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Facebook Linked to Major Lease for Entire 17-Story Austin Office Tower

Social Media Giant Reported as Mystery Fortune 100 Occupant Behind Austin’s Newest Significant Workplace Offer

If Facebook is the Fortune 100 firm behind the full-building lease for TIER REIT’s Domain 12 (revealed above) it will be the social networks firm’s second location in the north Austin workplace complex. The company currently leases over 100,000 square feet in the neighboring Domain 8 structure.

Social network giant Facebook could be the secret tenant behind a “strictly personal” big lease totaling 320,000 square feet, spanning 17 floorings at the soon-to-be-completed Domain 12 workplace tower in Austin.

Dallas-based property investment trust TIER REIT is developing the structure at 3110 Esperanza Crossing slated for completion in December 2019. That’s when, probably, Facebook staff members might possibly move into the space.

Nevertheless, those details were not right away available on Wednesday after TIER declined to comment beyond an earlier statement it released confirming it had finished a lease with a Fortune 100 business for the totality of its Domain 12 structure, adding that the terms of the lease were “strictly private.”

Mentioning several market sources in the state’s capital, the Austin American-Statesman ran a story linking Facebook to the earlier announced lease. In reaction to a request for comments from CoStar News, a Facebook spokesperson for the business’s Austin operations said the company didn’t have “anything brand-new to share about our centers in Austin at this time.”

Facebook Inc. does take place to be a Fortune 100 company, ranking at No. 76 on the publication’s list, and has a big, growing presence in Austin.

Along with announcing the full-building lease deal, Scott Fordham, TIER REIT’s chief executive, verified strong tenant need for the next structure planned in The Domain advancement, and validated in a statement that his company prepares to begin construction on the next workplace tower in the task.

“In addition to totally leasing our Domain 12 development job more than a year in advance of its anticipated completion, our company believe we are well-positioned to begin advancement of Domain 10 next month with letters of intent surpassing 350,000 square feet,” stated Fordham in a declaration.

In an at-the-market equity offering program, TIER REIT raised $130 million in gross proceeds this year, which is expected to help the REIT to fund its development activities. Domain 10 is a 300,000-square-foot office complex planned for a site adjacent to its other Domain towers in Austin.

“Looking beyond Domain 10, we are completely designed and entitled at Domain 9, a 330,000-square-foot prospective development that can accommodate extra workplace need within The Domain,” Fordham included.

TIER REIT is establishing the job with the aid of Austin-based Endeavor Property Group, the firm that is overseeing leasing and management of Domain 12. Gensler is the task architect.

The Texas state capital’s innovation scene has actually been growing as business on the East and West Coast see the Lone State state as an economical choice in hiring brand-new staff members.

Previously this year, another tech company, job hunting website operator Undoubtedly, likewise signed a big lease in Austin, taking more than 300,000 square feet of office space to assist house about 3,000 staff members.

Facebook opened a little, seven-person workplace in Austin 2010, turning into one of the very first significant U.S. tech companies to open an office in the market. The brand-new lease with TIER REIT will develop its fourth significant area in Austin, with a major presence in north Austin and downtown.

Facebook currently inhabits a little more than 100,000 square feet at another structure in the expanding Domain complex located in north Austin in Domain 8 at 11601 Alterra Pky. With its brand-new dedication in Domain 12, Facebook will have more than 420,000 square feet in north Austin.

Meanwhile the firm continues to expand its downtown Austin workplace place also. Last month, Facebook moved into extra workplace the firm rented in downtown Austin, occupying 231,506 square feet in Third + Shoal, at 208 Nueses St. In November, it is preparing to expand into an additional 58,412 square feet in another downtown Austin structure at 300 W. Sixth St., where it will inhabit an overall of 205,188 square feet.

In addition to Facebook, Austin’s tech lineup consists of such other significant players as Google and Undoubtedly, both of which have actually leased hundreds of thousands of square feet of workplace to accommodate their growth.

Also the U.S. Army in July picked Austin for the home of its brand-new Futures Command center, after a months-long search of 150 cities throughout the nation.

Emilio and Gloria Estefan story ‘On Your Feet!’ seems like a musical suitable for Las Vegas

Broadway-style, initial musicals are having a hard time on the Strip nowadays, which is to say there aren’t any such shows in gambling establishment theaters at this particular moment. If we could nominate a program that would likely work well in this environment, one with electrical and beloved music and a timeless true story, it would be the show visiting the Smith Center this week.

On Your Feet! is the story behind the love and music of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. After a 2015 Chicago premiere and an acclaimed two-year perform at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre, the musical written by the multiple Grammy-winning couple and Alexander Dinelaris and directed by Jerry Mitchell– and co-produced by noteworthy Las Vegan Bernie Yuman– bet eight months in the Netherlands prior to starting its U.S. trip last fall.

