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The Construction and Leasing of One World Trade Center

Like most Americans, I followed the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center closely. Unlike most, I have continued to track the progress of the redevelopment with interest because of the office space component. Today, you get a quick update on the office space and some interesting thoughts. First, we are now into 2014, and …

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Below are the five big trends in office design for 2014. Guess what? I have been ALL OVER these trends for the past two years. Talk about getting cutting edge info before it is cutting edge—read it right here and be ahead of the game. Seriously, the five trends are things I have spent a …

Colors and Productivity — 5 Big Trends in Office Design and Colors and What They Mean Read More »

Each year Gensler puts out a very informative marketing and informational piece that I find fascinating. I copied a couple of the key pages from this year’s piece and they are below. Get your reading glasses out or just see my highlights. They talk about Six Meta-Trends: –Mobility and performance—I have spent a lot of …

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Annually, I review a large number of commercial office research. Below is a link to the UBS Global Asset Management US Real Estate Market Outlook 2014. With all of the cumbersome reports published, I find this one to be very concise and insightful. The entire report is 28 pages but we have included the key …

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Eighteen months ago, I sent out the initial renderings of Apple’s new campus. Now you get an insider’s view. “Apple Campus 2,” as it is called, looks like a spaceship that has landed and the price tag is out of this world as well. Five billion dollars. This was Steve Job’s last big project he …

Week 5: The Best for Last or at Least the Most Expensive–Apple’s New HQ Read More »

We have spent the last three weeks looking at billion dollar spending binges by some of the most well-known companies in the tech industry. I am taking this week to get back to the real world, but just for a week. Next week, we will take a trip to somewhere out of this world in …

Week 4: Some Normalcy–Samsung’s North American HQ Read More »

Continuing our tour of billion dollar plus new headquarters, we turn to Google. Google is planning on building nine buildings with the now familiar pedestrian and bicycle friendly environments. When completed, this 1.1 million square foot project in Mountain View, CA, will be comprised of nine fairly traditional buildings connected by “messy” courtyards. Below is a bunch of renderings that …

Week 3–Google’s New Headquarters and a Bonus Read More »

I know you were expecting a cool corporate headquarters narrative. Sorry. Every week you get a narrative from me about the office market, real estate or some other story I find interesting. Our real job is providing world class service representing office tenants and landlords in the Metro Phoenix market. We had a great year. Below is a …

Coppola-Cheney Recap a Strong 2013 Read More »

Last week started our five week review of new corporate headquarters with a review of Facebook’s billion dollar investment. Today, we move north to Seattle and Amazon. Can you believe Amazon has spent $1.4 BILLION in just the past 12 months on building a headquarters they are now calling a company town? Facebook wanted a low rise, garden feeling while Amazon is going with spheres …

Week Two of Our Five-Week Review of the New Corporate Headquarters–Amazon Read More »

Some of the world’s biggest companies are designing and building World Headquarters. These are not just your run-of-the-mill buildings, rather they are unbelievable in scope and design. AND the companies we analyzed are taking dramatically different approaches. Enjoy the designs, thoughts behind them, and a more intimate understanding of the companies themselves. First up is Facebook. Over the past …

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