Jun 22, 2024

JPMorganChase unveils its significant expansion plans in South Florida


JPMorganChase unveiled renovation and expansion plans for its Brickell office location in Downtown Miami, and announced it is opening a 13,000 square foot office in West Palm Beach, reinforcing the firm’s commitment to South Florida as one of its key strategic regions in the country. 

JPMorganChase (NYSE: JPM) is a leading financial services firm based in the United States of America (“U.S.”), with operations worldwide. JPMorgan Chase had $4.1 trillion in assets and $337 billion in stockholders’ equity as of March 31, 2024. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management. Under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands, the Firm serves millions of customers in the U.S., and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients globally.

JPMorganChase Brickell Miami

The firm’s downtown Miami office will double in size from 80,000 square feet to 160,000 square feet in part to accommodate 400 additional employees. The office currently includes more than 500 employees across all of JPMorganChase’s lines of business and functions. The two-year project will also renovate and expand the firm’s Miami Client Center to create a world-class meeting and function space to host client and employee events. This investment in the Brickell office includes refurbished work floors with state-of-the-art technology and furniture, updated meeting rooms, common spaces, restrooms and pantry areas.

In addition, the firm will open a new 13,000 square foot office in West Palm Beach at 360 Rosemary to bring together more than 60 employees across many of its lines of business and functions who were previously sitting in a number of locations across Palm Beach County.

360 Rosemary, downtown West Palm Beach

Located just across the Intracoastal Waterway from the ultra-wealthy island of Palm Beach, the downtown West Palm Beach area has continued to develop over the past 20 years attracting financial firms for the last decade. Centrally located in the business district amidst vibrant shopping, retaurants, and nearby arts and entertainment such at the renowned Kravis Center for Performing Arts and the Norton Museum of Art. The Related Corporation’s 360 Rosemary will offer unparalleled amenities and access to one of the wealthiest areas in the country, with a year-round market of 2.8 million people within a 25-mile radius.

Jonath Bello, JPMorganChase

“Miami and South Florida are home to an increasing number of our clients, customers, community partners and employees, and a strategic location for our operations in Latin America as well,” said Jonathan Bello, head of Chase for Business Miami and co-chair of the firm’s South Florida Market Leadership Team. “Like our investment with Inter-Miami CF to create Chase Stadium, these expansions reflect the opportunity that this area represents as well as our commitment to be the bank for all in South Florida.”

JPMorganChase is one of the region’s largest private employers with more than 3,000 local employees. An independent third-party study found that through the firm’s thousands of local employees and operations, JPMorganChase contributes $1.9 billion in annual economic activity to South Florida, stimulating an additional 5,300 jobs across several local industries. The firm’s expansion of its South Florida footprint is expected to trigger an average of $151 million in additional economic activity for South Florida and support about 380 local construction jobs per year during the construction period.

In addition to its corporate office expansions, the firm will be opening three J.P. Morgan Financial Centers in Palm Beach, Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens all in Palm Beach County early next year. These locations are among more than 20 J.P. Morgan Financial Centers to be opened across the country. Many of these locations were previously First Republic offices that will be converted into an entirely new experience, leveraging First Republic’s existing branch format – open meeting space and large living rooms, private meeting spaces and board rooms, and a signature library. In addition to its growth in the Miami Metro region (Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties), the firm is also adding new offices in Southwest Florida in the City of Ft. Myers.

In his recent annual letter, JPMorganChase CEO and Chairman Jamie Dimon highlighted the firm’s commitment to empowering economic growth throughout Florida. Miami, Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, Melbourne, Sarasota and Tampa are all in the midst of expansion and investment from JPMorganChase.

Jen Roberts, CEO of Chase Consumer Banking

“These new centers will serve clients across banking, lending and wealth, and will offer the best of both worlds – the strength and scale of JPMorganChase and First Republic’s commitment to exceptional client service,” stated Jennifer Roberts, CEO of Chase Consumer Banking.

From the start of the tech era in South Florida with IBMs research facility and manufacturing plant located in Boca Raton (now BRIC) back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s to the surge of new companies relocating to the Miami Metro region, the area has been a technology hub for decades, but now struggling to grow, attract and retain enough talent to fill all the necessary tech talent needs of employers.

Although slow progress, the collaboration between Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties finally becoming tangible, but we have a long way to go. Unlike tech hubs in New York, Massechusetts,  and California, Florida, specifically South Florida is still very young. Unification of the region is the only way we are going to solve our tech talent shortage in the long run. In 2022, JPMorgan Chase announced it was committing $10 million toward the $100 million Tech Equity Miami initiative to support greater inclusivity in Miami’s growing tech industry.

At South Florida Tech Hub, we are hoping that the expansion of JPMorganChase into the rest of the Miami Metro and South Florida community will spawn additional support for the entire region’s tech ecosystem.

To learn more about JPMorganChase, visit www.jpmorganchase.com