CHICAGO – December 9, 2021 – Peerless Network, a leading-edge global communications provider since 2008, announced today that the company has moved its headquarters location to Chicago’s iconic Old Post Office (433 W. Van Buren Street, Suite 410S).
“Peerless is proud that our company’s headquarters has been located in downtown Chicago since our founding in 2008. Our growth necessitated a move to a larger space. We wanted to stay downtown, and after considering several options, we chose the Old Post Office largely because we were attracted to the focus the renovation placed on reuse, reducing the carbon impact, and creating useable green spaces,” commented John Barnicle, President & CEO of Peerless Network.
Since reopening in 2019 after an $800 million renovation, the historic Art Deco building, now 90% occupied, has attracted a number of marquis brands and technology companies as tenants, including Uber, Walgreens, Pepsico, Cisco, Ferrara Candy Company, CoinFlip, and HomeChef.
“In addition to the focus on environmental impacts, we are excited that our team members will experience first-hand both the history and beauty of the renovated Old Post Office,” added Barnicle. “We are also delighted that our company is part of the growing number of technology firms choosing Chicago as their home.”
The history of the Old Post Office began over 100 years ago. Construction of the original building was completed in 1921 and then greatly expanded in 1932 to meet Chicago’s unprecedented postal traffic driven by the mail-order industry and Chicago-based Sears and Montgomery Ward catalogs. At its peak, the post office, the largest of its kind in the world, handled 19 million pieces of mail each day. After sitting vacant for nearly 20 years, in 2016, New York developer 601W Cos. purchased the building and began renovation which created 2.5 million square feet of office and event space. The completed project was the largest reuse project in the U.S. with 97% of potential construction waste diverted from landfills.
In mid 2018, the Chicago City Council approved landmark designation for the building. In addition to the extensive exterior work, the historic Van Buren lobby was fully restored, including figurative bas-relief tiles and monumental ceiling chandeliers. The newly-developed rooftop space, which is equal in length to three city blocks, includes amenities such as special event space, landscaped meadows with walking paths, as well as tennis and basketball courts.
Via its fully IP-based network built, enhanced, and operated by Peerless, the company has established itself as a leading provider of telecommunications services for over 15 years. Today the network carries over 9 billion minutes of traffic each month with over 4,500 interconnections. Peerless began offering its telecommunications services to enterprise customers in 2019. Peerless offers SIP Trunking, SD-WAN (SASE), Cloud PBX (UCaaS),and MS Teams Direct Routing to thousands of business across the U.S.
About Peerless Network
Peerless Network is a leading-edge provider of telecommunications services that delivers the highest quality voice and solutions for VoIP and enterprise customers worldwide. As a disruptor in the telecom industry, Peerless Network is a reliable network that scales efficiencies, lowers customer costs, increases quality, and automates workflows with ease of implementation via our portfolio of cutting-edge products and services. Our automated platforms, the Cloud PBX, the Peerless Portal and ANImate, allow customers to easily provision SIP trunking channels, telephone numbers, local and domestic/international long-distance, and toll-free services from one advanced system. Peerless is dedicated to driving innovation and bringing value to customers by expanding our suite of products, services and markets we serve. Peerless Network is headquartered in Chicago, IL. For more information, visit www.peerlessnetwork.com and follow us on LinkedIn.
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