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Nokia to Move North America Head Office, Dallas Operations to Cypress Waters After Tax Breaks

Telecom Firm Signs Up With 7-Eleven, Brinker in 1,000-Acre Lakeside Development in Dallas

Nokia Corp. prepares to relocate its North American headquarters from Irving, Texas, to the Billingsley Co.’s Cypress Waters master-planned community in Dallas, a move that will bring more than 2,300 staff members within the city limitations after months of settlements over tax rewards.

Along with its North American headquarters, the Finnish telecommunications firm plans to combine its Dallas-area operations into two structures currently under building and construction within The Sound at Cypress Waters. The brand-new regional hub will span 100,000 square feet at 3100 Olympus Blvd. and the entirety of a five-story, 250,000-square-foot structure at 3201 Olympus Blvd. slated to deliver at the end of this quarter and early 2019, respectively.

Upon completion, Nokia’s North Texas operations will be found along the water’s edge of a 362-acre lake, called North Lake, in the 1,000-acre Cypress Waters neighborhood.

The place’s natural surroundings, paired with almost $5 countless economic rewards from the City of Dallas, assisted tempt Nokia to the neighborhood, which has actually already landed 7-Eleven Inc. and Brinker International on its corporate lineup, said Lucy Billingsley, a partner at Dallas-based Billingsley Co.

“We are pleased they [Nokia] jumped on the bandwagon,” Billingsley, a long time Dallas designer and owner of the 1,000-acre master-planned neighborhood, told CoStar News. “These type of relocations are about millennials and what kind of job culture will attract them and enhance their efficiency. It appears that their worths are actually rather terrific worths and you hear a lot of discussions around function, green environments and life-work balance.”

Billingsley stated her group is helping develop that environment for corporate renters by focusing The Sound at Cypress Waters along the coasts of North Lake with a hike-and-bike path surrounding the 362-acre body of water, a dog park, a splash park for kids and fitness classes.

In Nokia’s case, the company will have much more exposure to Cypress Water’s natural features due to the fact that the workplaces will have terraces ignoring North Lake, Billingsley stated.

“We are constructing locations that construct comradery and assists individuals engage inside your home and outdoors in various methods. Every major and small corporation is planning to create a workplace that will improve and enrich their culture. We feel we have a great platform for corporations to do this,” added Billingsley.

The combination is slated for conclusion in the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Dave Elder, Nokia’s head of workplace resources for the Americas, stated the real estate move will consolidate Nokia’s Irving and Plano operations into a single location by bringing more than 2,300 employees into one master-planned neighborhood.

The almost $5 million in economic rewards from the City of Dallas played an essential role in Nokia’s decision to consolidate and move its North Texas operations in Cypress Waters.

“Economic rewards become part of the monetary landscape for any significant corporation,” Billingsley informed CoStar News. “Nokia would be irresponsible if they did not give them fantastic weight and analysis. I think the City of Dallas approached it in a thoughtful way by focusing on job production and bringing new residents to the city.”

Billingsley likewise stated District 6 City Councilman Omar Narvaez was instrumental in leading the city board to assist secure those economic rewards.

Cushman & & Wakefield’s Randy Cooper, Craig Wilson, Chad Tsitovich, Scott Goldman and Chris Wood represented Nokia in its property search. Marijke Lantz represented Billingsley Co. in the deal.

Lantz, a senior vice president of business pursuits for Billingsley, said the developer plans to begin on another 250,000-square-foot speculative structure this summer, as well as a 5th 250,000-square-foot structure along Olympus Boulevard in January 2019.

“With Brinker International, Delta Companies and Nokia moving in the second half of 2019, The Noise at Cypress Waters will be bustling with citizens, office renters, and locals enjoying all the dining establishments, events and features we have actually planned on the water,” she included.

Billingsley said she still sees large chances in the market and is making way for these opportunities with the speculative tasks.

“In the next 10 days, we’ll be beginning our next five-story, 250,000-square-foot structure across the street from Nokia’s new headquarters site and we are developing 2 more buildings on Olympus,” she stated. “It seems every six months, life keeps giving us new tasks.”

