Georgia-based mixed-use developer SJC Ventures announced today that Pindrop, the global technology leader in identity, security and intelligence for voice interactions, is the latest company to lease a new office space at The Interlock. In response to changing business realities triggered by the pandemic, Pindrop’s latest move reflects the company’s commitment to a remote-first workplace.

“As hybrid teams remain our reality, businesses need to offer employees a seamless experience whether they work from the office, home or a combination in-between,” said Christine Kaszubski, chief people officer of Pindrop. “As Pindrop’s business, as well as our people’s needs evolve, the new space reflects the different ways people want to work through an innovative, flexible office design. Centered around business transformation, The Interlock offers a unique opportunity for us to expand to accommodate global teams when we get together via the hotel, Puttshack, the roof deck and other areas, or shrink for day-to-day use.”

The new 25,000-square-foot space is designed to offer flexibility and scalability while enabling business transformation. Pindrop employees who choose to come to the office will have access to a variety of spaces that center on collaborative problem-solving, including focus rooms, open ideation spaces, an outdoor balcony and a 24-person community table for working lunches and team building. In addition, reflecting the needs of hybrid teams, the office will be outfitted with best-in-breed technology and collaboration tools while maintaining a smaller overall office footprint.

“The Interlock is playing a critical role in business transformation for many users,” said Justin Latone, senior vice-president of leasing at SJC Ventures. “It was our goal to not only provide amazing, functional spaces for tenants, but also create an entire support structure for their employees. It is truly gratifying to see our center transforming how people think about office space. You can be highly productive anywhere that fosters creativity and offers great services and amenities. You don’t have to be in the traditional type office anymore, and that is where The Interlock fits into today’s evolving commercial real estate environment.”

The move also further solidifies Pindrop’s commitment to the dynamic Atlanta tech scene through close affiliation with Georgia Tech’s incubator program, located within The Interlock.

“We started Pindrop through the Georgia Tech incubator program and are excited to have an opportunity to maintain strong ties to the university by being in the same building with them at The Interlock,” said Vijay Balasubramaniyan, co-founder and CEO of Pindrop. “As an integral part of Atlanta’s technology and start-up ecosystem, Pindrop is committed to supporting and advancing it. This is definitely a step in a great direction as we continue to evolve and grow as a company, with our roots firmly embedded in the Atlanta economy.”

Pindrop will move from its current 85,000-square-foot space at The Biltmore to occupy the seventh floor of The Interlock in January 2022 as part of its global kickoff.

In the lease transaction, Ryan Bowie with Icon Commercial represented Pindrop and Justin Latone with SJC Ventures and Kevin Driver and Malik Leaphart with Stream Realty represented The Interlock.

Located at 1115 Howell Mill Road Northwest in Atlanta, The Interlock is a $450 million mixed-use center with unparalleled entertainment, living and dining options, office space, outdoor connections, amenities and parks.

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