McKinley Towne Centre welcomes LLamasoftJanuary 26, 2016
McKinley is pleased to announce that it has signed LLamasoft to a long-term lease at McKinley Towne Centre. LLamasoft will occupy almost 60,000 square feet at McKinley Towne Centre including the entire second and third floors joining Bodman and Ann Arbor SPARK. Beginning May 1, LLamasoft will join downtown’s growing tech community in the blocks stretching from the University of Michigan’s Diag down East Liberty Street to South Division. Together, companies such as Menlo Innovations, Barracuda Networks and PRIME Research employ hundreds in that area. McKinley Towne Centre is a mixed use development offering 105,000 square feet of Class A, high-tech office space and 20,000 square feet of retail space at the nexus of the University of Michigan and downtown Ann Arbor.
“We talked with several companies about the possibility of moving into McKinley Towne Centre,” stated Albert M. Berriz, CEO of McKinley. “We spent time focusing on people that we thought would make an impact downtown, that would be committed to Ann Arbor and that would contribute to the community,” he further offered. “LLamasoft is the global leader in software for supply chain management, and while they have been rapidly expanding globally, they are significantly expanding in Ann Arbor and their key executives are committed to Ann Arbor.”
“LLamasoft continues to grow at a rapid pace, and we also need a world-class environment to support our team members” said Donald A. Hicks, CEO and President of LLamasoft. “McKinley Towne Centre is the highest quality office building in the downtown core, and it gives our employees the opportunity to enjoy all that Ann Arbor has to offer. McKinley is a leading corporate citizen as well, and we are excited that our LLamasoft team will have the space they need as we continue our record-setting growth.”
Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Ann Arbor, McKinley is a leading owner and operator of multifamily and commercial real estate. McKinley owns and manages more than 55 million square feet of commercial and residential real estate throughout 34 states. McKinley specializes in solving complex real estate problems for its own portfolio, as well as for a select clientele of institutional investors and partners.
LLamasoft supply chain optimization software enables companies across a wide range of industries to model, optimize and simulate their supply chain network, leading to major improvements in cost, service, sustainability and risk mitigation. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, LLamasoft is a leader in supply chain excellence and innovation, advancing technology focused on continuous improvement of enterprise supply chains for the world’s largest organizations.