Blackstone recently announced plans to open a technology office in downtown Miami, and workers are being hired immediately at a high salary.
About 215 workers will be employed with an average salary of $200,000. Hiring is underway.
The new 50,000 square foot office will be permanently located in Brickell or Downtown starting in 2022, the company said. For the next 12 to 15 months, the office will be located in a temporary space while the company searches for a permanent location, according to the Herald.
For now, only the firm’s back-office tech workers will be based in Miami. Investment professionals aren’t being moved to Miami yet, according to Bloomberg.
Miami edged out other competing cities for a variety of reasons, according to Blackstone.
The company’s chief technology officer told the Herald that Miami has a great college ecosystem, coding boot camps, growing tech firms, and world class amenities that will make it easy to attract talent.