By George Avalos | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: April 25, 2019 at 1:05 pm | UPDATED: April 25, 2019 at 1:05 pm SUNNYVALE — Two big sites in Sunnyvale that have landed approval as future large Silicon Valley office complexes have been bought — even before any of the new buildings have been constructed on the properties. The Sunnyvale properties that were purchased are all on the south side of West Maude Avenue near the corner of North Pastoria Avenue, consist of three parcels with old office and research buildings and one large chunk of vacant land, and are in what’s deemed to be a development darling, the Peery Park district. “This is a great location, and you have a project that is fully entitled and ready to go,” Dave Sandlin, an executive vice president with Colliers International, a commercial real estate firm, said Thursday. “Peery Park is very desirable because historically it catches the overflow of tenants … [Read more...] about Developers grab Sunnyvale sites approved for big office buildings
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PUBLISHED: 19:30 23 January 2019 | UPDATED: 20:00 23 January 2019 Judy Rimmer Former County Hall, Ipswich. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR From County Hall to the Odeon, a number of the most iconic buildings in Ipswich have been standing empty. What is in the pipeline for these town landmarks? The disused County Hall, Ipswich. Picture: LUCY TAYLORCounty Hall: Will former council HQ be turned into flats? The Ipswich Vision Partnerhip has been looking for new uses for prominent buildings, including County Hall. In December, new plans were put forward to turn the County Hall building into 12 one, two and three-bedroom flats, with an accommodation block behind it including 28 flats and two maisonettes. The plans have been open to public consultation and are shortly due to go before Ipswich Borough Council’s planning committee. The imposing Grade II listed building in St Helen’s Street has stood empty and derelict for many years, since Suffolk County Council … [Read more...] about What’s in the pipeline for these 12 iconic empty Ipswich buildings?
By Matt Day Bloomberg Spencer Soper Tues., Jan. 22, 2019 SEATTLE—Mighty AI spent much of its first five years building software that helps self-driving cars recognize real-world objects. The Seattle startup went so far as to open a Detroit office to cosy up to the auto industry. Then last February, Mighty AI’s sales team received an unusual request: Instead of identifying pedestrians and cars, could they track items plucked from store shelves by shoppers? A few months later, Mighty AI signed a deal to do just that, joining the race to help brick-and-mortar retailers keep pace with Amazon.com Inc. A year ago, the e-commerce giant opened a cashierless convenience store called Amazon Go, marking its biggest effort yet to change the way people shop in the physical world. Today, a fleet of companies are working to replicate elements of Go or invent other ways of streamlining store operations. Many are startups like Mighty AI, but established giants are … [Read more...] about Amazon Go, one year old, has attracted a host of cashierless imitators
By Doug Alexander Bloomberg Thu., Jan. 17, 2019 ScotiaMocatta is no more, at least in name. Bank of Nova Scotia is dropping the “Mocatta” moniker from its metals-trading business, shedding the last vestiges of a firm dating back nearly 350 years as the Canadian owner absorbs the platform into its capital-markets division. It’s an end of an era that began in 1671 when Moses Mocatta opened an account with one of London’s most famous goldsmith bankers, Edward Backwell. Mocatta and his descendants would go on to build what became one of the world’s largest metals-trading businesses and the oldest member of London’s bullion market. The firm has long participated in the London gold auction, where an industry benchmark price is set twice a day. Scotiabank came onto the scene in 1997 when it bought the Mocatta Bullion and Base Metals unit from Standard Chartered Plc for $26 million and renamed it ScotiaMocatta. The Toronto-based bank … [Read more...] about Scotiabank Drops 348-Year-Old Mocatta Name in Metals Unit Revamp
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | The Next Frontier in Office Space? The Outdoors Supported by Square Feet ByJane Margolies Jan. 15, 2019 For years, office architects and designers have been bringing nature into the workplace, incorporating materials like wood and stone and strategically deploying plants and botanical artwork. Now, companies are inviting employees to step outside for a taste of the real thing. Employers with suburban campuses have long turned swaths of blank lawn into furnished outdoor areas where workers can meet with colleagues, work alone or simply take a break from their computer screens. Now, developers and owners of urban office buildings are adding terraces and transforming once-barren rooftops into parklike settings, where workers can plant vegetables, unfurl yoga mats or swing in a hammock. … [Read more...] about The Next Frontier in Office Space? The Outdoors