Auction House Bids for Growth
- Dec 15, 2015
By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor
Concierge Auctions, the luxury real estate marketplace, has a new address that reflects its goal of expanding its marketing and technology headquarters.
The new location at 800 Brazos in downtown Austin is part of a strategy to build its in-house talent pool and develop cutting-edge marketing, software and data-driven initiatives.
Todd Gilfillan and Michael Bullard of CBRE secured the new space, which was previously occupied by Mass Relevance before its merger last year with Spredfast.
“This is an important move, as we now have a custom-designed environment to support and inspire our team as our business continues to scale,” said Concierge Auctions’ founder and president Laura Brady in a statement. “We will soon surpass $1 billion in sales, and while we already service 27 U.S. states and six countries, we are poised to double our annual productivity in 2016.”
At more than 9,000 square feet, Concierge Auctions’ new space is three times as large as its previous location at 1308 East 7th St., and can accommodate up 75 employees. The office features an open-concept environment with sit-to-stand desks, four conference rooms, and four “hotel” offices, which allow for private group meetings or individual retreat. Amenities feature living room-style settings with sofas, a beanbag area, a bistro, and a Ping-Pong table.
Furthermore, Concierge Auctions is the largest corporate account in Austin that offers on-demand parking service provided by Luxe. The San Francisco-based service offers valet pick-up and drop-off to all staff members.
“Austin has emerged as a national hub for creativity and technology, especially as it relates to growing, innovative companies,” said Chad Roffers, chairman of Concierge Auctions. “Our expansion to Austin paid immediate dividends, allowing us to draw from a deep pool of top tier software and marketing professionals.”