The halls of Quicken Loans are abuzz this week with the news that the company will move its headquarters and about 1,700 team members to the Compuware Building in Detroit by mid-2010. The move will come two years earlier than originally planned.
In late 2007, our company pledged to move its headquarters into a newly constructed building downtown to be completed by 2012. However, given the turmoil in the economy, obtaining commercial financing for such a large-scale project has become extremely difficult.
So instead, we’re “quickening” our timeline, moving into One Campus Martius with the goal to eventually construct our own building.
“We pledge to fulfill our commitment to the city,” said Dan Gilbert, chairman and founder of Quicken Loans. “This is an interim step that allows us to begin transforming Detroit into a high-tech hub of business and ingenuity.”
Making the move… Detroit, here we come!
Find out more about Quicken Loans moving to Detroit.