Our Philosophy

The game is rapidly changing. The parameters of what constitutes an ideal work environment has changed dramatically because of the need for flexible work environments and safe spaces in the  COVID-19 era. The office market has shifted and as office space leaders, so have we. From spaces that prioritize health and safety, to contract terms with unmatched flexibility - we are reimagining the workplace.

In a report from Harvard Business School titled, “Future Positive: How Companies Can Tap into Employee Optimism to Navigate Tomorrow’s Workforce”, the authors discovered that the ball is very much in the employer’s court. Today’s employees want to work autonomously, with a better work/life balance, yet on a survey it was found that only 30% of businesses had put any plans in motion to make that happen. As millennials towards the older end of the scale start to step into managerial positions, this is likely to change soon.

At 417 Fifth Avenue, we’re big believers that your work should be organized around your life and not the other way around. Here are 4 things we offer at 417 Fifth Avenue to help you navigate through this new “normal” as it pertains to “work spaces”.

Opportunity to resize your footprint creatively: We are aware that to maintain productivity, collaboration, and learning, the boundary between being physically in the office and out of office, must collapse. From flexible commitments to spaces that can scale on demand, we give you the opportunity to quickly adapt in our portfolio of spaces. As more teams begin to work remotely, it’s crucial to make the most of your in-person time together. Instead of downsizing, large corporations are transforming their current footprints into workspaces designed for collaboration—ideal for meetings, brainstorms, and presentations. Let us help you adapt and transform your current office configuration!

A suburban merge: Where should offices be located? Some companies will continue to be in big cities, which is essential to attract young talent and create a sense of connection and energy. Others may abandon big-city headquarters for suburban campuses. At 417 Fifth Avenue, we've partnered with The Urban Campus in Westchester to offer an option in both worlds. Our tenants at 417 can have their headquarters at The Urban Campus while still maintaining smart offices at 417 Fifth Avenue to meet with clients, host regular meetings and vice-versa!

Amenities: We've made available to all our tenants new amenities, including shared conference rooms, an open event space with a projector, a snack bar, lounge areas, and open desks to work from on the 8th floor of the building. We now offer flexible terms no matter the size of your space.

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