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Office Lease Up (October 30) Anthem Inks Offer for New 352,000-SF Tech Center in Midtown Atlanta

Wrap-Up of Largest Reported Office Leases Include Offers by Third Point, Service Express, NEC and more

Anthem(NYSE: ANTM)will scale up its operations in Midtown Atlanta considerably following news the Indianapolis-based medical insurance company signed a lease for a brand-new 352,000-square-foot innovation center set up to break ground next year in Tech

Square. Atlanta-based Portman Holdings will develop the custom-made 21-story build-to-suit at the corner of Fourth and W. Peachtree Streets in the burgeoning Tech Square development hub home to research study centers, incubators, innovation start-ups and the school of Georgia Tech. Construction on Anthem’s new Midtown Atlanta complex is anticipated to begin in January with a delivery date scheduled for early 2020.

David DiPietro, Kelly Givens and Liron Nelik of Savills Studley worked out the lease on behalf of Anthem, while Travis Garland of Portman Management Co. represented ownership in-house. By Bryce Meyers

Third Point Taking Top 3 Floorings of 55 Hudson Yards

Third Point LLC, New York-based, employee-owned hedge fund sponsor, signed a 10-year lease for 75,064 square feet on the leading three floors at 55 Hudson Yards in New York City. The 51-story, in-development workplace tower belongs of Associated Business’ Hudson Yards development. It amounts to 1.5 million square feet and is slated for shipment in early 2018. The building was developed by Kohn Pedersen Fox in collaboration with Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates. Other notable occupants that have signed leases in the structure include Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Silver Lake Management Co. and Point 72 Asset Management.

Alexander Chudnoff and Dan Turkewitz of JLL represented Third Point. Howard Fiddle, Robert Alexander and Emily Jones of CBRE represented the property owner together with Related’s in-house brokers Stephen Winter and Andrew Cantor. By Andrea Quach

Service Express Leases 60,361 SF in Grand Rapids’ Lakeside Bldg.

. Service Express Inc., a locally-based information center upkeep company, signed a lease for 60,361 square feet in the Lakeside Building at 3855 Stimulates Dr. SE in Grand Rapids, MI.

Completed in 1987, the two-story office building amounts to 79,234 square feet in the East Paris Plaza Office Park. Service Express will inhabit 39,617 square feet on the very first flooring and 20,744 square feet on the second floor.

Nate Scherpenisse and Blake Rosekrans of CBRE dealt with settlements on behalf of the owner, Gates Prime Commercial Group. By Andrea Lester

NEC Moving Corporate Offices to Downers Grove

NEC Display Solutions of America will transfer its head office to 47,714 square feet within the Esplanade at Locust Pointe in Downers Grove, IL.

NEC, a technology business and a leading designer and provider of display screens such as LCD screens, is planning to increase its exposure by expanding from its 40,000-square-foot headquarters in Itasca, IL to Esplanade V, a 164,000-square-foot, seven-story office building located at 3250 Lacey Rd. The space will include, as soon as built-out, a 6,000-square-foot innovation display and demonstration center together with a 5,000-square-foot research and development lab.

Chad Freese, Paul Diederich, Matthew Frazee and Jon Springer of the CBRE Chicago represented NEC in negotiations. David Andrews and Philip Sheridan brokered the offer internal for Hamilton Partners. By Derek Babb

GS1 Preleases 44,000 SF at 300 PrincetonSouth in Ewing

GS1, a service info requirements organization locateded in Lawrenceville, has pre-leased 44,000 square feet in the 300 PrincetonSouth office complex at 300 Princeton South Corporate Ctr in Ewing, NJ.

The proposed three-story structure will amount to approximately 97,405 square feet when it provides in early 2020. Opus East LLC prepares to break ground on the property in the next month.

Aubrey Haines and Sab Russo of Mercer Oak Realty LLC represented property owner in the five-year handle the renter. By Laura Richwine

AAD Sells Schaumburg HQ, Leases New Area in O’Hare Entrance Center

Citing its proximity to O’Hare Airport and access to higher mass transit options, The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has sold its world headquarters at 930 W. Woodfield Rd. in Schaumburg, IL and will move its head offices to 41,459 square feet at the O’Hare Gateway Center in Rosemont, IL

. The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) paid a concealed amount for the 44,000-square-foot, two-story office complex that for the last 15 years has actually acted as the home office of the AAD. The American expert company that represents emergency situation nursing, ENA strategies to move its head offices from its presently owned structure at 915 Lee St. in Des Plaines, IL to its broadened location next year.

