The Norway-based multinational, creator of over 25 popular games for PC and consoles, including ‘The Secret World’, ‘The Longest Journey’, ‘Conan Exiles’ and the upcoming open-world survival game based on the Dune universe , extends to America House office building, located in Victoria Square, Bucharest.
“Funcom entered the Romanian market very recently and was looking for a central, highly visible and prominent Class A office space with plenty of amenities and metro access. America House, which recently completed a 10 million euro renovation, ticked all of these boxes and more,” commented David Hay, Founder and CEO of ADD Value Management SRL.
“With its generous pedestrian zone and outdoor terraces, various restaurants and cafes, a high-performance Word Class gym, other retail amenities, bicycle facilities and an ESG initiative like BREEAM in Use Outstanding certification and setting net emissions goals, America house meets the needs and expansion goals of a fast-growing multinational IT company like Funcom and its employees and their set of values,” completes David Hay.
ADD Value Management SRL, owner of America House, was assisted by Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații on the legal side and by Fortim Trusted Advisors, member of the BNP Paribas Real Estate alliance, on the technical side. Funcom was assisted by Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații on the legal side, and by REC on the technical side. CBRE brokered the deal.
“We were looking for an easily accessible space that would resonate with our fundamental values: creativity, agility, dynamism. We found all of this in Victoriei Square at America House. They have been a fantastic partner, playing a crucial role in bringing our vision to fruition,” commented Ionuț Codreanu, head of the Funcom Romania studio.
America House is an iconic multi-use building, with 28,806 m² of Class A office and retail space and 368 parking spaces, located in the heart of Bucharest CBD on Victoriei Square.
The building also has 14 charging stations for electric cars and three bicycle rooms with racks for 60 bicycles, equipped with changing rooms and showers.
Retail and service area tenants include a newly renovated 1,500m² world-class gym, Starbucks, Fru Fru, McDonald’s, Gram Bistro restaurant, Noodle Pack, Dabo, ATMS and 2 bank branches , Dr. Max Pharmacy, the chic Cărturești bookstore and the Eco Fresh laundromat.
The entire building is handicapped accessible, with easy entry both from the street and from the underground car park, with special accessible parking spaces. Elevators, reception, bathrooms and corridors have been adapted for people with special needs and comply with international standards.
America House’s property management services have been provided by Fortim Trusted Advisory Alliance, member of BNP Paribas Real Estate, since 2011.
America House office tenants include blue-chip multinational and Romanian companies, such as Mastercard, Cisco, Intesa Sanpaolo Bank, McDonalds, OLX, Schlumberger, Țuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii, as well as the Japanese Embassy and Fortim Trusted Advisory Alliance, member of BNP Paribas Real Domaine.