Cushman & Wakefield Announces Opening of 2 New Restaurants at The Shops at Esplanade

first_imgCushman & Wakefield announced the opening of two new restaurants at The Shops at Esplanade, on the SEC of Camelback Rd. and 24th St.The new tenants are part of Esplanade owner, MetLife, and Cushman & Wakefield’s efforts to revitalize the property’s retail presence.“We have worked diligently with MetLife to attract an exciting and successful blend of restaurants and retailers at the property that will suit this market,” said Jon Cowen, senior director at Cushman & Wakefield. “The Camelback Corridor provides a fabulous market opportunity for the correct tenants and we’re pleased that ownership’s plan is coming to fruition.”Pearl Live!, a Scottsdale–based company, will open a sushi restaurant with live entertainment. Pearl Live! at the Esplanade will be the second sushi/entertainment concept for renowned restaurateur, Jimmy Carlin.The Esplanade location will feature a large, outdoor patio, an indoor/outdoor bar, and live music. Situated directly across from the Ritz Carlton, the space was previously occupied by Morton’s Steakhouse. Carlin plans to cater to the business lunch and happy hour crowds, but also provide an upscale venue at night.Bob Tam, former corporate chef for P.F. Chang’s and current director of culinary operations for Maven Hospitality Group (which recently opened The Strand Urban Italian in Downtown Phoenix), will be responsible for the creation of Pearl Live!’s menu. The approximate 7,977 SF sushi restaurant is slated to open in May.Solo Trattoria, a new concept from Chicago-based Gemstone Café Group, plans to open  at the Esplanade in mid February. Brittany Harrison of Catalyst Commercial represented the tenant in this transaction, bringing the company’s first location to Arizona.The Modern Italian restaurant leased approximately 2,555 SF of space which was previously occupied by Picazzo’s Pizza. Solo Trattoria will feature Italian food, including Naples style thin crust pizza, authentic pastas, imported cheeses, and wine and beer.Jon Cowen and Summer Jackson of Cushman & Wakefield serve as exclusive leasing agents for The Shops at Esplanade. Larry Downey, Jerry Jacobs, and Michael Crystal lease the available office space for property owner MetLife.last_img read more

Will Coronavirus Change How We Define Heroes?

first_imgIt’s less the idealised action hero variety that typically makes the news, and more the discreet, low-key, often more female variety that, she says, “is much less dramatic and more personal, that’s not necessarily a sudden act but is more of a continual commitment”. Her example includes those who donate kidneys to people they’ve never met. Or, yes, those who might choose to put the safety of themselves and their families first, but who instead treat the infectious hands-on day after day. Langdon suggests that, while the idea of the hero has been a core trope of culture for millennia, perhaps the super-hero movie phenomenon of the last decade speaks to some renewed, deep-seated need for it. But he also stresses how confused our thinking about heroism can be. We expect, for example, our heroes to be pure. How can a man who tackles a terrorist with a narwhal tusk (in London late last year) also be a convicted murderer himself? The current Covid crisis will throw more definitive ideas of heroism into the spotlight – Philip ZimbardoZimbardo subsequently became the leading authority on the nature of evil. But in more recent years he’s been pondering what he sees as its opposite: heroism. It’s kick-started the fledgling psychological field loosely dubbed ‘hero studies’. “Heroism is situational – it’s the moment that calls for the hero, not the hero that makes the situation. And the opportunity to act heroically may never come in a lifetime,” Langdon explains. “Heroes are not special people, but they do manage to get past the psychology that would stop other people from acting. Now though we have the opportunity to reframe the heroic as also something more everyday. People don’t tend to think of nurses, for example, as mythic figures. This pandemic may allow us to see heroism in a very different way.” Teaching heroism is an idea also being pursued by Matt Langdon, founder of the Hero Construction Company, which takes similar ideas into boardrooms as well as classrooms. Among them, Ford and US property company Real Estate One as well as Hero Round Table, the leading conference event on heroism. It’s given fresh food for thought to Philip Zimbardo, professor emeritus at Stanford University in California. He’s the psychologist famed for his Stanford Prison Experiment, in which students were assigned roles as inmates or wardens in a mock jail. The experiment had to be abandoned after the students took on their roles rather too enthusiastically. “I think it’s inevitable that some people are given less credit because they’re seen as being heroic as part of their job. Risk to them is routine,” she says. “But it seems to me that this virus presents conditions that are anything but routine. And what we’re seeing in the use of the word ‘hero’ now is a recognition of those dangers, made all the clearer by the stark contrast between most of us staying at home while others are out there keeping things moving. Maybe now attitudes to the standing of some work, like nursing, will change.” Covid-19 might be a villain with global ambitions but it’s certainly not without its nemeses. The notion of the hero has become a global motif. In the UK, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has spoken of the “heroic” frontline key workers. Radio ads for the energy networks trumpet support for our “healthcare heroes”. In Thailand, artists have launched an online campaign dubbed ‘Support Our Heroes’, while in the US the Democrats have proposed a premium pay scheme for essential workers called the ‘Heroes Fund’. … Read the whole story: BBC More of our Members in the Media > … Frank Farley, professor of psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia, and an expert on extreme behaviours, argues that personality is a factor. Heroic acts may be a product of a desire to defend one’s reputation: a sense of esprit d’corp, an overly strong self-belief, even a characteristic predilection for thrill seeking – the “T type” personality, as he calls it. Quite what underpins heroism is, so far, little understood. It may be about status. A 2012 experiment showed that people who were more willing to endure pain – by keeping their bare forearms dunked in ice water – were subsequently judged to be more likeable and were given a greater share of a money pot other volunteers could divide up as they saw fit. … That fits the contention of Alice Eagly, professor of psychology at Northwestern University in Illinois, who has argued more for a wider ‘relational heroism’, as she calls it. Reframing ‘heroism’ “I’m not sure why this topic hasn’t been considered more deeply before,” says Zimbardo. “After all, heroism is the best [quality] in human nature, an ideal we can all aspire to. Of course, there’s exaggeration in the use of the term ‘hero’. Celebrities are confused with heroes these days. Lately the conception of the hero has probably become diluted – it’s being applied to, say, people who buy the groceries for their neighbour. That’s altruism. That’s being decent. But I think the current Covid crisis will throw more definitive ideas of heroism into the spotlight.” “We don’t tend to think of people who work in hospitals as taking risk so much as mitigating it, but you do see these kinds of qualities in medical people. After all, if you were risk-averse you probably wouldn’t go into ICU work,” he says. “But then the [reason behind the] behaviour of medical staff is especially opaque. I’ve studied heroism for years now and still can’t claim to understand it. But it is an astounding quality, a beacon of light in the human condition.”last_img read more