As part of the arrangement, the AAD will enter into a brief leaseback for 930 W. Woodfield to allow the company to develop out its new area at the O’Hare Entrance Center prior to its scheduled move-in this April. The plan will likewise afford the ENA additional time to draw up its designs for the just recently obtained residential or commercial property.

Peggy McTigue and Paul Diederich of CBRE worked out the sale of 930 W. Woodfield and subsequent lease at O’Hare Gateway Center on behalf of AAD.

Terry Mostrom, Jon Azulay and Robert Sevim of Savills Studley represented ENA in its acquisition of 930 W. Woodfield, while Dan Vachula and Jim Ward of Cushman & & Wakefield represented ownership in the lease at O’Hare Gateway Center. By Abisola Osho

Garden of Life Signs HQ Lease Renewal, Growth at Business Center at the Gardens

Garden of Life has restored its 27,958-square-foot lease and expanded into a overall of 36,096 square feet in the Business Center at the Gardens office complex located at 4200 Northcorp Pky in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Garden of Life is a science-based, whole-food dietary supplement manufacturer with more than 250 top quality supplements. Its renewal brings the Corporate Center at the Gardens to completely leased, with Oxford Global Resources, Olympus Insurance Provider and Weiss Research study, Inc. also calling the center house.

Anthony Librizzi with Cushman & & Wakefield represented the property manager in lease negotiations. Kevin Probel and Kevin McCarthy with CBRE represented the renter. By Paul Owers

USI Insurance Svcs Leases 34,000 SF at 261 Madison

Insurance coverage brokerage and consulting company USI Insurance Services has consented to lease 34,080 square feet of office space at 261 Madison Ave. in New York City as a direct renter.

USI’s brand-new direct lease is for the whole 5th flooring and a part of the 6th flooring of the structure. It will use this area for its regional workplaces and will also house the insurance coverage brokerage business of Wells Fargo, which USI recently acquired. The insurance provider’s original sublease expires November 2017.

David Itzkowitz and Jack Keesser with Cushman & & Wakefield represented USI in lease negotiations. By Diana Bell

Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals Moving Headquarters to Elmwood Park

Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: SBPH) signed a 125-month lease for 29,483 square feet at 35 Parkwood Dr. in Hopkinton, MA where the clinical-stage biopharmaceutical business will develop its headquarters and primary lab area.

Spring Bank will relocate from Milford, MA in spring 2018 to the 159,795-square-foot, three-story office building that formerly housed the head office of EMC Corp. Completed in 188 and renovated in 1996, the home lies within Elmwood Park near I-495.

Bill Lynch, Kevin Brawley, and Stephen Woelfel represented Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals in settlements, while Victor Galvani brokered the offer internal for SVN Parsons. By Allison Quinn-Redding

Jail Designer, Operator Leases 25,000 SF Near New HQ

The GEO Group, a real estate financial investment trust focusing on prison development and operations, has signed a lease for 24,914 square feet at Tower 1 in the Boca Village Corporate

Center situated in Boca Raton, FL. The firm is developing a new home offices on a nearby website at 621 NW 53rd St. in Boca Raton, and will utilize the rented area for additional workplaces. GEO anticipates to move to the brand-new area in January.

John Criddle and Joseph Freitas with Cushman & & Wakefield represented the property owner, AGS Characteristics Corp., an entity connected to BVCC Corp. of Miami. Jay Whelchel of Whelchel Partners represented GEO. By Paul Owers

Knotel Leases 24,000 SF for Flagship Site at 5-9 Union Square

Knotel, a company that provides custom-made head office space to scaling businesses, has signed a 10-year lease arrangement to inhabit approximately 24,000 square feet of space spanning two floorings at 5 – 9 Union Sq. W in New York City City.

Knotel was founded in Union Square, at the nearby 33 W. 17th St., but the space at 5-9 will represent its flagship place. The company, which presently runs 20 places throughout Manhattan, 2 in Brooklyn and one on in San Francisco’s Mission Street, plans to expand to 40 areas by 2018.

Newmark Knight Frank represented Knotel as a tenant in its lease, while GFP Property handled lease negotiations internal on the property side. By Diana Bell

Accenture Concerning JBG’s Central Location Development in Rosslyn

Accenture (NYSE: ACN)will join Corporate Executive Board (NYSE: CEB)at the company’s new head office building in Arlington, VA after accepting a lease with The JBG Cos. for 23,180 square feet at CEB Tower. The Dublin, Ireland-based global management consulting and expert services company will take the 24th flooring of the 31-story, 552,781-square-foot office complex being established at 1201 Wilson Blvd. in Rosslyn.

