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Ticket Office Top 20: '' Thor: Ragnarok ' commands $122.7 million

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Nov. 6, 2017|5:15 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– The God of Thunder had an even mightier opening weekend than expected. “Thor: Ragnarok,” the 3rd movie in the series, scored a franchise best with a robust $122.7 million debut, making it the fourth-biggest opening of 2017.

The Walt Disney Co. and Marvel movie easily took the top spot for the weekend. In 2nd location was “A Bad Mommies Christmas,” with $16.8 million. The sequel to last year’s sleeper struck “Bad Mothers” opened on Wednesday and has actually netted $21.3 million to this day.

Rounding out the leading five were “Jigsaw,” in third with $6.6 million, “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” in fourth with $4.5 million and “Geostorm” in 5th with $3.2 million.

The leading 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by circulation studio, gross, variety of theater areas, average invoices per area, overall gross and number of weeks in release, as assembled Monday by comScore:

1. “Thor: Ragnarok,” Disney, $122,744,989, 4,080 locations, $30,085 average, $122,744,989, 1 Week.

2. “A Bad Mommies Christmas,” STX Entertainment, $16,759,161, 3,615 places, $4,636 average, $21,285,267, 1 Week.

3. “Jigsaw,” Lionsgate, $6,558,146, 2,941 areas, $2,230 average, $28,694,617, 2 Weeks.

4. “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” Lionsgate, $4,541,190, 2,202 locations, $2,062 average, $42,849,613, 3 Weeks.

5. “Geostorm,” Warner Bros., $3,194,031, 2,666 locations, $1,198 average, $28,929,372, 3 Weeks.

6. “Happy Death Day,” Universal, $2,699,715, 2,184 places, $1,236 average, $52,853,220, 4 Weeks.

7. “Blade Runner 2049,” Warner Bros., $2,321,372, 1,464 places, $1,586 average, $85,542,502, 5 Weeks.

8. “Thank You For Your Service,” Universal, $2,207,855, 2,083 areas, $1,060 average, $7,302,585, 2 Weeks.

9. “Just The Brave,” Sony, $1,920,075, 2,073 locations, $926 average, $15,300,542, 3 Weeks.

10. “Let There Be Light,” Atlas Circulation Business, $1,697,448, 642 areas, $2,644 average, $4,089,804, 2 Weeks.

11. “The Foreigner,” STX Entertainment, $1,596,414, 1,456 areas, $1,096 average, $31,994,397, 4 Weeks.

12. “Victoria And Abdul,” Focus Characteristic, $1,206,935, 796 areas, $1,516 average, $19,861,654, 7 Weeks.

13. “Suburbicon,” Paramount, $1,185,036, 2,046 locations, $579 average, $5,081,606, 2 Weeks.

14. “LBJ,” Vertical Entertainment, $1,110,565, 659 places, $1,685 average, $1,110,565, 1 Week.

15. “It,” Warner Bros., $1,001,288, 1,081 areas, $926 average, $325,879,722, 9 Weeks.

16. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” 20th Century Fox, $818,414, 802 places, $1,020 average, $98,682,466, 7 Weeks.

17. “American Made,” Universal, $799,595, 663 areas, $1,206 average, $49,979,430, 6 Weeks.

18. “Lego Ninjago Motion Picture,” Warner Bros., $793,007, 835 locations, $950 average, $57,511,830, 7 Weeks.

19. “The Florida Task,” A24, $633,735, 189 places, $3,353 average, $2,996,678, 5 Weeks.

20. “My Little Pony: The Movie,” Lionsgate, $602,945, 785 areas, $768 average, $20,861,496, 5 Weeks.

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

'' Tyler Perry ' s Boo 2 ' frightens competitors at ticket office

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Chip Bergman/ Lionsgate Entertainment through AP

This image shows Tyler Perry as Madea in “Tyler Perry’s Boo! 2 A Madea Halloween.”

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017|5:03 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” opened in top place this weekend with $21.2 million from North American theaters, beating out spectacle and star-driven beginners like “Geostorm,” “Just the Brave” and “The Snowman.”

