March 2012

BOSTON, MA – Space with a Soul, the innovative nonprofit mission accelerator, is growing its presence in Boston’s hottest neighborhood, the Innovation District. The company has expanded and extended its existing lease at 281 Summer Street in the heart of the District.

Space with a Soul’s 20,000 square feet of LEED Gold certified space gives startup and small organizations access to a collaborative and creative shared work environment and space to host fundraisers and special events. “Space with a Soul has quickly become a staple in the Innovation District’s community,” said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “They have been a great partner in bringing companies to the Innovation District, and a major location for social events. I am excited to see them grow.”

Space with a Soul was represented by The Stevens Group/ITRA Global, a Boston based commercial real estate advisory firm specializing in tenant representation.

About Space with a Soul

Space with a Soul is an innovative mission accelerator that solves systemic problems of nonprofits. Stas Gayshan, Founder describes “We are building a supportive ecosystem that includes dedicated support staff, volunteers, and committed professional service providers. Our community is united by a desire to give nonprofit organizations the ability to focus their energies on mission, and remove the hassles and distractions of operational overhead. We provide space, services, and infrastructure to give small nonprofits the organizational capacity of large corporations.”

About The Stevens Group

The Stevens Group provides transactional representation, brokerage and consulting services exclusively for corporate tenants in the Greater Boston market in addition to representing multi-regional and international clients. As the Boston regional affiliate of ITRA Global, an organization of real estate firms devoted to tenant and buyer representation worldwide, The Stevens Group offers principal-level services for corporate clients in more than 90 world markets.

About the Innovation District

Boston’s Innovation District, 1,000 acres on the South Boston Waterfront, is a growing home to startup, research-based, and other innovation companies. In 2010, Mayor Thomas M. Menino launched the Innovation District strategy to enhance already strong opportunities for innovation companies in Boston and the region. Highly-driven local developers, together with the City of Boston, are turning this district into a thriving 24-hour neighborhood, which should help expand nearby attractions and public amenities, as well as increase the appeal and value of its real estate. Under his leadership, the City of Boston has worked to attract a cluster of innovative companies, and to support a social infrastructure that builds connections between people, businesses, sectors, and cities.