Southern California-based technology startup Digsy is changing the commercial real estate brokerage game in Silicon Valley and San Francisco by making it easier for startups and mid-sized businesses to find office, warehouse and retail space.
Digsy’s service and business model is winning fanfare from brokerages like CBRE, JLL and Cushman & Wakefield, and a growing number of businesses are demanding a premium search service experience—free of charge. The year-old startup has already helped over 100 businesses including startups ZenDrive, Vulcun, Tidy and Connectifier find office space in the Bay Area. Digsy mentioned it is currently working with over 350 businesses looking to rent approximately $220 million in commercial real estate leases, and growing.
Digsy is an on-demand butler service like Alfred or Magic—but for finding commercial office, warehouse or retail space. Digsy partners with vetted local commercial real estate agents who serve as free “search butlers” and uses machine learning in addition to proprietary software technology to pair businesses with the right butler to quickly find them space. Digsy is funded by Gil Amelio (former CEO of Apple), Gordon Stephenson (board member with Zillow) and Sean Ellis (GrowthHackers.com and DropBox), K5 Ventures, Tech Coast Angels, early LoopNet executives and other angels.
“Searching for commercial real estate is a dreadful experience,” said Andrew Bermudez, CEO and co-founder of Digsy. “Listings are out of date, no one calls you back, and you waste a lot of time trying to find space when you should be spending it growing your business. We’re bringing Digsy to Northern California to help companies to save precious time finding commercial space.”
“Digsy made it easy for our growing tech startup to find a beautiful office and get a great deal without wasting any time,” said Connectifier co-founder, Ben McCann.