Following in the footsteps of Google, Paypal and HP, Apple is now said to be extending its expansion efforts down south, where it plans to erect a 80,000-square-foot building at its campus in Austin, Texas.
According to the Austin American Statesman, ground-breaking on the two-story building, at 12565 Riata Vista Circle, probably will take place this summer, pending a city permit. Apple now uses about 40,000 square feet for support service personnel in nearby Riata Corporate Park. The company will move these operations to the new building at Riata Crossing to bring them closer and double their space. In a quote to the Statesman, Jerry Frey, a senior vice president in Austin for CB Richard Ellis, an international real estate services firm, said, "It’s certainly a notable transaction. It’s always a favorable event that a quality company like Apple is expanding. It’s a continued vote of confidence for the operations they have here in Austin." We couldn’t agree more!