The British video game company Zeptolab, founded in 2009, has chosen the Barcelona district of 22 @ to locate its new corporate headquarters in Spain. Specifically, the company responsible for successes such as 'Cut the Rope', 'Cats' or 'King of Thieves' will move to the surroundings of Les Glories, the building located on Avenida Diagonal 177, owned by Mediapro, where it will occupy 925 square meters.
The operation has been advised by the real estate consultants Cushman & Wakefield and Forcadell. Cushman & Wakefield also advised the company on its landing in Barcelona three years ago, on that occasion at the Mapfre Tower. Zeptolab has valued the location, the quality of the building and the business environment, which has other technology companies such as Social Point, King, Hewlett Packard, WeWork, Amazon or Privalia.
The 22 @ district has become, after 20 years of activity, in the market of offices most demanded by users and investors in Barcelona, with figures of average hiring from 2015 around the 75,000 square meters, and that has more than 8,800 companies and 93,000 workers.
The real estate consultant of the tech companies
Cushman & Wakefield has positioned itself over the last few years as the consultant of technology companies when choosing a location in Spain or developing real estate services. The consultancy has been in charge of managing projects in Madrid such as the new Huawei headquarters (21,000 m2 in Castellana Norte), or the rental of 17,000 m2 for Ericsson in the Milenium Business Park; and in Barcelona it has been responsible for the arrival of Schibsted (8,000 m2) and King (9,000 m2) to the building of the 22 @ Ciutat de Granada 150, or to advise on the rental of 4,700 m2 of Criteo to the Torre Mapfre.
Cushman & Wakefield has advised on contract renewals and real estate services for other leading companies such as Sony, Oracle, Vodafone, Sage, or Facebook, among others.