Most of you are already familiar with the Zillow Group, which houses one of the largest portfolios of real estate brands on mobile and web. What you may not know is this real estate behemoth also buys and sells homes through its subsidiary, Zillow Offers.
As part of its one-year anniversary in the buy/sell market, Zillow announced the opening of its newest office in Scottsdale, which will act as the Southwest hub for Zillow Offers.
“It’s been an incredible journey, and we’re just getting started,” said Zillow Brand President Jeremy Wacksman. “Since we launched a year ago, we have received more than 80,000 requests for offers, and have helped thousands of home sellers move into their new home on their own timeline, without the hassle and uncertainty of a traditional home sale. We are transforming the way people buy and sell homes and bringing the magic and simplicity of e-commerce to real estate.”
Zillow Group expects to add 160 employees to the 25,000 square foot office by the end of this year. Job titles and categories include recruiters, corporate counsel, human resources, project coordinators, analysts, loan originations, business operations, and employee trainers. The jobs range from entry level to director, and a college education is not required for all roles.
“Arizona wants to be the place where these technologies come to evolve and flourish,” said Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. “I thank Zillow Group for their investment in our state and look forward to growing our 21st-century economy together.”
Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane echoed a similar sentiment, “Scottsdale is proud to welcome Zillow Offers to Old Town, a thriving business hub that has experienced tremendous growth for innovative technology companies due to their ability to attract and retain talent and operate in a favorable business environment.”
During the office ribbon cutting celebration, Zillow Group presented a check for $25,000 to U.S.VETS, the nation’s largest non-profit veteran services provider that offers transitional and permanent housing, counseling, employment assistance and case management to veterans and their families. The donation is made possible through Zillow Group’s Home Project, the company’s signature social impact initiative that aims to address challenges around housing insecurity by pledging up to $5 million in cash and in-kind contributions over five years to support vulnerable families.