Mercedes-Benz Financial Services is preparing to build a new headquarters in suburban Detroit.
The new building is a replacement for the current headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan, of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA and regional headquarters for Daimler Mobility Americas, which provide brand-specific financial products and services for Mercedes-Benz automotive dealers and their retail customers.
“This project brings together two longstanding, committed community partners to invest in Farmington Hills, which has proudly been our home for more than a decade,” said Peter Henn, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services president and CEO.
Henn added identifying the ideal, local solution was a priority, reflecting our commitment to the talented team that is the basis of our success.
At the same, the build-to-suit approach will create a space that allows us to continue to cultivate our great corporate culture, inspire creativity and improve productivity, ultimately enabling us to best serve our customers in this new era of mobility, Henn said.
The new complex, pending appropriate permits and zoning approvals from the City of Farmington Hills, will be located on a 35-acre parcel of land on the southwest corner of Drake and 12 Mile roads under the control of Olympia Development of Michigan.
Keith Bradford, senior vice president, Olympia Development of Michigan, said, “We are very pleased to work with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services to deliver a state-of-the art facility on land we have owned for more than 30 years.
“While this location was once conceived as the headquarters of Little Caesars, we ae excited that another great global brand will now call it home,” added Bradford. “We are proud to work on this exciting new project while we continue the current progress in our hometown of Detroit.”
Olympia Development selected the Detroit-based office of leading global design and architecture firm Gensler to design the complex in Farmington Hills. Kirco Manix, a Michigan-based full-service construction company with a long history in the Detroit area, will serve as General Contractor.
The new, three-story, ground-up headquarters will encompass 200,000-square-feet, and include an open environment, technology-forward design to encourage collaboration and will offer amenities such as a fitness center, cafe, coffee bar and more.
The project will also feature an onsite walking and jogging path and will preserve the woodlands and wetlands currently on the site. It’s anticipated that construction will begin in the fall 2019, with completion estimated for summer 2021.
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services currently leases space in an office complex less than a mile from the forthcoming development. The company’s planned move to a new office space will retain approximately 1,000 direct and indirect jobs in the community.