Plante Moran has revealed it has officially moved into its new corporate headquarters, securing 12 floors in the 3000 tower of the Southfield Town Center.
The certified public accounting, business advisory and wealth management firm said the move is five years in the making, and enables it to unite two former offices and more than 900 staff under a single roof in an “easily-accessible” central location.
Plante Moran will occupy 192,600 square-feet of space in 3000 Tower Center, making it the largest tenant in the building — and making this one of the largest commercial real estate transactions during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Under Michigan’s MI Safe Start Plan, Plante Moran staff will begin transitioning from fully remote work to more in-person office work over the coming months.
Plante Moran is making the two-mile move from 27400 Northwestern Highway, where it has been headquartered since 1985, and joining a second facility that has occupied three floors in the Town Center building since 2018.
The firm signed its 15-year lease on the new space shortly before the global pandemic began in 2020 and completed renovations and buildout this spring, underscoring its commitment to the critical importance of in-person work.
The new offices in the Town Center will enable team members in audit, tax, management consulting, wealth management and Plante Moran Cresa to gather in a single facility where they are joined by staff from internal services, including HR, marketing and technology. In Southeast Michigan, Plante Moran also has offices in Detroit, Auburn Hills, Ann Arbor, and Clinton Township.
Plante Moran’s new office features:
- Nearly 1,000 shared work spaces, giving staff options for the task at hand — from quiet, individual offices and workrooms to larger spaces that promote collaboration.
- Twelve large gathering spaces, enabling Plante Moran to host large meetings, in-person training and in-house client events. These spaces include cafes, a private lobby and private outdoor space ideal for hosting guests.
- State-of-the-art technology for conducting virtual meetings and collaboration with staff and clients across the firm’s footprint.
- Additional building amenities, including a gym, covered parking, shops and proximity to restaurants.
- The office will also feature customized graphics that highlight the firm’s core principles, values and almost 100-year history including:
- The Wheel of Progress, which is a moving wheel purposefully located in an area where staff and recruits spend time to remind them of the wheel’s importance to firm culture.
- A “One-firm firm” wall that illustrates the firm’s “diverse capabilities and locations while reinforcing that Plante Moran is a single firm united in supporting clients”.
Group managing partner, Teresa Pollock, said: “For more than five years, Plante Moran has been in search of a space that would better fit the needs of both our staff and our clients.
“We were reimagining a ‘digital-first’ office space, and looking for the perfect balance of location, amenities, accessibility and customization for each group. The Southfield Town Center checked all these boxes – and more.”
She added: “One of our deciding factors was this location’s benefits to our clients. Our new headquarters is right off the highway and features prominent signage, making it easily accessible for everyone.
“We have abundant covered parking and reserved spaces for our visitors, making it especially convenient during Michigan winters. And after nearly two decades of working from multiple Southfield office locations, we’ll be able to unite all our staff in one building.”