Cleveland’s Upper Arts District Receives Big Business Boost
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – “This is going to put more shine on Ohio, more shine on Cleveland,” said Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted as he greeted major mortgage lender from detail in the neighborhood at an event at the future headquarters on Superior and East 21st Street.
“The main reason is just the energy here,” said Laura Sauve, brand director for CrossCountry Mortgage, of their move from Brecksville to the Middle East.
“Where can you find buildings like this? Sauve asked. “Beautiful buildings and there’s that energy and revitalization here that we knew we wanted to be a part of. “
The 170,000 square foot campus is not only a corporate headquarters, but will include workspace, dining space, a 6,000 square foot training center to prepare people for the mortgage industry, as well as proximity to a large university.
“We’re from Cleveland State University, which we’re very excited about, especially from a recruiting standpoint,” Sauve said.
CrossCountry Mortgage is one of the ten largest retail mortgage companies with 7,000 employees in 50 states and the largest retail mortgage lender in Ohio.
The $ 46 million renovation takes place in the middle of a growing neighborhood of artists, businesses and close to downtown, which puts CrossCountry at the center of it all.
“We really hope to be that beacon that can attract people and other businesses to come downtown,” Sauve said.
Construction has started and the company expects the first phase to be completed by the end of the year, meaning the head office will open in early 2022.
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