Common, the leading real estate brand and tech-driven operating platform, has chosen the finalists for the Remote Work Hub, a Request For Proposals (RFP) to design and build a first-of-its-kind development for a distributed workforce. The five finalists represent five different unique visions and categories of emerging cities that are poised to benefit from the sweeping popularity and necessity of remote work. Respondents from New Orleans, Bentonville, Ogden, Rocky Mount, and Rochester will move into the workshop phase to become Common’s first ever Remote Work Hub locations.
The Under the Radar Gem: Downtown Bentonville, Arkansas. Bentonville is an affordable midsize city on the rise, with strong leadership and local champions for economic opportunity. The proposal from local real estate trailblazers Blue Crane LLC is a multi-acre that will be master-planned to create a new destination in the city. Northwest Arkansas is home to multiple fortune 500 companies, world-class museums, the University of Arkansas, and well-loved trail systems. The region is economically strong and a great place for startups, entrepreneurship, and established companies alike. This paired with the region’s high quality of life makes Northwest Arkansas a strong choice for developers and investors. Bentonville has a thriving cycling community and was recently named Mountain Biking Capital of the World, where approximately 130 miles of single-track mountain biking trails connect to the city’s downtown. Daily life in Bentonville offers local art and culinary experiences, including performances, an expanding public art scene, restaurants, craft breweries, and more.