Toys R Us said to be preparing to liquidate its U.S. operations


Christopher DeVargas Shoppers entrust bags of toys and video games after braving the cold for as long as 3 hours while waiting in line outside Toys R Us on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018|3:54 p.m.

NEW YORK– Toys R United States’s management has actually told its employees that it will offer or close all of its U.S. shops.

That’s according to a toy market analyst who spoke to numerous staff members who were on the call Wednesday.

Jim Silver, a toy industry specialist, says Toys R United States’s CEO told staff members the strategy is to liquidate all of its U.S. stores and after that, it could do a deal with its Canadian operation to run a few of its U.S. stores.

The company decreased to comment.

The chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last fall, burdened debt that harmed its attempts to contend.

It promised then to remain open, however had weak sales during the important holiday season. In January it announced strategies to close about 180 stores.

Las Vegas Outlaws cease operations

Team owner Vince Neil, left, attends a Las Vegas Outlaws full-contact practice session on March 12, 2015. (Source: Tom Donoghue/www.donoghuephotography.com)Team owner Vince Neil, left, attends a Las Vegas Outlaws full-contact session on March 12, 2015. (Source: Tom Donoghue/www. donoghuephotography.com).

The Las Vegas Outlaws are the current to sign up with the lengthy list of defunct teams that have actually come and gone through the Valley.

Despite earning a spot on the Arena Football League playoffs, the AFL revealed Sunday afternoon the franchise would right away stop operations:

“Since no Group ownership is in place, there is no funding for an Outlaws playoff look. The AFL Board of Directors took this into consideration as it was voted that Las Vegas will not take part in postseason play. The Portland Thunder will move into the fourth position in the National Conference playoff picture and face the top seeded San Jose Sabercats throughout the AFL Quarterfinals on Friday, August 14 at 11pm ET.”

Tune in to FOX5 Sports Plus at 10:45 p.m. for the latest information on the circumstance.

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Sanford-Brown Colleges Shutting Down Operations Throughout the Nation

More fallout from new federal education policies for student financial aid that began on for-profit colleges last week: Sanford-Brown College, which operates 18 career colleges, announced it will stop accepting new students and strategies to phase out its brick-and-mortar schools in favor of online education.

The company said it plans to shift purpose to its 2 online universities: Colorado Technical University and American InterContinental University as it completes a “teach-out” at its traditional places. A teach-out is a progressive discontinuation of operations that is planned to supply students a reasonable opportunity to finish their programs of study before a school ultimately closes.

The closing of the campuses might take anywhere from 18 months to about three years.

Due to this closure, former students from Sanford-Brown are offered for loan forgiveness.

New U.S. Dept. of Education guidelines took effect the very first day of this month that are planned to reinforce the DOE’s oversight of particular profession training programs.

To get federal student aid, the law needs that the majority of for-profit programs and certification programs at personal non-profit and public institutions prepare students for “gainful employment in an acknowledged occupation.”

Under the brand-new policies, a program would be considered to result in gainful work if the estimated annual loan payment of a common graduate does not go beyond 20 % of his/her discretionary earnings– the amount left after paying for fundamental needs like food and housing– or 8 % of his or her overall revenues.

Programs that exceed these discretionary income levels would be at threat of losing their capability to participate in taxpayer-funded federal student aid programs.

The regulations are developed to distinguish between programs that supply cost effective training that results in well-paying tasks from programs that leave students with poor revenues potential customers and high quantities of financial obligation.

Based on offered information, DOE estimates that about 1,400 programs serving 840,000 students– of which 99 % participate in for-profit institutions– would not pass the brand-new responsibility standards.Sanford-Brown Campus Locations Florida |

Sanford-Brown College Fort Lauderdale 1201 W. Cypress Creek Roadway Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Florida|Sanford-Brown College

