Staffing Firm ALKU Inks 75,000-SF Andover Lease at 100 Brickstone SquareAugust 17, 2022
ANDOVER — ALKU, a nationally ranked niche staffing firm, has signed a long-term lease to expand its headquarters at 100 Brickstone Square in Andover, MA. ALKU will occupy 75,000 square feet across two floors of the building. Cresa’s Joe Doyle represented ALKU, while Cushman & Wakefield’s Blake Baldwin, Shayne O’Neil, and Petra Flynn represented the landlord, KS Partners, in the transaction.
The new office space will feature 448 workstations plus 46 offices across two floors connecting through an internal staircase. According to a release, Brickstone celebrates 100 years this year and has best-in-class amenities, including a bistro, a fitness center, a full cafeteria, a game room, and two conference centers.
“ALKU is extremely excited about expanding our headquarters in Andover to fit our strategic needs and to ensure our people have the accessibility to enjoy our culture and to grow their careers. Starting from a humble 180 square feet to now 75,000 square feet, this expansion is a testament to the rapid growth and success our company has experienced since its inception in 2008. The ‘ALKrew’ deserves only the best, and we are committed to providing the best landscape for our people,” said Mark Eldridge, CEO, and Founder of ALKU.
ALKU’s growth has flourished exponentially since creating the first shared office space of 180 square feet at Brickstone, with the firm’s second space growing to 5,000 square feet. The office’s expansion to 75,000 square feet shows ALKU’s commitment to growing organically through opportunity, training, and hands-on experience, and will continue to replicate for countless years.
The company said since the COVID-19 pandemic, ALKU has offered employees the option to work from home; however, most individuals continue to choose to come in person daily. Due to ALKU’s contagious branded theme, ‘Have Fun Working Hard’ culture, this expansion was beyond necessary to fit all ALKU’s Andover employees.
“We are pleased to have worked with Brickstone throughout the years to create an innovative and productive work environment to accommodate our firm’s rapid growth and evolving needs,” added Eldridge.