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Global property tech firm chooses Leeds for UK HQ

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Australian property technology specialist, PEXA, has increased its presence in Leeds and named the city as its new UK headquarters.

From December, it will be based at Bruntwood’s newly refurbished West Village building, taking 8,100sq ft.

“We are delighted to announce West Village as our new UK headquarters,” said Glenn King, PEXA Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

“Leeds is a key strategic location for PEXA, and its spirit of innovation and collaboration matches that of our business.”

Yorkshire became a key location for PEXA last year, when it acquired the Leeds-based remortgage processing firm, Optima Legal. Now more than half of its 380 UK staff are based in and around the city.

“The region already has a vibrant financial services and tech scene, supportive local government, and great universities. Simply put, it is the natural base from which we will grow and support our workforce around the country,” continued King,

“We have ambitious plans to transform the UK’s property market for the better, and investing in our offices, technology and people in Leeds and Yorkshire is central to executing those plans.”

The new offices will include 60 workstations, a library, hackable town hall style venue, “well-being reflection room”, hybrid team rooms and private spaces.

“PEXA is a force to be reckoned with globally, and the business’ decision to choose West Village for its UK headquarters is a landmark deal for the region,” added Rob Valentine, Director of Yorkshire at Bruntwood Works.

“It just goes to show the power that forward-thinking workspaces, with sustainability and innovation at their heart, have for attracting significant investment to the region, and how they help to boost the economy and put the UK on the international stage. PEXA will be closely linked to our network of innovative businesses and disruptors here in Leeds, and we’re proud to welcome the business to our Bruntwood community.”

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