The tech giant announced that it will buy an office building in Manhattan for $2.1 billion To expand their workspaces in person, as first reported by the outlet The Wall Street Journal.
It’s serious The most expensive sale of a single building of offices in the United States since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to real estate firm Real Capital Analytics, ranking as one of the most expensive purchases in the country’s history.
The building, located in the western part of Manhattan, will be a focal point for the company’s new campus to be built in the area. Google’s chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, explained in an official statement that The building will “act as an anchor” for this new site.
This is not the first building the company has purchased in the Big Apple, since in 2000 they have opened their first offices in New York. Investment in this site in recent decades has made the city Google’s largest workplace outside of California.
The news of the acquisition of the building came in the middle of the season in which the company hosted Hybrid business modelAny work environment in which employees have the ability to work from home if their position allows it.
Regarding the purchase decision for the work-at-home model, the company stated in a blog post that it is buying the building because Collaboration in person It is “an important part of our future”.
It should be remembered that a while ago, Google announced that it would be postponing Final return to offices until 2022 With the possibility of their employees continuing to work from home as a precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
Además de Google, otras empresas han demostrado interés en expandir las locaciones para sus oficinas como sería el caso de Facebook con la adquisición de un campus en Bellevue, Washington, y los recientes anuncios de Apple por expandir sus sedes a varias cilargodes de a lo su United State. These acquisitions will be made in preparation for the return to in-person activities at all of these popular technology companies.