Facebook's expansion solidifies commitment to Denver.
Citing a competitive real estate market, Facebook has added another floor to its offices at 1900 16th St. It signed a lease in March to add the sixth floor of the building; the company has leased the seventh floor since late 2018.
“We are committed to Denver as evidenced by our future expansion at 1900 16th St.,” Facebook spokesman Tracy Clayton said in a statement to the Denver Business Journal. “Given the competitive real estate market in the region we are always on the lookout for opportunities to accommodate our growth.”
The sixth-floor expansion adds 23,000 square feet to the holdings, bringing the total office space to 47,000 square feet. The extra space allows it to add another 90 to 100 employees to the existing 100 employees, which are focused on building the social platform. The current seventh-floor space includes multiple conference rooms, an event space, training space, a cafe, a library, a game room, and more.
"Facebook is investing in our infrastructure team and the Denver region offers a unique hub, filled with talented network engineers, network security engineers, and software engineers.," said Denver manager Steve Politis, about Facebook's initial move to Denver, in a statement. "As we join the community, we are committed to being a good neighbor and look forward to creating jobs and supporting local businesses, nonprofits, and schools."
There has been no word, as of yet, on when employees will start filling the new sixth-floor space or if the social media company will seek to fill similar positions as those that currently exist in the Denver office. There is also no word on how the coronavirus pandemic will affect hiring to fill the positions, but when Facebook hired the last time, postings were for network engineering, development, security, and data science.