United Airlines. It has been widely reported that the airline is considering consolidating employees to Chicago's Willis Tower by leasing an additional 200,000 square feet to house more than 3,000 employees, many of whom were formerly housed in suburban Elk Grove Township.
Sara Lee. The company has announced that in 2013, it plans to move 500-650 employees from suburban to downtown Chicago, where it has leased 221,089 square feet in a non-descript facility. Despite its prime location near the expressways, the building was not previously even tracked as office space; not surprisingly, the four-story building is undergoing a total renovation.
Amazon.com. Reports indicate that the online retailer is spending $700 million on a campus setting in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. The new headquarters, 1.7 million square feet, will be located on the Seattle streetcar line, which provides direct access to the airport.
Salesforce.com announced in 2010 that the company spent more than $270 million to buy 14 acres in San Francisco's Mission Bay to build a two million-square-foot headquarters for 8,000-10,000 employees.
Zappos, Inc. The online shoe retailer is scheduled to move 1,200 employees to downtown Las Vegas in 2013 from suburban Henderson. Tony Hsieh, CEO stated, "Our belief is that if we get the culture right, most of the other stuff.will be a natural byproduct of our culture."
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