CH2M Relocating to New Built-to-Suit in Greenville, South Carolina

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Engineering firm investing in new facility

The suburban live-work-play environment is a great fit for CH2M’s growing, dynamic workforce and provides Verdae a desirable professional services tenant.

CH2M, a global, Fortune 500 consulting, design, construction and operations firm with a total workforce of over 25,000 is expanding its Upstate South Carolina operations with a new 70,000 square-foot facility in Greenville County. The investment will involve relocation of 350 professional positions and is expected to generate dozens of new jobs in Greenville, S.C. Currently CH2M is working on projects in more than 50 countries worldwide, providing engineering solutions in the areas of transportation, water, environment, nuclear, oil gas & chemicals, industry and urban environments. CH2M prioritized a number of amenities including technology, building infrastructure and location all aimed at employee retention and recruitment.

“Following an extensive space search, it was determined that the build-to-suit in Verdae with Holder Properties would provide CH2M the opportunity to create an open, collaborative, highly-efficient workplace that caters to their business needs. Additionally, the suburban live-work-play environment is a great fit for CH2M’s growing, dynamic workforce and provides Verdae a desirable professional services tenant,” said Monty Harris, Savills Studley Corporate Managing Director, who advised CH2M.

By relocating its existing Upstate operations to this new Holder Properties’ build-to-suit facility, located at Bonaventure Circle off of Verdae Blvd. in Greenville, S.C., CH2M looks to significantly grow its operations in the Upstate, allowing the company to better meet increasing customer demand.

“We look forward to establishing a state-of-the-art, next generation workplace within the Verdae Community with its many recreational amenities and nearby commercial districts. CH2M is often ranked as one of the best companies to work for in the U.S. (#25 in 2015 according to Business Insider) and our goal is to be the engineering employer of choice in the Upstate community,” said Kent E. Smith, CH2M Regional Vice President.

Located along the Interstate 85 growth corridor half way between Atlanta and Charlotte, Verdae is poised to become one of the most prestigious business addresses in South Carolina. Professional and corporate office sites will be interconnected by pedestrian-friendly streetscapes, a lush central park and abundant green space. A Verdae office address also provides companies with easy access to I-85, I-385, and downtown Greenville.

Rick Sumerel, President & CEO of Verdae Development, Inc. said, “We welcome CH2M to Verdae and look forward to a very bright future for the company and its employees. This announcement is the result of the collaborative efforts of a network of entities to bring a global company and signature development project to Greenville.”

The new facility is being developed by Holder Properties and will be completed by April 2016, with hiring for new positions anticipated to begin during the 2nd quarter of 2016.

“We’re thrilled to be developing this exciting new office project at Verdae in Greenville. CH2M is an outstanding company and we’re proud to be associated with them,” said John Holder, Chairman and CEO, Holder Properties, Inc.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project. In addition, the City of Greenville has approved business license tax abatements and the County of Greenville has approved real and personal property tax abatements.

For more information on CH2M, visit Those interested in joining the CH2M Hill team should visit the company’s careers page online.

About CH2M
At CH2M, we love to take on our clients' most complex infrastructure and natural resource problems, creating new pathways for human progress. Partnering with governments, cities and businesses in more than 50 countries, we tap deeply integrated capabilities across our organization – in transportation, water, environment, nuclear, oil & gas, industry, and urban environments – to meet their biggest engineering challenges. And we draw on the exceptional skills and creativity of 25,000 teammates with an outstanding track record of expertly executing projects both big and small. We love what we do, but we care just as much about how we work.

About Savills Studley
Savills Studley is the leading commercial real estate services firm specializing in tenant representation. Founded in 1954, the firm pioneered the conflict-free business model of representing only tenants in their commercial real estate transactions. Today, supported by high quality market research and in-depth analysis, Savills Studley provides strategic real estate solutions to organizations across all industries. The firm’s comprehensive commercial real estate platform includes brokerage, project management, capital markets, consulting and corporate services. With 27 offices in the U.S. and a heritage of innovation, Savills Studley is well known for tenacious client advocacy and exceptional service.

The firm is part of London-headquartered Savills plc, the premier global real estate service provider with over 27,000 professionals and over 600 locations around the world. Savills plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SVS.L).

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About Holder Properties
Holder Properties is a privately held full-service real estate developer founded in 1980 and based in Atlanta, Georgia with offices throughout the southeast. Holder Properties offers the complete range of services to develop, finance, lease and manage commercial and residential facilities. With over $2 billion of development completed encompassing space in excess of 11 million square feet, Holder has developed corporate headquarters, data centers, call centers, special use facilities and upscale student housing throughout the United States. For more information on Holder Properties, visit

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