
”What differentiates Keyser from most professional environments is that everyone in the organization is truly committed to the success of everyone else in the firm. This “we” not “me” focus that permeates the culture produces a no-stress environment that allows professionals to fully focus on the important things and not sweat the plethora of small-minded stuff that weighs down many professionals in other corporate cultures.” – Darius Green
”Singular Focus. That’s what different at Keyser, and what sets us apart from the rest of the industry. We serve the Tenant, only… all of us. What happens when you have a roomful of people all dedicated to the same singular fundamental methodology? Keyser happens.” – Mike Leonard
”At many companies, the intention of management is to extract every ounce of productivity from its employees at as low a price point as possible. At Keyser, each member’s personal and professional growth are fundamental to the success of the company. Each member’s development is fostered through regular coaching, support, and guidance. The result to which we are committed is a company of fulfilled individuals who find great joy at being the best in their field.” – Clint Hardison
”The Keyser culture to me is about maximizing our individual and collective potential, pushing ourselves past where we are comfortable, seeking out how we can become more effective, getting up every morning and working relentlessly to provide extraordinary service to everyone that we touch, and throwing our hearts and souls into a mission that is bigger than ourselves. This company is about attracting the best and brightest people to work in a safe and highly supportive and collaborative environment to relentlessly create greatness in all that we do. We will be a Fortune 500 company that transforms the business world through selfless service. You mark my words…” – Jonathan Keyser
”Jonathan is doing an incredible job running and growing this company. It’s uncommon to have a leader with such passion and love for his company and the people that work there.” – Kevin Lange
“Working for Keyser is like a breath of fresh air. It is a positive environment where collaboration and thinking outside the box is not only encouraged it is celebrated.” – Erin Harper
”Building this company is so fun it doesn’t even feel like work.” – Jonathan Keyser
”I have never been around a leader like Jonathan who actually makes it a point to make sure my personal and profession life are in tune with each other. Quite frankly, its refreshing!” – Rick Osselaer

CoStar Power Broker Awards Name Keyser a Top Leasing Firm

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2014 CoStar Power Broker Awards Name Keyser a Top Leasing Firm in the Phoenix Market

 
Keyser-112Phoenix, AZ – April 1, 2015 – The CoStar Power Broker Awards recognize firms and individuals who have achieved a high volume of lease and sales transactions throughout the year. Winners are chosen for 90+ markets in three U.S. regions- West, Central, & East- as well as Toronto, Canada.

For 2014, CoStar has named 15 Phoenix firms Top Leasing Firms in the market, and Keyser has been included in this list.

Winners for this category are chosen primarily based on combined square footage of total transactions submitted for consideration.

As a young company, Keyser is proud to be recognized in its second year of operation. Congratulations to all who have been acknowledged for this prestigious award!

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Vemma Nutrition Company Wins Tenant Improvement Of The Year

Congratulations to Vemma Nutrition Company on winning NAIOP’s Office Tenant Improvement Of The Year Award for companies with 50,000 square feet or less.

Vemma Wins Tenant Improvement Of The Year

Vemma Nutrition Company built out a 50,000-square-foot call center in 13 weeks to create an energetic corporate headquarters in Tempe. Keyser’s project management team planned and coordinated all aspects of the build-out through client move in.

Among the highlights of the building include:

  • : Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • : Interior glass walls
  • : Natural light
  • : Vibrant colors to match the company brand
  • : Modern finishes

As the official energy drink of the Phoenix Suns, Vemma also included a basketball floor graphic to add the finishing touch to their work environment.

Congratulations again to Vemma on receiving this outstanding award!

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt To Open New Store in Gilbert, AZ

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt To Open New Store in Gilbert, AZ

Phoenix, AZ – March 19, 2015 - Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt has signed a lease for its 2nd Gilbert location at Gilbert Gateway Towne Center, on the Southwest corner of Power Road and the Santan Freeway. This will be the frozen yogurt shop’s 6th store in the Metro Phoenix market. The new Gilbert store is expected to open in Summer 2015.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt creates innovative and delicious flavors that are exclusive to their stores. With the variety of toppings and flavors to choose from, you can’t go wrong with Menchie’s. Learn more at www.menchies.com

Keyser Named One Of The Most Creative Companies in Arizona

Arizona Business Magazine
Keyser has been named one of the most creative companies in Arizona in the most recent issue of Arizona Business Magazine (March / April 2015).

Read the full issue here.

Here’s the inclusion about why Keyser is one of the most creative companies in Arizona:

Phone apps have our lives easier. What’s the song that’s playing on the radio? There’s an app for that. Want to find a place for dinner? There’s an app for that. Trying to figure out how much office space you will need? Now, there’s an app for that, too. After almost a year in the making, Keyser introduced it’s free app, Keyser Office Space Calculator. Its simple interface provides users with the ability to calculate how much office space they need. The typical process of estimating office space involves brokers and architects, but Keyser takes the tools and puts it directly into the user’s hands.