The catastrophe epic “Geostorm” tumbled with $13.7 million versus a reported $120 million production budget plan in its first weekend in theaters. The long-delayed pic starring Gerard Butler did not get in touch with critics or audiences.

The scary pic “Pleased Death Day” took third location with $9.4 million in its 2nd weekend in theaters, while “Blade Runner 2049” fell to No. 4 in its third week with $7.4 million.

The fact-based firefighter drama “Just the Brave” completed the top 5 with $6 million from evictions, while the crime thriller adjustment “The Snowman” launched in 8th location with just $3.4 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, variety of theater places, average receipts per place, overall gross and variety of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” Lionsgate, $21,226,953, 2,388 places, $8,889 average, $21,226,953, 1 week.

2. “Geostorm,” Warner Bros., $13,707,376, 3,246 locations, $4,223 average, $13,707,376, 1 week.

3. “Pleased Death Day,” Universal, $9,363,415, 3,298 places, $2,839 average, $40,672,780, 2 weeks.

4. “Blade Runner 2049,” Warner Bros., $7,353,151, 3,203 areas, $2,296 average, $74,203,354, 3 weeks.

5. “Only The Brave,” Sony, $6,002,665, 2,577 places, $2,329 average, $6,002,665, 1 week.

6. “The Foreigner,” STX Home entertainment, $5,787,447, 2,515 places, $2,301 average, $23,181,700, 2 weeks.

7. “It,” Warner Bros., $3,451,663, 2,560 places, $1,348 average, $320,186,279, 7 weeks.

8. “The Snowman,” Universal, $3,372,565, 1,812 areas, $1,861 average, $3,372,565, 1 week.

9. “American Made,” Universal, $3,131,650, 2,559 locations, $1,224 average, $45,473,385, 4 weeks.

10. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” 20th Century Fox, $3,011,307, 2,318 locations, $1,299 average, $94,580,239, 5 weeks.

11. “The Mountain Between United States,” 20th Century Fox, $2,773,757, 3,151 locations, $880 average, $25,552,642, 3 weeks.

12. “Same Sort of Different as Me,” Pure Flix, $2,591,985, 1,362 areas, $1,903 average, $2,591,985, 1 week.

13. “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” Warner Bros., $2,226,261, 2,102 areas, $1,059 average, $54,709,763, 5 weeks.

14. “Victoria and Abdul,” Focus Features, $2,126,115, 1,060 areas, $2,006 average, $14,836,649, 5 weeks.

15. “My Little Pony: The Film,” Lionsgate, $2,027,064, 2,301 places, $881 average, $18,556,663, 3 weeks.

16. “Marshall,” Open Road, $1,482,383, 821 areas, $1,806 average, $5,434,374, 2 weeks.

17. “Golmaal Again,” Reliance Big Home Entertainment PVT. Ltd., $1,013,893, 267 locations, $3,797 average, $1,013,893, 1 week.

18. “Secret Super Star,” Zee Studios International, $764,152, 211 locations, $3,622 average, $764,152, 1 week.

19. “Mersal,” GOAL Distribution, $696,410, 143 areas, $4,870 average, $696,410, 1 week.

20. “The Florida Task,” A24, $602,171, 112 areas, $5,377 average, $1,340,794, 3 weeks.

Amazon states it got 238 propositions for Second head office

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Reed Saxon/ AP This Sept. 6, 2012, file image, reveals the Amazon logo design in Santa Monica, Calif.

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017|10:12 a.m.

NEW YORK– Amazon said Monday that it received 238 proposals from cities and areas in the United States, Canada and Mexico intending to be the home of the company’s 2nd headquarters.

The online retailer kicked off its hunt for a 2nd home in September, assuring to bring 50,000 brand-new jobs and spend more than $5 billion on construction. Propositions were due last week, and Amazon made clear that tax breaks and grants would be a big deciding aspect on where it chooses to land.

Las Vegas is among those contending for the facility.

