ATLANTA – March 2, 2021 – Today, Airbnb is excited to share that we will work with T. Dallas Smith & Company to help us find a home for our technical hub in the City of Atlanta.
When we began looking for a local brokerage partner to help us with our Atlanta office search, we sought a team with deep expertise, strong ties to the local community, a commitment to diversity, and the same spirit of entrepreneurship found in the Airbnb community.
From our first meeting, we were impressed by the T. Dallas Smith & Company team’s insights, experience and passion for the City of Atlanta. We share an interest in strengthening communities, and supporting entrepreneurs and minority-owned businesses, and we are thrilled
to work together with T. Dallas Smith & Company to find a physical home for Airbnb in Atlanta.
Headquartered in Atlanta, T. Dallas Smith & Company is the largest African American-owned commercial real estate brokerage firm in the country focused exclusively on tenant and buyer representation.
“We’re excited to work with the Airbnb team to locate an office space that will serve their immediate and future plans, and identify a place that will uplift the next generation of tech leaders as well as the surrounding community,” stated T. Dallas Smith, president and CEO of T. Dallas Smith & Company. “Our shared vision in serving the communities where we operate will guide our search.”
We anticipate our Atlanta office will become the regional base for hundreds of technical and non-technical roles over time. The city’s diverse technical talent pool and strong educational infrastructure, which specifically supports communities of color, is the perfect place to grow and diversify our technical workforce.
We intend to establish a physical space in Atlanta later this year, where we can begin to build our team while we work to identify a location for our long-term home. We’ll work with T. Dallas Smith & Company to find both a near term space and our permanent location. As part of our search, we will evaluate locations in Atlanta which will be convenient to the talent we hope to attract and where our presence will make a positive impact on the surrounding community.
If any economic incentives or credits are associated with the location of our office, Airbnb will donate them back to the City of Atlanta for community impact initiatives.
Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to 4 million Hosts who have welcomed over 800 million guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer one-of-a-kind stays and unique Experiences that make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way.
About T. Dallas Smith & Company
Established in 2007, T. Dallas Smith & Company is the largest African American-owned commercial real estate brokerage firm in the country focused exclusively on tenant and buyer representation. T. Dallas Smith & Company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA with affiliate offices in Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, CA and Newark, NJ and projects that span the nation. Our team of brokers bring more than 150 years of combined leadership experience to the table. Our reputation for excellence is unparalleled in the industry and our national platform allows us to serve our clients’ needs anywhere in the country.