A recent trend taking place in many parts of the United States, but especially in the San Francisco Bay Area is now happening in the East Bay. During the last few years in the Tri-Valley region of Dublin and Pleasanton, office owners have been putting in bocce ball courts, fire pits and Wi-Fi-enabled outside seating areas to allow office employees the opportunity to work and play outdoors at their office building. I recently toured a major Walnut Creek office project which just completed an extensive tenant amenity upgrade. I was blown away by the scope and quality of improvements. A 6,000-square-foot conference center with small private offices, couch seating areas, a state-of-the-art kitchen with a beer kegerator and snacks available to tenants at no charge. Corner informal nook meeting areas, a diversity of seating and collaboration arrangements, a large classroom with flexible desks that convert to various conference table configurations. Outside there is a central bocce ball court, chairs of different types in large quantities, and semi-private meeting “rooms” walled on three sides. All is free to the 375,000 square foot office project’s tenants. Please see pictures below.