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So You Believe You can Dance lands at the Pearl

With a lot of talented dancers from a lot of artistic categories making Las Vegas their expert head office, it seems just natural for the 15-time Emmy Award-winning program So You Think You Can Dance to bring its live trip to town. The show’s leading 10 finalists from its 14th season remain in the middle of a 34-city run that takes the stage at the Pearl inside the Palms on November 17.

The theme for this year’s tour is “All the Right Relocations”– favorite routines from the TV season go back to join initial pieces produced solely for the live show. Accompanying the 10 finalists– Robert Green, Logan Hernandez, Lex Ishimoto, Koine Iwasaki, Dassy Lee, Kaylee Millis, KiKi Nyemchek, Taylor Sieve, Sydney Tormey and Mark Villaver– are SYTYCD all-stars Jasmine Harper and Marko Germar. Harper has actually carried out in BeyoncĂ©’s Lemonade, at the 87th yearly Academy Awards and alongside artists like Taylor Swift, Usher and Pitbull. Germar has actually gone on to perform in Grease Live, on Glee and with Jennifer Lopez.

It’s a sure thing that when this program moves from the little screen to the huge stage in a city developed on dance, it’ll be among the weekend’s most remarkable efficiencies. So You Think You Can Dance at the Pearl at the Palms, November 17.

Workplace Lease Up (November 13) Brookfield Lands Another Significant Occupant at One Manhattan West as Ernst & & Young Register For 600K SF

Wrap-Up of Largest Reported Workplace Leases Includes Deals by QRM, Envision Doctor Solutions, WeWork and more

Ernst & & Young (EY) has concurred to lease 600,000 square feet of office in Brookfield Home Partners’new One Manhattan West located at 400 West 33rd St., ending up being the current significant office renter to decamp for the emerging location of the city, the worldwide tax advisory firm confirmed Thursday.

The 67-story, 2.1 million-square-foot One Manhattan West is the very first of two workplace towers Brookfield is constructing as part of its Manhattan West advancement, situated at the corner of 9th Ave. and West 33rd St. across from the under-construction Moynihan Station and obstructs from The Related Business’s massive Hudson Yards development.

EY validated it chose One Manhattan West to house its North America headquarters in a tweet. Presently, EY inhabits 966,477 square feet at its 5 Times Square base under a lease set to end in Might 2022, according to CoStar information. In an associated move, EY stated the very same year it transfers to One Manhattan West it likewise plans to open a 170,000-square-foot office in Hoboken, N.J., where it will house among its main knowing hubs.

Cushman & & Wakefield is handling the office leasing for the Manhattan West advancement, while Brookfield is in charge of retail leasing there. By Diana Bell

QRM Extends, Broadens Worldwide HQ to 107,000 SF at 181 Madison

Quantitative Threat Management (QRM) signed a renewal and expansion of its home office at 181 W Madison

in Chicago’s Central Loop. The 30-year-old danger management speaking with company has actually been operating from the 952,559-square-foot, 50-story Central Loop tower for over half of its life expectancy. The business’s decision to restore its lease and expand by an additional 17,700 square feet brings the consulting company’s total footprint at the tower to 107,000 square feet throughout the 40th, 41st,48 th and 49th floors.

Mark Buth and Kelsey Scheive of MB Realty Solutions handled settlements on behalf of 181 Madison owner HNA Property Holdings, which obtained the property in January of this year. By Landon Cox

Medical Group Indications 89,000-SF Lease in Plantation

Envision Physician Services LLC, a medical group practice, has leased 89,143 square feet at the 1801 Structure in

Plantation, FL. The two-story, 96,230-square-foot structure was constructed in 1983 and went through a series of remodellings this year after 3 long-lasting renters left. When Envision opens in the summer season of 2018, the building will reach full occupancy.

Colliers’ Alfie Hamilton, Caitlin Inklebarger and Jarred Goodstein represented the landlord. Alex Brown of Cresa South Florida represented the renter. By Paul Owers

WeWork Takes 65,000 SF in Downtown Austin’s Chase Tower

WeWork will open its 4th place in Austin after the New York City-based co-working area supplier signed a 65,076-square-foot lease at the 21-story Chase Tower in Austin’s central business district.

Anchored by J.P. Morgan Chase, RGM Advisors and Procore, the 389,503-square-foot Chase Tower was constructed in 1972 at 221 W. 6th St. minutes from the Austin Convention Center, I-35 and the Amtrak-Austin station. In addition to its anchor tenants, the residential or commercial property is the home of The Headliners Club, a private dining club located on the 21st flooring of the structure.

Jay Lamy and Matt Wilhite of AQUILA Commercial represented WeWork. Trish Williams and Andy Smith of Lincoln Residential or commercial property Co. dealt with negotiations on behalf of the Homeowner, a joint venture consisted of Lincoln Home Co. and Goldman Sachs. By Andrea Lawson

Peapod Picks Riverside Plaza in Downtown Chicago for HQ

Peapod has protected a new place for the company’s corporate workplaces, signing a 15-year lease for 52,827 square feet at the Riverside Plaza in Chicago’s West Loop. The online grocery shipment service revealed its plan back in May to transfer the business’s headquarters to downtown Chicago in an effort to bolster productivity and broaden its company. Established in 1989 and gotten by Dutch global food seller Ahold Delhaize in 2001, Peapod will totally occupy the 6th floor of the +1 million-square-foot, 23-story Riverside Plaza in the very first half of 2018.

