Back Where It All Began: Facebook Searching For Office Space In Cambridge, Mass.

By David Cohen 

Who says you can’t go home again? Facebook, which was founded in a dormitory at Harvard University, is hunting for 7,000 square feet of office space in the Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Mass., home of Harvard, for three-dozen software engineers that the social network plans to hire over the next six months, according to reports.

Boston Business Journal reported that commercial real estate brokerage Newmark Knight Frank is representing Facebook in its search, adding that a source told the newspaper:

They want to have a larger footprint here. They want to be near MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) to recruit staff, and they want to be next to similar firms.

Boston Business Journal pointed out that the company spent some time on Stuart Street in 2005, and then occupied space at Student Advantage on Summer Street in South Boston for about one year, before Facebook consolidated its offices in California.

Readers: Do you think it’s neat that Facebook is eyeing a return to its roots?

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