Developer Trimark Properties recently announced that international engineering and consulting firm CH2M has leased the third and fourth floors of its new state-of-the-art Ingenuity office building in Innovation Square. CH2M will join the growing business community upon the building’s completion in spring of 2018.
“It’s an exciting time for Gainesville as companies with large global presences such as CH2M are choosing to call Innovation Square their home,” said John Fleming, Managing Partner of Trimark Properties.
CH2M’s new local headquarters will be positioned at 643 SW 4th Avenue, in the heart of the city’s burgeoning business and tech district. The new building will be just under five miles away from the company’s present office at SW Williston Avenue, which it has occupied since 1995. CH2M originally established its Gainesville branch in 1977.
“CH2M has long been a staple of the Gainesville business community and we are very excited to be part of the Innovation Square development,” said Pilar Doran, CH2M’s Vice President and Principal Project Manager of the corporation’s Gainesville and Jacksonville divisions. “We are happy to be contributing to the growth and development of the downtown Gainesville area as a whole.”
“We are excited to relocate our office to the Ingenuity building and the City of Gainesville’s Innovation Square. This location is an ideal setting in the heart of an emerging technology hub situated right in between downtown Gainesville and the University of Florida” said Rick Ruby, CH2M’s Corporate Director of Facility Operations and Real Estate.
The business’s move comes at a pivotal time as it continues to experience growth both internationally and in the southeastern region. The local branch needed an office space that would comfortably provide enough room for its staff of approximately 120 employees, as well as a more central location in one of the city’s most up-and-coming business sectors.
To accommodate this expansion, CH2M leased both the third and fourth floors of the four-story, 50,000 square foot Ingenuity building, which will provide it with approximately 22,000 square feet of office space to perform engineering services for clients.
Trimark Properties is customizing the two floors of the building to fit the specific needs of the firm. Each level will feature an open layout with several private conference rooms and breakout offices, floor-to-ceiling windows, a kitchenette and large wraparound balconies overlooking Innovation Square.
“We sincerely enjoyed collaborating with the CH2M team to design an office space equipped for their growing company, and we look forward to seeing the positive effect their presence will bring to Innovation Square and Gainesville’s business industries.”
Ingenuity’s first and second floors are still available for lease, though Trimark is under talks with one company to secure one floor.
ABOUT TRIMARK PROPERTIES
Trimark Properties is a real estate developer and property management firm headquartered in Gainesville, FL specializing in commercial real estate around Innovation Square. Ingenuity is the latest luxury office building developed in the region by the company, who built the 15,000-square-foot Nimbus office building just a few blocks down from Ingenuity in 2015. Trimark also holds a portfolio of luxury apartments and renovated historic houses near the University of Florida campus for students. The company has won 32 City Beautification Awards since its establishment in 1992.
CH2M leads the professional services industry delivering sustainable solutions benefiting societal, environmental and economic outcomes with the development of infrastructure and industry. In this way, CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management services for clients in water; environment and nuclear; transportation; energy and industrial markets, from iconic infrastructure to global programmes like the Olympic Games. Ranked among the World’s Most Ethical Companies and top firms in environmental consulting and programme management, CH2M in 2016 became the first professional services firm honored with the World Environment Center Gold Medal Award for efforts advancing sustainable development. Connect with CH2M at www.ch2m.com.