Matthew Pistorio and Pleasure Jordan of the Telos Group brokered the offer on behalf of the homeowner, a joint endeavor comprised of Mizrachi Group and David Werner Property. Thomas Berarducci and David Burden Colliers International represented Peapod. By Jack Lepore

National Law Practice Renews 55,000-SF Lease at Two Allen Center

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & & Aughtry, a nationwide law firm, has signed a lease extension for 55,000 square feet at Two Allen

Center in downtown Houston. Chamberlain, Hrdlicka &, White, Williams & Aughtry has preserved offices on the 13th and 14th floorings of the tower for more than Thirty Years, according to CoStar information. The company’s most current extension will keep them in the structure through 2028.

David Guion and Tim Relyea with Cushman & & Wakefield represented Chamberlain Hrdlicka in the transaction, while JLL’s John Pruitt, Bubba Harkins and Jessica Ochoa represented the property owner, Brookfield Property Partners. By Veryne Lawrence

Bible College Expands into 50,000-SF Structure

South Florida Bible College & & Theological Academy has signed a 50,000-square-foot, full-building lease to move its campus to 2200 SW 10th St. in Deerfield Beach, FL.

Established in 1996, the single-story office building is a previous call center that housed 300 work stations. The college is expected to relocate throughout the spring semester.

John Criddle and Joe Freitas with Cushman & & Wakefield represented the landlord, Boca Raton-based Fields Realty. Casa Bella Real estate’s Joe Souza represented the occupant. By Paul Owers

First Reserve Leased 35,000 SF in Stamford

First Reserve, a private equity investment company, signed a lease for 34,551 square feet in the office building

at 290 Harbor Dr. in Stamford, CT. The five-story building totals 185,369 square feet in the Shippan Landing workplace park. The property delivered in 1981. Other renters consist of Octagon Worldwide, Inc. and Workpoint.

Journey Hoffman and Michael Norris of Cushman & & Wakefield and Dana Pike of George Convenience & & Sons, Inc. represented the proprietor. By Matthew Hamburger

Cona Providers to Open New Midtown Atlanta Workplace

Cona Providers, a Coca-Cola System IT services company totally owned and governed by its Coca-Cola bottling partners in North America, will establish a brand-new center in Midtown Atlanta after accepting a lease for 32,594 square feet at 10 10th St.

The home is a 421,417-square-foot, 13-story office building constructed in 2001 3 blocks from Tech Square and in close distance to the Midtown MARTA station.

Andy Sumlin, Will Porter and Aileen Almassy of Cushman & & Wakefield represented Union Financial investment in the deal, while Greg Baxendale of JLL represented Cona Provider. By Terrence Allen

Corbion Takes 32,355 SF at Genesis R&D/ Workplace School in South San Francisco

Corbion signed a 51-month lease for 32,355 square feet in the South Tower of the Genesis life science R&D/ office campus located straight off Hwy. 101 in South San Francisco.

The food and biochemical components business was looking for a quick move-in and found market-ready space at 1 Tower Location, a 350,461-square-foot, 12-story office building and one of 2 residential or commercial properties that compose the Genesis complex. The North Tower, a nearby 21-story, 400,000-square-foot high-rise, is currently under advancement and slated to deliver next fall.

Jay Leslie, Randy Scott, Mary Hines and Jennifer Vergara of Newmark Cornish & & Carey, in cooperation with internal rep Becka Studer, represented structure owner Stage 3 Property Partners in settlements. Ben Stern, likewise of Newmark Cornish & & Carey, brokered the deal for Corbion. By John Walz

International Aquaculture Alliance Transferring HQ in Portsmouth, NH

The International Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has actually reached an offer to relocate its head workplaces to a new 28,800-square-foot office complex presently under development in the Rockingham area of Portsmouth, NH.

An international nonprofit dedicated to advancing ecologically and socially accountable aquaculture, GAA will move its offices from 2 International Dr. to 15,750 square feet at 85 New Hampshire Ave. The structure is slated to provide nearby to Pease International Tradeport and simply off I-95 by spring 2018.

Renee Plummer of Two International Group brokered the lease on behalf of ownership. By Allison Quinn-Redding

Varagon Capital Transferring HQ to 299 Park Opportunity by Year End

Varagon Capital Partners, a direct loan provider for middle-market business and financial sponsors, will relocate its head office to the UBS Building at 299 Park Ave. in New York City City, having actually accepted inhabit 28,316 square feet there.

The 42-story, 1.18 million-square-foot, 5-Star office tower sits in between 48th and 49th Streets within the Plaza District submarket of Manhattan. Varagon will be transferring its existing head office from 488 Madison Ave., where it occupies 10,360 square feet, marking a significant growth for the tenant.

Leo Paytas and Conor Denihan with CBRE represented Varagon in lease negotiations. Marc Packman and Clark Briffel with Fisher Brothers, together with Newmark Knight Frank’s David Falk, Peter Shimkin, Andrew Sachs, Eric Cagner and Andrew Peretz represented the landlord in the lease offer. By Diana Bell

Food & & Water Watch Extends HQ Lease in NW D.C.

Food & & Water Watch, a non-governmental public interest company that champions healthy food and tidy water for all, agreed to restore its 18,323-square-foot head office at 1616 P St. NW in Washington, D.C.

. The six-story office building totals 68,500 square feet in the Resources & & Conversation Center. Other renters in the structure include Earth Day Network and Just Vision.

John Danziger and Eric West of West, Lane & & Schlager Real estate Advisors represented the occupant in the renewal. By Phil Graham

Regus to Anchor New Redstone Gateway Advancement in Huntsville

Regus, a workplace suite and co-working space company, signed a lease to anchor a new office complex set to be established within the Redstone Gateway development

in Huntsville, AL. The 36,000-square-foot, single-story structure is arranged to break ground this month at 4100 Market St. Regus will occupy 21,000 square feet on a 14-year offer that is expected to start in the 4th quarter of 2018.

