Like many businesses navigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their workforce, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Nebraska decided to switch to a hybrid office model and allow their employees to work from home part of the time. This shift in policy created an opportunity to multi-tenant Blue Cross Centre, Blue Cross’ corporate headquarters located in Aksarben Village, for the first time in the building’s history. In early December 2021, Blue Cross selected JP Raynor, Tim Kerrigan and Ryan Kuehl of Investors Realty to market the three-floor, 88,000 sq. ft. of space that Blue Cross made available. There are few opportunities for large blocks of space in an iconic building like Blue Cross Centre. This building provides a first floor full of amenities such as meeting rooms of various sizes, a coffee and snack shop, a cafeteria with indoor and outdoor seating, plus all of the amenities Aksarben Village offers including walkable restaurants, shops, gyms, salons, a park, and entertainment.
Over the past several years, Ryan Zabrowski, Tim Kerrigan and Ryan Kuehl have been working with OPPD on various projects, including their solar power initiatives, natural gas power generation and office headquarter needs. When the Blue Cross Centre opportunity became available, it was clear that the space being vacated by Blue Cross was an excellent fit for OPPD’s needs. OPPD and Blue Cross moved expediently to secure the space with a sublease on terms mutually beneficial for both. We were proud to help both of our clients find an ideal solution to meet their needs.
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