Amazon Inc. did not list which cities or city areas applied, however stated the proposals came from 43 U.S. states, in addition to Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, three Mexican states and six Canadian provinces. In a tweet, the company said it was “thrilled to review each of them.”

Besides trying to find financial rewards, Amazon had specified that it was looking for to be near a city with more than a million individuals; be able to attract top technical talent; be within 45 minutes of an international airport; have direct access to mass transit; and be able to expand that headquarters to as much as 8 million square feet in the next years.

Generous tax breaks and other incentives can wear down a city’s tax base. For the winner, it might be worth it, given that an Amazon head office might draw other tech services and their well-read, highly paid workers.

In New Jersey, Republican Gov. Chris Christie has actually backed Newark’s bid, saying the state and the city are preparing nearly $7 billion in tax breaks. Detroit quote organizers have stated its proposal uses Amazon the special possibility to set up shop in both the U.S. and Canada. Missouri authorities proposed an innovation passage between Kansas City and St. Louis rather than a single place.

The seven U.S. states that Amazon stated did not apply were: Arkansas, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming.

Ahead of the deadline, some cities turned to stunts to try and stick out: Representatives from Tucson, Arizona, sent a 21-foot high cactus to Amazon’s Seattle head office; New York lit the Empire State Building orange to match Amazon’s smile logo design.

The company prepares to remain in its sprawling Seattle headquarters, and the second one will be “a full equal” to it, creator and CEO Jeff Bezos said in September. Amazon has stated that it will announce a choice sometime next year.

Office Lease Up (October 16) Dropbox Signs Largest Office Lease in San Francisco History

Wrap-Up of Largest Reported Workplace Leases Include Deals by New York City Dept. of Examination, EDC, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and more

Dropbox has signed a lease for 100 % of the workplace in Kilroy Realty Corp.’s The Exchange on 16th project in an offer that represents the largest single office lease ever checked in San Francisco.

The file hosting service and leading worldwide cooperation platform agreed to a 15-year lease for 736,000 square feet within the 751,242-square-foot, four-building task currently under advancement along the 16th St. corridor in San Francisco’s Mission Bay area. Dropbox will expand into its new space in three phases to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018 and conclude in the 4th quarter of 2019.

Created by Rios Clementi Hale Studios, the LEED Platinum-seeking advancement will consist of 4 interconnected structures, comprised of 2 six-story and two 12-story buildings, with a selection of on-site features to include collaborative outdoor spaces, two public lobbies, rooftop gardens and a lobby bike medspa, in addition to 14,400 square feet of street-level retail space currently readily available for lease. The Exchange is slated to deliver adjacent to I-280 near Muni’s T-Line at 1800 Owens St. in mid-2018.

Costs Cumbelich and Mark Geisreiter of CBRE’s San Francisco workplace, together with Sherman Chan of CBRE’s San Jose office, represented KRC in settlements at The Exchange on 16th. By Bryce Meyers

New York City Dept of Investigation Leases 276,000 SF at Continental Center

The New york city City Department of Investigation signed a 20-year office lease for 276,221 square feet in the office complex

located at 180 Maiden Ln. in New York City. Located on the East River in lower Manhattan, the 41-story Continental Center amounts to approximately 1.2 million square feet in the City’s Financial District submarket. The government firm will occupy the 16th and 24th floorings of the home.

Tara Starcom, Robert Lowe, Justin Royce and Frank Cento of Cushman & & Wakefield, as well as Jesse Rubens, Richard Doolittle and James Tamborlane of MHP Realty Services represented the proprietor. The occupant handled lease negotiations internal. By Alex Ern

EDC Leases 218,000 SF at One Liberty Plz

Economic Development Corporation (EDC), a non-profit corporation that promotes economic development throughout New york city City’s 5 districts, signed a 20-year lease for 218,486 square feet in the office complex at One Liberty Plaza in New york city City.

Previously called the Merrill Lynch & & U.S. Steel Building, the residential or commercial property is 54 stories and totals 2.3 million square feet. EDC’s 20-year lease consists of the whole 10th through 13th floorings of the building. For more than a year, the agency was in search of a new head office space from their present location at 110 William Street.

