Mercedes-Benz USA Opens 200,000 SF Office Headquarters in Metro Atlanta
SANDY SPRINGS, GA. — Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters in Sandy Springs on Thursday. The 200,000-square-foot office building is located on a 12-acre campus near Ga. 400 in Atlanta’s Central Perimeter office submarket, roughly 14 miles north of downtown Atlanta. This move was years in the making, as MBUSA announced in January 2015 that it was moving its headquarters from Montvale, N.J., to Atlanta. Since that time the German automaker also won the naming rights for the new home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which opened in 2017. MBUSA’s new office building, made entirely of glass and supported by steel beams, was designed with a one-to-one ratio of collaborative seats to individual workstations in order to encourage interaction and creativity among MBUSA staffers. Amenities include a conference center, coffee bar with a barista, café, 5,000-square-foot fitness center with trainers, an on-site childcare facility, outdoor playground and a furnished rooftop deck. The building is LEED-Silver certified and uses drip irrigation and energy efficient mechanical systems to reduce water usage. To reduce food waste, the company is partnering with Second Helpings Atlanta Inc., which takes surplus food from metro Atlanta organizations and delivers it to those in need. In addition, the new headquarters building will have a dedicated MARTA shuttle for employees, bike racks and electric car charging stations. Attending the groundbreaking ceremony were Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA; Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal; newly elected Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; and Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul.