Bridgewater Associates To Build Magical Forest For Thousands Of Employees To Run Free

On Wednesday, Governor Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut announced that the asset manager would be constructing a state-of-the-art facility along the Stamford waterfront as part of an economic and community development initiative. As part of the program, which will give the firm as much as $115 million in incentives as part of the deal, Bridgewater has also promised to add another 750 to 1,000 new high-level jobs to its current staff of 1,225…The new offices will have about 750,000 square feet spread across two eco-friendly buildings that will front the water in the Harbor Point development area. Bridgewater has promised to clean up the contaminated site and reforest the area, creating a park-like campus for its employees with public access. “We are pleased that the State of Connecticut shares our vision of creating a state of the art and environmentally sustainable office campus, while also restoring this key piece of natural waterfront property in Stamford,” Greg Jensen, co-chief executive of Bridgewater, said in a statement. “We look forward to transforming this industrial site into a spectacularly beautiful forested campus that will be seamlessly integrated into the natural surroundings. The proposed campus will house all of our employees and be designed to facilitate creativity, collaboration and help reinforce Bridgewater’s distinct culture which has been so instrumental to our success.” [Dealbook]

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44 Responses to “Bridgewater Associates To Build Magical Forest For Thousands Of Employees To Run Free”

  1. derpies says:

    I can't prove it, but I am pretty sure a real-life bat-cave is getting built.

  2. RichardCripples says:

    Headline 2 years from today: "Bridgewater Associates in Hot Water Over Release of Wild Hyenas and Wildebeests onto Campus."

  3. The_Analyst says:

    Plenty of space for trust falls and other team building exercizes or whatever

  4. guest says:

    Hey Ray, if you need any imaginary trees for your new forest give me a call.

    – John Paulson

  5. Guest says:

    They better not bridge over the water.

    Lloyd Harbor, New York

  6. Kegels123 says:

    Living in the rain forest while running a hedge fund is the NKI.

  7. Guest says:

    Sounds familiar.

    Ghost of Jim Jones

  8. guest says:

    Greg Jensen likes the smell of his own farts.

  9. curious george says:

    will there be some water and a bridge in this forest?

  10. Guest says:

    They should merge with UBS and create the world's largest spectacularly beautiful forested trading floor.

  11. Guest says:

    Ray Dalio will rue the day his employees became able to live in the city. Once a sheltered child is exposed to the world, he never comes back to daddy.

  12. guest says:

    sign of a top. they never ring bells at the top but they do build new office buildings

  13. Guest says:

    What they don't tell you, is 900 of those 1000 people will be looking for a new job in 18 months. Thanks again Malloy!

  14. Jim Jones says:

    Shit, if I'd known I could have gotten subsidies it all would have turned out differently

  15. Nick Lachey says:

    I have a bad feeling about this.

    – Alan Parrish, Jumanji

  16. Guest says:

    I'm not really passionate about macroeconomics or real estate development but this sure feels like a big project and a shit load of space for a firm that is a basically cult of personality.

    Ben "Muffin Man" Gifford

  17. @JaeStClair says:

    'The new offices will have about 750,000 square feet spread across two eco-friendly buildings that will front the water in the Harbor Point development area."………………that's a heck of a lot of land (grab) for such an entity…..must be nice to be such an entity and have the governor give it in such a way…….

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