Chiesi USA is a global pharmaceutical company based in Parma, Italy that established its North American headquarters in Cary, NC with the acquisition of Cornerstone Therapeutics. We have been partnering with Cornerstone for more than a decade and began to define the real estate strategy for a new headquarters post-acquisition. Chiesi also continued to grow in its existing spaces to accommodate expansion needs.
To align the image of the global pharmaceutical leader with a facility that would support the continued growth, promote the company culture, and build the Chiesi brand, we defined the real estate strategy and initiated the site selection process. This included hiring the project management and design consultants. After negotiations and evaluation of multiple market-wide options, the company opted to anchor a new development in the same submarket as the current space.
With a focus on culture and branding, Chiesi leased over 54,000 square feet to accommodate its growing workforce. To foster better communication, the team implemented a plan to take advantage of the openness and accessibility of the new space. For brand building and increased visibility, exterior building signage was added. Favorable economics, strategic design, and brand awareness resulted in an impactful headquarters relocation and long-term home for the Chiesi team.