Cushman & Wakefield Austin is excited to announce that 100% of the 131,658 RSF of office space at Lamar Central has been leased! The final 7,750 RSF was acquired by ShipStation, creators of web-based software designed to help eCommerce retailers process, fulfill, and ship their orders from all the most popular marketplaces and shopping carts using the top carriers. ShipStation joins other inventive office tenants such as Kendra Scott. The Cushman & Wakefield leasing team includes Melissa Totten, Bob Wynn, and Mark Greiner. Highland Resources, a real estate investment and development company with a remarkable track record in Austin, is the building owner and manager. The company has accumulated and owns more than 25,000 acres of land, 5.6 million SF of industrial space, and numerous office buildings and shopping centers in Texas and Arkansas. Lamar Central is a unique project for Central Texas that’s forward-looking and cutting-edge—demonstrating the highest levels [...]
Lauren Spaeth joined the Austin office of Cushman & Wakefield as a Director focused on tenant representation. Throughout her career, she has represented both tenants and building owners, in a balanced real estate practice. Prior to this position, Lauren had served as an asset manager and member of the finance team and investment committee at HighBrook Investors – a New York based real estate private equity firm. She also has experience as a Principal with Younger Partners, a landlord-focused boutique firm specializing in real estate leasing, where she was responsible for overseeing a leasing portfolio consisting of office and industrial assets. Earlier in her career, Lauren was a leasing broker with the Grubb & Ellis Company, primarily working on behalf of private, institutional, and tenant-in-common investors. Lauren is a member of Commercial Brokers Association (CBA), Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), and earned a BA from [...]
Ten of Austin’s Greenest Developments Austin is known as many things: Live Music Capital of the World, Bat City, Silicon Hills, and the Weirdest Town in Texas. Now add to that list Green Building Oasis. Here are 10 environmentally-friendly commercial or civic developments in Austin that practice Earth Day every day (in no particular order): #1: Mueller Development Green Profile: LEED Certification: Silver Central Location Increases Urban Density 25% of All Homes for Rent and Sale Offered through Mueller Affordable Homes Program Embraces Fundamental Tenets of Sustainable Development and Design Model of Green Urbanism at Three Distinct Levels: Green Community Design, Green Buildings and Green Infrastructure. Encourages Resource-Efficient Design, and Selection of Regional Materials that are Non-toxic and Recycled MUELLER DEVELOPMENT, perhaps the most visible symbol of Austin’s commitment to sustainability, is the ambitious effort to redevelop Robert Mueller Municipal Airport into a mixed-use urban village in the heart of [...]
Lamar Central spent more than a decade in planning stages – and has finally debuted! The office and retail project by Houston-based developer Highland Resources Inc., opened its doors this month. Jewelry maven Kendra Scott took the entire top floor and expanded before the building even opened – now occupying a total of 65,000 square feet. Regus, the national co-working and executive suite provider, snagged 18,029 square feet, too. Both office tenants are expected to move in in March. Mark Greiner, Melissa Totten and Bob Wynn with Cushman & Wakefield/Oxford Commercial handled the office leasing, and now, there’s just 10,000 square feet left. Office tenants are joined by retail tenants Westlake Dermatology, Chameleon Hospitality and a Denver-based eatery called Snooze an A.M. Eatery. Snooze is known for serving amazing breakfasts from before sunrise through lunch, which sounds like anything but a bore!
W2 Real Estate Partners plans 400,000 SF, $100 million campus in Round Rock, TX Austin, TX (September 28, 2015) – W2 Real Estate Partners is set to move forward in Round Rock with a 400,000 square foot, $100 million Class A office campus called Frontera Ridge. It will be located on the last major land parcel within the 328-acre La Frontera mixed-use development, directly fronting State Highway45. The office project, which can be expanded to 800,000 square feet, if needed, is expected to receive both City of Round Rock and TCEQ site development permits within the fourth quarter of this year. Frontera Ridge will target LEED® Silver certification and feature an upscale urban design, Class A amenities, and structure parking garage with five spaces per 1,000 square feet. Featured between the two, 200,000-square-foot curved glass buildings, is a lushly landscaped core area called the Central Green - the heartbeat of [...]
Uber-successful Austin jeweler Kendra Scott Design Inc is relocating and expanding its headquarters to Lamar Central, a mixed-use project in Central Austin. KSD will take the entire fourth floor, or 43,500 square feet of office space, along with an additional 1,500 square feet of ground floor retail space. The lease makes KSD an anchor tenant in Lamar Central, a four-story, 165,000-square-foot project center at West 38th Street and North Lamar Boulevard. C&W|Oxford Commercial’s Bob Wynn, Melissa Totten and Mark Greiner represented the landlord/developer, Houston-based Highland Resources Inc., in the office portion of the lease. John Childers with Jones Lang LaSalle represented KSD. The lease came just prior to a high point for the project – specifically, its topping out, which was celebrated in February.
Healthcare information technology behemoth athenahealth’s move into the iconic Seaholm Power Plant today marked the culmination of more than 30 years of efforts to save the historic structure – and a new major employer sure to shape the future of downtown About a year ago, Watertown, Mass.-based athena (Nasdaq: ATHN) made headlines when it received an incentive package and agreed to bring 600 jobs over the next 10 years to the power plant. Athena has said the jobs will pay an average annual wage of $132,085. C&W|Oxford’s Brian Butterfield represented athena in its 10-year lease of 112,000 square feet, comprising of all the office space in the plant. In its search for space, company officials looked at more than 20 sites. “Seaholm stood out as an iconic building with a strong history in the city that also embodies, in its redevelopment concept, the best intentions of a ‘work/live/play’ lifestyle that [...]