Neil Goldmacher, Chris Mongeluzo and Howard Kesseler of Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) represented EDC. NKF’s Hal Stein, Peter Shimkin, Nick Berger and David Falk represented the landlord together with in-house brokers Duncan McCuaig, Mikael Nahmias and David McBride with Brookfield Office Characteristic, Inc. By Andrea Quach

Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Stanford University Make Music As soon as Again in Palo Alto

Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: JAZZ )made a little sound in Palo Alto after the Ireland-based biopharmaceutical company signed a lease with Stanford University to fully inhabit a planned 99,415-square-foot office job set to begin later on this year at 3181 Porter Dr.

Jazz, which consented to a 12-year term with 2 five-year renewal options, is tentatively arranged to take tenancy by the end of 2019.

Mike Connor, David Hiebert and Ben Paul of Cushman & & Wakefield negotiated the lease on behalf of Stanford University, while George Fox of CBRE brokered the deal for Jazz Pharmaceuticals. By Bryce Meyers

PNC Bank Restores 89,000-SF Lease in East Brunswick

PNC Financial Services renewed its lease for 88,914 square feet in 2 Tower Center Blvd. in East Brunswick, NJ.

The 24-story, 404,000-square-foot office building was integrated in 1988 and features a seven-story parking garage, a conference center, health club and a complete snack bar.

Jeremy Neuer of CBRE represented the renter. David Simson of Newmark Knight Frank represented the property manager. By Jordan Schott

Morrison & & Foerster Commits to Akridge’s 2100 L Redevelopment

Akridge, in a joint endeavor with Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE: OFC)and the Argus Group, secured its very first tenant at the endeavor’s 2100 L St. job slated to break ground next year near the West End in downtown Washington, D.C.

Morrison & & Foerster LLP consented to a 15-year offer for 81,300 square feet across the leading four floorings of the proposed 10-story, 190,000-square-foot prize office building. The leading worldwide law firm from San Francisco will move its D.C. offices after nearly Twenty Years at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW to its expanded area in the very first quarter of 2021. Malcolm Marshall III and Audrey Cramer of Cushman & Wakefield represented Morrison & Foerster in settlements. Ben Meisel, Wil Pace, Tim McCarty and McKay & Elliott of Akridge are specifically marketing 2100 L St. NW on behalf of ownership. By Randetta Johnson API Signs First Office Lease at 2.2 Million-SF Capitol Crossing Task in Capitol Hill American Petroleum Institute(API)has< a href= "http://gateway.costar.com/home/news/183422?market=40"target

=”_ blank “> consented to open a brand-new workplace at Home Group Partners’2.2 million-square-foot Capitol Crossing development in downtown Washington, D.C. in a deal that marks the very first workplace lease signed at the massive Capitol Hill workplace and retail job. The biggest trade association for the oil and gas industry, API will occupy 74,182 square feet across the leading two floorings at

200 Massachusetts Ave., a 425,420-square-foot, 12-story office building being developed as part of stage among Capitol Crossing. Greg Lubar and Chris Bynum of JLL worked out the lease for API, while Art Santry, Laurie McMahon, Bruce Pascal and Ned

Goodwin of Cushman & Wakefield brokered the offer for Residential or commercial property Group Partners/Capitol Crossing. By Bryce Meyers Very first People Bank Signs 53,000-SF Lease at Pillars II First Citizens Bank has signed a lease for 53,214 square

feet across the top two floors of the Pillars II structure situated at 8510 Colonnade Center Dr. in Raleigh, NC. The largest family-controlled bank in the United States and a banking subsidiary of $31 billion monetary holding business First Citizens BancShares( NASDAQ: FCNCA ), First People Bank will totally occupy the 4th and 5th floorings of the five-story, 126,926-square-foot Pillars II structure, which delivered in 2008 minutes from I-580 in the 6 Forks Falls of Neuse submarket. Dennis Hurley, SIOR and Hillman Duncan, CCIM, SIOR of Cushman