Slated to deliver in January, the CEB Tower is being developed as part of JBG’s Central Place task, a fully-entitled mixed-use advancement situated above the Rosslyn Metro Station. At full build-out, the job will also incorporate a 377-unit multifamily complex and 45,000 square feet of street-level retail space.

Jill Goubeaux, Terry Reiley and Caroline Bour of CBRE represented The JBG Cos. in negotiations. By Gebar Hagos

Axinn Veltrop Restores 23,000-SF Lease in Hartford

Axinn Veltrop, a Connecticut-based law firm, has restored its office lease for 22,823 square feet in the State House Square structure at 90 State House Sq. in Hartford, CT.

. The 14-story building overalls 379,914 square feet. Axinn Veltrop’s lease consists of much of the 9th flooring.

Cammeby’s Management owns the structure and handled the direct deal in-house. By Matthew Hamburger

Meritage Residences Leases 22,000 SF in Houston

Meritage Residences of Texas has rented 22,032 square feet at 3250 Briarpark Dr. in Houston, TX.

The 199,800-square-foot office building was constructed in 1998 within the Reserve at Westchase in west Houston.

Neil Elliott and André Granello of Cresa represented the occupant. David Baker and Jack Scharnberg of Transwestern represented the property manager. By Julian Thompson

Shook, Hardy & & Bacon Relocating Long Time D.C. Workplaces to 1800 K St.

After nearly Twenty Years in Penn Quarter, Kansas City-based law firm Shook, Hardy & & Bacon has reached a deal to transfer its Washington, D.C. workplaces from 1155 F St. to RREEF Management’s just recently renovated Class An office building at 1800 K St. NW.

Shook, Hardy & & Bacon, which opened its D.C. workplaces at 1155 F St. NW in 1999, will occupy 17,174 square feet throughout the 10th floor at 1800 K St. NW when its existing lease ends in 2019.

Scott Frankel, Mark Klug, DJ Callahan and Emily Slingluff of CBRE represented RREEF Management in negotiations. By Daniel Koenigs

Caine Weiner Leases 17,000 SF in Sherman Oaks

Caine & & Weiner, a national accounts receivable management company, leased 17,000 square feet at 5805 Sepulveda Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, CA.

The eight-story building totals 87,418 square feet and was built in 1990. Other tenants include Enterprise Fleet Management and Aflac, Inc.

. Bruce Frasco of Commercial Asset Group (CAG) and Stacy Vierheilig-Fraser of Charles Dunn Business, Inc. represented the proprietor. Ron Wade of CBRE represented the renter. By Lily Mcclure

HCB Health Restores HQ Lease in Austin Centre

Austin-based HCB Health will maintain its downtown head office after the independent health care advertising and marketing firm agreed to a 15,470-square-foot renewal at the Austin Centre.

MB Property represented HCB Health in negotiations, while Edvin Beasley and Scott Deskins of Stream Real estate Partners represented Sidra Property. By April Hawthorne

NFL gamer says he will '' be done playing football' ' if required to stand for anthem

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) –

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews will not remain in the locker space or pay a great if the NFL makes a new rule requiring gamers to stand for the national anthem at games.

Mathews informed a News 4 producer that if a new rule is put in location, he will give up playing expert football.

Right after publishing the tweet, Matthews deleted it.

This follows NFL teams throughout the nation started kneeling or remaining in their locker spaces during the nationwide anthem due to the fact that of statements by President Donald Trump.

Trump has actually repeatedly criticized gamers and groups who kneel during the anthem to demonstration, saying that any gamers who chose not to stand should be fired.

Earlier this month, the Seattle Seahawks and Titans remained off the field during the anthem. This was the very first Sunday after Trump made his remarks.

After the game, the Titans released this statement:

“As a group, we wanted to be combined in our actions today,” the players said in a statement posted on the Titans’ site. “The gamers collectively decided this was the best strategy. Our dedication to the military and our community is resolute and the lack of our group for the national anthem should not be misconstrued as unpatriotic.”

Ever since, the debate between Pres. Trump and NFL gamers have escalated significantly.

It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally requiring that players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

October 11, 2017 Why is the NFL getting huge tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Nation? Change tax law!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

October 10, 2017 Since Trump tweeted about the NFL’s plans, they have releaseded a statement contesting the claim.

