City's largest technology employer expands urban campus with new global headquarters
Introducing the Ohana Floor—61st floor of Salesforce Tower to be open to Salesforce employees, customers and partners and shared with the community
SAN FRANCISCO, Apr. 6, 2017 — Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the world’s fastest growing Top 5 software company and #1 CRM leader, today celebrates the milestone “Topping Off” of Salesforce Tower San Francisco. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Jane Kim, Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff, Boston Properties Executive Vice President Bob Pester, Hines Senior Managing Director Paul Paradis, and local religious and spiritual leaders from the San Francisco Interfaith Council will join the construction crew at the event to commemorate the completion of the structural phase of the building’s construction.
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“I am deeply grateful to everyone working on Salesforce Tower as we celebrate this incredible milestone. My hope for this building is that its meaning goes beyond its beautiful glass and steel structure,” said Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce. “May the meaning of Salesforce Tower be the people within it who are deeply committed to making this city a better place for all of its citizens. Salesforce employees don’t just make great products for our customers’ success. We’re also devoted to giving back to the communities where we live and work. This includes improving our local public schools and hospitals, and taking care of those less fortunate than ourselves, especially San Francisco’s homeless population.”
“For years, Salesforce has been a key partner to San Francisco, bringing thousands of jobs to the city and giving back through donations and volunteer programs,” said Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “Salesforce Tower represents the company’s significant impact in the city, and reflects Marc’s commitment to San Francisco as the business continues to grow.”
Salesforce: Fastest-Growing Top 5 Enterprise Software Company
Salesforce was founded in San Francisco 18 years ago and today is the city’s largest technology employer, with more than 6,600 employees in the San Francisco Bay Area and more than 25,000 employees worldwide. The company plans to expand to 30,000 employees worldwide during its current fiscal year. In 2017, Salesforce was ranked by Fortune as the 20th most admired company in the world and the #1 workplace for giving back. People Magazine also ranked Salesforce as the #1 company on its Companies Who Care list.
Introducing the Salesforce Tower Ohana Floor—61st Floor to be Shared with the Community
The top floor of Salesforce Tower will be called the Salesforce Ohana Floor and will be designed as a fully open floor—without offices or conference rooms. Ohana is the word “family" in Hawaiian, and represents Salesforce’s family of employees, customers, partners and the community. The Ohana floor will be used for Salesforce meetings and collaboration for employees, customers and partners and will also be shared with the community.
Salesforce Campus—Targeting 10,000 employees in San Francisco
Salesforce Tower is complemented by two additional office towers, Salesforce East and West, across the streets at 50 Fremont Street and 350 Mission Street as well as Rincon Center and One Market. Together, these buildings comprise Salesforce’s urban campus. The company is targeting to employ a total of 10,000 employees in San Francisco within the next three years.
Salesforce plans to start moving employees into the new Tower in early 2018. The 61-story Salesforce Tower is the tallest office building west of Chicago, transforming the San Francisco skyline. Salesforce is the anchor tenant of the building, and will occupy floors 3-30, as well as the 60th and 61st floors. Located in the Transbay District at 415 Mission Street, between Fremont and First Streets, Salesforce Tower occupies a full city block around the Transbay Terminal. As part of Salesforce’s industry-leading global sustainability practices, Salesforce Tower is already LEED Core and Shell Platinum Certified.