Softbank Is Taking Up To Three Floors At 600 Brickell, Wants To Hire 100 Employees

Japan’s Softbank is aggressively expanding a newly opened office in Brickell which oversees the company’s Latin America investments.

The company opened an office at 600 Brickell in June, and has already filled a full floor there with employees. A second and third floor may soon be needed, SoftBank Group International CEO Marcelo Claure told the Herald.

In total, the company wants to hire up to 100 employees in Brickell, Claure said.

Most of the employees will be high-pay workers, including investments managers and tech professionals who will help manage Softbank investments in Latin America.

The type of workers being targeted by Softbank for Miami are difficult to recruit – even though Miami has the advantage of being in a beautiful location, according to Claure. The company’s strategy is to make offers to students a year before they graduate.

Some of the Softbank investments that are being overseen from Brickell include a delivery startup in Colombia called Rappi and a Brazilian fitness startup called Gympass. Existing Softbank investments including Wework and Uber are also being overseen from Brickell.

Claure splits his time between Tokyo and Miami, where he has a home.

 

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Anonymous

Hopefully helps MIA get a direct flight to Tokyo.

Anonymous

This is awesome news!! Anyone that follows tech startup loans and investments knows that SoftBank is always looking to grow in that industry. Hopefully some tech firms will follow them to Miami. (And other banks!

Anonymous

They’re distorting the private markets with their lack of discipline and patience in valuating unprofitable companies like theyre sure bets 20 years out, but if they want to help with office vacancy rate and pay employees and local taxes here then at least Miami will see benefits from this reckless firm.

Anonymous

Hopefully is right.
Unfortunately, as Miami grows, businesses relocate to Doral.
Go figure

Anonymous

That works for mid-level talent firms (e.g., cruise line headquarters), but if you want to attract top talent (as is implied that they’re trying to do), you need a top location. I don’t see them relocating from Brickell, lord knows the $/sf isn’t an issue for them…

Anonymous

how is WeWork going Softbank? rethinking your investment?

Ya tu sabe

Where do we apply? ??‍♂️

Anonymous

Great news!!!. This is a game changer for Miami. Thank you Marcelo and Mr. Son for making this happen here. Soon most likely we will see more companies like this coming as well (making Miami a cluster for incubators and accelerators like Soft Bank), and also, we will see all the companies that they own and are investing, growing from here. (Wework, airb&b, etc).

Game changer for Miami!!!. ????

Anonymous

Tell us how it is working at Softbank.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This is awesome. We need more companies offering high paying jobs to continue to move to Miami !!!!

Anonymous

“The type of workers being targeted by Softbank for Miami are difficult to recruit”, we are pretty…but no talent, no leadership, no public transportation and a lot of corruption in miami…we have a long way to go before being a mature city in the global arena.

Anonymous

Totally agree

Anonymous

Yeb. I’m glad i’m moving out of this city next month.

Anonymous

So are we 😉

Anonymous

Dallas has about as much public transport as Miami, yet they have no problems recruiting top corporate talent.

Joe and Jenny Cubicledweller want affordable single family houses, good pay, low taxes, and good schools. Miami only aces one of those areas.

They don’t give a crap about trains—they drive their SUV everywhere.

Anonymous

Speak for yourself. Softbank is here for a reason, they know that there is talent, or they wouldn’t be here.

A Professor from Babson College wrote a book called, “Startup Cities” in 2012 and identified Miami as one of the most entrepreneurial cities in the world. In 2018, Babson College opened a campus on Brickell, one in Dubai, and one in San Francisco.

MIT opened an IDEALAB in conjunction with Miami-Dade College in downtown Miami.

There is a phenomenal network for tech, entrepreneurship, startups.

Anonymous

“The type of workers being targeted by Softbank for Miami are difficult to recruit – even though Miami has the advantage of being in a beautiful location, according to Claure.”
Apparently Palm trees, Flamingos, and Mojitos is all Miami still can offer.

Anonymous

Know someone who wants to move to Miami and speaks fluent Japanese but they only seem to want “graduates of top business schools” so oh well.

Frances

It’s the times and the best is to embrace and prepare! with 900-1000 people moving into the state per day… I would say some talents is moving in and can be hired at a Company like this and all it has to offer.

Anonymous

Good luck when Miami’s “educated” can’t even speak fluent English and have classes in Spanish at taxpayer’s expense.

Anonymous

This is blatantly false, stay quiet if you don’t have anything truthful or substantive to contribute.

Anonymous

Flamingos???
Where????

Anonymous

“Apparently”?? To who?