Google, Welcome to Sunnyvale - It's Coming to Technology Corners
Yep, it's true, Google has signed a lease in Moffett Park at the four-building office campus (26.5 acres), Technology Corners. It's the first time Google has ventured outside of Mountain View and what's significant is that it's not just a few thousand square feet of office space - it's over 715,000 square feet the technology giant will be taking.
The new Sunnyvale campus has some nice features besides beautiful buildings. The Jay Paul Company (the owner and developer of the property) made sure to build and develop exceptional outdoor areas around the Technology Corner campus complete with water features, meandering sidewalks, plenty of greenspace and beautiful landscaping. The campus also comes with a state-of-the-art 16,000 square foot gym. So while the Google employees at Technology Corners won't have the same amenities as are found in the Mountain View main campus, the new space won't be too shabby.
The current resident of Technology Corner is a company called Aribia, Inc. Their leases expires in 2013, upon which, Google's term will begin. When Google does tee-up their move, most likely there will be some remodeling that will be done to the space. I've heard one person describe the tenant improvements as "needing to Google-ize the space".
Whether "Google-ize" means installing hair-cutting stations, message rooms and bean-bag chairs throughout the Technology Corners campus is yet to be determined (features found in other Google office buildings), but most likely the tenant improvments will be in line with their general philosophy of creating very comfortable, healthy work space.
For now, we can all sit back and wait for 2013 to roll around. By then, we will most likely see more big real estate moves by Google. We will make sure to continue tracking all the latest Google real estate moves...