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ZoomInfo to move headquarters to Vancouver waterfront

Office building will anchor part of Port’s Terminal 1 development

By Will Campbell, Columbian Associate Editor
Published: September 28, 2021, 6:02am
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ZoomInfo is moving into a new building at Terminal 1 in 2025.
ZoomInfo is moving into a new building at Terminal 1 in 2025. (ZoomInfo) Photo Gallery

In 2025, Vancouver-based ZoomInfo, one of the most valuable companies in Clark County, plans to move its headquarters to a new building at the Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1 waterfront development.

Lincoln Property Co. and Bridge Investment Group are developing the building which will rise on Blocks A and C of the port’s Terminal 1 project, west of Columbia Street and north of West Columbia Way, between the street and the BNSF Railway berm.

The building is planned with about 366,000 square feet of space. ZoomInfo signed a lease for the entire building, and the company will relocate to the new office in phases.

“The Port of Vancouver is thrilled to welcome ZoomInfo to Terminal 1. We are excited for the many jobs and economic opportunities this will bring to Vancouver,” said port CEO Julianna Marler. “We are grateful to our partner, Lincoln Property Co., our community partners, and the amazing port staff that have worked hard to make this project a reality.”

Renderings show a blue exterior of the future building with plenty of glass. A skybridge on the building spans a garden walkway to an adjacent building on Terminal 1; both “towers” of the development are part of the ZoomInfo headquarters.

Growing company

ZoomInfo, which doubled its number of employees since early 2020 partly from acquisitions of five companies, is currently based in the 805 Broadway building in downtown Vancouver. Its initial public offering on the NASDAQ stock exchange in June 2020 allowed the company to raise $934 million from investors. The company was valued at $8 billion after the IPO.

ZoomInfo Founder and CEO Henry Schuck said that the building will be able to accommodate up to 3,000 employees, so there’s room to grow in it. Parking was on the top of the list for building amenities, and the building will hold many spots, he said. Retail space is planned for the ground floor.

ZoomInfo will soon hire an architect to design the entire exterior. It will likely include a coffee shop for employees.

The Vancouver waterfront area beat out every other spot in Clark County, and a big factor was the restaurants and other retail, Schuck said.

“You get a built-in campus without having to build your own campus,” he said. “The waterfront kept showing up better than everywhere else. That is the place where you expect the best employer to be.”

Schuck founded the company under the name DiscoverOrg in 2007 as a business-to-business marketing company that uses expansive databases to connect companies with potential clients using artificial intelligence and machine learning.

He relocated it to Vancouver in 2009. In 2019, the company acquired Zoom Information in a large buyout and rebranded the company as ZoomInfo. ZoomInfo considered 12 locations in the greater Vancouver area before securing Terminal 1, according to the news release.

“We’re thrilled to welcome ZoomInfo to our portfolio,” said Patrick Gilligan, executive vice president of the Pacific Northwest region for Lincoln Property Co. in the news release. “ZoomInfo’s rapid growth is attributable to both the worldwide success of its revenue-generating software and its commitment to fostering strong in-office collaboration. We’re looking forward to working with ZoomInfo to bring the vision for its new global headquarters to life and help create more jobs for the local economy.”

The Terminal 1 property’s Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay will be demolished within the next few years at a cost of $2 million, according to the port.