The production that strikes Reynolds Hall for eight programs from September 4-9 runs for 150 minutes with an intermission, however if you cut that to 100 you might have a huge Vegas winner, and Emilio Estefan knows this possibility.

“Numerous individuals have actually discussed that,” he states. “Vegas resembles Broadway because you have brand-new individuals being available in every single week, and Gloria is so well-known around the world. I believe Vegas would be an extraordinary thing. Bernie has always stated one place the program would do great is Vegas, so I hope we speak with a few of those people and they make a deal.”

The Estefans bring significant power to such a job. A retired pop legend, Gloria regularly brought her tours to Las Vegas, many frequently to Caesars Palace, and Emilio is a distinguished producer of music, movie and television who assisted mold the professions of other Latin stars consisting of Shakira, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez.

“We have a great deal of great memories in Las Vegas, and I’m thrilled to see [how On Your Feet!] does there after seeing it in New York and LA,” Emilio states. “We’re aiming to go [to Las Vegas] for it. It’s been fantastic and sometimes surprising to see the response in various locations, in Holland and the United States, and now we’re going to open in England [next summer]”

On Your Feet! isn’t really simply a musical saturated with hits like “Conga,” “Rhythm Is Gon na Get You,” “1-2-3” and “Coming Out of the Dark,” it’s the story of the Estefans’ lives and professions, from Gloria’s training in Miami’s Little Havana to Emilio’s motivation that drew the shy singer onstage. The post-superstardom second act follows the household’s development and states the 1990 tour bus crash that practically immobilized Gloria. That’s when the program’s one original song is performed: “If I Never Ever Got to Inform You,” co-written by their daughter Emily Estefan, also an artist.

“That’s a very unique minute,” Emilio says. “We see it as often times as we can, and it’s a fantastic sensation. It’s been a stunning career, and it’s been so good to influence through this program, not only to inspire minorities and Latinos however simply to show you can live in this extraordinary country and dreams can become a reality. We always wished to offer something back and we’re happy to do that.”

ON YOUR FEET! September 4-9, times vary, $49-$119. Reynolds Hall, 702-749-2000.

The Back Story: Premier UNLV

Editor’s Note:

Sign up with the fun at Premier UNLV, among the largest and longest running traditions on school, on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at the intramural field. Doors open at 5:30. The event is free and open to existing students, professors, and personnel.

Back in 1996, Sunny Gittens was asked to create a brand-new tradition for UNLV to cap off opening week of the fall semester. Conceptualizing, and a little borrowing from other universities, resulted in the longstanding tradition of Premier UNLV. Gittens, who is now executive director of the student engagement & & variety office, stated the name was selected due to the fact that of fall timing– this was pre-streaming days, when tv reveals always premiered in the fall. And the administration had set a objective to transform UNLV from a great regional school into a premier research study university.

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Vikings Owner Proposes 17-Story Tower for Downtown Minneapolis

Strong Market Surrounding Arena Could Cause Numerous Tasks on Land Owned by the Wilf Household

The family that owns the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League remains in movement to establish a collection of long-held residential or commercial properties that are clustered near the football group’s two-year-old, $1.1 billion stadium in downtown Minneapolis, beginning with a 17-story home tower.

Considering that 2005, the team has actually been managed by the Wilf family. Based in New Jersey, the family made its fortune in house building, industrial and multifamily advancement on the East Coast. The household has actually already undertaken one massive advancement in the Twin Cities residential areas: Viking Lakes, which includes plans to develop retail, office and a thousand domestic systems on the 200 acres around the Vikings’ brand-new corporate headquarters and practice center in Eagan.

However, previously the Wilf household hasn’t tried to profit from the growing market that has actually emerged around U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis proper. Finished in 2016, the stadium hosted the NFL’s Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018.

The new house tower is prepared for a car park at 240 Park Opportunity. But that could be simply the start of a prolonged effort to build on Wilf-owned homes downtown, stated Don Becker, who works as both task executive with the Vikings and is a principal for the Wilf’s development service, Garden Houses.

The.75-acre site at 240 Park is part of a bundle of lots purchased from Central Parking in 2007. The portfolio also includes about 1.1 acres at the northeast corner of Chicago Opportunity and 4th Street and approximately.9 acres of uninhabited land right away to the east, right before Third and Fourth Street briefly converge and dip under Interstate 35.

At that time, the business did not have specific prepare for the homes, Becker said, but thought they might be useful, either to the stadium project itself or as development homes down the roadway. At the time, downtown’s domestic population was much lower: According to the Minneapolis Downtown Council, 11,552 people moved into the downtown location between 2006 and 2017, bringing the total residential population from about 32,000 to 43,456, a 36.2 percent increase.

