PwC signs letter of intent for downtown's one Detroit center building

One of metro Detroit's largest employers will relocate more than 650 people to modern, high-tech space in December 2012


DETROIT, Mich., May 2, 2012 -- PwC US, one of metro Detroit's largest employers, today announced it has signed a letter of intent to enter lease negotiations with Portfolio Property Management Global for over 70,000 square feet in One Detroit Center at 500 Woodward Avenue.  If lease negotiations are successful, more than 650 PwC partners and professionals will make their move into the technologically state-of-the-art facilities in December 2012.

“We have a proud history in Detroit; with offices in this great city since 1915," said David Breen, managing partner of PwC's Greater Michigan market. "Our move demonstrates our continued commitment to serving Michigan’s leading companies as well as our confidence in the local economy.”

Besides signaling its faith and commitment to an exciting and invigorating part of the city’s center, PwC sought out the building to implement a new firm strategy for its work environment.

"We're building out the space to leverage the firm's new model of office design, which includes a modern    and open floor plan to enhance team collaboration and client delivery," Breen said.  "This will be aided by advanced media sharing technologies and digital media distribution throughout the workplace."

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