Umicore has been leasing about 12,000 square feet in an older office building in the 150-acre Highwoods Office Park that is located just beyond the Beltline between Atlantic Avenue and Capital Boulevard.
That building was one of four that were foreclosed upon and taken back by the lender for $22 million in October.
The lender, Column Financial, the commercial real estate lending arm of investment bank Credit Suisse, then sold the properties to BlackRock Financial Management for $22 million in November, according to Wake County property records.
Umicore has had its U.S. headquarters in Raleigh since 1997. The company employs 44 employees and had outgrown its existing space, said President Richard Laird.
Umicore's parent company, Umicore Group, is based in Belgium.