Convene, a hospitality company that designs, builds and manages premium meeting, event and flexible office spaces, today announced its expansion into San Francisco. Through a partnership with landlord Blatteis & Schnur, Inc., Convene will occupy 65,000 square feet of retail space on the fourth and fifth floors at the newly redeveloped 100 Stockton Street.
“Convene has witnessed strong demand for premium meeting spaces in San Francisco; the city is consistently among the top requested expansion markets by our existing clientele,” says Brian Holland, vice president of real estate at Convene. “With the Bay Area being the leading work-from-home region in the country, the market is ripe for an offering that allows teams to gather in-person, while also being able to support the inclusion of a distributed workforce through hybrid capabilities. The redevelopment of 100 Stockton Street is going to be the ultimate work-play destination in the heart of Union Square, and we look forward to calling it home to the first Convene location in the Bay Area.”
Convene is a single-solution meetings provider that offers in-house culinary, award-winning design and AV and production services–delivering a turnkey experience for in-person and hybrid events. Convene at 100 Stockton will have its own dedicated lobby on the ground floor with exclusive elevators to its premium event space on floors four and five; it will also have exterior building signage on the corner of Stockton Street and O’Farrell Street. The location will comprise six unique meeting rooms that can be configured to accommodate various event types, from town halls to classroom-style learning, corporate social events and more. It is expected to open for business by the end of 2023.
“We are thrilled to have Convene be a part of 100 Stockton. As a true major destination tenancy that will generate substantial, consistent daily foot traffic, Convene represents an exceptional and prestigious value-add for the development, as well as Union Square and the City,” states Daniel Blatteis, Co-Chairman of Blatteis & Schnur.
100 Stockton Street is a visionary asset repositioning by Blatteis & Schnur. Formerly the site of the Macy’s Men’s department store, the mixed-use development, set to open in 2023, spans 265,000 square-feet on eight levels to support the growing retail market on the South side of Union Square.
Since its founding in 2009, Convene has served the meetings and events needs of more than 4,000 organizations around the world. Convene currently has a network of 26 premium meetings, events, and flexible office locations across the US and UK.