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Convene Expands in D.C. Metro Area with 35,000 SF Sublease

Posted June 7, 2018 By Jenna Wollemann

Flexible office and meeting services provider to open second D.C. Metro location at JBG SMITH’s 1201 Wilson Boulevard.

May 24, 2018 (Rosslyn, VA) – Convene, the nation’s fastest growing flexible office and meeting services provider, has expanded its footprint in the Washington, D.C. Metro area with a new sublease with Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory firm. Convene has signed a 14.5 year, 35,000-square-foot sublease at 1201 Wilson Boulevard in Rosslyn, Virginia. JBG SMITH owns the new development.

“We are proud to establish a long-term partnership with Gartner and help them optimize and achieve greater value within their space in Rosslyn,” said Michael Burke, Vice President of Real Estate and Development at Convene. “The benefit of Convene’s move to this location is two-fold: we are able to provide unique meeting space and employee services directly to Gartner, while also supporting JBG SMITH in furthering the building’s trophy asset status with on-site hospitality-driven amenities available to all building tenants.”

With panoramic views of the Potomac River and Washington, D.C., Convene will occupy the building’s top two floors beneath its observation deck. The Convene-operated space will be available for Gartner employees and building tenants to use for meetings and events for up to 300 people. It will also open to other companies based in the region.

When Gartner acquired CEB, Inc. in 2017, Gartner was left with an overallocation of meeting and event space at 1201 Wilson. In order to optimize its footprint in the building, Gartner moved to sublease its extra space to Convene and utilize the Convene space as needed for meetings and events. As a part of the sublease agreement, Gartner has committed to an annual spend in the Convene-operated space.

Convene’s sublease at 1201 Wilson is the company’s second location in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Convene also operates a 15,000-square-foot location at 1800 Tyson’s Corner in McLean, Virginia.  

Read more about Convene’s DC expansion in the Washington Business Journal.


About Convene

Convene (www.convene.com) is a workplace hospitality platform focused on transforming the way people meet and work. We partner with the world’s largest landlords to humanize the workplace experience by offering enterprise companies and building tenants access to a shared network of premium meeting and event spaces, flexible workspaces, and hospitality amenities – all enabled by a mobile technology platform. Founded in 2009, Convene has locations in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, with plans to expand globally. The company has been named one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes, one of LinkedIn’s Most In-Demand Startups, one of America’s fastest growing companies by Inc. Magazine, and the #11 Best Workplace in New York by Fortune Magazine.


About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the successful organizations of tomorrow.

Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. We’re trusted as an objective resource and critical partner by more than 15,000 organizations in more than 100 countries—across all major functions, in every industry and enterprise size.

To learn more about how we help decision makers fuel the future of business, visit www.gartner.com.


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