Redstone Entrance is a 470-acre, mixed-use office park owned in a joint endeavor by Business Office Residence Trust and Jim Wilson and Associates, LLC. The final advancement will consist of more than million square feet of office, retail, restaurant and hospitality space. By Carter Wells

Lennar Corp. Signs Lease at 500 E. Morehead St. in Charlotte

LMC, the multifamily division of Lennar Corp., signed a lease for 20,400 square feet in the new office complex located at 500 E. Morehead St. in Charlotte, NC. The company will occupy its new space in early December.

The seven-story, 178,259-square-foot building delivered las April in the Midtown submarket. The project took about 15 months to complete, providing with most of the structure pre-leased. Beacon Partners established the property, inning accordance with CoStar details.

Charlie Swanson and Kristy Venning represented the owner, Beacon Partners. Mark Decherd with CBRE represented the tenant. By Shae Yeagar

Axios to Open New 15,000-SF Office in Clarendon

Axios Media, a recently launched American news and info website established by Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei, former Politico Chief White Home reporter Mike Allen and former Politico CRO Roy Schwartz, signed a lease for 15,301 square feet of office space at 3100 Clarendon Blvd. in Arlington, VA.

. Renovated in 2015, the 14-story, 272,698-square-foot high-rise is anchored by The Cadmus Group as well as homes offices for the State Dept. Federal Cooperative Credit Union and Enterprise Understanding, among others. Axios’ lease includes the whole 13th floor, which the business plans to inhabit in the spring of 2018.

David Alperstein of FD Stonewater represented Axios in settlements, while Dave Millard, Nick Gregorios, Peter Berk and Caroline Guidera of Avison Young represented the property owner, Atlanta-based Piedmont Workplace Realty Trust. By Olivia Schneider

Ametek Takes 15,906 SF at Diehl Point at Cantera

Ametek, Inc., an international maker of electronic instruments and electromechanical gadgets, signed a 10-year lease to open a new workplace at Diehl Point at Cantera in Warrenville, IL.

Ametek will occupy 15,906 square feet at 27755 Diehl Rd., a 44,730-square-foot, single-story structure finished in 1999 just south of I-88 in the Western East/West Passage. Ametek’s offer brings the residential or commercial property to completely rented.

Patrick Elwood of CBRE represented Ametek in negotiations. Peter Adamo, also of CBRE, represented the property owner, KBS Realty Advisors. By Kahn Thomas Branch

President lands in Las Vegas to meet with shooting survivors

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Yvonne Gonzalez/ Las Vegas Sun President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump come to McCarran International Airport on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, to consult with survivors of Sunday night’s mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.

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President Donald Trump landed at McCarran International Airport today, simply days after the city suffered the most dangerous mass shooting in modern-day U.S. history.

Flying force One landed at 9:37 a.m.

Trump was fulfilled on the tarmac by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, Gov. Brian Sandoval and state Chief law officer Adam Laxalt.

Taking a trip with the president were Nevada lawmakers Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Mark Amodei, together with Home Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.

Trump is set up to meet survivors of the attack and police authorities.

The gunman, Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite opened fire Sunday night from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay on a c and w festival below, leaving 59 individuals dead and 527 hurt. At least 45 clients at 2 health centers remained in crucial condition today.

Prior to leaving Washington, Trump stated authorities are “learning a lot more” about the gunman. He stated those information will be announced at “an appropriate time.”

Trump’s Las Vegas check out comes a day after a drop in Puerto Rico, where locals are dealing with the after-effects of Hurricane Maria.

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TSA Finally Lands New HQ Website, Will Get 625,000-SF Build-to-Suit in Springfield

Reston Town Center Owner Boston Properties Granted $316 Million Development Agreement

Following a two-year search, the United States Transport Security Administration (TSA) settled a lease for a brand-new 625,000-square-foot office development in Springfield, VA that will act as the federal government firm’s nationwide headquarters, the General Services Administration (GSA) revealed earlier today.

In November 2015, a federal judge ruled against the TSA’s initial plan to relocate its head office to PGIM Property’s 552,000-square-foot 5001 Eisenhower Ave. building within Success Center in Alexandria. Following the judgment, the TSA chosen to restore its existing offices at Pentagon City One and 2 while continuing its look for new corporate workplace.

Currently based simply outside of Washington, D.C. at 601-701 S. 12th St. in Arlington’s Pentagon City, the TSA will combine 4 places to the brand-new advancement slated for a 10-acre tract along Springfield Center Dr. near the Franconia-Springfield City station.

The GSA awarded the $316 million advancement agreement to Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP), a Boston-based self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that owns a handful of residential or commercial properties in Fairfax County including the Reston Town Center. Boston Residence owns the website on Springfield Center Dr. and will rent the facility to the GSA upon its conclusion.

The TSA will occupy its new area for a duration of 15 years with one five-year renewal alternative. Launched in 2001 as a response to the September 11 attacks, the company expects to totally occupy its new center in mid-2020.

Workplace Lease Up (August 28) TSA Lastly Lands New HQ Site, Will Get 625,000-SF Build-to-Suit in Springfield

Weekly Wrap-Up of Largest Reported Workplace Leases Include Deals by Accenture, Informa, CMRE Financial, Del Frisco and more

After a two-year search, the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) finalized a lease for a brand-new 625,000-square-foot office advancement in Springfield, VA that will function as the federal government agency’s nationwide head office.

