A sweet new HQ: Tiff’s Treats bites into bigger office space as national expansion continues

Tiff’s Treats calls its new office on Capital of Texas Highway its “world headquarters.”

With 34 stores open in Texas and Georgia and more expansion on the way in a new state, the ambitious description feels pretty apt.

The 12,000-square-foot office is in Northwest Austin at 8310 N. Capital of Texas Highway, about a five-minute drive west of The Arboretum.

Tiffany Chen and Leon Chen started their warm-cookie-delivery business in 1999 with a store near the University of Texas at Austin campus.

Now Tiff’s Treats has about 750 workers spread across six metro areas. It expanded into its second state, Georgia, in 2016; another San Antonio store is slated to open early next year and the first location in Tennessee is set to open in Nashville in the first quarter of 2018.

Tiff’s Treats has attracted $25 million in funding, including an $11 million round that closed late last year.

To support that growth, it needed a new home office in its hometown, hence the decision to move from 4,500 square feet at 8900 Shoal Creek Blvd. to the Prominent Pointe office park owned by GLL Real Estate Partners. Tiffany and Leon — husband and wife — work next to each other in a shared office, and they have about 30 employees in the corporate HQ. Leon Chen said that number could double or triple in the next few years.

Tiffany Chen said the open layout and large glass windows highlight the natural beauty of the office and its surroundings, but there is still plenty of compartmentalization to ensure teams can work on their own projects with minimal disruption.

Each department has a whiteboard for easy collaboration, and every room has windows to make sure natural light flows throughout. Another highlight is the dining room and common area with plenty of seating, a ping pong table, an area for video games and a bar for after-hours celebrations.

“We have all had a lot of fun so far working in this new space,” Tiffany Chen said in an email. “I think we are all very excited to come to work in the mornings.”

Brian Liverman and Kevin Granger with Peloton Commercial Real Estate represented the landlord in the lease negotiations and Cortland Lowe and J.D. Lewis with HPI Real Estate Services & Investments represented the tenant.

Source: Austin Business Journal
Will Anderson, Digital Editor

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