Rubicon Plans to Roll Out its Work From Here Program at Rotunda
Rubicon Point Partners recently acquired the iconic Rotunda Building in downtown Oakland from Rotunda Partners II, which have owned the building since 1999 and will continue as a minority owner. The purchase price for the Beaux Arts-designed building was undisclosed.
Rubicon plans to roll out its Work From Here program and a sustainability plan to reduce the building’s carbon footprint. The program focuses on creating workspaces that are amenitized in ways not available at home, emphasizing employee health and wellness while enabling employers to better accommodate a hybrid workforce. Rubicon plans to introduce a fitness facility, upgraded common areas, hybrid digital conferencing and collaboration infrastructure.
“We look forward to implementing an improvement plan that will honor its history but also modernize it to allow for a new generation of companies to thrive,” said Ani Vartanian, Rubicon’s co-managing partner. “We are especially excited to work with key stakeholders to activate Frank Ogawa Plaza and integrate it with the building’s indoor space. This indoor-outdoor environment is rare in urban settings like downtown Oakland.”
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.