In November 2015, a federal judge ruled versus the TSA’s original plan to transfer its head office to the Triumph Center in Alexandria. Following the ruling, the TSA elected to < a href =" http://www.costar.com/News/Article/TSA-Delays-Move-to-Victory-Center-Re-Ups-552000-SF-HQ-Lease-at-Pentagon-City-I-II/181684" target= "_ blank “> restore its current workplaces at Pentagon City One and 2 while continuing its look for new corporate office space.

Currently based simply beyond Washington, D.C. at 601-701 S. 12th St. in Arlington’s Pentagon City, the TSA will combine four locations to the brand-new advancement slated for a 10-acre tract along Springfield Center Dr. near the Franconia-Springfield City station.

The GSA awarded the $316 million development agreement to Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP), a Boston-based self-administered and self-managed property investment trust that owns the site on Springfield Center Dr. and will lease the facility to the GSA upon its completion. By Bryce Meyers

Accenture Signs On to Anchor Manhattan West Development

Accenture, an around the world management consulting business,
signed a 15-year lease for 248,673 square feet at 1 Manhattan West in New York City.

The 67-story, 2.22 million-square-foot, supertall is currently rising at 400 W. 33rd St. in Manhattan’s Penn Plaza/ Garment District submarket, in between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. Designed by Skidmore Owings & & Merrill LLP, the office complex is anticipated to be finished in 2019.

Ken Rapp, Anthony Dattoma and Michael Dash of CBRE represented Accenture. Bruce Mosler, Josh Kuriloff, Rob Lowe, Ethan Silverstein and Matthias Li of Cushman & & Wakefield, along with Jerry Larkin, Duncan McCuaig and Alex Liscio of Brookfield Workplace Properties, Inc. represented the property owner. By Samantha Reeves

Informa Leases 60,000 SF at 605 Third

Informa, a multinational occasions and releasing company,
signed a 10-year office lease for 59,613 square feet at 605 3rd Ave. in New york city City. The 43-story building overalls 1.04 million square feet near Grand Central Station. The possession is owned by JP Morgan Investment Management, Inc. and Fisher Brothers Management Co. Informa’s lease includes the whole 22nd, 23rd and 24th floorings.

Louis D’Avanzo, Michael Baraldi, Maria Travlos, Andrew Ross and Bruce Mosler of Cushman & & Wakefield, together with Marc Packman and Clark Briffel of Fisher Brothers, represented the proprietor. Christopher Corrinet, Peter Gamber, Robert Hill and Michael Movshovich of CBRE represented Informa. By Nathan Wilson

CMRE Financial Services Restores 35,000-SF Lease in Brea

CMRE Financial Solutions, Inc.
renewed its lease for 35,351 square feet at 3075 E. Imperial Hwy in Brea, CA. The 5 year workplace deal is valued at around $5 million.

The two-story, 70,780-square-foot office complex was integrated in 1988 within the School Pointe Brea organisation park, near Union Plaza, the Brea Shopping center and Brea Plaza in Orange County.

Jeffrey Tabor with Corporate Real estate Advisors represented the tenant. Jenni Suvari of Colyear Advancement Corporation represented the property owner in-house. By Brian Kremer

Del Frisco’s Moving Headquarters to Cypress Waters

Del Frisco’s Dining establishment Group (NYSE:
DFRG) has reached an offer with structure owner Billingsley Co. to move its home office to the 1,000-acre Cypress Waters advancement in northwest Dallas. The American steakhouse restaurant chain business behind Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

, Sullivan’s Steakhouse and Del Frisco’s Grille will transfer from Southlake to 2900 Ranch Path Dr., a 31,452-square-foot, single-story office complex built in 2014 as the build-to-suit headquarters of Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen area. Norman Abdallah, CEO of DFRG, noted the quality of space, large test kitchen and distance to the company’s current workplace as consider the decision to relocate to 2900 Ranch Trail Dr. The structure is also ideal for the company as it was custom built for a dining establishment user. By Shana Callahan Areas to Open First Chicago Place in Lincoln Park Areas has completed an offer with Newcastle Limited to lease 27,110 square feet at 1500 N. Halsted St. in Lincoln Park where the innovative work area company will open its very first Chicago area. The business’s Chicago area will offer will include a loft-style style, large windows and an open floorplan on the second, 3rd and fourth floors of the 47,000-square-foot, five-story 1500 N. Halsted structure. Spaces anticipates to open its Chicago place in early 2018. Chad Schroedl of SVN Chicago Commercial represented Newcastle Limited in settlements, while Bill Rogers and Kerry Gillar of JLL worked out the lease for Areas. By Mark Brener LaneTerralever Signs

Lease for 26,000 SF at Missouri Falls LaneTerralever, a nationally-recognized marketing service company, signed a seven-year lease for 25,625 square feet in the Missouri Falls office complex at 645 E. Missouri Ave. in Phoenix, AZ. LaneTerralever is slated to move into the 187,446-square-foot, four-story structure in early 2018. Brad Anderson, Lauren Anderson and Mike Strittmatter of CBRE represented the landlord. Colton Trauter and Costs Blake of Lee & Associates represented the renter in the transaction. By Aubrey Lechuga Annex Company Media Relocating to Cosmopolitan Corporate

