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Google gobbles up more space in new downtown Austin high-rise

Google leasing an additional 100,000 sqft.

Google leasing an additional 100,000 sqft.

Google is growing its downtown Austin footprint, even before its first employees set foot in the company’s new space in the sleek new office tower called 500 West 2nd.

Google’s new space will consolidate employees from other locations, including North Mopac Boulevard (Loop 1) and University Park just north of downtown. In 2015, Google confirmed that it had signed a lease for more than 200,000 square feet of space in 500 West 2nd. …Read Entire Post

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Summit at Rivery adds tenants as city acts on retail plan

The Summit at Rivery Park, the 32-acre mixed-use development between Rivery Boulevard and Williams Drive, will see new locations for Orangetheory Fitness and Woops BakeShop open by the fall, according to the companies.

The boutique retail development’s owner expects to add several more tenants before the end of 2017, including a brick-oven pizza restaurant, according to Jeff Novak, managing partner with Novak Brothers, the company behind the retail development. …Read Entire Post

Austin real estate investment firm buys 3M campus

3m-logo3M Co. has agreed to sell its 156-acre Northwest Austin campus and shift operations to a major office park rising on the northeast side of the city.

The new building to be home to 3M will be in the Parmer business park, near Parmer Lane, Howard Lane and Harris Ridge Boulevard. The development, east of I-35 and the Shops at Tech Ridge, is being built by Trammell Crow Co. and Los Angeles-based Karlin Real Estate. …Read Entire Post

Capital Factory gobbles up more space in downtown Austin

capital factoryCapital Factory is expanding its real estate footprint inside the building it shares with the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, a move that will allow it to host many more events each year.

The startup accelerator and co-working office is doubling its event space inside 701 Brazos St., where it currently occupies three floors, Austin Inno reports. Capital Factory hosted 837 events in 2016, according to a Google for Entrepreneurs report. …Read Entire Post

Two Properties at The Domain change hands

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Domain 7 of The Domain.

Domain 2 and Domain 7 have been acquired by Dallas-based Tier REIT, Real Capital Analytics reports. Endeavor Real Estate Group was backed by Shorenstein Properties in the development of Domain 7, which was just purchased by Tier REIT, a Dallas company. …Read Entire Post

3-story project planned for South Congress

The former St. Vincent de Paul thrift shop, which had been a fixture on South Congress Avenue for more than two decades, is about to take on new life as the space is renovated and a three-story building with shops and offices is built next to it.

The project, called Saint Vincent, is expected to break ground in the first quarter of 2017 along a section of South Congress that is seeing a burst of new development, with some businesses relocating or closing. …Read Entire Post

Austin office tower sold to New York firm for $63 million

austinskylineBrickman, New York firm, which purchased Lavaca Plaza in 2012 and turned it around in rapid fashion, has re-entered the Austin market with the purchase of this downtown tower known for its reasonable office lease rates in a town where prices are skyrocketing. …Read Entire Post

Prescott Group Plans Redevelopment of Office Building in Austin

Prescott Group Inc., along with an institutional investor, has acquired an office building at 316 W. 12th St. in Austin and plans an $11 million redevelopment of the property. The building is located on one acre and is within walking distance of the State Capitol, The University of Texas, Dell Medical School and Austin’s Downtown Entertainment District. …Read Entire Post

3M is selling its 156-acre Austin campus

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3M selling large campus in Austin.

Materials company 3M, best known for its Post-it notes and Scotch tape, is selling its main 156-acre campus in Austin, the company has confirmed.

The company declined to reveal the list price for the property, which includes 1 million square feet of office space. The 3M land, at RM 620 and RM 2222, is home to employees who work in 3M’s “electronics and energy” group, as well as its research and development facility. A separate manufacturing facility is off Research Boulevard and is not part of the sale.  …Read Entire Post

Revamp Of 111 Congress Likely To Attract Tenant

111 Congress building.

111 Congress building.

The 30-story tower’s exterior at 111 Congress features a stair-stepped pyramid design with a red granite facade, perhaps one of the most distinctive structures on the skyline. The building has one more floor available of up to 23,142 square feet within its 518,385 square feet of total space.

The revitalized plaza space offered at Fareground at 111 Congress resulted from a careful study of market dynamics and the realization that it risked functional obsolescence. This led toParkway Properties’ decision to transform the plaza and lobby of One Eleven Congress into an urban park, civic space and food marketplace that will attract Austinites, out-of-towners and tenants alike. …Read Entire Post