TROY, Mich., June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — United Shore, home to No. 1 wholesale lender United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) and the fastest-growing independent mortgage lender in the country, announced today at its company rally that it will move its corporate headquarters to Pontiac in the summer of 2018. The company will be moving into the Hewlett Packard Enterprise building at 585 South Boulevard, a location that will provide the lender with 600,000 square feet of office space and nearly 60 acres of campus.
“This is a monumental moment for us, as our people are what make us a great company and this move is designed with them in mind,” said Mat Ishbia, President/ CEO of United Shore and UWM. “We want to continue to be a magnet for top talent in the area, and take being a national best place to work to a new level.”
The new headquarters will provide a number of physical amenities for the new United Shore campus, including:
- 600,000-square-foot building (current headquarters is 275,000 square feet)
- Nearly 60 acres of campus
- Primary Care doctor’s office
- Starbucks with indoor/outdoor cafe, wired with Wi-Fi
- Full-length indoor basketball court
- Large fitness center with full-size locker rooms
- Massage rooms and full-time massage therapist
- Bicycle-sharing program with bike and jogging paths within the campus
- Outdoor volleyball court
- Indoor/outdoor putting greens
- Full Service food court offering healthy breakfast and lunch options
- Outdoor dining patio
- Convenience store
- Dry cleaning services
- Game Room, featuring arcade games, pool and ping pong
- 1,000-person auditorium
- Outdoor sunken amphitheater
- Innovation lab
- Collaboration spaces throughout
- Dance floor with DJ booth for the company’s famous 3 o’clock dance parties
- Escape room for training
- Production studio for filming, recording and editing
- 3,500-spot parking lot
“The new headquarters will not only create a more dynamic and collaborative work environment to maximize our team members’ performance – all under one roof and one campus – it will also offer a wider assortment of perks and intensify the sense of culture and work-life balance that we pride ourselves on,” Ishbia said.
The move supports United Shore’s commitment to continued growth as one of the largest employers in the Metro Detroit region. Since 2010, the company’s team member count has increased five times, going from 400 to 2,100.
With 60 percent of United Shore’s workforce comprised of millennials, the new headquarters will especially appeal to a wide range of young professionals. All team members will continue to work out of a single location.
United Shore is the parent company of United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), the No. 1 wholesale mortgage lender in the country over the past two years. The UWM brand continues to separate itself from its competitors, as it has tripled in size since 2014. In 2016, UWM set a company record with $23 billion in loan volume, and is on pace to surpass $30 billion in 2017.
The transaction and expected renovation cost of the new campus is nearly $80 million.
About United Shore
Founded in 1986, United Shore is one of the largest, coolest and fastest-growing independent mortgage lenders in the country. It is home to United Wholesale Mortgage, the #1 wholesale lender in the nation. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, United Shore employs more than 2,000 team members. In addition to being named the “Best of the Best” Overall Company to Work For in Michigan, United Shore has also been named a Fortune 100 Best Workplace for Millennials, Fortune Best Workplace in Financial Services, Inc. Best Workplace, Crain’s Cool Place to Work, Detroit Free Press Top Workplace, Inc. 5,000 Fastest-Growing Company, and a National Best and Brightest Company to Work For. For more information, visit unitedshore.com. NMLS #3038.
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