PwC recently opened its fifth Texas office in San Antonio. The new office is located out of downtown to be close to clients, the airport and the amenities its millennials staff expect from their employer.
PwC is the world’s second largest professional services network with 758 offices spread over 157 countries. In the US the firm has 83 offices, with the recent addition of San Antonio upping the total by one more, and adding a further office to the four hubs already in Texas (in Austin, Fort Worth, Dallas and Houston).
In a bid to take advantage of the growing economic prosperity of the seventh largest city of the US, PwC is returning to San Antonio in full services strength, after leaving the city in 1999 when it closed the then audit-only office.
The new 6,000 square feet office is located on the 9th floor of the Concord Plaza building on 200 Concord Plaza Drive. The location is somewhat a-typical for the firm however, not being located in the city’s downtown. The new office is instead tactically located close to the central interstate ring and airport – for easy access to both clients and employees. “Typically, PwC is in downtown real estate in pretty much every city we operate in,” San Antonio Office Leader Matthew Duffey says. “We looked at a lot of different places, downtown included. With San Antonio there's a central business district, but companies we do business with aren't centrally located.”
The location also provides good access to shopping and lunch options for employees, the firm needing to cater to the expectations of the millennial generation as they come to fill the firm’s ranks. The new office has a staff of 20, of which half are millennials, with the Big Four giant planning to triple its employee size over the coming three years. “We selected the area because, for us, the people we hire are millennials,” Duffey remarks. "We wanted to be in close proximity to the Pearl, since with our new employees starting up, many of them are looking at Lower Broadway to relocate and live.”