What Are the Coolest and Most Unique Commercial Real Estate Properties?

 July 26, 2023

By  Guy Gray

Anything unconventional or quirky is sure to garner some attention. This applies to everything from art and clothing style to houses and commercial real estate properties.

We’ll focus on the latter in today’s post as we celebrate a few of the creative and unique commercial properties you’ll find scattered across this globe. Let’s celebrate eccentric commercial real estate!

1. Guilherme Torres Studio – São Paulo, Brazil

An architecture and design studio known the whole world over, it makes sense that its building would be eclectic and unlike anything found in the United States. Designed to allow new creations and projects, the firm wrote that “the main idea reflects the spirit of the 21st century, that is to be multidisciplinary and go beyond the architecture and design that Studio Guilherme Torres is already known for.”

2. The Dog Bark Park Inn – Cottonwood, Idaho

Who wouldn’t want to spend a night inside a giant beagle? The Dog Bark Park Inn in Cottonwood, Idaho, is a bed and breakfast shaped like a giant dog. This charming commercial property features dog-themed décor and offers guests a memorable and “doggone” delightful experience. From its exterior design to the canine-inspired interior, this quirky property showcases how commercial real estate can combine creativity with comfort to create a truly one-of-a-kind destination.

3. The Container City – London, United Kingdom

Located in the heart of the UK, the Container City is a vibrant commercial space made from recycled shipping containers. This innovative concept has transformed these industrial containers into modern office spaces, art studios, and retail units. The Container City showcases how repurposing materials can create functional and visually striking commercial real estate properties, providing an alternative approach to traditional construction methods.

4. The Mall of America – Bloomington, Minnesota

While not an unconventional building in itself, the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, deserves a spot on this list for its unique features. This massive shopping center is not just a place for retail therapy; it also offers an indoor amusement park, a mini-golf course and even an aquarium. The Mall of America demonstrates how commercial real estate can go beyond the conventional shopping experience to create an immersive entertainment destination.

5. The Googleplex – Mountain View, California

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The headquarters of Google, this property is an unconventional and playful workplace that embodies the spirit of innovation and creativity. From its colorful bikes for employees to move around the campus to its whimsical meeting rooms inspired by various themes, the Googleplex redefines office design. This commercial property showcases how a unique and inspiring work environment can foster productivity, collaboration and employee satisfaction.

Commercial real estate doesn’t have to be limited to conventional office spaces or retail buildings. The coolest and most unique commercial properties celebrate creativity, innovation and outside-the-box thinking. To see how commercial real estate software can help you get more creative and innovative with your portfolio, request a demo of Quarem today.

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About the author 

Guy Gray

Guy Gray serves as Chief Operating Officer overseeing our technology and client services teams. He is responsible for guiding Quarem application development, networking and security, as well as new client implementations.

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