C.H. Robinson, a Fortune 250 third-party logistics company based in Minnesota, is relocating its Baltimore office from Ellicott City to Silo Point in Locust Point. It is taking over a 3,500 sq. ft. space that was formerly the home of Silo .5% Wine Bar.
C.H. Robinson has more than 280 offices around the world and has been in Ellicott City for more than 30 years. With the lease up for renewal, Baltimore General Manager Keith Cormier was looking for a Baltimore office that was more centrally located, and one that would help attract new talent and customers.
Cormier likes the new neighborhood location because of its proximity to other businesses and technology companies, as well as to Baltimore’s many attractions. Cormier and his team look forward to walking to local restaurants, hopping on the Baltimore Water Taxi to go to the Inner Harbor, and heading to Orioles and Ravens games. He also noted that free parking and easy access to I-95 south of the Fort McHenry Tunnel and the toll were factors in the decision. He said they formed a great relationship with building owner Turner Development and the leasing team at CBRE.
“We want to grow our business while establishing ourselves in the community and giving back as much as possible,” said Cormier. He also noted C.H. Robinson wants to look to hire more Baltimoreans in the future and is hoping its new location will give it a better presence in the Baltimore market.
Silo Point was formerly a B&O Railroad grain elevator. Given this, C.H. Robinson’s office features many industrial-type features including high ceilings, exposed brick, stone and brick walls, and concrete pillars. It also features floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the harbor, a train yard, and docks. There is also an outdoor space outside of its new office. A renovation is currently taking place to get the space ready for C.H. Robinson’s April 1st move-in date.
C.H. Robinson’s Baltimore office currently employs 19 individuals in positions such as operations representatives, account coordinators, and sales executives. Cormier said the new space gives them room to grow.
C.H. Robinson will be hosting hire events and welcomes neighbors to come by and visit to learn more about the company.
Silo Point recently sold out its 228 condominiums. The building still has one retail/office space available and a liquor license. Eric Turner of Turner Development told SouthBMore.com they are currently in negotiations with a tenant for the space.