California-based software company signs deal to open office in downtown Ann Arbor
Cataphora, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based organizational behavior software firm, plans to open an office in Ann Arbor next month after signing a lease for space at The Offices at Liberty Square.
The company will occupy 1,000 square feet in Ann Arbor-based McKinley Inc.’s The Offices at Liberty Square at 510 E. Washington St., said Tom Gritter, vice president and managing director of commercial real estate for McKinley.
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Cataphora wants to recruit University of Michigan students to work in the new office, according to the company’s website.
Tim Smith, Cataphora’s spokesman, said the company took an interest in Ann Arbor because many of its employees, including the chief executive officer, are U-M alumni.
“We have recruited extensively from U-M,” he said.
Gritter said the company should be settled into the space “pretty much immediately,” with the move completed by early September.
Cataphora joins a growing list of new tenants for The Offices at Liberty Square, which is located in the basement of the building generally remembered as Tally Hall and the one-time headquarters for Borders.
Construction was recently completed on the 3,200-square-foot TechArb space, and Gritter said the group will move from its current location on the fourth floor of the McKinley Towne Centre to the new space in September.
Gritter, who describes The Offices at Liberty Square as an entrepreneurial hub of activity, said there is interest from several other technology companies looking at the remaining 18,000 square feet of available office space.