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ifm efector Announces New Corporate Headquarters in the Atwater Corporate Center

May 29, 2014

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MALVERN, PA – May 29, 2014 Trammell Crow Company and ifm efector are pleased to announce that they will be constructing a new 45,000 square foot two-story Class “A” corporate headquarters in the Atwater Corporate Center. The groundbreaking is planned for August of this year with completion in the summer of 2015. 

The new office building has been designed to be a state of the art facility including a two-story lobby, extensive glass and daylighting, 10’ ceilings, open offices, fitness center, cafeteria, board room and training facilities. The site features an employee patio and lawn, direct access to park trails and views of a lake and protected woodlands.

The Atwater Corporate Center is a 388 acre mixed use development located at the intersection of Route 29 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Malvern, PA with direct access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike from within the corporate center. There is an extensive trail network throughout the development and the center piece of the property is a former limestone quarry that is now a beautiful 70 acre lake. There are numerous restaurants, hotels and conference centers located within close proximity of the corporate center. The 150 acre south side of Atwater Lake will be a mixed use development with restaurants, retail, luxury apartments, townhomes and single family homes.

Gola Corporate Real Estate represented ifm and CBRE represented Trammell Crow Company in the transaction. The building architect is Bernardon Haber Holloway Architects, and the interior is being designed by Nelson. The general contractor is IMC Construction.

Roger Varma, CEO of ifm efector states, "The ifm operation in the US was founded in 1985. Since then, we have experienced tremendous growth and have outgrown our current building. We need space that will accommodate our future growth goals. ifm has a core philosophy to make sure that our employees have a professional and comfortable environment for work. Furthermore, as a technology company, it is important to project the right image to our customers. The new building will be highly functional and will have "state of the art" technology and facilities for our employees and customers. It will definitely represent the global image of ifm."

Jeff Goggins, Senior Managing Director of Trammell Crow Company states, “We are very pleased to welcome ifm efector to the Atwater Corporate Center. This highly efficient building will be custom designed to meet ifm’s needs and provide the workplace required by today’s technology companies. The building will incorporate the latest innovations in design and materials. In addition, the Atwater Corporate Center provides unparalleled accessibility to Route 29 and the new Pennsylvania Turnpike Interchange.”

About ifm efector
ifm efector is a subsidiary of the German company ifm electronic gmbh. Founded in 1969, ifm electronic is one of the world's largest manufacturers of industrial sensors and controls products producing over 10 million sensors annually. ifm currently has more than 70 subsidiaries located in all major countries. More than 5,000 employees serve over 115,000 purchasing customers worldwide. Annual global sales exceed $860 million USD. 

In 1985, a USA sales and marketing company was established in Exton, PA. Since then, ifm has experienced tremendous growth resulting in the employment of over 200 employees from the surrounding area, the expansion of ten branch sales offices throughout the US, and the recent opening of a manufacturing and technology center in Malvern, PA.

About Trammell Crow Company
Trammell Crow Company, founded in 1948, is one of the nation’s leading developers and investors in commercial real estate. The Company has developed or acquired nearly 2,600 buildings valued at nearly $60 billion and over 540 million square feet. As of March 31, 2014, Trammell Crow Company had $5.0 billion of projects in process and $1.8 billion in its pipeline.

Trammell Crow Company’s teams are dedicated to building value for its clients with professionals in 16 major cities throughout the United States. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial, retail, healthcare, multi-family residential and mixed use projects. For those who occupy real estate, TCC can execute the development or acquisition of facilities tailored to meet its clients’ needs. For investor clients, the company specializes in joint venture speculative development, acquisition/re-development ventures, build-to-suit development, or providing incentive-based fee development services.

Trammell Crow Company is an independently operated subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2013 revenue). For more information visit


Trammell Crow Company

Trammell Crow Company (TCC) is a global commercial real estate developer and wholly-owned subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas. Founded in 1948, TCC has developed or acquired nearly 2,900 buildings valued at $75 billion and over 655 million square feet. As of September 30, 2023, TCC had $15.4 billion of projects in process and $14.5 billion in its pipeline. It employs 650 professionals in 28 major cities throughout the United States and Europe. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial/logistics, healthcare, life sciences and mixed-use projects, as well as multi-family residential through its operating subsidiary High Street Residential. For more information visit