リモート勤務への移行にもかかわらず、Bandwidth の CEO は引き続き新しい $103M 本社に尽力

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ローリー — Despite a massive shift to a work-from-home culture triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bandwidth is still moving ahead with big plans for new corporate headquarters in Raleigh.

Appearing in a virtual seminar conducted as part of the Economic Development Summit series on Wednesday, its founder and CEO David Morken said he remains committed to investing more than $103 million for the new campus.

This comes as many are beginning to question the impacts of remote working on commercial real estate post-coronavirus. Tech giants Facebook and Twitter have already announced that they will let workers request to permanently work from home.

But for Morken, it’s a resounding “no.”

“We’re crazy,” he told Raleigh Chamber president and CEO Adrienne Cole, who led the session. “We believe that we are all going to emerge from our homes into the bright light of an exciting future. My experienced view is that we are going to be more and more desperate than ever to collaborate — in person.”

Announced in April, the fast-growing communications software company is planning a 500,000-square-feet facility at the southwest corner of Reedy Creek Road and Edwards Mill Road. As part of the project, it will purchase a 40-acre plot of land from the State of North Carolina for a $40 million price tag.

The uptick: 1,165 new jobs with an average salary of $96,832.

Still, Morken said he recognizes some things have changed.

“The bar is getting raised for what the office experience must be to encourage collaboration, in person, at work,” he said.

Bandwidth は現在、ノースカロライナ州のセンテニアル キャンパスに本社を置いています。

“We’ve been blessed by Centennial Campus here in North Carolina; it has gym facilities, recreation facilities intramural, right adjacent to our building. We’ve got to replicate that.”

Morken, a father of six and a grandfather of two, has already promised to offer an on-site, fully integrated Montessori School for children aged nine months to five years old. It will be offered as a “subsidized benefit” to employees.

“We’re fortunate that we’ve got a season of transition that we can react to how we’re designing and building with great companies — East West Partners, Capitol Broadcasting, Gensler,” he said. “All these folks are helping us in a tremendous way think through how we love our team, our customers, our partners in the community, with a campus.”

1999 年に遡ると、モーケンは海兵隊で法廷裁判官として勤務したばかりで、友人の空き部屋からローリーに本拠を置くソフトウェア通信会社を設立しました。 18 年以上にわたり、彼は会社を自ら立ち上げました。そして 2017 年に、帯域幅は約 $3 億と評価されました。昨年は1TP4兆20億ドルに達した。

Google、Microsoft、Rover、Zoom などの企業は、Bandwidth の API を使用して、音声、メッセージング、911 アクセスをソフトウェアやアプリケーションに簡単に組み込んでいます。

元の記事の出典: WRAL TechWire