Job search and recruiting giant Glassdoor will further expand its presence in Chicago, signing a long-term lease for two full floors of a new office building, West End on Fulton, located at 1375 W. Fulton Street. With room for up to 400 employees, in addition to the offices at 1330 W. Fulton Street that Glassdoor will maintain, the company is on track to create up to 500 new jobs in Chicago over the next several years.
“We’re growing incredibly fast in Chicago and are excited to build upon our presence in Chicago’s Fulton Market district,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor president and chief operating officer. “Chicago has quickly grown into one of Glassdoor’s largest employee bases, in large part due to the region’s impressive talent pool. We look forward to adding exciting job opportunities to Chicago’s economy and continuing to build a world-class team that will fuel Glassdoor’s global growth.”
Kyle Kamin and Dan Persa of CBRE represented Glassdoor in the transaction while Sara Spicklemire and Kelsey Scheive of CBRE represented the developer, Trammell Crow Company. Glassdoor plans to move into the 52,000-square-foot office in Summer 2020. The 14-story office building, designed by ESG Architects, comprises 315,000 square feet, including 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.
“We are pleased to welcome Glassdoor to West End on Fulton,” said Johnny Carlson, principal of Trammell Crow Company’s Midwest business unit. “West End on Fulton is designed with wellness in mind, offering multiple private outdoor spaces on each floor, in addition to a vast array of common outdoor spaces and hospitality-focused amenities. Glassdoor is exactly the type of user we envisioned occupying the building, as they are a fast-growing, forward-thinking, technology company, that is focused on creativity and innovation within their industry.”
The two combined Fulton Market offices will accommodate a capacity of up to 800 employees for Glassdoor. In less than three years, the company has grown from 30 to approximately 300 employees across its sales, customer success, product, engineering and other teams. This growth comes shortly after announcing the expansion of Glassdoor’s product and engineering teams to Chicago earlier this year.
“It’s an exciting time for Glassdoor in Chicago,” said Stephanie Jenkins, Glassdoor head of Chicago and vice president of sales. “We’re thrilled to be growing our team of talented sales, customer success, product and engineering professionals and more who will be instrumental in driving innovation and furthering our mission of helping people find a job and company they love.”