Docomo Pacific holds a ribbon cutting and public opening for the new headquarters in Tamuning on March 16. From left, Katsuyuki Takagi, executive general manager, Global Business Division, NTT DOCOMO Inc.; Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio, Lt. Governor of Guam, Mark V. Pangilinan, MV Pangilinan Enterprises; Jonathan Kriegel, President and CEO, Docomo ; and John Cruikshank, Chief transformation officer.
Docomo Pacific officially opened its new headquarters in the newly renovated former Ben Franklin building in Tamuning.
The $10.5 million renovation project, which began in October 2016, was designed by RIM Architects, with Studio E helping with the building’s exterior work.
Docomo is leasing the building from MV Pangilinan Enterprises, which operated the Ben Franklin Department Store for 33 years before it shut down in 1999. The landmark building has been idle since its closure.
“Many friends, including most of us at Docomo, have fond memories of the Ben Franklin building and Guam’s first escalators,” said Jonathan Kriegel, Docomo president ad CEO. “We are excited to call this special place our new home. Our new headquarters reflects our culture and personality; it inspires creativity and encourages collaboration.”
The five-story building encompasses 60,000 square feet, of which Docomo occupies 48,000 square feet.
The new configuration features a flagship store, 14 meeting rooms, 6 quiet rooms, 3 training rooms, 2 break rooms, and 1 lounge, which we call The Zone.
Each meeting room is equipped with the latest technology to enable collaboration: including Promethean interactive displays, Samsung Smart TVs, video conferencing technology, and MagicInfo content management software allowing us to broadcast messages throughout the entire building.
The entire space is designed to inspire creativity no matter where you are in the building - featuring idea walls, inspirational messages, and images by local artists. The parking lots feature solar panel lighting and up to 300 parking spaces. The top floor is open for lease. The area measures 12,000 square feet and can be scaled for multiple tenants.