Centre Annex Organisation Media, a business-to-business media company with more than 60 B2B brand names reaching service communities through print, news websites, E-news, occasions, video and social networks, has signed a 12-year lease for 23,500 square feet in the Cosmopolitan Corporate Centre located at 111 Gordon Baker Rd, in Toronto, ON. Finished in 1988, the 10-story office building amounts to 165,501 square feet near Highway 404 and Finch Ave. in the Gordon Baker/Victoria Park submarket. Annex Business Media’s lease includes the entire 4th flooring, which amounts to 17,595 square feet, and 5,905 square feet on the fifth floor. Richard Turner of Lennard Commercial represented Annex Service Media in negotiations, while Howard and Jarrod Bogler of JLL brokered the lease on behalf of the property manager,

Stockton & Bush. By Nelufer Beebeejaun Multi Service Corp. Extends 18,750-SF Lease in College Hills Multi Service Corp., a banks that specializes in closed-loop, take-home pay programs, extended its 18,750-square-foot lease at 8650 College Blvd in Overland Park , KS. The renewal is set to start in November. Elaine Sight of DDI Commercial represented the proprietor in this offer. By Connor Martz Cole Scott & Kissane Leases 18,000 SF in Orlando Law office Cole Scott & Kissane, P.A. rented 18,107 square feet in the Liberty Top office building at 1901 Summit Tower Blvd. in Orlando, FL. Michael Phipps of CBRE represented the occupant. Paul DeSario with Hines represented the property manager. By Danielle Grimelli Knotel Leases 17,000

SF in Flatiron District Knotel, Inc., a shared workplace supplier, signed a 10-year lease for 17,464 square feet in the office building at 373 Park Ave. S in New York City. Kate Goodman of ATCO Brokerage Solutions represented the proprietor. Eugene Lee of Knotel dealt with lease settlements for the tenant in-house. By Neal Carr Chattanooga Orthopedic Group Leases 17,000 SF at Atrium Memorial Chattanooga Orthopedica Group has signed a 12-year lease for 17,371 square feet in the Atrium Memorial medical office complex at 7305 Jarnigan Rd. in Chattanooga, TN. Parker Wamack of NAI Charter Real Estate Corporation represented the occupant.

Russell Elliott of Pointe Commercial Realty represented the property owner. By Ryan Sompayrac Hoplite Capital Management Indications 17,000-SF Lease in New York City Hedge fund management company

Hoplite Capital Management LP has signed a renewal lease for its 17,320 square feet at 810 Seventh Ave. in New York City. Larry Swiger of SL Green Realty Corp. represented the proprietor in-house. Chris Corrinet, Ben

Friedland, Ken Meyerson, Mike Movshovich and Adam Rabin of CBRE represented the renter. By Noel Kane Entech Civil Engineers Capitalizes on High Energy Passage Job Rate Entech Civil Engineers, Inc., a well-established

multidisciplinary consulting company that focuses on PS&E preparation and building and construction management, signed a lease for 15,346 square feet in the office building at 15021 Katy Fwy. in Houston, TX. Rob Johnson of Lee & Associates’ Houston workplace represented the occupant, while Kevin Wyatt of Lincoln Home Co. represented the property manager, Invesco Advisors. By Heidi Weiss Netflix Subleases 12,000 SF & from Twitter Netflix signed a five-year lease

at 245 W. 17th St. in New york city City, taking control of 11,592 square feet of fully-furnished space on the tenth floor under a previous lease with Twitter. Timothy Hay, Robert Hill, Sacha Zarba and Jared Isaacson with CBRE represented the renter. Barry Spagna of Cresa represented the property manager. By Daniel Griffin

TSA Finally Lands New HQ Website, Will Get 625,000-SF Buld-to-Suit in Springfield

Reston Town Center Owner Boston Residence Awarded $316 Million Development Contract

After 2 years of searching, the United States Transport Security Administration (TSA) settled a lease for a new 625,000-square-foot office advancement in Springfield, VA that will act as the federal government agency’s nationwide headquarters, the General Providers Administration (GSA) revealed earlier today.

In November 2015, a federal judge ruled against the TSA’s original strategy to transfer its head office to PGIM Property’s 552,000-square-foot 5001 Eisenhower Ave. structure within Victory Center in Alexandria. Following the judgment, the TSA chosen to restore its existing workplaces at Pentagon City One and Two while continuing its search for brand-new business workplace.

Presently based simply outside of Washington, D.C. at 601-701 S. 12th St. in Arlington’s Pentagon City, the TSA will combine 4 places to the brand-new development slated for a 10-acre system along Springfield Center Dr. near the Franconia-Springfield City station.

The GSA awarded the $316 million development contract to Boston Characteristic (NYSE: BXP), a Boston-based self-administered and self-managed property investment trust that owns a handful of residential or commercial properties in Fairfax County consisting of the Reston Town Center. Boston Properties owns the site on Springfield Center Dr. and will rent the center to the GSA upon its conclusion.

The TSA will inhabit its brand-new area for a duration of 15 years with one five-year renewal alternative. Introduced in 2001 as a response to the September 11 attacks, the agency expects to totally inhabit its new facility in mid-2020.

President lands a punch, and many hear echoes of Watergate

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Carolyn Kaster/ AP The White Home is seen in Washington, Tuesday night, Might 9, 2017. President Donald Trump quickly fired FBI Director James Comey on Might 9, 2017, ousting the country’s top law enforcement official in the middle of an investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had ties to Russia’s election meddling.

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WASHINGTON– In significantly casting aside James Comey, President Donald Trump fired the man who might have assisted make him president– and the male who possibly most threatened the future of his presidency.

Not since Watergate has a president dismissed the person leading an investigation bearing on him, and Trump’s decision late Tuesday afternoon drew immediate comparisons to the Saturday Night Massacre when President Richard Nixon bought the firing of Archibald Cox, the unique district attorney checking out the so-called third-rate break-in that would eventually bring Nixon down.

