Mobile Tenant Experience Platform Launches in 1.4 Million-Square-Foot Building in Boston’s Seaport Neighborhood

BOSTON, April 30, 2018 (Newswire.com) – ​HqO, a tenant experience platform for commercial office buildings, today announced that its mobile app for tenants is live in Jamestown’s Innovation and Design Building (the IDB), a mixed-use complex in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood. The IDB is home to some of the fastest-growing and most innovative companies in Boston, including Reebok, America’s Test Kitchen, Autodesk, Ginko Bioworks and MassChallenge.

HqO transforms a tenant’s smartphone into a remote control for the IDB, offering an intuitive user experience that consumers expect from a mobile app. Designed to engage the workplace community, HqO provides tenants with an inside track to the fun amenities, experiences and events they can take advantage of at work.

By downloading the app, tenants receive promotions from local retailers, restaurants and gyms, updates about events in the building and important notifications that might impact their day, including traffic alerts and shuttle access. HqO also helps streamline the day-to-day work done by property managers, providing them with messaging functionality to easily distribute important building information, while giving tenants direct access to the property team and HqO concierge.

“HqO is the perfect partner as we continue to explore digital community engagement,” said Michael Phillips, president of Jamestown.

As one of the most iconic properties in Boston, the IDB prides itself on providing tenants with distinctive amenities including retailers and restaurants housed in shipping containers and a wide variety of events. Now, tenants can access the perks of working at the IDB through the HqO app.

“The Innovation and Design Building is the perfect example of a workplace that understands the importance of providing tenants with a software interface for the office property,” said Chase Garbarino, CEO and co-founder of HqO. “Landlords like Jamestown are leading the way when it comes to investing in commercial real estate innovation because they recognize the immediate impact it has on tenant happiness and client retention.” 

The HqO app is available for immediate free download by IDB tenants in Google Play and the iTunes App Store.

About HqO
HqO is a tenant experience platform that helps landlords optimize their property and provide a workplace that tenants will love. Headquartered in Boston, HqO partners with leading landlords, property managers and brokers who want to attract innovative tenants, provide a premium experience, and increase overall asset value. For more information, visit https://www.HqO.co or follow HqO on Twitter @HqOapp.

About Jamestown
Jamestown L.P. was established in 1983 as an investment and management company focused on income-producing real estate in the United States. Over the last 35 years, Jamestown has expanded into a national, vertically integrated real estate operator with over $11.4 billion of assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2017. Jamestown’s capabilities include: acquisitions, capital markets, property management, asset management, retail leasing, design, sustainability and risk management. Jamestown companies have headquarters in Atlanta and Cologne, Germany, and offices in New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Bogota, Colombia. For more information, visit www.jamestownlp.com.

About The Innovation and Design Building
The Innovation and Design Building (IDB) is a 1.4 million-square-foot mixed-use complex located in the Innovation District in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood. The eight-story structure was constructed in 1918 and originally served as a waterside storehouse for the South Boston Army Base. The complex is conveniently located along the MBTA Silver Line route, just minutes from South Station, and is flanked by one of the country’s largest working dry docks to the north and by the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal to the south. Today IDB’s light-filled floors are home to a diverse mix of companies and entrepreneurs, including architects and engineers, skilled makers and craftspeople, research and development firms, and technology start-ups. The complex is also home to the Boston Design Center, New England’s premier resource for design professionals, with showrooms featuring over 1,200 luxury product lines of fabric, furniture, lighting, antiques, fine art, wall and floor coverings, kitchen and bath components, and contract services. For more information, visit http://idbldg.com/.