Well we’re movin’ on up🎶🎵…but not to the east side…
We’re thrilled to share that next year Scopely will expand its LA headquarters to the new PLATFORM development project in Culver City.
Today we shared the news that Scopely has agreed to lease 60,000 square feet of office space at a new property in Culver City, California. The building is an expansion of Runyon Group’s Platform project. Scopely and Runyon are collaboratively building out the under construction space to best suit the needs of the business.
“We’re excited to expand our LA footprint to accommodate our exponential growth. In just the last few years, Scopely has grown 15x and this beautiful new space will allow us to continue to scale our physical presence to align with our rapidly expanding product portfolio and growing team. We couldn’t be more excited about this next step in our adventure,” said co-founder and co-CEO Walter Driver.
Following a massive 2018, Scopely will more than double the size of the company’s Los Angeles footprint come 2020—significantly expanding its headquarters upon completion of the project late next year.
Platform, which first opened in 2016, is expanding just west of its current 130,000 sq. foot space. Its flagship property is currently home to 50,000 sf of retail and restaurant space and 80,000 sf of creative and office space. The building, located at 8888 Washington, is expected to be completed in late 2020. Scopely will occupy the entire available office space at the four-story property (floors two through four); the ground-floor space will be retail.
Culver City is a thriving submarket within the Southern California region, due to constrained supply of office space in the face of ever-increasing demand from tenants. Culver City is expected to continue to boom, including other new developments such as Ivy Station and Culver Steps.
“The biggest entertainment and tech companies have been securing as much space as possible in downtown Culver City. A longtime home of Sony Pictures, the area has become increasingly popular due to its strategic mid-city location and abundance of easily accessible amenities and transportation,” said Jacob Bobek, Executive Vice President at CBRE. “The Platform expansion will be a state-of-the-art building that will serve as a fantastic new headquarters for the rapidly expanding Scopely and will allow them to continue to grow the business and team.”
Scopely currently leases 28,000 sf in the Hayden Tract area, just half a mile away from Platform. Until completion, Scopely will temporarily take 4,000 additional sf of space in the Samitaur Building in the Hayden Tract area. Scopely has been in its current LA headquarters since June 2015 and has expanded a number of times since then. In late 2017, Scopely also expanded its operations to Barcelona, leasing a 7,000 sf office space for its growing international team. The office now has more than 75 employees.