ABOUT THE APP

Keyser Office Space Calculator iPhone AppThe number one question we hear at Keyser is, “How much square feet do I need for my office space?” To help business owners answer this question, we’ve developed a 1st of it’s kind commercial real estate iPhone app that enables you to quickly calculate how much office space your company needs. You can download the app now in the iTunes Store.

The Keyser Office Space Calculator App will help you:

– Understand your real estate planning needs in terms of square feet
– Focus your search before you tour available office spaces
– Save on a commercial lease by knowing your square footage requirements

The Keyser Office Space Calculator app can be downloaded now for free on iTunes.

ABOUT KEYSER

KEYSER is a cutting edge, commercial real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents global tenants and corporate space users of office, retail, industrial, medical, non-profit, and educational space. If you are interested in joining our team, please view our career opportunities.

10 Awesome Kitchen Office Space Areas

Shared use kitchen office space areas are a must for companies these days.

Employees looking for an escape can utilize the kitchen area to rest, relax and hatch new ideas with coworkers.

Your kitchen office space area is essential for employees. That’s why we’ve compiled photos of some awesome kitchen office space areas – from Airbnb to GitHub – in hopes of inspiring you to invest in an area that employees like to spend time.

Airbnb
Airbnb Kitchen AreaAirbnb’s huge kitchen area gives employees a place to escape.

Github
Github KitchenGithub’s picnic table style benches with chandeliers overhead give the kitchen office space a feeling of importance.

Dropbox
kitchen office space area dropboxDropbox’s kitchen resembles your favorite coffee shop with a clean, cafe feel with a walk up counter in an open space.

Automattic
Business Office Kitchen AreaAutomattic has a beautiful kitchen office space area that exposes natural wood from ceiling to staircase.

Pinterest
Pinterest Kitchen AreaThe kitchen area at Pinterest headquarters is a main focal point in the building with plenty of long, picnic style seating.

Instagram
Instagram Kitchen AreaInstagram has a simple kitchen area on wheels. With a few retro furnishings, this kitchen office space area pays homage to the vintage styling of the Instagram service.

Hotel Tonight
Hotel Tonight Office Space Kitchen AreaThe kitchen office space area at Hotel Tonight resembles that of a luxury, 5 star hotel. With dropdown lighting, exposed ceilings and clean, white tiling throughout, this kitchen is one we wouldn’t mind spending some time in.

Twitter
Twitter Kitchen Area Hashtag Comfort#Comfort. That’s about all you need to know about Twitter’s kitchen space. The buffet style space gives employees plenty of healthy eating options, and the hashtag is a subtle reminder of the platforms unique service.

StumbleUpon
StumbleUpon Kitchen AreaIf you stumbled upon StumbleUpon’s kitchen area, you’d notice the bar style seating with the beers on tap in the back. Friday afternoons must be a good time.

Yammer
Yammer Kitchen AreaThe stylish kitchen area at Yammer reflects the company positioning as a professional social network.

What awesome kitchen office space areas have you visited? Let us know on the Keyser Facebook page.

[Photo Credits]: Custom Spaces

About KEYSER

KEYSER is a cutting edge, commercial real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents global tenants and corporate space users of office, retail, industrial, medical, non-profit, and educational space. Services include Transaction Management, Project Management, Site Selection, Space Efficiency Planning, Capital Markets / Corporate Finance, Lease Portfolio Services, Strategic Advisory Services, Incentives Negotiation, Demographics, and Subleases / Dispositions. Contact us to learn more.

Five Guys Burgers & Fries Signs Lease for 18th Phoenix Location

 

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

 

Coming Soon: Five Guys Burgers and Fries at 24th Street & Baseline Road
Phoenix –March 12, 2015 – Five Guys Burgers and Fries has signed a lease for its newest Metro Phoenix store at Legacy Village- on the Northwest corner of 24th Street & Baseline Road. This will be the 18th store for the franchise in the Metro Phoenix market.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, established in 1986,  serves only top quality menu items and specializes in fresh, handcrafted burgers. Fun fact: There are 250,000+ possible ways you can order a burger at Five Guys! Learn more at www.fiveguys.com

Once Upon a Child Signs Lease for its 11th NY Store

Once Upon A Child Signs Lease For its 11th New York Store

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Phoenix –March 9, 2015 – Once Upon A Child, one of five popular Winmark re-sale brands, has signed a lease for its newest store in New Hartford, NY at Crossroads Plaza- near the Seneca Turnpike and Middle Settlement Road. This will be the 11th store for the franchise in the state of New York.

Once Upon A Child buys and sells “gently used” children’s clothing, shoes, furniture, and toys with top priority on quality and safety. Learn more at www.onceuponachild.com

 

 

Office Decorating Ideas For Tech Startups

For a tech startup, working long hours, brainstorming, and problem solving are daily occurrences. Maintaining a creative space builds morale and fosters creativity. However, being a startup doesn’t necessarily allow for a decorating budget, but this doesn’t mean that you have to throw in the towel.

