Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today joined City of Rockville officials to announce that EMMES Corporation has signed a 10-year lease on expanded office space at its current headquarters, located at 401 North Washington Street in Rockville’s Town Center. The lease totals 97,000 square feet.
“We’re thrilled that EMMES has decided to remain and expand in Rockville,” said Leggett. “EMMES has been a pillar of our local economy, creating and sustaining scientific, technology and research jobs that contribute to public health and our local employee base.”
“Our new lease signals the next chapter of success for the company,” said Dr. Anne Lindblad, executive vice president of EMMES. “We have built a reputation as a trusted partner to researchers who are dedicated to developing better treatments for patients. We’re proud of our 35-year history, and we’re optimistic about our future opportunities.”
Brian Hochheimer, EMMES vice president and chief financial officer, added, “The new lease supports our growth and hiring plans. It gives us four full floors and represents nearly a three-fold expansion compared to the square footage of our original lease. We love being right in the center of Rockville, and we’re pleased to continue the relationship with our landlord, 401 North Washington LLC.”
Phyllis Marcuccio, mayor, City of Rockville, noted, “We are delighted that EMMES, one of our major employers, has elected not only to remain in our city, but to enlarge and upgrade its space. The City of Rockville looks forward to working with and supporting the company as it continues to contribute to the life sciences industry cluster here.”
“With the signing of the new lease, EMMES remains close to the campus of one of its major customers, the National Institutes of Health,” said Leggett. “Company executives cited the outstanding location in Rockville Town Center, proximity to public transportation and the excellent educational offerings at the Universities at Shady Grove as key reasons for maintaining its headquarters in our county.”
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EMMES is a professional partner to clinicians, scientists, and program leaders around the world. Founded in 1977, the company provides scientific and technical support for clinical research studies funded by industry, foundations and government agencies. EMMES has more than 300 employees whose specialties range from biomedical research to biostatistics to information technology. Its staff is committed to the highest quality of research, evidenced by numerous major scientific publications and presentations. In addition to its headquarters in Rockville, MD, the company has offices in Canada and India. For more information, visit www.emmes.com.