- Associated Press - Thursday, April 5, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Mutual of Omaha has hired two companies for a study that could lead to a $200 million-plus project to replace Mutual’s current Omaha headquarters.

Mutual Chairman and Chief Executive James Blackledge told the Omaha World-Herald on Wednesday the study will consider a building designed to improve collaboration among the insurer’s 3,500 Omaha employees and help it “attract and retain the best talent.”

Mutual has hired Hines, a Houston real estate development company, and Gensler, a San Francisco-based architecture, design and planning firm. Their study is expected to take about a year. Blackledge says Mutual’s board of directors will review the study before making its decision on whether to build.

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He also says he expects any new headquarters would be erected fairly close to Mutual’s current midtown location.


Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

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