The Coronavirus pandemic has effectively changed the way businesses and corporations manage their teams, businesses, and office space.
In late 2020 and early 2021, the Franklin Crossing building in downtown Bend, Oregon, experienced a considerable shift in tenancy. Some tenants closed their doors due to the pandemic’s toll, and others downsized or moved to accommodate their now ‘mostly remote’ teams. That transition has led to revitalizing the building to welcome businesses and industries of all different shapes and sizes.
“We knew we needed to shift how we were seeking to fill the space for our clients in some of the larger and historically corporate-focused buildings in Bend. And the shift in our focus has welcomed a new atmosphere and opportunity in Franklin Crossing for small businesses, retail shops, lifestyle companies, and startups,” stated Amy Cecil, Owner and Principal Broker of Northwest Key Commercial.
In 2021, Northwest Key welcomed Backporch Coffee Roasters, Peterson Contemporary Art into first-floor street-facing spaces of the building, and companies like Viam Robotics and Johnson Benefit Planning, into spaces on other floors of Franklin Crossing. The building is no longer only the stomping ground of companies who need cubicle space but a vibrant environment for startups like Viam Robotics, a team of engineers creating robotics foundations for our future world.
If you haven’t been in to grab a coffee from the new Backporch in Franklin Crossing or to check out spaces, it’s worth stopping by. Who knows, maybe you’ll find the perfect space for your growing business there.
About Northwest Key Commercial Real Estate & Property Management:
With 20 years of experience and a business presence in Central Oregon, Northwest Key Commercial Real Estate & Property Management understands the vital importance of staying current on market trends and the valuable impact of fostering long-term business relationships in the community. The long-standing roots and reputation of Northwest Key speaks for itself. But don’t take our word for it. Work with us and find out how different your property management and commercial real estate ventures can be with the Northwest Key team. Learn more at nwkeypm.com.