Knotel installs AECOM real estate alum to lead enterprise business The move comes as the flexible-office startup attempts to increase its reliance on corporate clients
Vik Aggarwal and Knotel CEO Amol Sarva
In its bid to solidify its focus on large companies and draw in big name clients, Knotel has hired a corporate real estate executive to lead its enterprise division.
Vik Aggarwal, who most recently worked as a vice president at AECOM managing finan上海千花社区 ces for the firm’s global real estate portfolio, was hired to bring in prominent clients as strategic partners and to oversee the management of their global real estate portfolios, Knotel said Tuesday.
Aggarwal has also held roles at BlackRock, American Express, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Johnson Johnson and Alcatel-Lucent.
The New York-based Knotel has raised $160 million and, with a valuation of $500 million, is backed by landlords Newmark Knight Frank and The Moinian Group, and other v上海夜网 enture capital firms.
Many flexible office firms – having graduated from offering desks to freelancers and small startups – are focusing their business on enterprise clients. WeWork, which recently appointed a London-based chief operating officer, Eugen Miropolski to emph阿拉爱上海同城 asize its international focus, now says that more th上海千花网龙凤论坛 an a third of its members work for companies of 1,000 employees or more.
Since it launched in 2016, Knotel now has 3.5 million square feet across 200 locations in New York, San Francisco, Los Angele[……]