A hotspot in this property renaissance has actually been the location north and east of the arena, which has been in the middle of a building boom that reveals little indication of easing off. Until now, other designers like Minneapolis’ Ryan Companies, Alatus and the Sherman Group have been the most active there, Becker stated, however the Wilf household is prepared to get in the video game.

Today, much of the plan for 240 Park is initial, and many aspects of the task are still to be determined. Business executives still have yet to choose the number and type of units, amenity mix, and target segment of the rental market.

Nevertheless, Garden Residences favors low turnover in its building and chooses stable, long-lasting renters– for instance, empty-nesters or newlyweds who plan to remain for years, instead of months. Whatever the last style involves, the houses will be big enough to easily sustain families.

Becker, together with members of Minneapolis architectural firm BKV Group, will provide preliminary plans for the tower at a community conference on Monday. For now, the group is just trying to find informal feedback, Becker said.

He included prepare for the remainder of the parcels are still to be identified.

60-Story Miami Worldcenter Apartment Tower Caps Change to City Horizon

Paramount Miami Worldcenter developers are completing vertical construction on the 60-story residential high-end tower, capping a nearly $4 billion task that’s altering among the biggest skylines in the United States Southeast.

The last beam was put Friday atop the highest point in the condominium covering 10 blocks stretching 27 acres in Miami’s downtown. Developers say the job is one of the greatest now under building and construction in the United States.

During an event for the mixed-use job this morning at 129 NE 8th Ave., flags from 50 nations flew atop the building, representing the citizenships of the various purchasers. Argentina, Mexico, Russia, Greece and Guatemala are among the countries represented in the purchaser pool for a job where the typical apartment price tops $1 million.

” Miami has become a truly global city and this building is a clear indication of that,” developer Dan Kodsi said in a declaration.

The 569-unit structure has actually generated more than $400 million in presales so far, designers said. Units range from 1,180 to 2,350 square feet each, and tenancy is set for early next year.

Features include an outdoor soccer field, 2 tennis courts and a resort-style pool total with cottages and rental properties.

Aside from the condominium tower, Worldcenter will have a 444-unit apartment building that is arranged to open in the fourth quarter of 2018, and an office tower with approximately 600,000 square feet slated for 2021.

Nitin Motwani is handling partner of a development group that consists of Art Falcone. When finished, the development will feature an open-air retail, dining and home entertainment center, a 1,700-room Marriott Marquis and a 2nd house tower.

Paul Owers, South Florida Market Press Reporter CoStar Group.

Is The Height of Tilman Fertitta'' s Post Oak Hotel Simply a Tall Story?

Story Count of Firecrackers Owner Tilman Fertitta’s New Crown Gem in Uptown Houston is Uncertain

Credit: CoStar Group.Houston Firecrackers owner and TV billionaire Tilman Fertitta’s brand-new Post Oak tower is the talk of the town. With unrivaled culinary offerings, a two-story mix Rolls Royce, Bugatti and Bentley dealer and direct helicopter gain access to atop a luxurious 700,000-square-foot hotel, the $400 million task is the height of high-end in Houston. However exactly what is its height?

Numerous inconsistencies in The Post Oak Hotel’s height and floor count are bringing back age-old questions. From the Great Pyramids of Giza to the renowned Burj Khalifa, contractors have actually constantly aspired to ever-greater heights to celebrate culture, promote cities – or merely to display.

An organization referred to as the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is occasionally called in to settle the disputes, such as when it ruled in the which-is-taller disagreement between New york city City’s One World Trade Center and Chicago’s Willis Tower – a contest that saw One World Trade Center come out on top.

“Developers tend to exaggerate the flooring count,” Ben Mandel of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats when informed the Associated Press.

The Post Oak Hotel was formally marketed and reported by news outlets as 38 stories, but the most up-to-date superstructure strategies from the architecture company Gensler, detailing the whole building plan from top to bottom, show 36 stories. The Department of Public Functions & & Engineering’s commercial requirement checklist likewise notes the residential or commercial property at 36 stories. Harris County Appraisal District’s most recent appraisal notes the building at 30 stories.

CoStar News asked for clarification on The Post Oak Hotel’s flooring count and received the following reaction from Jeff Cantwell, vice president of development for Fertitta’s dining, hospitality, entertainment and video gaming corporation, Landry’s:

“The Post Oak Hotel building is 496 feet high to the roofing system of the sky lobby. Its tower is 38 levels/stories. Counting the elevators or taking a look at normal sections do not highlight the extra 2 stories. Two of the levels are just available by stairs or little lifts not shown on specific building illustrations or sections.”

In addition to questions about its height, the just recently opened hotel is likewise dealing with lots of liens amounting to more than $30.5 million for payment conflicts, which have actually been filed in Harris County versus Fertitta’s business, the Houston Company Journal reported.

