February 21, 2022
HED is planning a move to Royal Oak, MI
Recently, Crains Detroit shared the news of our planned move from our Southfield office to a downtown location in Royal Oak, currently occupied by tech company Vectorform.
Our 100+ Detroit-based staff will occupy 19,000 square feet in the building at the corner of South Main and Fifth streets that used to house downtown Royal Oak's Barnes & Noble Inc. bookstore in April of 2023. This move will downsize our footprint, but represents a shift in how we think about our offices.
"We are seeing many organizations going through a process of reimagining their workplace. Our current office lease is set to expire at the end of 2022, which would have required action on our part regardless of what else is happening around us. The impacts of COVID, the shift toward a hybrid in-office/remote work, and input from our staff on the type of work environment and amenities they would like to see all contributed to our evaluation and ultimate decision to relocate to Royal Oak," says HED President and Detroit Managing Principal Michael Cooper.
Naturally, HED will design our new space to be reflective of our commitment to a hybrid work environment with the flexibility to accommodate all of our 100+ staff if needed.
"Not all work space will be workstations geared for individual work," says Cooper. "We anticipate a greater focus on team collaboration, and so we will provide a variety of different kinds of spaces -size, configuration, furniture type, technology - so that everyone can work in the kind of space they really need on any given day. We do anticipate continued growth here in Michigan, which our new space will accommodate."
The building HED will occupy, known as Main Place of Royal Oak, also houses the Buffalo Wild Wings and Bar Louie restaurants at 500 Main St., which is owned by an entity called Royal Oak Partners LLC.