SAN FRANCISCO—Those who follow @GlobeStcom onTwitter and @GlobeStLIVEmay have seen a post teasing the announcement, but GlobeSt.com haslearned that LinkedIn has signed a lease for theentire 26-story building under construction at 222 Second St. Therehas been speculation for quite a while who would fill that space, as GlobeSt.compreviously reported, and now we have the answer.

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The City's Office of Economic and Workforce Developmentestimates that the nearly 450,000 square feet of office space canaccommodate approximately 2,500 jobs in San Francisco, said SanFrancisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee in making the announcement today. “Asa national leader in job creation, San Francisco is the perfecthome for a company that is connecting people to jobs, and I ampleased that LinkedIn is significantly expanding their presencehere,” said Mayor Lee. “LinkedIn's decision to grow in theInnovation Capital of the World demonstrates, once again, investorconfidence in our City.”

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Tishman Speyer Co-CEOs JerrySpeyer and Rob Speyer, says that they arepleased to welcome LinkedIn to its roster of tenants. “Ourobjective is to build the very best, sustainable office propertiesin the best cities around the globe, meeting the high quality spaceneeds of leading organizations. We have had great results inSan Francisco, successfully delivering signature office andresidential properties to the market in the past several years,with more on the way.”

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Headquartered in Mountain View, LinkedIn has been steadilyincreasing its presence in San Francisco. LinkedIncurrently has 135,000 square feet at One MontgomeryTower and soon will be occupying 87,000 square feet at 505 Howard St.

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“With this new building, LinkedIn is committed to expanding inSan Francisco, giving us even more access to some of the mosttalented professionals in the world across a variety of functions,including technology, sales, and operations,” says LinkedIn Head ofWorkplace Jim Morgensen. “We look forward to SanFrancisco becoming a larger part of our growing Bay Areapresence.”

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The new 222Second St. was designed and is being constructed forLEED Gold certification, and will be ready for occupancy in early2016. Along with other on-site and area amenities it will feature8,500 square feet of public space.

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“Today's San Francisco office market is thriving, with companiesrecognizing the many advantages of a state-of-the-art building in adowntown location,” says Tishman Speyer senior managing directorCarl Shannon. “This building was planned anddesigned accordingly, and we think LinkedIn is a perfect fit.”

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