GLG Again Doubles Its Office Space in Austin, Taking Over New Floors at 301 Congress Avenue
February 02, 2017
Move Fueled by Rapid Expansion
Austin, Texas; February 2, 2017 — GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.), the world’s leading professional learning membership, today announced plans to expand its innovative office in Austin, Texas, doubling its size from approximately 42,000 to 84,000 square feet, providing space for up to 800 of its employees. Award-winning architect Clive Wilkinson will design the new GLG space. He and his firm are also responsible for GLG’s global headquarters in New York City, as well as the current Austin space.
Currently home to more than 400 of its employees, the GLG Austin office occupies the 15th and 16th floors at 301 Congress Avenue in downtown Austin. It was recently named one of the best offices for mid-size companies by Interior Design magazine. GLG will now add all of the third floor and half of the second floor of the building to its footprint. Less than a year ago, GLG moved into its current Austin space, which doubled the size of its office from approximately 24,000 to 42,000 square feet.
“Our mission is to transform the way the world’s top professionals share expertise and learn. We also aim to be one of the best places to work in Austin,” said GLG President and CEO Alexander Saint-Amand. “This expansion extends again our commitment in Austin, while helping us continue to deliver on our mission and supporting our people.”
GLG’s new space, like its current floors, will incorporate locally-sourced materials and craftwork, LED lighting, metal mesh ceiling, concrete exposed floors and green guard certified materials. The two new floors will connect directly through a large atrium with a central staircase, and be fitted out with a barista bar, a training and seminar room, and an outdoor landscaped terrace. The project will be completed in two phases with the first move-in scheduled for this coming July.
GLG’s Austin and New York offices are among the largest North American implementations of activity-based working, a flexible and collaborative approach that makes for more creative and comfortable work environments. The concept eschews assigned personal workspaces for a more flexible and productive approach to work life. Employees can choose from multiple types of private meeting and collaboration spaces, conference and training spaces, and a staffed coffee bar.
GLG was founded to serve professionals who needed perspective they couldn’t find in one-size-fits-all industry reports, courses, or conferences. Today GLG facilitates thousands of connections a week between the world’s leading investors, entrepreneurs, corporations, consulting firms, nonprofits, and startups and a teaching membership of 500,000 policy specialists, academics, engineers, former C-level managers, professional leaders, and other subject matter experts.
David Putman, Chad Barrett, and Bart Matheney with AQUILA Commercial are responsible for leasing 301 Congress and HPI Real Estate Services is responsible for building management.
About GLG / Gerson Lehrman Group
GLG is the world’s leading membership for professional learning. Business leaders, investors, consultants, social entrepreneurs, and other top professionals rely on GLG to learn in short- and long-term engagements from more than 500,000 members and other experts. Clients partner with GLG to address their most complex strategic challenges, make better business decisions, and advance their careers through conversations, mentorships, small group convenings, surveys, and other interactions—all within a rigorous compliance framework. Global, technology-driven, and nimble, GLG’s approximately 1,300 employees work in 22 offices in 12 countries. For more information visit www.GLG.it.
About AQUILA Commercial
Founded in 2007, AQUILA Commercial is a recognized leader in Austin commercial real estate. Today AQUILA manages and leases over 8 million square feet of office, industrial and retail properties and has over 450 corporate tenant representation clients. AQUILA offers clients full-service real estate solutions, providing tenant representation, project leasing and asset, property and project management services for office, industrial and retail properties. For more information, visit: www.aquilacommercial.com.
About HPI Real Estate Services
HPI Real Estate Services is a full-service commercial real estate firm based out of Austin, Texas. With unmatched knowledge and expertise in local markets, HPI is the leading commercial real estate service provider in Central Texas. Today, HPI has offices in Austin, San Antonio and Dallas. Bringing together over twenty-five years of experience as owners, investors and managers of commercial real estate, we have developed an expert understanding on how to navigate through real estate challenges. Backed by the best staff in the industry, our mission is to provide our tenants and clients the highest standard of service. At HPI we go the extra step needed to give our customers the best experience possible.