Roku headquarters relocation extends San Jose ‘hot streak’ of landing tech companies

SAN JOSE — San Jose officials hope the Bay Area’s largest city can extend a winning streak for landing tech companies and their headquarters, an aspiration bolstered by a recent Roku mega-lease.

This news organization reported Aug. 3 that Los Gatos-based Roku had signed a lease to move its headquarters to 472,000 square feet of offices at a San Jose campus near the city’s airport. Several other tech companies also have signed leases this year to relocate major operations to San Jose — in some cases even their headquarters.

“We’re thrilled to welcome an innovative industry leader like Roku to San Jose,” Mayor Sam Liccardo said in emailed comments. “This headquarters move by Roku extends our extraordinary hot streak of high-profile announcements from leading companies that recognize the extraordinary opportunity that San Jose offers for attracting talent and scaling growth.”

Roku’s deal in the Coleman Highline complex, detailed in a Securities and Exchange Commission regulatory filing, enables it to move into several buildings in the project. The square footage could accommodate 2,100 or more Roku employees.

8×8, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Bloom Energy and Micron Technology also struck deals this year to relocate major operations to San Jose.

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