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Judge Group opens new Wayne headquarters (Update: Liberty Property Trust sells building)

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The entire Judge Group HQ staff in front of the new headquarters /
courtesy The Judge Group

The Judge Group, a global professional services firm specializing in technology, talent & learning solutions, opened its new headquarters earlier this month in Wayne, in a newly renovated building located on South Warner Road in Upper Merion Township. It was previously headquartered in West Conshohocken. On Monday, October 10th, Judge officially opened the headquarters building with a ribbon cutting ceremony, featuring the 250+ employees that will work from the new building, along with several local dignitaries.

The Judge Group has about 530+ full time Judge employees across all locations, and places over 4,500 professionals annually, the company told me.

Founded in 1970 by Martin Judge, The Judge Group has grown from a single office in North Philadelphia, to an international company with over 35 offices in the United States, Canada, China, and India. But this is the first time it will have dedicated, single tenant headquarters.

Founder and CEO Marty Judge, Jr. and COO Katy Wiercinski cutting the Ribbon to the new building /
courtesey The Judge Group

The Judge Group has been instrumental, as a leading tech recruiter and staffing firm, in the growth of the software & IT industries in the Philadelphia area.

In 1997, Judge completed an initial public offering and became publicly traded on the NASDAQ. After seven years as a public company, Marty Judge bought back The Judge Group and reverted to private ownership. Judge has experimented with several related businesses; in the 1980s and early 1990s, it actually manufactured IBM-compatible PCs. In recent years, it has focused more on global expansion.

The new office will also serve as the global headquarters for AFL Global, the parent company of the China American Football League, founded by Martin Judge, which kicked off their inaugural season Saturday, October 1st, in Beijing.

“I am thrilled to see the business, which I started 46 years ago, grow from the small office I had in North Philadelphia, to a 90,000 square foot facility, which now serves as the global headquarters of The Judge Group,” said Judge. “The company has come such a long way, and I am extremely proud that Judge continues to be headquartered in the Greater Philadelphia area."

Update 11/12: Liberty Property Trust sold building to German investment firm.