The One Woodward Building can add another company to its already impressive list of tenants.
QStride, which specializes in business intelligence, analytics and information technology (IT) consulting services, has moved its headquarters from Troy to the 16th floor of the Minoru Yamasaki-designed skyscraper.
“Downtown Detroit’s technology-focused culture makes the urban core the perfect place for QStride’s new headquarters,” says Shane Gianino, CEO of QStride. “We are thrilled to be able to create, innovate and grow in such an upbeat, high-energy environment as we attract IT professionals from across the country to fill a variety of roles internally for QStride and externally for our customers.”
Employees will have a terrific view of the Detroit River and Central Business and Technology Districts. If you would like to join them, it might be possible. QStride looks to hire people for about 30 new technology jobs. For a complete listing of job titles, descriptions and qualifications, click here.
They look like fun jobs. QStride helps mid-market and Fortune 500 companies boost performance through innovative business intelligence and analytics software and specialized IT consulting services. It uses a set of techniques and tools to transform raw data into meaningful information for businesses to help increase performance and profitability. The new office will have a software application development center supporting industry leading technologies such as business intelligence, analytics, data warehousing and web application development.
The new location is next door to Amazon’s new regional downtown Detroit office and just a few blocks from Lear’s new innovation and design center, the headquarters of online financial news startup Benzinga, and numerous others.
“It is clear that Woodward has quickly become one of the nation’s most innovative technology districts,” says Dan Mullen, executive vice president of Bedrock Real Estate Services, which owns and manages the One Woodward Building. “Downtown Detroit is the place to be for technology companies across the board and an ideal environment for QStride to attract top talent and continue to grow for years to come.”
The 29-story One Woodward Building was built in 1962 and is the first skyscraper designed by Yamasaki, best known as the architect of the World Trade Center in New York City. The Mid-Century Modern style building is located at the gateway to Woodward Avenue at Jefferson Avenue, across from Hart Plaza, Detroit’s riverfront park. One Woodward is now 100% occupied.
Other tenants at include Fifth Third Bank, Quicken Loans, Heritage Vision Plans, Inc., Fontinalis Partners, Dr. Robert DiPilla, Cambridge Consulting Group, The Siegfried Group, PMA Consultants, the Detroit Regional Chamber, FraserTrebilcock and Kitch Attorneys & Counselors.
One Woodward is within walking distance of numerous restaurants and retailers including: Townhouse, Roasting Plant, Central Kitchen + Bar, Moosejaw, John Varvatos, House of Pure Vin and many more. In addition, international retailers Nike and Kit + Ace are expected to open a few blocks away on Woodward Avenue during 2016, along with Avalon International Breads.