Microsoft Makes Major Move to Detroit’s Tech-Centric Downtown

Microsoft moves its Technology Center to Bedrock’s One Campus Martius building in Detroit’s Central Business District

February 3, 2017 [DETROIT]Bedrock and Microsoft Corp. today announced the technology company will move its Michigan Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) to downtown Detroit in early 2018. Microsoft, the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential, will take more than 40,000 square feet in Bedrock’s One Campus Martius building.

As downtown Detroit continues to evolve into a vibrant urban core home to businesses across the board from startups to Fortune 500 companies, Microsoft will be able to support the technology-driven community with its unique MTC amenities. With more than 40 locations worldwide, Microsoft Technology Centers bring together resources to help clients explore their products while interacting and experiencing firsthand how Microsoft and partner technologies can help businesses.

“Microsoft, like many tech companies in Detroit and around the country, recognizes that being located downtown is great for business. Today’s tech talent wants to work and live in urban cores,” said Dan Gilbert. “Not only will the Microsoft Technology Center provide a much-needed resource for Detroit-based businesses, its presence will also connect Detroiters with a wider global network. This is another great example of an innovative, global business moving downtown and further evidence that Detroit is quickly becoming one of the technology centers of the country.”

“We are strongly committed to Detroit’s thriving technology hub by providing resources and experienced team members to help your team find solutions to its technology challenges,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, U.S. Enterprise & Partner Group, Microsoft. “By providing a customer-facing center dedicated to the business community, we’re also supporting Detroit’s continuing revitalization.”

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

About Bedrock

Detroit-based Bedrock is a full-service real estate firm specializing in acquiring, leasing,

financing, developing and managing commercial and residential space. Since its founding in 2011, Bedrock has located more than 160 office and retail tenants to Detroit’s technology-centric downtown. In addition, Bedrock and its affiliates have invested more than $3.5 billion in acquiring, renovating and developing 95+ properties in downtown Detroit and Cleveland totaling more than 15 million square feet. For more information, visit www.bedrockdetroit.com or engage with us on Twitter @BedrockDetroit and Facebook.

Contacts:

Microsoft Media Relations
WE Communications for Microsoft
(425) 638-7777
rrt@we-worldwide.com

Whitney Eichinger
Bedrock
(313) 300-9233
whitneyeichinger@bedrockdetroit.com