In a letter to NFL team executives that was gotten by CNNMoney, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league needs to “move past this debate” and the conflict “is threatening to erode the unifying power of our video game and is now dividing us, and our gamers, from lots of fans throughout the nation.”
Concerned about
how fans will react, and how that will affect ticket sales, the league is reportedly taking a look at the possibility of a new rule needing players to appear and represent the anthem.

NFL players were not required to be on the sidelines throughout the national anthem for games prior to 2009.

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‘I do not belong here’: Ravens national anthem singer announces resignation

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180″/ > Baltimore Ravens national anthem singer announced his resignation on Instagram Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2017. (Baltimore Ravens ). ( Meredith)

— Joey Odoms, the main national anthem vocalist for the Baltimore Ravens, has resigned after three years. On Tuesday, the fight veteran who served trips of responsibility in Afghanistan revealed his resignation on Instagram. The people I have actually had the pleasure of meeting at the Ravens organization have been nothing however good to me, however the tone/actions of a great deal of NFL fans in the midst of our nation’s cultural crisis, have persuaded me that I do not belong here.

Someone as soon as told me to constantly ‘go where you’re welcomed.’ This is not a psychological response to current occasions, rather an ethical choice that part of me regrets but my core knows is the ideal option.

In a Facebook post following his announcement, Odoms composed: “Fans who assault players for opposing, (a right which I fought to safeguard), but are merely not interested in comprehending why, is the reason I am resigning.”

Odoms choice comes 2 days after a number of Ravens’ gamers took a knee throughout the anthem in response to President Donald Trump’s comments that required NFL owners to fire those who don’t stand throughout the nationwide anthem.

Kevin Byrne, Ravens senior vice president of public and community relations, informed the Baltimore Sun the team appreciates Odoms’ service.

Odoms initially started working for the Ravens after he won a skill competitors in 2014 to end up being the group’s official singer.

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Video: Vocalist of National Anthem excuses ‘horrific’ efficiency

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title=”( Image: YouTube: Wild Kid)” border=”0″ width=” 180″/ >( Photo: YouTube: Wild Kid). You understand a vocalist carried out inadequately when they ask forgiveness on social media for their efficiency. Jennie Gautney was one such singer.

Gautey, who sang the National Anthem before the Summit County Fair in Utah, said sorry on Facebook for her efficiency, which was supposed to be “sultry,” which is exactly what she claims her musical design is.

I am exceptionally humiliated by my performance. I understand it sounds absolutely dreadful, terrifying, horrible & & disgraceful. I accept duty and would like to just progress and make it right.

Nevertheless, we can’t offer her excessive grief. She owned it, asked forgiveness, and has moved on. After all, everyone has a bad performance at least as soon as.

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Anthem leaving Nevada health exchange in '' substantial blow''.

Monday, Aug. 7, 2017|2:34 p.m.

Anthem will leave Nevada’s health care exchange next year, a relocation that Gov. Brian Sandoval calls an abrupt and considerable blow to the state’s private marketplace.

Today’s surprise statement follows Anthem said in June it would leave the rural health exchanges however keep offering plans in more-populous counties.

Sandoval says he’s disappointed and dissatisfied, but his workplace is in regular contact with the 2 remaining business providing plans on the exchanges in Clark, Washoe and Nye counties.

SilverSummit Healthplan will make its debut on the state’s exchange in 2018, while Health insurance of Nevada is proposing average rate boosts of 26.1 percent.

More than 80,000 individuals in Nevada buy insurance coverage through the exchange that uses federal discount rates through previous President Barack Obama’s landmark health law.

Anthem has pointed out market volatility and unpredictability in Congress.

How Brahms' ' ‘A German Requiem’ became an anthem for our time

Saturday, Might 13, 2017|12:05 a.m.

NEW YORK– The New york city show season waning was more or less bookended by performances of Brahms’ “A German Requiem,” meant to set the work in broader contexts. In October, Lincoln Center presented “human requiem,” including Simon Halsey and the Berlin Radio Choir in an immersive staging, with 2 pianists changing Brahms’ orchestra, and choristers in street clothes roaming amongst the audience members.

Skip forward to last Saturday, when Mark Shapiro conducted the Cecilia Chorus of New york city in Brahms’ requiem at Carnegie Hall, setting it alongside “A Garden Among the Flames,” a brand-new work by Syrian-born composer Zaid Jabri, based upon a Sufi text by 13th-century poet Ibn Arabi. And on Sunday, Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez led Musica Viva NY in “An Elegy for all Mankind,” at All Souls Church on the upper East Side, matching the requiem with Seymour Bernstein’s “Tune of Nature,” based on an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

“A German Requiem,” it appears, has ended up being something of an anthem for our time, with grand social and political reverberations. Yet, for its author, the work developed from deeply personal motives. The idea of a requiem appears to have actually struck the young artist in 1854, after a suicide attempt by his newly found compositional daddy figure, Robert Schumann, who passed away in 1856. According to an early biographer, Max Kalbeck, Brahms discovered the title “Ein Deutsches Requiem” among manuscripts left by Schumann.

