Greetings. Here at Machteld Faas Xander we were thrilled to learn that Colliers International has nominated our workspace in a Canada wide search for the ‘Great Companies Need Great Spaces’ contest.
The contest aims to recognize companies investing in spaces that aspire to be more than just places to work but places to innovate, collaborate, give back and have fun.
For those of you that have not heard of our new home, we moved last year into the Tannery, an 800,000 sq. ft. re-purposed manufacturing facility that is also home to, among others, Google, Desire2Learn and Digital Media Hub.
“We were completely surprised and thrilled to be nominated,” exclaimed MFX President John Short. “The goal of our 5,000 sq. ft. build-out was to create an inviting, flexible work space that celebrated the Tannery’s history with a complementary, modern office design. The layout and flow works to facilitate the innovative way our staff and clients collaborate together. The budget wasn’t huge, we had no award aspirations.”
Finalists from across Canada, including MFX, were announced at the annual Colliers National Office Leasing Conference attended by office leasing specialists and managers from across the country. The 2-day conference was held in late November at the One King West Hotel in downtown Toronto. Top prize in the contest went to the Vancouver Law firm Fraser Millner Casgrain.