& Wakefield dealt with worked out on behalf of homeowner, Realty & Value Advisors. By Brennan West Noveome Biotherapeutics Indications Long Term Lease Growth Noveome Biotherapeutics protected a long-term lease growth and extension for its head office at 100 Technology Dr. in Pittsburgh, PA. The extension includes 28,400 square feet of office in the 153,110-square-foot Bridgeside Point I office building in

the Parkway East Passage submarket. Alexa Jennings and Nick Jacobs of JLL assisted in the direct lease agreement on behalf of the occupant. By Peter Jaquez Markel Providers

Signs 10-Year Lease Extension at 1185 Sixth International financial investment and insurance holdings firm Markel Services has extended its 27,505-square-foot lease, spanning the entire 8th floor of 1185 Avenue of the Americas in New York City, for 10 more years. SL Green Realty Corp. owns the 42-story, 1.11 million-square-foot, 4-Star workplace tower. It was integrated in 1972 on one acre in the Times Square submarket of Midtown Manhattan, in between 46th and 47th Streets. William Golden of Cushman & Wakefield represented Markel Provider in lease settlements. Howard Tenenbaum and Gary Rosen with SL Green represented the property manager in-house. By Diana Bell Grant Thornton Leases 26,000 SF in Orange County Grant Thornton, a leading worldwide independent audit, tax and advisory company, signed a seven-year lease for 26,319 square feet in the office complex

at 4695 MacArthur Court in Newport Beach, CA. The 16-story office building is owned by the Irvine Company and totals 303,853 square feet. Grant Thornton’s lease consists of the entire 16th floor and part of the 15th flooring at the MacArthur Court Stage 2 Office complex. Cushman & Wakefield’s Dan Fisk and Chon Kantikovit represented the occupant. The property manager dealt with the deal in-house. By Allan Harrington FUDA Int ‘l Restores 19,000-SF Workplace Lease at 525 Seventh FuDa International, a fashion wholesale supplier,

renewed its lease for 19,119 square feet in the office building at 525 Seventh Ave. in New york city City. The 24-story structure overalls 463,818 square feet and was built in 1925. The residential or commercial property is currently owned by Olmstead properties. Marc Schoen and Brian Neugeboren with The Schoen Group represented FuDa. Steven Marvin of Olmstead Residence acted upon behalf of ownership in-house. By Eric Samuels Kleuver & Platt to Open Office in Crain’s Interaction Bldg. Chicago law firm Kleuver & Platt has signed a lease to completely inhabit the 26th floor of the Crain’s Communications Building in Chicago’s East Loop. The 661,477-square-foot, 41-story workplace tower at 150 N. Michigan

Ave. is anchored by Crain Communications and also houses workplaces for Jackson Lewis LLP, ACLU of Illinois and Punchkick Interactive. Kleuver & Platt will occupy its

18,744-square-foot space by the end of November. Cushman & Wakefield’s Matthew Lerner and Mark Baby represented the owner, while Daniel Arends of Colliers International represented the occupant. By Bradford Hussey GameChanger Media Relocating to 44 Wall Street GameChanger Media, Inc., the developer of a scorekeeping app for youth sports groups, has signed a new lease for 16,906 square

feet of office at 44 Wall St. in New york city City. A subsidiary of DICK’S Sporting Product, the technology business will make the move from its existing space at 86 Chambers St. later this month when it takes the whole 11th flooring of its new digs on Wall Street. Haley Fisher and Mitch Arkin of Cushman & Wakefield represented GameChanger in

the lease transaction. By Diana Bell Swiss Electronic devices Maker Takes 15,926 SF at Woodfield Corporate Center One of Europe’s largest semiconductor chip maker has signed a lease to open a new workplace within the Woodfield Corporate Center in Schaumburg, IL. STMicroelectronics

, an international electronics and semiconductor producer locateded in Geneva

, Switzerland, inked a seven-year offer for 15,926 square feet at 200 N. Martingale Rd., a 242,492-square-foot, 12-story office complex situated along I-290 simply south of

the Woodfield Shopping center. The business is anticipated to take occupancy in the very first quarter of 2018. Jordan Rovito of Cushman & Wakefield represented STMicroelectronics in negotiations, while Jack Reardon and Jason Wurtz of NAI Hiffman represented the homeowner, Sperry Commercial. By Yanique Campbell

Office Residential or commercial property Trust Files for IPO to Raise $100 Million

A year after acquiring an almost $1 billion portfolio of rural workplace residential or commercial properties, Horsham, PA-based Office Property Trust on Monday submitted to raise as much as $100 million through an initial public offering.

