ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Trevor Burgess, C1 Bank's CEO, announced today that C1 Bank has relocated its headquarters to downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The headquarters will serve as the administrative and executive offices of the bank supporting its 21 branches and dozens of lenders focused on the Tampa Bay community.
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"The headquarters is unlike any other in Tampa Bay and perhaps unlike any other bank headquarters in the world. We have no offices, not even for the executives. Instead, we work from interchangeable desks to maximize collaboration, speed of decision making and communication," said Trevor Burgess. Adding, "technology permeates the space allowing our team members to work from their desks or from any one of the 13 unique meeting rooms."
Phase I of the project housing up to 89 knowledge workers in the urban core of St. Petersburg, officially opened for business today with a second phase currently under construction to accommodate C1 Bank's planned acquisition of U.S. Century Bank (which, pending regulatory approval, should close at the end of 2012). Phase II will add space for 30 additional employees bringing the total to 119.
The address, 100 5th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, occupies the first floor of the Tampa Bay Times building in a space that formerly housed the newspaper's classified advertising division.
Lisa Wannamacher, of Wannamacher Jenson Architects (www.wjarc.com) was the lead architect in transforming the space with Rob Bowen from Rob Bowen Design Group (www.robbowendesign.com) leading the interior design effort.
"We wanted a headquarters where the space said something about who we are as a bank - modern, collaborative, service oriented, fast and fun. We also wanted a headquarters where our employees could thrive and be excited to come to work each day," said CEO Burgess.
C1 Bank drew inspiration from the headquarters of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, JetBlue, Google and Facebook, while focusing on using local tradespeople and technologies including the cutting edge LED lighting of St. Petersburg based LumaStream (www.lumastream.com).
Loupin Construction (www.loupincompanies.com) acted as the general contractor for the renovation.
ABOUT C1 BANK:
C1 Bank is a local, independent bank that serves thousands of sophisticated savers and borrowers from 21 locations in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Charlotte and Pasco counties and online at www.C1Bank.com. C1 Bank is a leader in checking, savings and money markets, residential mortgages, business loans, SBA loan programs, and association and treasury services. C1 Bank is the Official Bank of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Official Bank of the Outback Bowl.
C1 Bank services include:
- Full Service Checking, Savings and Money Market depository products for consumers and businesses
- Residential mortgages, from "30 years fixed" to "jumbo" products all with fast local decision making
- Business and commercial real estate loans of up to $20 million to help local businesses grow
- Small Business Administration loans of up to $5 million - C1 Bank is a Preferred Lender and is consistently ranked as one of the region's top SBA lenders
- Association and Treasury Services providing lockbox services to condominiums, doctors and other businesses who need to carefully track their accounts receivable.
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