ANSYS to Establish New Headquarters at Southpointe II Business Park

By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor Southpointe-based technology company ANSYS will establish a new headquarters at the Southpointe II Business Park, less than a mile away from its current 107,000 square-foot space. According to the Pittsburgh Business Times, the company has signed a 15-year lease for a new 186,000-square-foot building scheduled for completion in the fourth [...]

Southpointe-based technology company ANSYS will establish a new headquarters at the Southpointe II Business Park, less than a mile away from its current 107,000 square-foot space.

According to the Pittsburgh Business Times, the company has signed a 15-year lease for a new 186,000-square-foot building scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2014. ANSYS also announced it plans to relocate its Station Square employees to the new offices next year.

“Although ANSYS technology is being used by more than 40,000 companies around the globe, we’re proud to call southwestern Pennsylvania home,” said Jim Cashman, CEO and president of ANSYS. “A combination of a business-friendly environment and access to nearby distinguished universities that produce highly skilled professionals continually fosters our growth and development and makes Washington County an ideal location to conduct business.”

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Tenant Representation group assisted the company in the site selection of the new headquarters. Current and future tenants at the Washington County development include Consol Energy, Range Resources and Mylan Inc.

In other news, the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University is expanding with the lease of approximately 38,000 square feet at the mixed-use Bakery Square development in the city’s East End. Developed by Walnut Capital, the 260,000 square feet of office space in the former Nabisco plant in Larimer is now fully occupied.

Paul Nielsen, the institute’s director and CEO announced that the federally funded research and development center plans to maintain its current headquarters in Oakland near the CMU campus. He added that the new space will help the organization prepare for the anticipated growth of its programs in software engineering and cybersecurity.

Jeremy Kronman and Andrew Miller of CBRE represented Walnut Capital in the lease and Keefe Ellis represented the Software Engineering Institute. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that space for the new tenant should be ready by next spring.

The office and retail complex on Penn Avenue opened in 2009 and it houses major tenants such as Google, the UPMC Technology Development Center and the University of Pittsburgh.

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