A rendering of the revamped 715 Peachtree where Honeywell will have its software center and home and building technologies HQ.

Honeywell has leased 62,000 square feet in Midtown’s 715 Peachtree building to house its state-of-the-art software center and Home and Building Technologies (HBT) global headquarters.

According to a news release, Honeywell plans to invest $19 million in the site and staff it with more than 730 full-time product software engineers and approximately 100 HBT HQ employees over the next five years. Most of the employees will specialize in developing software products that support Honeywell’s solutions addressing the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), including mobile, cloud computing and data analytics, as well as marketing and user experience. The engineers will work on critical software and digital products as part of the company’s connected technologies for homes, buildings, industrial plants, workers, automobiles and aircraft.

The Midtown building was selected based on its proximity to Georgia Tech, access to public transportation and area amenities, scalability for future growth, and the abundant and growing pipeline of millennial talent that lives and works in the area.

“We are seeking the best of the best product software engineers from around the world to come to Atlanta,” said Krishna Mikkilineni, Honeywell senior vice president of engineering, operations and IT. “At Honeywell, product software engineers have the opportunity to develop some of the world’s most sophisticated software- and digital-based products and solutions that play a major role in the IoT, helping airplanes, automobiles, buildings, homes, industrial plants, warehouses, and workers stay connected, safe, productive and secure. And in our new Midtown location, we are building a dynamic work environment that will help inspire our engineers to innovate and collaborate.”

The first employees at the 715 Peachtree site are scheduled to arrive this month and will work from temporary office space on the fourth floor. Upon completion of construction, the Honeywell team will move to the fifth and sixth floors in the building.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.