Worldpay US, the payment company that recently decided to move from Sandy Springs to the city of Atlanta, has picked a tower in Atlantic Station as its new headquarters, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.
Worldpay US will lease six floors in the 17-story tower at 201 17th Street, the office building between the BB&T and Wells Fargo towers just west of the Downtown Connector, the person said. The building is owned by an investment fund controlled by CBRE Global Investors.
Attempts to reach a Worldpay US executive for comment were not immediately successful. Representatives of CBRE Global Investors declined comment.
The CEO of Worldpay US said last month the company decided to move in-town to help attract millennials and talented software engineers who want to work in an urban setting. Worldpay US plans to nearly double its local headcount to more than 1,200 as part of the move. The Atlanta City Council recently voted to approve a $1.5 million in grant to aid in the company’s relocation.
Worldpay US joins streaming music service Pandora and payments firm Square as other tech tenants in the tower. Chris White, a top executive with real estate firm DTZ, represented Worldpay US, while Jeff Keppen and Nicole Goldsmith represented CBRE Global Investors on the deal, the person said.