SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Cushman & Wakefield, the world’s largest privately-held real estate services firm, announced that AnyPerk, the leading online platform that provides employee perks and discounts to companies of all sizes, has signed a new 13,132-sq. ft. office lease at 33 New Montgomery in San Francisco. Cushman & Wakefield Senior Director Jon Dishotsky and Associate Cutter MacLeod represented AnyPerk in the transaction. The landlord, Equity Office Properties, was represented by Mark Anderson and Ross Robinson, also of Cushman & Wakefield.
AnyPerk, which launched in March 2012, was founded by tech entrepreneurs Taro Fukuyama and Sunny Tsang and made headlines as Y Combinator’s first-ever Japanese startup. AnyPerk boasts an impressive client roster of over 2,500 customers, including Pinterest, Quora, and Hulu. The company has 250 partners which offer perks to employees, including Equinox, AT&T, and AMC.
“You only need to have one conversation with Taro Fukuyama to understand why he was named one of the coolest people in Silicon Valley,” said Cushman & Wakefield Senior Director Jon Dishotsky, who has advised the company on office real estate matters since 2012. “With AnyPerk, Taro and his team have built a significant product for attracting and retaining talent in today’s highly-competitive job market. We’re thrilled to have assisted AnyPerk in securing a space that will accommodate future growth and continue to inspire the creativity and innovation that has distinguished them amongst today’s San Francisco startups,” added Dishotsky.
AnyPerk’s first official (second actual) San Francisco office was 2,000 sq. ft. at 442 Post Street, “in a neighborhood known more for its youth hostels than its innovative technology companies,” said Dishotsky. Prior to the Post Street office, the company was founded out of a borrowed car in a Taco Bell parking lot in 2012. “We had no money, no connections, no house,” said Taro Fukuyama. “Since the Taco Bell lot was open 24/7 and free, we parked and started the company out of the car. That was our first office.”
The new AnyPerk headquarters at 33 New Montgomery sits at the corner of Market and New Montgomery streets, a vibrant intersection for San Francisco technology companies, like Yelp, Optimizely, LinkedIn, and POPSUGAR. AnyPerk’s new 7th Floor office will feature collaborative, open space that is expected to eventually house up to 100 employees. The company currently has 37 employees.
“For this move, AnyPerk was looking for something beyond mere operational space,” said Dishotsky. “Taro wanted a workspace that was not only easily accessible, but would also motivate and inspire employees while harnessing the energy of The City. 33 New Montgomery offered highly creative space combined with top-level Class A amenities. It was an ideal choice.”
“AnyPerk is growing rapidly and we needed a space that would support headcount growth and our increasingly ambitious company goals,” said Taro Fukuyama. “Jon and Cutter were tremendous allies in helping us find and secure a space that satisfied both of those requirements. The Cushman & Wakefield team helped set us up for the future.”
“I’m extremely proud to advise Taro and AnyPerk as they work to create a global platform committed to increased employee satisfaction and engagement,” added Dishotsky. “Their application of new technology to improve the workplace demonstrates the best of what’s possible when technology works to solve today’s challenges.”
About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield is the world’s largest privately held commercial real estate services firm. The company advises and represents clients on all aspects of property occupancy and investment, and has established a preeminent position in the world’s major markets, as evidenced by its frequent involvement in many of the most significant property leases, sales and management assignments. Founded in 1917, it has approximately 250 offices in 60 countries, employing more than 16,000 professionals. It offers a complete range of services for all property types, including leasing, sales and acquisitions, equity, debt and structured finance, corporate finance and investment banking, corporate services, property management, facilities management, project management, consulting and appraisal. The firm has nearly $4 billion in assets under management globally. A recognized leader in local and global real estate research, the firm publishes its market information and studies online at www.cushmanwakefield.com/knowledge.