Jacksonville 10255 Fortune Parkway, Suite 501 Jacksonville
, FL 32256 Florida|Sanford-Brown College Orlando 6039 S. Rio Grande Ave.Orlando, FL 32809 Florida|Sanford-Brown College Tampa 3725 W. Grace St.Tampa, FL 33607 Georgia|Sanford-Brown College Atlanta 1140 Hammond Drive, Suite A-1150 Atlanta, GA
30328 Illinois|Sanford-Brown College Chicago One N. State St.Chicago, IL 60602 Minnesota|Sanford-Brown College Brooklyn Center 5951 Earle
Brown Dr.Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 Minnesota|Sanford-Brown College Mendota
Heights 1345 Mendota Heights Roadway Mendota Heights

, MN 55120 Nevada|Sanford-Brown College Las Vegas 2495 Village View Drive Henderson, NV
89074 New Jersey |

Sanford-Brown Institute Iselin 675 United States Route 1, Second Floor Iselin, NJ 08830 New york city|Sanford-Brown Institute Garden City 711 Stewart Ave., 2nd Floor Garden City, NY 11530 New York|SBI School -an affiliate of Sanford-Brown 320 S. Service Roadway Melville

, NY 11747 New York|Sanford-Brown Institute New york city 120 E. 16th Street, Fourth Floor
New york city, NY 10003

Texas|Sanford-Brown College Dallas 1250 W. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 150 Dallas, TX 75247

Texas|Sanford-Brown College Houston 9999 Richmond Ave.Houston, TX
77042 Texas |
. Sanford-Brown College San Antonio 4511 Horizon Hillside Blvd San Antonio, TX 78229-2263 Virginia|Sanford-Brown College-
Tysons Corner 1761 Old Meadow Roadway McLean, VA 22102 Washington|Sanford-Brown College Seattle 645 Andover Park West Seattle, WA 98188

Avison Young Designates COO of Canadian, U.S. Operations

Mark Fieder and Keith Lipton Promoted to New Senior Positions, Will certainly Manage Ongoing Company Operations in Their Particular Nations

Avison Young promoted Toronto-based Principal Mark Fieder and Washington, D.C.-based Principal Keith Lipton to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company’s Canadian and U.S. operations, respectively.

The pair will retain their roles as principals and members of Avison Young’s executive committee, while managing business operations, including the expansion of acquisition and recruiting efforts, in their respective nations.

Fieder is a starting principal of Avison Young who most recently acted as managing director of Eastern Canada, where he supervised operations in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. With Fieder at the helm, Avison Young included 2 more offices in the Greater Toronto Location, expanded the firm’s protection to consist of Guelph (Kitchener/Waterloo) and London in Southwestern Ontario, and fortified Maritime operations with the launch of a new workplace in Moncton, NB and the expansion of the company’s Halifax workplace.

A 30-year industry veteran, Fieder burglarized the industry with Knowlton Real estate prior to signing up with Avison Young in 1989. He finished with a bachelor’s degree in city advancement from Western University.

Lipton signed up with Avison Young in 2009, where he assisted introduce the company’s 2nd office in the united state. While working as principal and managing director of Avison Young’s Washington City, Lipton supervised the company’s acquisition of Appian Realty Advisors; Millennium Real estate Advisors; Real estate Management Co.; and McShea & & Co.; the opening of an office in Tysons Corner, VA and suburban Maryland, and the expansion of the company’s D.C. MSA firm renting portfolio, which now consists of around 30 million square feet.

Lipton has actually invested 26 years in the Washington Metropolitan industrial property market. He pertained to Avison Young from Grubb & & Ellis, where he served as executive vice president and handling director of its capital region workplaces. He has actually likewise held title as managing director of asset services for CBRE’s Washington metropolitan market, and senior vice president and group supervisor for JLL.

“Today’s strategic promotions to recently developed senior executive positions acknowledge the impressive contributions that Mark and Keith have actually made to Avison Young’s ongoing aggressive global growth program,” stated Mark E. Rose, chairman and CEO of Avison Young. “Mark has helped Avison Young establish a reputable market share throughout Canada, and Keith has played a leading function in the execution of a U.S. growth approach that has actually attained phenomenal growth in a brief period of time. Regardless of the difficulties of the Great Economic crisis and typically trying conditions in 2 special national markets, they have helped Avison Young reach extraordinary development levels that will certainly increase much more in years to coming thanks to the initiatives that they have actually currently introduced.”