When Intercontinental Exchange Group (ICE) was nearing the lease expiration on its Atlanta headquarters, the firm considered buying property for the first time. In 2013, the company, a leading global network of exchanges and clearinghouses for financial and commodity markets, acquired NYSE Euronext, the world’s most high-profile stock exchange, transforming ICE into a global powerhouse. The firm had never undertaken a truly complex real estate transaction.
Over a two-year period, CBRE Brokerage, Agency Leasing, Capital Markets, Asset Services and Financial Consulting teams collaborated to identify, evaluate and execute the right solution. CBRE ultimately found an off-market, Class A office building at 5660 New Northside Drive. The 272,000-square-foot facility offers ICE room for expansion within the building, as well as an adjacent development site.