ROHNERT PARK, Calif., Nov. 27, 2017 — SOMO Village announces that after the Northern California wildfires, Keysight Technologies has leased 104,000 square feet of office space at SOMO Village for up to 900 employees while the company’s headquarters in Santa Rosa is prepared for re-occupancy.
SOMO Village relocated and consolidated operations for eight existing tenants to accommodate the Keysight employees. The four main buildings at Keysight’s Santa Rosa facility remain intact, although all sustained some damage in the Tubbs Fire and are being repaired and cleaned. Some Keysight employees have returned to work at the site, where many production-related operations have resumed.
“The October North Bay firestorms brought horrific devastation to our region. Homes and lives were lost, and many have been displaced, including myself,” said SOMO Village CEO Brad Baker. “I’m very proud that our team and tenants all worked together during difficult times to support each other and our community.”
“We appreciate the flexibility and resourcefulness of SOMO Village in quickly accommodating our need for office space,” said Mike Viskovich, Vice President of Global Sourcing and Workplace Solutions at Keysight Technologies. “The speed with which we were able to secure efficient, professional work space helped us maintain business continuity seamlessly.”
Keysight predecessors Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies originally built the SOMO Village campus, which was sold in 2004. Keysight expects to remain at SOMO Village into 2018 as its headquarters facility is readied for phased re-occupancy.
About SOMO Village
SOMO Village is different. A home and work lifestyle focused on health, happiness and high quality living. The community is being developed consistent with One Planet Living Principles and has been certified at the highest Platinum level by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND). SOMO Village has been repeatedly recognized by the North Bay, San Francisco and Silicon Valley Best Places to Work, the North Bay and Bay Area Healthiest Employer, The American Heart Association Fit Friendly Platinum Workplace, and is the winner of the 2008 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award.