This article was posted by azcentral on April 17, 2019.
Online real-estate giant Zillow opened its new headquarters in the Galleria corporate office center in Old Town Scottsdale.
Zillow, which runs the popular real-estate pricing website, plans to create 160 jobs in its new 25,000-square-foot office by the end of the year, in addition to the 130 employees already working there.
This office is part of the Zillow Offers group, which focuses on buying and selling homes.
The company is looking to hire entry-level and director positions, with such positions as recruiters, corporate counsel, human resources, project coordinators, analysts and employee trainers. Not all positions require a college education.
Zillow is the latest technology company to lease space in the Galleria, which is near Scottsdale Fashion Square mall.It joins companies that include Yelp, Square, Indeed and Clearlink.
Governor Doug Ducey and Rep. David Schweikert were in attendance for the company’s ribbon-cutting Wednesday.
Ducey said Arizona has been known for decades as a home-building capital, but openings such as Zillow represent the state’s expansion into the technology sector.
“This is just another example of the positive economic momentum that we have as a state,” Ducey said.
Scottsdale city councilmembers Virginia Korte and Solange Whitehead were in attendance. Korte called attention to more than $15 million Scottsdale has invested in Old Town’s infrastructure and branding to attract visitors and businesses.
“What other place could Zillow go than Old Town Scottsdale?” Korte said.
During the ribbon cutting, Zillow also presented a check for $25,000 to U.S.VETS, a non-profit veteran services provider that helps connect veterans to housing, counseling and employment.
The donation was made as part of Zillow Group’s Home Project, which has worked to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness by donating up to $5 million in cash and in-kind contributions over the last five years.