By Tara Bozick at The Virginia Pilot

KPMG, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, began leasing office space at Armada Hoffler Tower in Town Center of Virginia Beach in December.

KPMG occupies 13,044 square feet in the 23-story building where Town Center developer Armada Hoffler maintains its headquarters. The modern and flexible office hosts more than 160 professionals as a work and collaboration space in the heart of the energetic business district, said Jason Kies, managing partner of KPMG’s Virginia Beach office.

“We have a longstanding commitment to the Hampton Roads region, and this is the exciting next phase,” Kies said.

KPMG is considered one of the Big Four accounting firms and maintains a global network. A spokesperson confirmed the firm finished transitioning its office from downtown Norfolk.

The new tenant brings Town Center’s office space to 98% leased, said the landlord, represented by Divaris Real Estate. Armada Hoffler CEO Louis Haddad said the company continues to see demand for core mixed-use communities.

“This new lease underscores the strength of our diversified approach and desirability of mixed-use environments to office tenants that value amenities, walkability and easy access to experiential retail,” Haddad said.