As of this week, two new tenants have moved into Centennial Towers, the office building visible from Hwy 101 and nestled at the base of San Bruno Mountain. The building was vacant for 3 years before this past summer, when its first tenant, technology company ICIX, moved in.
On Monday, social cloud technology company SuccessFactors, the building's second tenant, officially arrived.
"Our facilities team, the construction team, development team, and everyone else who helped us get ready for move-in made us feel right at home once we walked in the doors," said Roy Ng, vice president of business operations.
Ng said that the move to Centennial is a result of the company's business growth. The company occupies 4 floors that, in addition to regular desk facilities, include cafe style seating, "quiet zones" and interactive video walls, among other features. A total of 440 Success Factor employees will work at the location.
"Centennial Towers is right along the gateway of technology from SF to the rest of Silicon Valley," Ng said. "It’s also close to the San Francisco airport that gives our customers and global employees easy access to come meet us."
ICIX, previously at a location in San Mateo, signed a lease in April and moved into the building over the summer.
Now 5 of 12 floors are occupied. Timothy Grant, a senior vice president at the CBRE real estate agency, told Patch that a lease agreement for the building's only retail floor is in the works.
Originally, plans for the site included two towers, but developers postponed building the second one to focus on finding a tenant for the first, which still stands on its own today.
The contours of the tower were designed to emulate the shapes of San Bruno Mountain, and the glass facade is meant to reflect the changing weather and vegetation in the area.
"Anyone who’s ever been in it, they think it’s a marvelous building," said Grant. "We're hopeful we’ll get more tenants next year."