[SEATTLE, WA – Feb, 27th 2018 ] – OfficeSpace.com, the leading commercial real estate listing service that connects tenants and brokers, has announced that technology industry veteran Mark Ashida has joined the company as its new Chief Executive Officer, replacing founder Susie Algard. As CEO, Ashida will lead strategy, revenue and growth for the company. Algard will continue as Chair of the Board of Directors of OfficeSpace.com.
“I am excited to announce that Mark Ashida will be taking over the role of CEO at OfficeSpace.com. Mark brings with him a wealth of experience ranging from starting companies from the ground up to stepping in to accelerate growth,” said Algard. “His deep roots in technology and thoughtful leadership style will be a huge asset for both OfficeSpace.com and the commercial real estate industry-at-large. I look forward to working closely with him in the future.”
Ashida is a 25-year technology veteran who has held CEO and COO roles at several prominent startups and serves on the board of numerous Pacific Northwest companies. He has proven experience scaling startups to fast-growing and successful businesses, serving as CEO and COO at InterTrust Corporation (sold to Sony and Philips for $450 million) and as a General Manager at Microsoft. He has also served as CEO for numerous startups in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining OfficeSpace.com, Ashida served as CEO at Digital Fortress, where he recently led the company through a successful sales process. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College.
“Under Susie Algard’s leadership, the OfficeSpace.com team has built a revolutionary platform that better facilitates the necessary relationship between brokers and tenants,” said Ashida. “I believe that there are many future prospects for the commercial real estate market that remain untapped, especially as brokers and tenants continue to move towards internet platforms as their operating dashboard to list and find office space. I am very excited about the opportunity to lead OfficeSpace.com into its next phase of growth.”
Founder Susie Algard purchased the OfficeSpace.com domain in 2010 and re-launched the website in 2012, focusing on the commercial real estate needs of tenants. Since then, OfficeSpace.com has become one of the fastest growing commercial real estate listing services of its kind. In a traditionally opaque industry, OfficeSpace.com’s open search platform and the success the company has had with establishing syndication partnerships with top brokerage firms has helped lead the charge in providing greater accessibility to commercial real estate data for tenants.
OfficeSpace.com is a nationwide commercial real estate marketplace that connects tenants and brokers. With over 550,000 on-market listings nationwide, OfficeSpace.com provides lease and sale information for all commercial space types – including office, retail, industrial, flex, and land listings. OfficeSpace.com’s online property database is available to search for free and without any restrictions. Hundreds of thousands of unique users generate millions of building views on OfficeSpace.com every month.