Tableau Software said it will lease 110,000 square feet in this five-story office building planned for 744 N. 34th St., just across the street from Tableau's headquarters in Fremont. The developers are Mark Grey of Stephen C. Grey & Associates, and Mike Hess and Joanna Hess Callahan of First Western Development Services. They also worked together to renovate the former Sound Mind & Body Gym in Fremont for Tableau.
A spokeswoman for the project said the developers recently brought in HAL Real Estate Inc. as an equity partner. Work on the site is expected to begin immediately. Tableau representatives said the building will be done in the fourth quarter of 2017, and employees will move there in early 2018.
Weber Thompson is designing the new building and Pennon Construction Co. is the general contractor. Tableau has not selected an architect and contractor for its space. The ground floor will house Milstead & Co. and Cafe Turko, two popular restaurants that would have been displaced by the project. Tableau has quickly become one of the biggest companies in Fremont.
Last summer Tableau signed a lease for all the office space in Northedge, Touchstone's 210,000-square-foot complex set to open this year. Tableau also confirmed reports that it has leased 92,000 square feet on three floors in Kirkland Urban, a complex being developed by Talon Private Capital and Prudential Real Estate Investors. Tableau and Wave were expected to be the first office tenants. Wave has not confirmed reports about its lease in Kirkland Urban. In addition to the Puget Sound leases, Tableau said it has opened offices in New York and Beijing. At the end of the third quarter of 2015 Tableau said it had 2,800 employees worldwide, 60 percent of them in the Puget Sound region. It plans to hire 1,000 employees this year, including 600 in this region. The company's website says it focuses on “one of the most challenging problems in software: making databases and spreadsheets understandable to ordinary people.” The first breakthrough was VizQL, which is designed to let people more easily visualize data.