The Des Moines Register stopped by the Westfield Campus and spoke with our President, Mark Rupprecht about our newest building. Head over to the Register’s website and explore the office of the future!
R&R Real Estate Advisors (REA), a subsidiary of R&R Realty Group (R&R) recognized its top-producing brokers of 2018 today.
Senior Vice President Adam Kaduce was named 2018’s Top Producer for closing 50 deals. For closing 35 deals, Commercial Real Estate Manager Jonny Bosworth was named 2018’s Rising Star.
“These awards don’t just represent success from a dollars, cents and square footage perspective,” said Paul Rupprecht, President of R&R Real Estate Advisors. “They represent how successful a broker is at providing their clients with superior service and expertise while following our company’s core values.”
This announcement caps off a successful year for the REA team. Learn more about the REA team by visiting www.rrrealty.com/real-estate-advisors.
R&R Realty Group announced today its move to new headquarters at the 180,000 square foot Westfield Campus.
“We’re very excited to be the first company to call Westfield home,” said R&R Realty Group President, Mark Rupprecht. “This new space is designed to accommodate the growth we’ve seen as a leader in the commercial real estate industry while creating a unique environment that fosters collaboration among our employees.”
The move culminates nearly three years of research and planning undertaken by R&R’s leadership, along with in-house design and technology teams. Together, they focused on how the next generation of office spaces can help employers recruit and retain top talent in an environment with historically low unemployment levels.
“There’s a war for talent happening right now and many of our customers are asking us how they can use unique and innovative work spaces to their advantage,” said Rupprecht. “Our new headquarters will be part office and part showroom for customers looking for inspiration and ideas.”
The showroom feeling at Westfield will extend well beyond R&R’s new space. The campus is made of two, 80,000 square foot buildings connected by the Westfield Commons, a collaborative area that features meeting and conference spaces, a coffee shop, a fitness center and a rooftop terrace. All of which are items frequently appearing on the wish lists of employers and employees alike. Additional amenities include available underground parking, state-of-the-art security and access to R&R’s private fiber network.
Joining R&R at the Westfield Campus are several other businesses whose spaces are currently under construction. Names of these businesses will be announced at a later date. A ribbon cutting, open house and unveiling event for DSM magazine are planned for early 2019.
The Westfield Campus will be R&R’s fourth completed project within the past six months, following the Paradigm Building in Urbandale, Warehouse III at Prairie Business Park in Grimes and Warehouse One at R&R Commerce Park in Papillion, Nebraska.
Explore R&R’s new space below:
Ready or not, 2019 is upon us! Over the course of 2018, our Design Team at R&R Realty Group have seen some trends get stronger, while others have begun to fade. Check out the list below for the top five trends our expert office designers think will continue to rule in the new year:
1.) Biophilic Design
Us Americans spend way too much time inside. Not only is this harmful to our waistlines, it can have a lot of other unintended impacts as well. Not sleeping great at night? That might be a lack of natural sunlight. Luckily, biophilic design is here to help save the day. Office spaces in which people are exposed to natural sunlight and organic plant life can boost focus and even improve certain physical and mental health symptoms.
2.) Less “Me”, More “We”
Back before everything was digital, large office spaces were necessary to house mass quantities of paper and equipment. But now we all have phones in our pockets with more computing power than the systems that brought humans to the Moon. As a result, such huge spaces aren’t really necessary. This is translating to large, collaborative work spaces with smaller offices huddled around the core of buildings. Expect to see this configuration more often.
3.) Open and Unstructured
Not only are open concept offices trendy right now, they’re also generally less expensive to build. By maintaining an open floor, employers can increase collaboration and maintain flexibility. Need teams to move around? Want to reconfigure an area? An open office makes that prospect a whole lot easier and potentially more cost effective.
4.) Employee Experience Matters (A Lot)
The physical design of an office speaks volumes about the culture of an organization. Not only should the design of a space reflect your organization’s values, it should reinforce them for prospective and existing employees. This is something we heard about often in 2018 and we have no doubt it’ll continue to be something that occupies employers’ thoughts in 2019 too.
5.) The Office: A Home Away From Home
A trend that seemed nearly laughable a few years ago has roared to the forefront in 2018. Chances are, it’ll only get stronger in 2019. What trend is this? It’s the inclusion of amenities most often found in apartment and hotel environments in office spaces. Silicon Valley has had a monopoly on office pool tables for years, but amenities like fitness rooms, game areas and even full-scale cafes and bars are becoming more common in offices across industries.
If you’re curious about these trends and how they can impact your employee acquisition and retention strategies in 2019, then give the Design Team at R&R Realty Group a shout!