In his letter informing Comey that he was terminated as FBI director, Trump made a point of keeping in mind that Comey had three times told the president that he was not under examination, Trump’s way of pre-emptively denying that his action was self-interested. But in fact, he had plenty at stake, considered that Comey had actually said openly that the bureau was examining Russia’s meddling in last year’s presidential election and whether any partners of Trump’s campaign were collaborating with Moscow.

The decision stunned members of both celebrations, who saw it as a brazen act sure to inflame an already politically explosive investigation. For all his unconventional actions in his almost four months as president, Trump still has the capacity to shock, and the idea of firing an FBI director in the midst of such an examination crossed all the typical lines.

Trump might have assumed that Democrats so hated Comey because of his actions in 2015 in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server that they would support or at least acquiesce to the dismissal. But if so, he miscalculated, as Democrats rushed to condemn the relocation and need that an unique counsel be designated to make sure that the Russia investigation be independent of the president.

The relocation exposed Trump to the suspicion that he has something to conceal and might strain his relations with fellow Republicans who might watch out for safeguarding him when they do not have all the facts. Many Republicans issued mindful declarations on Tuesday, however a couple of expressed misgivings about Comey’s termination and required an unique congressional examination or independent commission to take over from your house and Senate Intelligence committees now looking into the Russia episode.

The appointment of a successor to Comey could touch off a furious fight considering that anybody he would choose would immediately come under suspicion. A confirmation fight might easily distract Trump’s White Home at a time when it wants the Senate to concentrate on passing legislation to repeal former President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.

Trump did little to help his case by arguing that he was dismissing Comey over his handling of the investigation into Clinton’s e-mail, given that he pledged as a prospect to toss her in prison if he won. Couple of discovered it plausible that the president was truly troubled by Comey’s decision to openly announce days before the election that he was reopening the case, a move Clinton and other Democrats have stated tilted the election toward Trump.

“It’s beyond credulity to believe that Donald Trump fired Jim Comey because of the method he handled Hillary Clinton’s e-mails,” John D. Podesta, who was Clinton’s campaign chairman, said in an interview. “Now more than ever, it’s time for an independent examination.”

Podesta kept in mind that Attorney general of the United States Jeff Sessions had suggested the dismissal. “The attorney general of the United States who said he recused himself on all the Russia matters advised the firing of the FBI director in charge of examining the Russia matters,” he stated.

Defenders said Trump’s action would not circumvent the FBI investigation, which would go forward with career agents. “This does not stop anything,” Ken Cuccinelli, a previous Virginia attorney general and ally of Trump, stated on CNN. “The notion that this is going to stop the investigations going on is ludicrous.”

While Trump said he acted at the urging of Sessions, he had left little doubt about his personal sensations towards Comey or the Russia examination in recent days. “The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer moneyed charade end?” he composed on Twitter on Monday.

The Watergate contrast was inevitable. When Cox, the unique prosecutor, subpoenaed Nixon for copies of White House tapes, the president purchased that he be fired. Both Chief law officer Elliot Richardson and his deputy, William Ruckelshaus, refused and resigned rather. The third-ranking Justice Department official, Lawyer General Robert H. Bork, complied with Nixon’s order and fired Cox.

Democrats saw parallels.

“This is Nixonian,” Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., stated in a declaration.

“Not because Watergate have our legal systems been so threatened and our faith in the self-reliance and stability of those systems so shaken,” included Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

Even an enduring ally of Trump’s, Roger Stone Jr., drew a connection as he safeguarded the president. “Someplace Cock Nixon is smiling,” Stone, who worked for Nixon and is amongst the Trump partners dealing with FBI analysis, said in an interview. “Comey’s trustworthiness was shot. The irony is that Trump saw him speak about bumbling the Hillary investigation, not the Russia investigation– and chose it was time to get rid of him.”

At least one Twitter user made the argument that Trump had gone where even Nixon had not. The Nixon presidential library published a photo of Nixon on the telephone with the message: “FUN REALITY: President Nixon never ever fired the Director of the FBI #FBIDirector #notNixonian.”

Ever since Watergate, presidents have hesitated to handle FBI directors, no matter how disappointed they were. The only exception was President Expense Clinton, who fired William S. Sessions in 1993 after ethical concerns were raised against him, and was accused of acting politically. The successor he designated, Louis J. Freeh, ended up being even more of a headache for Clinton as he helped independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr investigate the president. But Clinton never ever ran the risk of the political reaction that would have come had he dismissed Freeh.

Robert S. Mueller III threatened to resign as FBI director throughout President George W. Bush’s administration if a secret security program he considered illegal were continued, and Bush backed down instead of risk the scandal that would have occurred. Joining Mueller because threat, as it took place, was a deputy chief law officer named James Comey. Bush eventually modified the legal justification in a manner that made the cut with Mueller and Comey and enabled the security to move forward.

Timothy Naftali, a former director of the Richard M. Nixon governmental library, said Trump’s dismissal of Comey was not a direct parallel to the Saturday Night Massacre due to the fact that he was not appointed specifically to examine the 2016 project.

“With or without Mr. Comey, the FBI will continue to examine the 2016 project as it relates to Russian intervention,” Naftali stated. “This is another sort of error. Unless Attorney General Sessions can prove malfeasance or gross neglect by Comey, the timing of this action further deepens suspicions that President Trump is concealing something.”

