Un[CO]mmon, a New Model for Enterprise Coworking, Launches in Oakland

Un[CO]mmon, Oakland, Rubicon Point Partners, San Francisco, 1750 Broadway, Team Block Society, Silicon Valley Bank, Thiel Fellowship, NurseToken, Pantera Capital,
UN[CO]MMON at 1750 Broadway, courtesy of Rubicon Point Partners

Company Kicks Off with ‘Women in Blockchain Hackathon’ on April 13

OAKLAND, Calif. (April 10, 2018) – Un[CO]mmon, a turnkey office solution, announced today the opening of their new flexible office solution for high-growth companies at 1750 Broadway in downtown Oakland. The property is owned by Rubicon Point Partners (Rubicon), a San Francisco-based real estate investment company.

Launched by Rubicon in 2017, Un[CO]mmon provides turnkey office solutions for teams and companies wanting the flexibility of a coworking experience with the branding, privacy, and scalability of a more traditional office environment. Un[CO]mmon provides state-of-the-art collaborative work spaces designed to reduce costs, attract talent, and amplify productivity. They offer flexible, turnkey office solutions for teams from 10 to 100 and beyond, allowing companies to focus purely on the success of their business without the distractions of designing, constructing, furnishing, and managing their facilities.

“This latest evolution in our portfolio is perfect for companies looking for the flexibility of coworking with the customization and control that traditionally requires a long-term lease,” said Razmig Boladian, managing partner at Rubicon. “Our view is that the Un[CO]mmon service will not only benefit our existing and future portfolio, but also those of other landlords. This new offering is really an extension of Rubicon’s knack for identifying overlooked, underutilized commercial opportunities and transforming them into efficient, enjoyable environments. As a we are minority and woman-owned company, this hackathon aligns directly with our longstanding commitment to empower communities and to stay on the forefront of real estate innovation.”

The 10,000-square-foot, flexible full-floor space at 1750 Broadway has direct access to the 19th Street BART station and comes complete with three conference rooms, two phone booths, an open kitchen stocked with food and coffee, common lounge areas, and social meeting spaces.

“We’ve already seen an enthusiastic appetite from the market for this kind of product,” said Mimi Bowie, Director of Un[CO]mmon. “It’s an exciting time for Un[CO]mmon, and we are really looking forward to launching our upcoming projects, both within the Rubicon portfolio and with our strategic partners.”

The first Un[CO]mmon space located in San Francisco reached capacity soon after announcing their grand opening. Their third location, in the Mid-Market neighborhood in San Francisco, is planned to open later this year. For additional information visit gouncommon.com.

As part of their Oakland launch, Un[CO]mmon will be hosting the Women in Blockchain Hackathon, from the 13th of April to the 15th, in coordination with Team Block Society, Silicon Valley Bank and the Thiel Fellowship. The event will feature networking, workshops, hacking, and $5,000 in prizes awarded by NurseToken. Joey Krug of Pantera Capital and Audrey Chaing of MIT will be judging the event. Participants are asked to formulate a company thesis and build an operating prototype over the multi day event.

About Rubicon Point Partners
Rubicon Point Partners (Rubicon), founded in 2010 and led by Ani Vartanian Boladian and Razmig Boladian, is a San Francisco-based real estate investment company that invests and manages a diversified portfolio of office buildings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Rubicon offers creative solutions sought by companies at the forefront of innovation. The firm targets in-fill communities that benefit from proximity to mass-transit, employment centers, amenities and services. Rubicon’s tenants include small and large companies, including Fortune 100 companies. For more information, visit https://rubiconpointpartners.com/.

UN[CO]MMON at 1750 Broadway, courtesy of Rubicon Point Partners