The Gensler-designed headquarters is open and airy in design and stresses shared workspace.
“This is less about me-space and more about we-space,” Exler said.
Skanska is the project construction manager and JLL is Mercedes’ broker and project manager.
Mercedes is one of the biggest names recruited to the Atlanta area in years. The company over time is expected to employ about 1,000 in Sandy Springs.
Members of the press stand outside the Mercedes-Benz USA headquarters under construction in Sandy Springs Monday. Construction is expected to be finished late in the first quarter of 2018. (CASEY SYKES, CASEY.SYKES@AJC.COM)
A number of employees from the company’s information technology unit, dealer support operations and 24-hour roadside assistance call center remain in New Jersey and are expected to relocate to Sandy Springs this summer. Those parts of the business are the most sensitive and the company wanted to keep disruptions to a minimum
“[They have] equipment you really don’t want to move twice,” Exler said of the units remaining in New Jersey.
Mercedes and the state announced the company’s relocation to Georgia from New Jersey in January 2015.
Few new companies in metro Atlanta have made as much of a marketing splash as Mercedes has in that time, signing a deal to put its name on the new Atlanta Falcons stadium, which opened this past summer.
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