Deloitte welcomes 150 professionals to new downtown office

The world's largest professional services firm opened a new office in downtown Lansing to provide 150 employees a home base for their IT and consulting-related work for the State of Michigan.

Deloitte officially opened the doors to their new location adjacent to Washington Square in mid-September. The consulting, audit, tax and advisory firm will occupy the third and fourth floors of the Hollister Building at 106 W. Allegan.

"It's a great location, a great space for our people, and will allow us to provide great service to our clients," says David Parent, principal with Deloitte Consulting. "Being here allows us to put our roots down even further into our Lansing community."

Parent says Deloitte decided on the location in the Hollister Building since the majority of employees work with State of Michigan clients a short walk away. Before the office, many Deloitte employees were housed within state buildings, working alongside State of Michigan clients on IT and consulting projects.

The new office, Parent says, keeps employees close to clients, but also fosters team unity and efficiencies by bringing Deloitte employees under one roof. The newly remodeled space features an open floor plan, shared spaces and modern amenities, while retaining the historic curb appeal of an iconic, downtown building. The new office also builds on Michigan pride by naming conference rooms after influential Michiganders like Henry Ford, Gerald Ford, Hank Greenberg and Magic Johnson.

The company will occupy 25,000-square feet of space between the two floors. In addition to Lansing, Deloitte has offices in three Michigan cities including Detroit, Grand Rapids and Midland. Deloitte employs 240,000 around the globe, with 11,000 of those living and working in Michigan.

Deloitte opened its first office in Michigan in 1947. Their first project for the state involved financing for the Mackinac Bridge in 1955. Parent says the Lansing office today primarily provides IT-related work and services that support the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Source: David Parent, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Writer: Ann Kammerer, News Editor

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