Move expected to create more than 220 new jobs in the city
Philadelphia, September 22, 2014 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Hill International, a global construction management and consulting firm, will establish its global corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, signing a lease for 60,000 square feet of commercial office space at One Commerce Square in Center City. Hill will move its headquarters from Marlton, New Jersey and begin a 12-year lease for space at One Commerce Square in May 2015. Hill will expand its current presence in Philadelphia adding approximately 220 new jobs over the next three years.
“Hill International’s decision to locate its global headquarters in Philadelphia is just the latest example of businesses choosing to start, stay and grow in our city,” said Mayor Nutter. “Companies are increasingly attracted to Philadelphia because of our strong business community, our talented workforce, and our unrivalled location and international connections. We could not be more excited to welcome Hill International and the more than two hundred jobs that this move will bring. Congratulations to the Commerce Department, PIDC, the Commonwealth and all of the partners involved in this effort.”
Hill International, with 4,400 employees in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the ninth largest construction management firm in the United States.
“We are excited to be relocating our global corporate headquarters into the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” said David L. Richter, Hill’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “The ability to consolidate our two local offices plus the many benefits of being located in the Center City business district makes this a great move for our company,” added Richter.
The City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department, under the leadership of Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger, worked with the Governor’s Action Team and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation to attract Hill International’s global corporate headquarters to Philadelphia. The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development including a $1 million Pennsylvania First Program grant that facilitates investment and job creation, $666,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits and $33,750 in WEDnet funding which will be used for skills training for both new and incumbent employees. Hill International has accepted the funding proposal, but must still apply for each program and agree to the terms prior to award receipt.
“Whether it is major companies looking to establish or grow their headquarters; manufacturing companies looking to expand their facilities; or small businesses and startups looking to build new companies and products, Philadelphia is increasingly seen as a place of choice,” said Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development. “We are currently in discussions with a number of organizations – large and small – who are looking to do exactly what Hill International has announced today and make Philadelphia their home.”
For more information on Hill International, please visit the company’s website at www.hillintl.com.