Here are a few DIY office decorating ideas for tech startups that won’t break the bank:

1. Pick a theme for your office.
What’s your company culture? Is it bright and vibrant? Take a lesson from Tanga to pick a theme for your office that matches your company culture.

Tanga Front Desk

2. Add unique touches that inspire you.
Pick meaningful colors that help you embrace your space and photographs that either reestablish your theme or add sentiment like a family photo.

Tanga Baby Picture Wall

3. Anything on your desk can transform into decoration.
Think staplers, tissue boxes, pens, tape holders, calendars. If you’re more on the creative side, you can even make something that adds personality to your space.

Tanga Mascot Bathing in Banana Bucks

4. Add memorabilia.
Themed figurines and accessories can turn your desk into a conversation starter.

office decorating ideas for tech startups

5. Use fun fabric or wallpaper
At Keyser, the favorite quotes of employees provide a motivational backdrop in the break room.

Company Kitchen Office Space

6. Get a plant to add life to your office.
Placing plant life in the reception area greets visitors with a fresh perspective.

Goodmans Flowers

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7. Bring in the games.
The essential office decorating idea for tech startups are the games employees can play on break. Ping pong and jenga are good go to games.

R&R Partners Ping Pong Table

Keyser Building Blocks

8. Add your company values.
Remind employees about what your company stands for with values and manifestos displayed around the office.

Goodmans Vision

Tanga Mantra

Keyser Culture & Operating Principles

9. Add a meme wall.
Adding an inside joke can bring an office to life. One tech startup owner was obsessed with keeping the toilet clean. So naturally, employees started a meme wall devoted to the obsession.

Tanga Meme Wall

10. Put employees at the forefront.
Startup employees make or break the business. Pay homage to the employees who are putting everything they have into make your startup a success.

Goodmans Employees

For much larger spaces – a projector, painters tape, and your favorite color paints can be used to create cool images on the wall. Also making “statement walls” by covering certain sections of walls with unique wallpaper can tie everything together. Any way that you can personalize your space and make it feel less ordinary will stimulate innovation and lead to you loving your space.

About KEYSER

KEYSER is a cutting edge, commercial real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents global tenants and corporate space users of office, retail, industrial, medical, non-profit, and educational space. Services include Transaction Management, Project Management, Site Selection, Space Efficiency Planning, Capital Markets / Corporate Finance, Lease Portfolio Services, Strategic Advisory Services, Incentives Negotiation, Demographics, and Subleases / Dispositions.

Contact us to learn more.

Top 5 Austin Shared Office Space Locations

austin shared office space locations

If you have a startup company or are a freelancer, working from coffee shop to coffee shop isn’t always the best office space solution. It may be time to branch out and relocate to a shared office space providing not only a creative environment, but also giving you and other business associates a place to brainstorm and innovate.

These top 5 Austin shared office space locations are great alternatives:

1. Posh Coworking
Posh truly describes the artsy, girly atmosphere of the space. The main stand out for Posh is that it is a workspace community for women. There are 4 types of annual contracts: glitz, glimmer, sparkle, and shine. Each offering more benefits and access. However, there are also short-term leases available. Shine, the highest contract level, guarantees hours in private offices and conference rooms each month as well as exclusive networking events with access to their interns.

2. Soma Vida
Soma Vida is the best of both worlds as it is has both yoga studios, offering various classes, as well as rooms for co-working and conferencing. The rooms are clean, relaxing, and modern with the options of hourly, daily, or monthly passes. Besides all the “wellness” classes they host, there are networking events, workshops, blogging circles and even a wellness retreat for those that decide to utilize their office spaces.

3. BusinesSuites Westlake
BusinesSuites Westlake is designed for members who prefer a very professional and minimalistic atmosphere. With large windows revealing stunning views of downtown, BusinesSuites Westlake offers private offices and conference rooms with monthly to long-term contracts. It even offers a workout room to get in shape in between meetings.

4. Denizen Cowork
Set up in an up and coming area in Austin, Denizen Cowork is affordable and full of other people running start-ups. This organization emphasizes community where members help each other through networking and increasing everyday productivity. Each member is also encouraged to host events and teach classes that showcase their work while benefiting other members.

5. Createscape Coworking
Createscape Coworking has a warm and modern classroom feel that caters to creative professionals like filmmakers, animators, photographers and designers. With reasonably low rates starting at $15 a day, you can utilize their private conference rooms, take advantage of their video and photo equipment discounts, and access to social events that happen throughout the month.

About KEYSER

KEYSER is a cutting edge, commercial real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents global tenants and corporate space users of office, retail, industrial, medical, non-profit, and educational space. Services include Transaction Management, Project Management, Site Selection, Space Efficiency Planning, Capital Markets / Corporate Finance, Lease Portfolio Services, Strategic Advisory Services, Incentives Negotiation, Demographics, and Subleases / Dispositions.

Contact us to learn more.