A false start on this work resulted instead in Brahms’ First Piano Concerto, of 1857-58, and the requiem concept pertained to fulfillment just after the death of his mother in 1865. “A German Requiem,” in 6 movements for baritone soloist, chorus and orchestra, had its best in 1868, however even then, Brahms went back to the work, including a seventh motion, for soprano, with the words “I will comfort you as one whom his own mother comforteth.”

Brahms assembled the texts himself from Luther’s German translation of the Bible, bypassing the basic liturgical requiem text, with its terrifying Passes away Irae, so clearly set by other composers. Instead of house on the judgment of the deceased, he seemed intent on consoling those left behind. It was Brahms who came from the term “human requiem,” in a letter to Clara Schumann, Robert’s widow and, already, Brahms’ intimate. This human focus, in addition to the work’s liberty from angry spiritual judgment, makes it simple to seize on in our more slightly spiritual time.

For its performance Saturday, the Cecilia Chorus commissioned a brand-new piece that– as Shapiro, Cecilia’s music director, composed in a program note– “may be considered beginning, spiritually and philosophically, where Brahms ended.” Jabri– like Brahms, utilizing soprano and baritone musicians– sets a libretto by South African-born poet Yvette Christianse, based on the ancient Arabi text, ending “I proclaim the religion of Love;/ Wherever its caravan turns along the way,/ That is my belief,/ My faith.”

Christianse includes text of her own, reflecting on the Syrian refugee crisis: “We left our gardens,/ even the worms./ We turned our faces to the roadway,/ and the road snarled.”

On the chorus’ site, Chelsea Shephard, the soprano soloist, described the desired impact: “After hearing ‘A Garden Amongst the Flames,’ who can pay attention to the Brahms Requiem without hearing it as a requiem for Syria?” With a full intermission following the Jabri work, it was simple adequate to lose the connection.

Jabri’s music was striking, but the work lost much of its result, with the English text mostly garbled in the hubbub of a chorus of 178, abetted by a kids’s chorus of 28, the Every Voice Show Choir.

Musica Viva was even more ambitious in scope with its “Elegy” on Sunday. In a program note, Hernandez-Valdez, the group’s creative director, called it “a concert designed to make a difference in today’s conflicted world,” reflecting on “our death and our planet.” As a companion to the requiem, it provided “Tune of Nature,” a 1996 work by Bernstein, who was the subject of Ethan Hawke’s 2014 documentary film, “Seymour: An Intro.”

“Tune of Nature” takes its text from Emerson’s essay “Nature”: “The happiest male is he who learns from nature the lesson of praise. As a plant upon the earth, so a man rests upon the bosom of God.”

In Hernandez-Valdez’s arrangement, “Tune of Nature” runs a crowded 10 minutes approximately. The music traverses the dynamic gamut, soft to loud, a number of times, however the message, generalized as it was, was effectively communicated by the exceptional chorus of 35 and the storyteller, David Rockefeller Jr.

. For the requiem, Musica Viva released 11 gamers in Joachim Linckelmann’s plan for chamber ensemble to great effect, and again, the chorus came through . With Devony Smith and Joseph Beutel as fine singing musicians in the Brahms, and Shabnam Abedi in the Bernstein, this was undoubtedly a stirring show, though what distinction it might make in the bigger world was far from evident.

Surely the impulse to mine a masterwork for all its significances is praiseworthy, and the unexpected style for “A German Requiem” is welcome, whatever it might state about our time. And the Cecilia Chorus’ commissioning of a brand-new work for the occasion is entirely exceptional, however much you might have wanted a more powerful performance.

But all of this added significance is a heavy concern for Brahms’ elegant goodbye to his mentor and his mother. Possibly the contexts require more in-depth discussion and advancement to bring such presentations beyond the worlds of novelty and good objectives.

Outage leaves 2,000 without power in Anthem area

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015|10:07 p.m.

. More than 2,000 customers in Henderson are affected by a power interruption this evening, according to NV Energy.

The interruption, which was reported simply after 9 p.m., remains in the Anthem community. The utility expects power to be recovered by 2 a.m.