Social network post lands metro-Atlanta man in hot water

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A man has actually lost his job following a social media post that showed him taking a selfie with a young African-American kid in the background. It was exactly what was published later that has triggered a major uproar on social networks.

Gerod Roth, who passes the name Geris Hilton on Facebook, published the picture and numerous of his pals started adding racially charged comments about the male’s participation with the kid, whose name is Cayden.

Cayden is the son of a former colleague of Roth’s. He was formerly utilized at Polaris Marketing Group in Atlanta before the post went viral. Roth was fired from his task a short time later on.

The original Facebook post has been taken down but many people have actually shared the material. Right here are remarks to a post on the “Gerod Roth Give Public Apology” Facebook page.

* CAUTION * A number of the tweets or Facebook remarks consist of graphic language that many individuals might find offensive. Mobile users, view tweets about the topic right here.

Lots of people have come to the defense of Cayden and his mom, Sydney Jade. A hash tag has actually been created to offer support for the family. Mobile users, click here to see tweets for #HisNameIsCayden.

Polaris Marketing Group President Michael Da Graca Pinto likewise published the following statement on the business Facebook page, condemning the actions of Roth:

This morning I was disgusted to find out that of my former workers made several racially charged discuss his personal Facebook page. Even worse, the remarks were directed towards the boy of another staff member.

It breaks my heart that Sydney and her lovable kid Cayden underwent such despiteful, ignorant and despicable habits. Cayden gos to my workplace virtually every afternoon after day care, he’s sat at my dinner table and I consider him a part of the PMG family.

The godawful lies, slander and bigotry he and his mother have actually been compelled to endure are wholly unbearable. Myself and the entire PMG family in no way condones this kind of behavior and would never voluntarily associate with anyone who does.

It has no location worldwide.

PMG has actually terminated the worker liable and will certainly make sure that none of business that we connect with will ever work with him once more.

Regards,

Michael Da Graca Pinto
President
Polaris Marketing Group, Inc

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Science offers: '' The Martian ' lands with $55 million debut

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Aidan Monaghan/ 20th Century Fox/ AP

This photo released by 20th Century Fox shows Matt Damon in a scene from the film “The Martian.”

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015|6:04 p.m.

New york city–.

Opening just days after NASA announced conclusions showing water on Mars, “The Martian” absorbed moviegoers at the box office.

Ridley Scott’s 3-D area impressive touched down in theaters with a robust $55 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The results once again showed spectators’ abiding thirst for space experiences, particularly ones that rely more on mathematics than beasts.

The 20th Century Fox release, starring Matt Damon as an astronaut left for dead on Mars, exceeded expectations to almost rank as the leading October debut ever. The approximated North American opening of “The Martian” surpassed that of Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” ($47.5 million) and practically equaled the debut of Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” ($55.8 million).

It’s Scott’s 2nd best opening behind 2001’s “Hannibal” and Damon’s second best after 2007’s “Bourne Warning.”

Made for $108 million, “The Martian” received a promotion increase earlier in the week when NASA revealed it had discovered evidence of water on the surface area of Mars– a cosmically fortuitous tie-in for a movie that commemorates NASA ingenuity. Adapted from the Andy Dam novel, “The Martian”– more “science-fact” than science fiction– relishes pragmatic clinical issue solving and NASA’s spirit of expedition.

“What separates this movie– it has the backdrop of science– but all of the science is presented in a way that’s really approachable for all,” stated Chris Aronson, head of distribution for Fox.

Aronson noted that the shift in release date from Nov. 25 to early October offered the film a more open path at the box workplace, where it could play well through the month. The movie included $45.2 million worldwide.

“Strong efficiencies by recent space-related films like ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Gravity’ reveal that ‘geeking-out’ on all things celestial spaces and science associated in the movie theater is not just a popular leisure activity, however has actually now made science actually ‘cool,'” stated Paul Dergarabedian, senior media expert for box-office company Rentrak.

Yet October is showing especially hectic with well-reviewed studio releases looking for broad audiences. Another acclaimed 3-D phenomenon, Sony’s “The Walk,” took a back seat to “The Martian.” Ahead of a wider opening next week, Robert Zemeckis’ drama of Philippe Petit’s World Trade Center stunt took in just $1.6 million on 448 Imax screens.

“You require word of mouth for this type of film which’s what this weekend was all about,” said Sony distribution head Rory Bruer, who granted it’s a “crowded field.” The film will certainly planning to parlay strong reviews from its New York Movie Festival launching and buzz from its vertigo-inducing 3-D next week.

Recently’s box-office champ, “Hotel Transylvania 2,” slid to second with an approximated $33 million. Sony’s animated sequel has made $90.5 million in 2 weeks.

Denis Villeneuve’s drug war thriller “Sicario,” starring Emily Blunt, soared to 3rd with $12.1 million for the well-known Lionsgate release.

The gay-rights drama “Freeheld,” starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page, opened in restricted release with a $40,000-per-screen average in New York and L.a.

Approximated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, the current international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Last domestic figures will certainly be launched Monday:

1.”The Martian,” $55 million ($45.2 million global).

2.”Hotel Transylvania 2,” $33 million ($20.4 million worldwide).

3.”Sicario,” $12.1 million ($3.3 million worldwide).

4.”The Intern,” $11.6 million ($15.7 million international).

5.”Labyrinth Runner: The Scorch Trials,” $7.7 million ($13.7 million worldwide).

6.”Black Mass,” $5.9 million.

7.”Everest,” $5.5 million ($16.4 million global).

8.”The Visit,” $3.9 million ($3.3 million international).

9.”War Space,” $2.8 million.

10.”The Perfect Man,” $2.4 million.

