Cushman & Wakefield has secured a 7,618-square-foot lease for Shiji Group, a global leader of hotel information systems for the global hospitality industry, at Circa 730 in Midtown. Trey Dove, Clinton McKellar and Katherine Merkel of Cushman & Wakefield represented the tenant in the lease negotiations. Caroline Cole, Michael Howell, Hunter Henritze and George Gwaltney of Lincoln Property Company represented the landlord, Crestlight Capital.
“We are excited to be joining the Midtown business community, hiring locally and implementing our Americas headquarters to continue to work closely with our global hotel customers located in the U.S.,” said Greg Berman, COO of Shiji Americas.
Shiji Group plans to hire up to 100 new employees this year. The Atlanta office will house a variety of operations to service the company’s global products including Infrasys POS, Concept Golf and Spa, Shiji Distribution Solutions, Shiji Payment Solutions and the company’s Hospitality Technology services business.
“Shiji Group chose Circa 730 for its proximity to MARTA and Tech Square, which will allow them to recruit and retain top talent for their expansion into the U.S.,” Dove said.
Circa 730 is undergoing a $6 million renovation, which includes updates to the façade, an interactive light-art installation, a new bike valet and more.
In early 2018, Alibaba invested $486 million in Shiji Group’s parent company, Shiji, which is publically traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.