Work space Property, which first filed a personal S-11 registration statement on June 30, prepares to note on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WSPT, offering a concealed variety of typical shares in the IPO at a to-be-determined cost. Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and BofA Merrill Lynch are the joint book runners on the offer.

The business, led by former Mack-Cali Realty executives Tom Rizk as CEO and Roger Thomas as president, will utilize the IPO proceeds to acquire common units in its operating collaboration, Workspace Home Trust, L.P., from Safanad Suburban Office Partnership, LP, an affiliate of Safanad Ltd.

. The operating collaboration will in turn utilize a portion of the net proceeds to repay the company’s existing loan with KeyBank NA, pay back a senior mortgage and 3 mezzanine loans in relation to the purchase of its second portfolio, and pay about $63.9 million in cash to redeem the favored equity issued by the operating partnership as part of the 2nd portfolio acquisition.

The operating collaboration anticipates to use any staying earnings for basic business functions, including capital investment and future acquisitions.

Work area Property intends to capitalize on the outperformance of suburban workplace residential or commercial properties relative to CBD properties in recent years, with business executives telling CoStar in October 2016 “the prediction of the death of the residential areas is greatly overemphasized.”

A year ago this month, the business obtained 108 workplace and flex buildings and 26.7 acres of land in 5 markets from Liberty Residential or commercial property Trust (NYSE: LPT). The $969 million purchase with partners Safanad, a Dubai-based international primary investment company; and affiliates of diversified financial investment firm Square Mile Capital Management LLC, was the company’s second significant deal with Liberty Residential or commercial property and expanded Office’s holdings to 149 homes totaling 10 million square feet.

In the first half of 2017, 72% of U.S office leasing activity was concentrated in suburban markets, despite rural markets representing just 69% of inventory.

The spread between typical rural office and CBD job rates is at its floor given that 1999. Building and construction as a portion of stock continues to increase in the CBD, although suburban workplace vacancy rates have declined significantly much faster than CBDs because 2011.

On the other hand, building has been constrained in the rural workplace markets relative to the CBD, while downtown asking rents have been more unpredictable than rural leas. Need for suburban properties has actually ramped up recently as investors have actually begun to recognize the broadening spread between rural and CBD assessments, owned in part by investors’ desire previously in the recovery to pay more for CBD prize buildings and other properties with a perceived lower danger.

As the biggest proprietor in the Horsham/Willow Grove, PA submarket, Work space has 536,994 square feet of flex and tech-flex area and 1.8 million square feet of low-rise office in 40 homes, with retail advancement and other features supplying opportunity for growth near numerous Workspace possessions.

Work space Characteristic is even more positioned to benefit from continued need and lease boosts for its residential or commercial properties in the King of Prussia/Valley Force submarket, where the business owns 30 residential or commercial properties totaling about 2 million square feet of office and flex space.

The company likewise owns possessions in South Florida, Tampa, Minneapolis and Phoenix.

Keppel, KBS Forming New REIT to Acquire $800 Million U.S. Office Portfolio

Singapore-based Keppel Corp. has actually received approval to launch a brand-new REIT on the Singapore Exchange and has reached an offer for that REIT to get 11 U.S. office properties from Newport Beach, CA-based KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT, a nontraded REIT.

The homes have actually not been specifically identified nor has a last purchase price been set. However, KBS presently values the portfolio at $800 million with $400 million in arrearage, inning accordance with a KBS bondholder filing in Israel.

The preliminary portfolio will include workplace residential or commercial properties in markets consisting of Seattle, Houston and Denver, according to a Singapore filing by Keppel.

