The City of Richmond, British Columbia is pleased to announce it has been chosen as the home for the new Microsoft Canada Development Centre.
Scheduled to open in the early fall, the Microsoft Canada Development Centre will focus on software development and will eventually employ hundreds of highly-skilled workers from around the world. Earlier this month, Microsoft Corp. announced its intentions to establish a centre in the Greater Vancouver area. Microsoft has now reached an agreement to lease two buildings totalling 80,000 square feet located in the Crestwood Corporate Centre, which is owned and operated by Bentall Capital, and is acknowledged as one of the leading business parks in the Greater Vancouver area.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Microsoft to Richmond," said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. "Microsoft is recognized as a worldwide leader and they are a perfect match with Richmond's vision and own commitment to excellence."
"This is an exciting opportunity for the Crestwood Corporate Centre," said Doug Reid, Senior Vice President, Bentall Capital L.P. "We have a world-class facility in Richmond, and we are very proud to be working with Microsoft to establish a Canadian software development centre and support its growth in the coming years."
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