By Elise Franco – Staff Writer, Charlotte Business Journal
July 13, 2023
Indianapolis-based Spot has expanded its uptown Charlotte footprint with plans to more than double its employee base here.
The logistics company is leasing an additional floor spanning 22,000 square feet at First Citizens Bank Plaza, at 128 S. Tryon St. Spot has leased space on two floors there since September 2021. The company’s total office footprint is now 48,000 square feet.
A Spot communications representative told Charlotte Business Journal that the additional floor has 144 workstations and a new state-of-the-art training center that allows for critical training and ongoing education for its employees. Spot’s 108 local employees moved into the new space earlier this week.
“We’re really big on open, collaborative workspaces, as we’re all in-office,” the representative said. “With the logistics industry, a lot of our employees are on call and communicating with our customers, so having a space they enjoy working from and coming to is priority one.”
Kreg Hunter, Spot director of operations, said the expansion marks a significant investment and a sign of the company’s commitment to Charlotte and its employees.
“We have always believed that our employees are our greatest asset, and this space and its amenities are another way to show them how much we value them,” he said. “Like all of our locations around the country, this space was designed to foster a collaborative environment with its spacious open floor plan and boutique styling where employees can share ideas and work together to achieve goals.”
Spot plans to hire an additional 100 people over the next year and 50 more after that, more than doubling its current employee base. The expansion allows the company to accommodate this and future growth.
CBRE handled the leasing. Playbook Management Co., Perkins & Will and Barringer Construction worked on the planning, design and construction.
First Citizens Bank Plaza is a 23-story, 476,393-square-foot office tower built in 1986. In April, The Dilweg Cos., based in Durham, handed the building back to the lender after six years of ownership. Dilweg tried to restructure its financing tied to the property but couldn’t come to terms with the lender, Dornin Investment Group.