Shoes For Crews To Relocate Headquarters To Boca Raton


Staff report

Shoes for Crews will soon call Boca Raton home.

A global leader in slip-resistant footwear, the company is moving from its West Palm Beach space at One Clearlake Centre to the second floor of Building 500 at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus in March 2018.

The company, which was founded in 1984, employs more than 200 people at its headquarters office.

“The new space mirrors the growth and culture we’re nurturing at Shoes For Crews,” said Dean Ngo, Vice President, Global Human Resources for Shoes For Crews. “Our new offices are being designed and built from the ground up to foster better collaboration among teams and between departments, and provide a modern, welcoming workplace for each of our employees.”

Cushman & Wakefield and Blanca Commercial Real Estate partnered to represent Shoes for Crews in the lease negotiations. Innovation campus owner Next Tier HD, was represented by  Jeff Kelly, Executive Vice President at CBRE.

“We began this process with over three years remaining on Shoes For Crews’ lease,” Blanca Commercial Real Estate Senior Vice President Christopher Harak said. “The timing allowed us to perform a robust site selection process before the decision was made to relocate to Boca Raton.”

Cushion & Wakefield Director Kevin Landers said Shoes for Crews is spread over three floors at the West Palm Beach location. Now, he said they will be able to house all employees on one floor and have room for future growth.

The campus used to be home to IBM. It is a 1.7 million-square-foot office campus on 123 acres at 500 T-Rex Ave. Next Tier HD acquired the property in 2015. It features a state-of-the-art fitness center, on-site licensed day care, a 250-seat conference center, parking, modern interior finishes, 24-hour security, on-site retail, dining and banking and a Tri-Rail shuttle.

“Since acquiring BRIC in 2015, we have been continually improving and adding amenities at the property in an effort to attract and retain top tenants like Shoes For Crews,” said Danielle Vennett, BRIC’s Managing Director. “We look forward to a very long and mutually beneficial relationship with Shoes For Crews.”