“Now we can continue to grow by leveraging the urban core and downtown Detroit’s tech scene to attract top talent from across the country. We are ecstatic to be part of Dan Gilbert’s ongoing revitalization efforts,” said Jason Raznick, Benzinga CEO. “So many of our team members already live and play in the downtown area, relocating our headquarters to downtown Detroit is a natural next step for us.”
Benzinga is a financial media platform that offers customized data and content solutions to investors worldwide. By focusing on breaking exclusive stories and providing more accurate data, Benzinga offers undiscovered opportunities that allow investors to make more intelligent decisions in the market.
The company’s new home base is being constructed on the second floor of One Campus Martius, overlooking the year-round entertainment venue Campus Martius Park along the route of the future M-1 RAIL. Benzinga partnered with Bedrock, dPoP!, Neumann/Smith Architecture and Sachse Construction to build an open, collaborative work space providing an environment designed to inspire new ideas.
Rocket Fiber high speed internet service will soon be available downtown, powering Benzinga’s operation at lightning-fast speeds. The company’s move is expected to be completed by the end of October.
“Benzinga’s platform as a leading online financial news and information source is an invaluable tool that, at its core, is fueled by creativity and innovation,” said Dan Gilbert, Founder and Chairman of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures. “Detroit is at the center of a tidal wave of momentum that is infusing downtown with a new level of energy and optimism. Locating in the urban core will give Benzinga a front row seat and the unique ability to showcase Detroit’s story to the world – highlighting the growing interest from technology startups, established tech companies like Amazon, major financial institutions like Fifth Third Bank and Ally Financial and influential automotive-related companies like Lear.”
Bedrock and Meridian Health acquired the landmark One Campus Martius building earlier this year. The impressive high-rise has multiple restaurants, including Hard Rock Café, Texas de Brazil, Tim Horton’s, and Mitch Albom’s new charitable dessert shop, Detroit Water Ice Factory, several retail shops, a top of the line fitness center, and a daycare facility.
Benzinga will join signature office tenants including Quicken Loans, Meridian Health, Compuware and Bedrock Real Estate Services.