In those markets, KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT currently owns:

Bellevue Innovation Center– Bellevue, WA– 330,508 square feet– valued at $85.9 million;
1800 West Loop– Houston– 400,101– $73.6 million;
West Loop I & & II– Houston– 313,873– $41.4 million;
Westmoor Center– Westminster, CO– 612,890– $82.4 million;
Central Building– Seattle– 191,705– $35.4 million;
Westpark Portfolio– Redmond, WA– 778,472– $129.9 million; and
Plaza Structures– Bellevue– 490,994– $199.2 million.

KBS Strategic Chance REIT also owns workplace properties in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Folsom, CA, and Orlando.

After the Singapore deal, KBS Strategic Chance REIT expects to maintain a 9.5% ownership interest in the SREIT.

The SREIT will be externally handled by a joint venture in between KBS Capital co-founders Keith D. Hall and Peter McMillan III and Keppel Capital Holding. Keppel Capital has actually agreed to pay $27.5 million for its 50% share in Keppel-KBS US REIT Management Pte. Ltd., which will manage the new SREIT to be called Keppel-KBS United States REIT.

Keppel-KBS US REIT will have a financial investment technique of investing, directly or indirectly, in additional commercial residential or commercial properties in crucial growth markets of the United States

“With growing need by global financiers for U.S. realty financial investments in view of the continued steady and sustainable growth of the United States economy, this joint endeavor will offer Keppel with a tactical platform to broaden its geographical footprint in the United States market,” Keppel stated in its Singapore filing.

KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT expects to use most of the earnings from the transaction to acquire new residential or commercial properties. Last month, KBS Strategic Chance REIT acquired 125 John Carpenter Freeway, an office residential or commercial property including two office complex totaling 442,039 rentable square feet in Irving, TX for $83.4 million plus closing expenses.

The Singapore transaction undergoes a number of conditions, including the SREIT getting the essential capital, which might not be raised from U.S. financiers, to obtain the homes. Nevertheless, Keppel said the sale transaction is expected to be completed no later than Dec. 31, 2017.

'' Delighted Death Day ' scares off ' Blade Runner ' at ticket office

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017|6:19 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– Package office may be struggling this year, but the horror category lives and well.

This weekend the “Groundhog Day”-like scary pic “Happy Death Day” scored a first-place surface, going beyond expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven “Blade Runner 2049” from the water.

Studio estimates Sunday show “Delighted Death Day” took in $26.5 million from 3,149 North American theaters. With a $5 million production cost, “Delighted Death Day” is already a hit.

With a PG-13 ranking, the movie scored big with more youthful audiences– 63 percent were under 25.

It’s the most recent success story from Blumhouse Productions, which earlier this year launched “Split” and “Get Out,” with the help of Universal Pictures, which dispersed.

Jim Orr, executive vice president of domestic circulation for Universal, stated “Pleased Death Day” is an original movie that’s reimaging the category.

“It’s as much thriller as it is horror movie. It’s frightening, it’s amusing, and it has an extremely clever script that is effectively executed,” Orr stated. “Blumhouse owns this space no doubt about it, and they do this much better than anyone regularly.”

The movie likewise had the advantage of coming on the heels of the massive success of “It,” which has actually made $314.9 million domestically to date. The “Happy Death Day” trailer played in front of “It” at theaters, which “tremendously increased” audience awareness, stated comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian.

Horror continues to be one of the bright spots throughout a roller-coaster year at the box workplace.

“This is a horror gold rush at the theaters,” Dergarabedian said. “It’s been possibly the most consistently favorable story this year.”

One movie that does not look destined for a delighted ending is “Blade Runner 2049,” which fell 54 percent in its second weekend in theaters, including $15.1 million to bring its domestic overall to $60.6 million.

The movie was an expensive venture with a production price tag north of $150 million and was well-reviewed by critics. However it couldn’t handle to attract significant audiences beyond the fans of the 1982 original, which was also a flop upon release.

Jackie Chan’s “The Immigrant” debuted in third location with $12.8 million from 2,515 screens, while “It” landed in fourth place in its sixth weekend in theaters.

