The new Chrysler House in downtown Detroit

Sergio Marchionne to get new office in downtown Detroit

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The Chrysler Group may root their headquarters in the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills but as a part of the automaker’s commitment to the city of Detroit, Chrysler is opening a new business center in the new Chrysler House building in Detroit – while will include a new office for Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne.

The new downtown business center of the Chrysler Group will take up the top two floors of the building to be named the Chrysler House. This building, which was previously known as the Dime Building, is currently owned by Rock Ventures LLC, the financial group overseen by Detroit business and founder of Quicken Loans Dan Gilbert. Located at 719 Griswold Street in Detroit, the Dime Building is easily recognized for its unique design, with a U-shaped form created by the central light court starting at the third floor. The portion of the new Chrysler House occupied by the new Chrysler Group offices takes up 33,000 square feet on the 22nd and 23rd floor. 70 employees will work in the new Detroit offices with the most prominent being company Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne – who will have both an office and a private conference room.

Some critics of the Chrysler Group like to frequently point out that even though they are a “Detroit automaker”…their headquarters are actually in nearby Auburn Hills. However, regardless of where their corporate headquarters are located, the company has a clear commitment to the city of Detroit and this new business office is just one small example.

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