Phoenix, Ariz. — On Thursday, real estate tech leader Offerpad threw a Welcome Home party in honor of the company’s move into its new custom-designed headquarters. The event included remarks from Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Representative Jeff Weninger, Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke, and Offerpad CEO Brian Bair.
In addition to the talks, Offerpad toured over 150 visitors in small groups throughout the new, state-of-the-art office. There were homemade refreshments and plenty of mingling time where prominent members of the community and Offerpad employees became acquainted. The day’s event culminated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open Offerpad’s new home.
Governor Ducey, who signed Representative Weninger’s PropTech sandbox bill in March to encourage real estate tech innovation, acknowledged, “Arizona is becoming a premier destination for tech innovators and Offerpad is building on that reputation. Arizona is going to continue making sure innovative businesses like Offerpad can grow and thrive here for years to come.”
Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke said, “I am delighted that Offerpad has chosen to keep their East Valley roots by expanding in Chandler. Chandler is known as the Innovation and Technology Hub of the Southwest because of the many innovative companies who have chosen to plant roots in our city, and I look forward to working with Offerpad as they continue to revolutionize the real estate industry.”
From Arizona originally, Offerpad moved its corporate hub from Gilbert to neighboring Chandler in Phoenix’s East Valley in March. The company designed the new office with custom features to meet its needs and brand identity. The modern space aims to provide employees a great day-to-day experience in a collaborative environment while highlighting Offerpad’s mission and core values. The new layout is nearly 40,000 square feet — more than tripling the size of the company’s previous space.
“This is a milestone that marks the tremendous growth Offerpad has experienced since we got started less than four years ago. Over the past two years, employee growth has increased almost 400 percent. Our new headquarters is great for us internally and it will help us continue to innovate real estate solutions for consumers around the country,” said Offerpad founder and CEO, Brian Bair.
Offerpad, which emphasizes “Homes Not Houses” created its new office to feel more like home. It was designed with numerous unique meeting spaces bearing names like Living Room, Dining Room and Workshop. The headquarters’ floating mezzanine “Sundeck” is outfitted with meeting spaces inspired by the comforts of the home patio or backyard as well as leisure sports for employees and visitors to enjoy; the entry “Front Yard” area includes a large tree and bicycles; and there are couches and meeting nooks throughout the building’s open floor plan.
Dave Haroldsen, Head of Brand at Offerpad and lead on the headquarters’ design, explained, “We like to see our people as a family. Everyone comes in every day expecting to work toward their goals and the way we want to encourage that is by creating a comfortable home environment that helps them take in the company’s mission which is centered on happy customers having excellent home experiences. We really wanted to bring that part of our brand to life for our employees and visitors.”