Construction software provider Bluebeam, Inc. is expanding into North Texas after establishing a regional office in Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood. The move is expected to boost Bluebeam’s regional presence and allow for growth in the area.
Bluebeam says it “pushes the boundaries of innovation” by developing simple and smart solutions for AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) professionals across the world. The company invents, develops, and commercializes software for the unique needs of engineers and architects.
Its products allow project teams to improve communication and collaboration.
Bluebeam is leasing 20,472 square feet in One McKinney, a 15-story, Class A office and retail building at 3232 McKinney Ave., according to real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield.
“Bluebeam recognized that Dallas was a key area for expansion and an important base for regional growth, particularly because of our business environment and talent pool, which make it attractive for a fast-growing tech firm,” Robbie Baty, Cushman & Wakefield’s executive director, said in a statement. “They wanted a beautiful office space in a walkable location where they can attract a young workforce.”
Baty said that Bluebeam, a fast-growing tech firm headquartered in Pasadena, California, sees the location as crucial to its plans for expanding operations and its presence in Dallas in the coming years. The firm was attracted to One McKinney because it provides the ability to grow within the building, which will accommodate Bluebeam’s plans for future expansion.
“Bluebeam had specific criteria when we began our search for the perfect location for our new Dallas office,” Joe Williams, Bluebeam vice president of Global Industry Insights and Dallas office manager, said in a statement. “We needed to be close to the talent we wanted to attract, accessible by public transit, in a walkable part of town that had the restaurants and entertainment options that appealed to our staff and visiting clients.”
He said the building meets the complex technological and communications requirements of Bluebeam as a fast-growing software developer.
Bluebeam has offices around the globe
Bluebeam was launched in 2002 and has seen steady growth since 2003 when DMJHM+H, now AECOM, chose to use Bluebeam Pushbutton PDF, according to the firm’s website. Bluebeam Pushbutton PDF is a standard in PDF (portable document format) technology solutions for architects and engineers.
Bluebeam is a global firm with offices in such cities as Chicago; San Diego; Manchester, New Hampshire; London; Stockholm, and Munich.
More than 1.6 million design and construction professionals worldwide use the company’s construction software, Revu, to improve project efficiency and collaboration.
Bluebeam first entered the North Texas market in 2018 by acquiring Project Atlas, a Dallas-based business that provided digital mapping of construction plans and data.
“Bluebeam’s new office in Dallas follows a familiar trend that we are seeing in the growing tech industry in North Texas,” Baty said. “Dallas is ranked as a top city for net tech employment and net tech employment gains, as we see tech firms coming from other key areas of the country, including California, New York and Washington, to plant a stake in North Texas.”
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