Chandler Creek Business Park
Houston-based ClearCorrect, manufacturer of removable dental braces, is relocating its facilities to Round Rock. ClearCorrect will occupy 23,000 square feet of space in the Chandler Creek Business Park located behind IKEA at 21 Cypress Blvd., Ste. 1010. …Read Entire Post
St. Paul, Minn.-based retailer Gander Mountain recently announced plans to add four new stores in Texas including one in Round Rock. The outdoor retailer plans to remodel and move into the former Sportsman’s Warehouse at 3203 S. I-35 in the Round Rock Crossing shopping center. …Read Entire Post
Searsucker will open its third U.S. restaurant in downtown Austin in the former Maria Maria space at 5th & Colorado St. The 7,500 square-foot restaurant is scheduled to open in May.
Searsucker was represented by Restaurant Real Estate Specialists Currin J. Van Eman – Vice President NAI Austin and Hannah Douglas. The Landlord, DOROT, LP, was self-represented. …Read Entire Post
Visa Inc. recently confirmed plans to create a major global information technology center in North Austin at the former Emerson Process Management building located at 12301 Research Blvd. The work to retrofit and equip the 175,000 square-foot building is expected to start soon and is estimated to cost $27.2 million. The center is projected to employ nearly 800 full-time workers by 2017.
Click to read: Visa confirms plans for Austin offices (Austin American-Statesman, 12-11-12)
Austin Rackers have a new home. Rackspace Hosting Inc., one of Austin’s top workplaces, now operates out of an 87,000 square-foot factility along I-35 in North Austin. The site, located next to Chevrolet dealership, may not be the most glitzy address but it provides adequate space for 500 workers with the opportunity to expand. Rackspace plans to hire 50 employees this year.
Click to read Rackspace Hosting expands in Austin (Silicon Hills News, 12-3-12) and Austin expansion continues for Rackspace (Austin American-Statesman (11-23 -12).
River Place Corporate Park
VMware Inc. leased 50,000 square feet at River Place Corporate Park, 6500 River Place Blvd., for a second location. Other tenants of River Place include Motorola, ShoreTel and Edge of Reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., VMware Inc. opened its first Austin office in 2006 and employs about 500 workers.
Click to read entire article: Real estate roundup (Austin Business Journal, 11-21-12)
Perry Brooks Building
A local software company plans to leave Southwest Austin (Barton Creek Plaza) and move its headquarters downtown next year to accommodate more employees. Price optimization software developer Zilliant Inc. plans to take 24,000 square feet at 720 Brazos St.— or the entire sixth floor of the Perry Brooks Building— in spring 2013, company officials said in a news release. The new space will allow the company to increase its workforce by 25 percent, Zilliant officials said.
Click to read entire article: Austin software developer Zilliant to move HQ downtown (Austin Business Journal, 11-12-12)
Rumors had WhaleShark Media Inc. moving into the signature space at the Seaholm Power Plant project, but in the end, the online coupon giant decided to stay in the same downtown Austin building where it has been located since 2011 — 301 Congress Ave. WhaleShark executives signed a lease for 95,000 square feet – 60,000 square feet more than the company currently occupies.
Click to read entire article: WhaleShark Media signs big lease downtown (Austin Business Journal, 11-20-12)
New York-based Yodle Inc. recently opened its 100,000-square-foot office at Plaza 35 Business Park located at 12234 N IH-35 in north Austin. The move will accommodate employees from previous digs at 9300 United Drive but also allows room for anticipated growth – from 375 currently to more than 750 employees in the next five years.
Click to read entire article: Yodle raises curtain on new Austin operation (Austin American-Statesman, 9-19-12)
General Motors Co. (GM) announced its technology center in Austin will operate in the former Dell Inc. building located at 717 E. Parmer Ln. (320,597 sf). The facility, which is expected to employ some 500 workers, is situated at the Tech Ridge Blvd. intersection and features a full-service cafeteria, dual power feed and three volleyball courts.
Click to read full article: GM tech center to go in former Dell building (Austin Business Journal, 9-18-12)