OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the cutting of ceremonial ribbons, TD Ameritrade, Inc.1 marked the official grand opening of its new Operating Center in Southlake, TX. Built to accommodate the company’s growing business, the 318,000 square foot, 78-acre facility is now home to approximately 1,800 TD Ameritrade employees that were located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
“We selected our new home in Southlake with an eye on the future. TD Ameritrade’s new Operating Center is intended to support the continued growth of the company, as well as help our associates become more efficient, collaborative, and successful in their careers,” said Tim Hockey, President and CEO at TD Ameritrade. “This building reflects our commitment to creating a better experience for those who work at TD Ameritrade.”
The company’s Operating Center consolidated local financial services, technology and operations staff previously working from office space in Fort Worth and has capacity for 2,000 employees. The facility includes a two-story building and a three-story building connected by a parking lot.
The move to Southlake is also expected to be a benefit for recruiting. “Relocating 10 miles closer to Dallas will present an opportunity for us to tap into a larger talent pool,” said Karen Ganzlin, chief human resources officer at TD Ameritrade. “We are dedicated to becoming an employer of choice within the Dallas-Forth Worth metro area by recruiting and retaining talented individuals to live and work here.”
TD Ameritrade developed its Operating Center in a way that provides the company with the ability to meet the needs of its employees and operations as they continue to evolve and grow. Special amenities include a state of the art fitness facility and a full-service cafeteria to help employees achieve a better work-life balance, and focus on wellness. Additionally, training facilities and multipurpose rooms will allow employees to take advantage of continuing education opportunities to develop their careers.
“Sustainability has grown increasingly important to us, and when we have the opportunity to do so, we upgrade our facilities to be environmentally friendly,” added Hockey. “Our new Southlake Operating Center was built in alignment with the latest green building standards and practices, allowing us to develop a facility that is sustainable as well as comfortable and convenient for employees.”
TD Ameritrade’s Operating Center is on track to achieve LEED Gold Certification – the second highest level available – for new construction and major renovations. The company was able to preserve 65 percent of the site’s native and adapted vegetation, nearly 35 percent of the building’s electricity is provided by renewable energy sources, and 34 percent of building materials were composed of pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled content, to name a few of the green practices implemented. If certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, this will be TD Ameritrade’s fifth corporate office to be LEED-certified or pending certification.
In addition to Hockey, associates taking part in the ribbon cutting ceremony were joined by Southlake Mayor Laura Hill, Southlake Chamber President Mark Guilbert, Adolfson & Peterson Construction, architect Good Fulton & Farrell and guests.
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TD Ameritrade provides investing services and education to more than 11 million client accounts totaling $1.2 trillion in assets, and custodial services to more than 6,000 registered investment advisors. We are a leader in U.S. retail trading, executing an average of more than 940,000 trades per day for our clients, nearly a quarter of which come from mobile devices. We have a proud history of innovation, dating back to our start in 1975, and today our team of 10,000-strong is committed to carrying it forward. Together, we are leveraging the latest in cutting edge technologies and one-on-one client care to transform lives, and investing, for the better. Learn more by visiting TD Ameritrade’s newsroom at www.amtd.com, or read our stories at Fresh Accounts.
1TD Ameritrade, Inc. (“TD Ameritrade”) is a broker-dealer subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation. Brokerage services provided by TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA (www.FINRA.org) /SIPC (www.SIPC.org)