The Kate Winslet and Idris Elba disaster pic “The Mountain Between United States” rounded out the top five with $5.7 million.

Other brand-new releases landed outside the top 10. The Thurgood Marshall biopic “Marshall” took in a promising $3 million from 821 theaters.

“Marshall is off to a solid start,” said Open Roadway Films CEO Tom Ortenberg in a statement. “We expect Marshall to hold extremely well and run well into the fall.”

However the Marvel Lady creator biopic “Teacher Marston and the Marvel Woman” cannot capitalize from the huge success of “Wonder Lady” previously this year. The movie earned only $737,000 from over 1,200 areas.

“Goodbye Christopher Robin,” about author A.A. Milne and the creation of the precious children’s books and characters, likewise got off to a bad start with $56,000 from 9 theaters.

“October is off to a sluggish start,” Dergarabedian stated.

Approximated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, inning accordance with comScore. Where offered, the latest global numbers for Friday through Sunday are likewise consisted of. Last domestic figures will be released Monday.

1.”Happy Death Day,” $26.5 million ($5 million worldwide).

2.”Blade Runner 2049,” $15.1 million ($29.3 million international).

3.”The Foreigner,” $12.8 million ($5.2 million worldwide).

4.”It,” $6.1 million ($10.4 million worldwide).

5.”The Mountain In between Us,” $5.7 million ($4.1 million international).

6.”American Made,” $5.4 million ($3.2 million global).

7.”Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” $5.3 million ($15.6 million worldwide).

8.”The Lego Ninjago Movie,” $4.3 million ($9.5 million international).

9.”My Little Pony: The Motion picture,” $4 million ($4.9 million international).

10.”Victoria and Abdul,” $3.1 million ($1.9 million international).

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

1. “Never Say Pass away,” $30 million.

2. “Blade Runner 2049,” $29.3 million.

3. “Bad Genius,” $16.9 million.

4. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” $15.6 million.

5. “It,” $10.4 million.

6. “The Lego Ninjago Motion picture,” $9.5 million.

7. “Geostorm,” $9.1 million.

8. “The Snowman,” $9 million.

9. “The Outlaws,” $8.3 million.

10. “Chasing the Dragon,” $7.7 million.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a system of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are systems of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of previous creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Home entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

Ilmarinen Teams Up with New york city Life on $620 Million Office Portfolio

Finnish Pension Fund Wants to Double its U.S. Investments with NYLife

Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Co., Finland’s earliest pension fund, and New York Life Insurance Co. have formed a new joint endeavor to own and obtain U.S. commercial properties.

New york city Life seeded the endeavor with a portfolio of initial financial investments: 6 workplace properties in Boston, Washington DC, Charlotte, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Orange County. However, the residential or commercial properties have yet to be specifically recognized other than one being the 295,451-square-foot Westory Structure in Washington, DC, inning accordance with Ilmarinen.

The combined worth of the portfolio is around $620 million. The objective is to roughly double the volume of the joint venture’s property investments in the coming years.

“The bought properties represent a geographically diversified portfolio in growing cities on both the East and West Coast of the United States. Our investments will focus on office homes that are technically sound and functionally modern-day with good occupancy rates,” said Mikko Antila, Ilmarinen’s portfolio supervisor in charge of international real estate financial investments.

Ilmarinen’s share of the joint endeavor is 49% and New York Life holds the rest.

“The tactical partnership with a conventional and reputable institutional investor provides us a strong structure to broaden our investments in United States property markets. The collaboration provides us deep insight into regional business property markets,” Antila said.

Mark Talgo, head of New york city Life Realty Investors, said the JV enables New york city Life to cast a wider web within the workplace sector, and offers further diversification to the company portfolio.

This new real estate collaboration supports Ilmarinen’s financial investment method which focuses on enhancing the international diversification of its realty financial investments. Recently, Ilmarinen has purchased the United States housing market and in another office property in the greater Washington D. location. In addition to Finland, the company has European direct realty financial investments in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.