It was one of the nation’s fastest-growing company’s on Inc. magazine’s annual list in August and was recognized again a few months later by the South Florida Business Journal for being among South Florida’s 25 fastest-growing technology companies.
So, it shouldn’t be too shocking to learn that 3Cinteractive is now planning to more than double its office space in Boca Raton.
The mobile platform provider has inked a 10-year lease for 25,287 square feet — the entire fourth floor — of Boca Colonnade II, at 750 Park of Commerce Boulevard.
The 99,048-square-foot building opened in 2008 and has achieved gold certification in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program.
And, with the 3Cinteractive deal, the building, developed by Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LRY), is nearing full occupancy, according to Liberty’s Randy Johnson. Jeff Kelly of CB Richard Ellis represented 3Cinteractive.
3Cinteractive CEO John Duffy said that the firm continues to grow and hire high-level software engineering talent.
Last year, 3Cinteractive added 29 employees to its payroll and plans to do the same or a bit more hiring this year, Duffy said.
And, with just under 10,000 square feet at its current location on nearby Congress Avenue, Duffy says “we are busting a little bit at the seams.”
He is even sharing his office.
The firm needs to grow its engineering ranks, as well as add finance staffers and sales representatives.
It hopes to have the inside of its new digs built out by June.
But, don’t expect gray carpet and beige cubicles.
This corporate headquarters facility has a theme: urban playground.
“A key building material will be chain-link fence,” Duffy said.
The firm current’s office is similarly funky, with handmade furniture and a “great cultural feel,” Duffy said.
He said that creating a unique office atmosphere is necessary to compete and keep the high level of tech talent it takes to run and grow its mobile platform offerings.
“The type of people that we want to attract to this business are generally not looking for this kind of opportunity in South Florida,” Duffy said. “They are more likely to be in New York City or Silicon Valley.”
Duffy also said he was motivated to cut his new headquarters lease now to take advantage of the soft office market.