New York-based auditing giant KPMG LLP is gearing up to make another major investment in Orlando, which is another positive sign for the region’s recovering office market.
KPMG has signed a 38,029-square-foot lease at 6820 Marwick Lane in a new 120,000-square-foot office building in Lake Nona, Orlando Office Managing Partner Isaac Juarez told OBJ. The company expects to hire 350 people for the office, called the Capability Center.
Currently KPMG is hiring for tax and advisory analysts, in addition to specialists with technical skills and support staff, Juarez said. New jobs are an important economic driver as more people in Orlando help further stimulate the region’s economy.
It’s KPMG’s latest investment in Orlando where it employs roughly 500 people. In addition, the company operates its $450 million, 780,000-square-foot KPMG Lakehouse training center in Lake Nona, which remains shuttered due to the pandemic.
That said, KPMG’s offices and training center may reopen as early as September.
Juarez said Lake Nona’s wellness-oriented approach and proximity to the Orlando International Airport were reasons it wanted to open a new office in the southeast Orlando master-planned community. Orlando-based HuntonBrady is the architect for the new office.
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