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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (leaving out the U.S. and Canada), according to Rentrak:

1. “The Martian,” $45.2 million.

2. “Lost in Hong Kong,” $41 million.

3. “Chronicles of the Ghostly People,” $34 million.

4. “Farewell Mr. Loser,” $26 million.

5. “Hotel Transylvania 2,” $20.4 million.

6. “Everest,” $16.4 million.

7. “The Intern,” $15.7 million.

8. “Labyrinth Runner: The Scorch Trials,” $13.7 million.

9. “Inside Out,” $12.6 million.

10. “Saving Mr. Wu,” $7 million.

Big-cat illusionist Dirk Arthur lands on his feet at Westgate Las Vegas

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Nick Coletsos

Dirk Arthur

Friday, July 31, 2015|1:54 p.m.

It’s difficult to pinpoint the variety of lives for Dirk Arthur, however it is likely about the very same number as a cat.

One of the city’s excellent survivors, Arthur has lived through yet another hotel ownership modification and closure and leaped back to the Las Vegas stage with a new residency at Westgate Las Vegas. He’s set to launch “Dirk Arthur Wild Magic” at the Westgate Theater on Aug. 24. (The show goes for 4 p.m. Mondays through Sundays; tickets range from $90 VIP to $60 for chosen to $50 basic admission and are readily available at the Westgate box office or by calling 800-222-5361.)

In his 34th year as a professional entertainer, Arthur now stands alone as the front man for a large-scale production including unique cats (he has kept up to 14 big felines in a remote habitat near Las Vegas and prepares to utilize his stage show as a method to inform students in Clark County about the cats used in his act). He has large experience carrying out on and off the Strip, most just recently at the Riviera’s Starlite Theater, where he opened in November.

Arthur was travelling along till he was shocked to discover in February that hotel was being offered to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to allow for the development of an exhibition and conference task as part of the Las Vegas Global Downtown.

“It was a shock in the beginning, however I have actually been through a great deal of closings and ownership changes previously,” Arthur states. “The distinction with this one is that the hotel was closing actually rapidly after the announcement (the Riv turned off Might 4), which didn’t leave us a great deal of time. However everybody found out of this at about the exact same time, and if we were blindsided, everybody else was blindsided, too.”

Arthur is keeping with what has worked in the past. He’ll utilize between a half lots and 9 unique felines onstage, adding video screens at the back of the theater and doubling his dancers onstage from two to 4 (therefore the boost in his ticket cost by about $20 from his days at the Riv). He’s keeping the vanishing-helicopter impression and returning and oldie– a 45-foot-long engine– to the Westgate.

“We’re taking a look at a two-pronged effort to establish the new show,” Arthur says. “We have actually some new, huge props and things we’ve made use of prior to, like the engine, and a laser cannon and a circle of fire, together with the video screens, to aid tell the stories of these impressions instead of just utilizing a black wall behind us. Down the line, after about six months, we’ll add a much of effects and some different impressions.”

Over the years, Arthur has actually worn a path around the city, starting in 1997 with “Jubilee!” at Bally’s in his Vegas debut. He’s been included at the Silverton, Plaza, Tropicana and O’Sheas, where he was also the last program in that hotel-casino’s little display room. He worked for Caesars Entertainment at Harrah’s in Reno and Laughlin, then was signed by the Riviera last spring, only to see that hotel quickly offered and closed.

“I was trying to keep focused and I seemed like some positive things were occurring, even if we weren’t sure, specifically, what they were,” Arthur says. “I constantly felt I would keep working.”

Arthur’s program is produced by Red Mercury Home entertainment, established by former Caesars Home entertainment exec Carlos Reynoso in a partnership with Darin Feinstein, whose business interests consist of El Dorado Cantina Mexican dining establishment beside Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club, and part ownership of Appeal Bar on Fremont East (with Corey Harrison of “Pawn Stars”). Red Mercury has shown its ability to put shows in open venues– “MJ Live” at Stratosphere a recent example– and shopped Arthur’s program at that hotel before landing at Westgate.

The relationship between Westgate and Red Mercury is linked by a link in between Westgate and Apotheosis Video gaming, which is also a Red Mercury partner. Paragon has been enlisted to run gambling establishment operations at Westgate.

Red Mercury is now booking all home entertainment at Westgate and is exploring options for a production to take control of the nightspot at the theater in the fall (however don’t expect a return of “Elvis, The Guy, The Program, The Experience” that played this spring). Red Mercury is also filling the open dates at Westgate Cabaret, which has afternoon slots available. The nighttime shows are “Suzanne Sizzles” starring Suzanne Somers (who is set to return in mid-September) and Jennifer Romas’ “Sexxy” adult revue.

Arthur is impressed by the financial investment taking place around his show at the Westgate Theater– which was upgraded for the first run of the Elvis production– and the basic upgrades throughout the hotel.

“It’s developed into a grand manor,” he says. “I have actually always suched as the theater. It’s huge, we can move in and out with the cats and it has an excellent, versatile seating capability.” The theater seats 1,600, but Arthur will certainly work to a draped-off home with an ability of 800.

It’s been a while since Arthur has actually held the afternoon slot– the last time was his days at the Trop. He succeeded with the 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. programs, pulling in between 800 and 900 in the earlier slot. Nobody is yet anticipating those numbers at the Westgate, which is still developing its home entertainment program with Red Mercury.

However like his felines, Arthur continues to be forever nimble.

“I think it’s going to be terrific,” he states. “I remain in an excellent collaboration, the room is terrific, the hotel is spruced up … I need to state, I’m in a good location.”

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