Washington Business Journal – Rubenstein inks coworking provider Industrious for Carlyle Tower

Coworking is coming to Carlyle Tower.

Philadelphia-based Rubenstein Partners LP announced Wednesday it has inked a deal with coworking space provider Industrious to open in the renovated 335,000-square-foot office building at 2461 Eisenhower Ave. in Alexandria. Industrious will take about 25,000 square feet in the mixed-use property, which includes 22,500 square feet of retail and a planned 7,500-square-foot retail pad.

The space is expected to open in January.

The release indicates that Brooklyn-based Industrious, through the deal, will bring its coworking spaces to multiple Rubenstein buildings, and Carlyle Tower, steps from Eisenhower Avenue Metro station, is the first.

“After an extensive vetting process, we chose to partner with Industrious based on their proven track record, the value they place on delivering superior quality, amenities and care to their customers, and the synergies that will be created with the environment Rubenstein is creating at Carlyle Tower,” Steve Evans, regional director of Rubenstein’s D.C. market, said in a statement.

The partnership will operate as a management agreement, not a lease. Rubenstein will own and develop its properties — with Industrious collaborating on design, construction and marketing — and Industrious will operate them. Industrious will also manage conference, program and amenities at Carlyle Tower.

Rubenstein’s gut-and-rehab renovations to Carlyle Tower include upgrading the building’s mechanical systems and common areas and adding a new tenant lounge, fitness and conference center designed to appeal to tech tenants.

Industrious operates 52 locations across 33 U.S. cities, and it is making a big expansion push in Greater Washington. Locations in Tysons and Ballston are expected to open in 2019, in addition to Carlyle, and facilities in D.C. and downtown Bethesda are open now.