Watchdog Project Spotlight: Vertex Global Headquarters

Vertex Town Hall and Green Wall


Watchdog is proud to have worked with Vertex Inc. on their 168,000 square foot corporate headquarters project, which wrapped up in June. The company combined seven buildings throughout the area into one space, located at 2301 Renaissance Blvd, King of Prussia, PA.


Since 1978, Vertex has been a leading provider of tax technology and services, enabling companies of all sizes to realize the full strategic potential of the tax function by automating and integrating tax processes, while leveraging advanced and predictive analytics of tax data. Vertex provides cloud-based and on-premise solutions that can be tailored to specific industries for every major line of tax, including income, sales and consumer use, value added and payroll. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, and with offices worldwide, Vertex is a privately held company that employs over 900 professionals and serves companies across the globe.


Vertex began the work on their new headquarters three years ago; Watchdog was engaged at the very initial stages.  At the outset, our team helped Vertex with their site selection, providing analysis and due diligence to the organization so that they had all of the necessary information in order to select the optimal site.


While creating their new U.S. headquarters, Vertex wanted to create an environment where their employees could increase collaboration and innovation.  During the design process, the company took careful consideration of the impact the new design would have on their employees. They knew the design would be a significant change for their workers and wanted to implement these changes with as little disruption as possible.


Goals were to create a more transparent and engaging environment that would attract talent, better reflect their brand and enhance employee productivity in order to better meet the needs of their clients.  To do so effectively, the company went through an extensive workplace strategy process at the outset of the project. Watchdog oversaw this process, ensuring that the project team worked as a cohesive unit in order to deliver Vertex’s desired outcome for their headquarters. Together, a top-notch space that suited the organization’s needs was created and everyone’s expectations were exceeded.


The end result is a huge success. Vertex created a unique workspace they are happy to call their new global headquarters. There are collaborative work spaces throughout, giving employees a variety of working environments to choose from. They also created a town hall space, which features a sustainable green wall. Vertex has implemented a Fresh Market, which is a self-service café area. Employees can get fresh, healthy lunches and snacks, purchased by way of a kiosk. Vertex has also partnered with Fooda, an organization that brings local restaurants offering reasonable prices to employees while at work.


We are happy to say Vertex is more than satisfied with their new office. They now have a fresh, modern, efficient space for employees and clients alike.

Katie Craven
Katie Craven is Marketing, Communication and Brand Manager at Watchdog Real Estate Project Managers, a real-estate consulting firm that provides owner’s representation and project management services. More about Watchdog Real Estate Project Managers as well as additional blog posts can be found here.
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