PwC US Signs 13-year Lease to Occupy New Office in Downtown Miami – Firm Eyes Growth and Changing Workplace Model with Move of 300+ Employees
PwC US has made a major commitment to the region by signing a 13-year lease with MetLife, Inc. for 43,277 square feet at the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Miami. Approximately 300 PwC partners and professionals will make their move into the Gold LEED-certified building located at 333 SE 2nd Avenue in February 2015.
Taylor & Mathis Partner Brian Gale negotiated the lease on behalf of the landlord, MetLife. PwC was represented by co-brokers Gregg Middelton and Carter Hopkins of CBRE. “We are ecstatic to add another top notch firm to our tenant roster at Wells Fargo Center” said Gale. “This is the second credit tenant moving from Brickell Avenue to Wells Fargo Center in Downtown Miami in the last 4 months. Wells Fargo Center has leased over 150,000 square feet of new leases in the last 16 months.” In January Gale announced a 35,358 SF lease for GrayRobinson at Wells Fargo Center.
In addition to signaling its faith in an exciting and thriving part of downtown Miami, PwC sought out the building to accommodate its future growth plans. The professional services firm is optimistic about its long-term growth prospects in the market and intends to increase its employment in order to continue its strong growth trajectory in South Florida.
“PwC has a longstanding history of serving companies in the greater Miami area, and we’re looking forward to continuing that legacy,” said Mario de Armas, managing partner for PwC’s Florida market. “We continue to see an increased demand for our assurance, tax and consulting services, and we’re optimistic about our future employment and the growth of our business here. We also plan to continue our work in the community, with a focus on helping local schools and organizations improve education and financial literacy.”
The office will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including the latest media sharing and collaboration tools. De Armas noted that the layout of the new space will enhance team collaboration and knowledge sharing, cater to the mobile worker and aid in client service delivery.
“As our business and the businesses of our clients continue to evolve, we recognize that technology and the workforce of the future will change the way we work,” added de Armas. “The new office design reflects this, emphasizing teaming, personal flexibility and efficiency.”
The firm is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and will have the new space built with energy efficiency in mind. Sustainable materials and furnishings will be utilized throughout the space and PwC will strive for LEED certification when the build-out is complete.
“MetLife is excited to welcome such a high caliber firm as PwC to Wells Fargo Center. As one of MetLife’s premier developments and long-term investments, the Wells Fargo Center continues to attract many of the country’s most prominent companies,” stated Chuck Davis, Director and Head of the MetLife Southeast Regional Office.
The 47-story Wells Fargo Center features scenic views of Biscayne Bay and Miami’s skyline and offers PwC a number of significant benefits, including a fitness center and restaurants. The center is also adjacent to a four-star hotel, which includes an entertainment complex, salon and spa, and shopping.