Twitter to open first Boston office at Center Plaza<\/h2>September 11, 2019 - Boston Business Journal<\/a><\/span>

By, Catherine Carlock<\/a><\/p>\n

San Francisco-based Twitter Inc. will open its first Boston office at Center Plaza, a sprawling office and retail complex that formerly was home to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but has recently become a hub for tech companies including Grubhub and Spotify.\u00a0<\/span><\/p>\n

Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) will lease 44,000 square feet of former Localytics office space. It\u2019s the first Boston office for the social-media company, which has had <\/span>a Cambridge office since 2014.<\/span><\/p>\n

Twitter confirmed the Boston lease to the Business Journal but declined to share any additional details, including how many employees will work at the office.<\/span><\/p>\n

Synergy Investments and GreenOak Capital bought Center Plaza <\/span>in 2017 for $365 million<\/a> and launched a repositioning, led by Boston-based CBT Architects. The renovations of the 741,000-square-foot complex include a new fitness center and amenity space with sports simulator, bike storage, exterior stairs and public art.<\/span><\/p>\n

\u201cWe are excited to welcome Twitter to our portfolio, and we are honored that they chose to partner with us,\u201d said Dave Greaney, CEO of Synergy Investments. \u201cIt is rewarding to see that our capital improvement and reposition strategy has yielded another great company for the new Center Plaza.\u201d\u00a0<\/span><\/p>\n

Tech tenants\u2019 demand for office space in Boston has surged in recent years. Construction has begun on <\/span>Amazon.com Inc.\u2019s (Nasdaq: AMZN) 525,000-square-foot office in Boston\u2019s Seaport District.\u00a0<\/span><\/p>\n

Meanwhile, Boston-based online fantasy sports betting company <\/span>DraftKings Inc. is expanding into Tishman Speyer\u2019s flexible co-working space in downtown just a few months after moving into its new 105,000-square-foot headquarters in Back Bay, and cybersecurity company <\/span>Rapid7 Inc. (Nasdaq: RPD) recently moved into its new headquarters at The Hub on Causeway.\u00a0<\/span><\/p>\n

An industry source said Newmark Knight Frank represented building owner Synergy and GreenOak in the deal, while Cresa represented Twitter.\u00a0<\/span><\/p>\n