Truven Health Analytics to Move 800 Employees into Former Borders HQ


Truven Health Analytics will relocate its North American headquarters in September from Ann Arbor’s Eisenhower Plaza to the former corporate headquarters for Borders, now known as Wickfield Center.

“The new facility will support the evolving business needs of our growing company, and help us put our brand principles into action,” says Jon Newpol, executive vice president for Truven Health Analytics, which has principal offices in Ann Arbor, Chicago, and Denver. “For our approximately 800 Ann Arbor-based staff members, the move will allow us to design a work environment that is more collegial, open, integrated, and flexible.”

The company, which helps hospitals, pharmacists, employers, government agencies, and other organizations improve health care quality and reduce costs,will lease about 40 percent of the 330,000-square-foot building.

“(Truven’s) move will bring our occupancy level for the property to around 90 percent,” says Brendan Cavender of Colliers International Ann Arbor, who is directing the center’s leasing and marketing efforts with colleague Jim Chaconas. “We’ve been able to attract a quality mix of local, national, and international tenants to the Wickfield Center.”

Other tenants in the redeveloped property include NSF International, Internet2, Goldstar Mortgage, Huron I.P. Research, Aysling Solutions, Universal Marketing Group, and Covall Fitness.

The property, at 100 Phoenix Drive, was sold by Colliers International to Ann Arbor-based Wickfield Properties in 2013. Prior to that, it served as the headquarters to Borders, which closed in 2011.