Management consultant Guidehouse will move its global headquarters to Tysons. The company will invest $12.7 million in a new corporate campus at 1676 International Drive, to open later this year. The office, initially 75,000 square feet, will house more than 1,550 jobs when it reaches full capacity, and the company will create more than 1,000 new jobs over the next three years, it said. Guidehouse, a portfolio company of Veritas Management, works in management, technology and risk consulting for the public and commercial sectors.

“This move will allow us to best accommodate growth, serve our people and clients, and attract talent,” CEO Scott McIntyre said in a statement. “Our new Tysons headquarters will provide the foundation for our people to collaborate in an environment that inspires creativity and reflects our optimism about the future.”

A new office accommodates growing demand for its services, the company said. Guidehouse said it picked Fairfax County because of access to quality health care, post-graduate academic institutions and strong public school advanced programs, as well as the county’s sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Guidehouse today has three local offices: 1200 19th St. NW and 1730 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (innovation lab) in the District and 2941 Fairview Park Drive in Falls Church. It has another at 430 National Business Parkway in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. It wasn’t immediately clear what impact this announcement would have on its Greater Washington office footprint.

The firm is the region’s 22nd largest private company, with 2,300 of its 9,000 employees in Greater Washington, according to Washington Business Journal research.

Brandywine Realty Trust’s 1676 International Drive beat out locations in Maryland and The District, the company said in a statement. The 13-story, 300,000-square-foot building is newly-renovated – Brandywine invested $20 million in upgrades there in 2019, shortly after KPMG LLP moved out for space at the Boro’s new office building nearby. David Goldstein and Brian Connolly with JLL had been marketing the space for lease.

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership led the Guidehouse recruiting effort, per a release. Guidehouse will have access to incentives through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program for recruitment and training activities, and the company is also eligible for a Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit for the new jobs created, though further details on that arrangement were not disclosed.

“A headquarters in Tysons Corner puts the company in the center of the largest business hub in the D.C. region and a talent pool that will be able to enjoy the growing number of amenities in the area,” Victor Hoskins, CEO of the FCEDA, said in a statement.

 

(WBJ)