When it comes to the Post Oak’s building height, Rice University Professor of Architecture Ron Witte said the varying sources could all be right. For example, there might be mezzanine levels, viewed as floors within a single flooring, which may not translate into overall structure height or flooring count. Technical levels for mechanical facilities are also a grey location, but as they’re considered technical area, not program area, they would not pertain to a structure’s total story count, inning accordance with Witte.

“The illustrations on file with the Houston Planning Commission are going to show exactly what exists, whatever the building has been permitted for, with any addendums; that’s what’s going to get built,” Witte said. “A task that big typically has a pretty clear method of being identified.”

Post Oak Rendering.In CoStar’s evaluation of Gensler’s copyrighted plans on file with the Houston Planning Commission, no additional stories, stairwells or small lifts were found. CoStar did discover an ask for building story count information from the commission in the company’s review of the superstructure plans. Gensler’s response indicates the plans have been corrected to show the accurate number of stories, which does include a 13th flooring. Those plans show 36 stories at every recommendation.

The structure’s precise height measurement is uncertain also. At the height claimed by Landry’s, the Post Oak Tower is the 37th highest structure in Houston. However at the height listed with the Houston Preparation Commission, the tower is 39th, putting it just behind BHP Billiton’s brand-new 477-foot Classy headquarters at 1500 Post Oak Blvd., a stone’s discard.

Federal Air travel Administration permits list the structure’s height at 489 feet, superstructure plans from Gensler list the height at 475 feet and Landry’s claims the height is 496 feet. CoStar’s own confirmation measurements utilizing Nikon Forestry Pro lasers to determine the height from the ground to the acme – a measurement tool utilized just for unique tasks – discovered the height to be 495 feet.

In New York, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat eventually agreed One World Trade Center after determining the 408-foot structure atop the structure is technically a spire, not an antenna, which would not have actually counted. The council is unlikely to weigh-in on The Post Oak Hotel, but extending the logic implies The Post Oak Hotel’s crown would count, bumping it above BHP Billiton by 19 feet.

The Post Oak.Photo Credit: CoStar Group.The 250-room hotel is the crown jewel of Fertitta’s growing empire. As of 2018, Fertitta’s net worth stands at $4.4 billion, according to Forbes. On top of being chairman and president of one of the country’s biggest dining establishment groups, Landry’s, Fertitta also owns Golden Nugget Gambling Establishments, the Houston Rockets and hosts CNBC’s hit show” Billion Dollar Buyer. “As chairman of the University of Houston’s board of regents, Fertitta is as big as it gets in the bayou city. Whether Fertitta’s location in Houston is as big

as he claims it to be will stay a debate for cocktail hours. Gensler did not return messages looking for comment.

Landry’s did not react to follow-up questions.

Patrinely Group Pulls Permit for 30-Story Workplace Tower at Block 162 in Downtown Denver

A Houston business has actually pulled its very first building and construction license for the foundation of a long-anticipated task in downtown Denver.

Plans for Patrinely Group’s Block 162 task were very first floated in early 2016 as a 32-story workplace and hotel development on 15th Street in between Welton and California streets. Updated marketing products reflect a little less enthusiastic plans for a 30-story office tower amounting to 595,000 square feet.

An agent from Patrinely Group did not instantly react to an email ask for comment.

In 2017, Patrinely signed a ground lease along with USAA Real Estate Co. to establish the site, which had actually been assembled during a number of years by Denver designer Evan Makovsky.

Marketing products for Block 162 suggest that the building will include ground-floor retail and 12 levels of above- and below-ground parking.

If developed, the tower would be the second-tallest office building built in downtown Denver in current memory, just behind Hines’ 40-story 1144 15th, which was the tallest office complex constructed in the area given that the 1980s.

'' Solo: A Star Wars Story' ' falls 65 percent in 2nd weekend

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Associated Press Sunday, June 3, 2018|9:05 a.m.

LOS ANGELES– “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is losing momentum rapidly at package office. After an underwhelming launch, the area legend fell 65 percent in weekend two with $29.3 million from North American theaters, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

“Solo” has actually now made $148.9 million locally. That’s over $135 million shy of where the franchise’s other spin off, “Rogue One,” remained in its 2nd weekend.

“Solo’s” tumble brought it even better to “Deadpool 2,” which is now in its 3rd weekend in theaters. “Deadpool 2” grossed an estimated $23.3 million to take 2nd location.

Shailene Woodley’s lost-at-sea drama “Adrift” opened in 3rd place with $11.5 million, while “Avengers: Infinity War” took fourth with $10.4 million.

And Johnny Knoxville’s “Action Point” landed in ninth location with a disappointing $2.3 million.