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Customer relationship management software provider Salesforce is planning to add 1,000 new jobs in Sydney over the next five years, and will house its employees in a new building – Salesforce Tower – which it is developing in the city.

Salesforce announced expansion plans for Australia on Tuesday, including the development of its 53-storey tower headquarters “sustainable” building which it says will significantly expand its presence in the Australian market.

Salesforce says the tower in Sydney’s CBD, once completed, will be the tallest in the city and the second tallest in Australia as well as one of the country’s “most sustainable buildings” – and will “help fuel the city’s economic development”.

The building has achieved Sydney's first-ever WELL core and Shell Platinum pre-certification and is pursuing 6 Star Green Star Design and As Built rating - representing what Salesforce says is “world excellence in sustainable design” – with the design focusing on energy efficiency, reducing water use and greenhouse gas emissions as well as limiting construction waste.

Salesforce employees will start moving into Salesforce Tower beginning in late 2022.

Salesforce says plans for the building include a top “Ohana Floor” – an open hospitality space for employees, customers and partners, which will also be available for non-profits and local education groups on weeknights and weekends at no cost.

Salesforce Tower Sydney is one of 10 towers the company has announced in key markets including its headquarters in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, London, Tokyo, Dublin, Indianapolis and Atlanta.

“Salesforce has a proud history in Australia, having been here for over 15 years. Salesforce Tower Sydney is taking that commitment to a new level and will allow us to have an even greater impact on our people, our customers, and most importantly our community,” said Pip Marlow, CEO Salesforce Australia and New Zealand.

Elizabeth Pinkham, EVP, Real Estate, Salesforce, said: “Salesforce Tower Sydney builds on our momentum in Australia and furthers our investment in the region.

“At Salesforce, our real estate is a physical expression of our culture and values. We are deeply committed to the communities where we live and work, and we show that through employee volunteerism, and opening our Towers to non-profits in our communities.”

“The establishment of Salesforce Tower goes to show the strength of the NSW tech and innovation ecosystem,” said Stuart Ayres, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney.

“We are focused on building and growing this sector in NSW and 1,000 new tech focused jobs in an iconic building located in Circular Quay will continue to drive this growth.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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