Central London matches 2007 take-up to defy property gloom

first_imgThe City of London led the charge, according to CBRE’s research, with a total 1.4m sq ft transacted – up from 1m sq ft in Q1 2007.Kevin McCauley, head of central London research at CBRE, said the outlook for the market also looked good. ‘Whilst financial sector activity was reduced to 23% of total take-up in the City in the first quarter compared with 42% in the first quarter of 2007, encouragingly, the first quarter saw the financial sector activate a number of new searches, including a 200,000 sq ft requirement from ING,’ he said. ‘However, the impact of Bear Stearns collapse in mid-March on market sentiment remains to be seen.’But the research also said the credit crunch has impacted on rents with prime rents down from £65/sq ft in the City to £60/sq ft and remaining static at £120/sq ft in the West End.The research also showed the impact of the debt-expensive market on Central London with £2.5bn spent in the first quarter of the year compared to £3.9bn in Q1 2007 and £6bn in Q2 2008.McCauley, added: ‘At the moment there is 13.3m sq ft of space under construction across Central London; of this amount, 4.9m sq ft is pre-let. The majority of speculative space under construction is in the City, totalling 6.5m sq ft, which is the highest level on record. We anticipate that 2008 will see the highest completion totals before new construction declines in successive years. For the period 2009 to 2012 a further 6.2m sq ft is planned for construction but developers have not yet broken ground.’last_img read more

Riverhead Man Stabbed in Flanders

first_imgA 32-year-old man leaving his sister’s house in Flanders was stabbed in the early morning hours on Sunday, Southampton Town police said.The victim, who lives in Riverhead, was attacked by an unknown assailant after leaving a house on Oak Avenue at about 3:30 a.m., according to police.Police said he sustained a single stab wound to his abdomen. The Flanders Northampton Volunteer Ambulance Corps treated the man at the scene and transported him to Peconic Medical Center for treatment.Detectives are actively investigating the incident and asking anyone with information to contact the detective division at 631-702-2230. All tips will remain Sharelast_img read more

First biogas-fuelled micro-turbine generator in Hong Kong

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Praxair named a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company

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Web watch – Reporters beware

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

With schedules, Trump, Clinton reveal strategy and style

first_img COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) – What do you see when you zoom in on a single day of the campaign?Take this past Tuesday, when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were in Florida.Trump held two rallies, touching as many as 20,000 people. Clinton spoke to roughly 1,750 at her one public event.Trump focuses on big events, on television interviews and on an array of stand-ins advocating for him in the media.Clinton’s efforts are about turnout. At carefully staged events and in local media, she relies on a small army of supporters campaigning in pivotal states – working to get people to register and volunteer.Trump’s campaign would surely love to have Clinton’s organization and attention to detail. Clinton’s team would love to see her speaking to packed arenas and airplane hangars. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: October 29, 2016 1:14 PM EDT With schedules, Trump, Clinton reveal strategy and style SHARElast_img read more

Locomore shows the need to remove barriers to market entry, says ALLRAIL

first_imgGERMANY: Locomore filing for insolvency highlights the crippling cost challenges and entry barriers’ in the rail sector which are ‘limiting the growth of eco-friendly transport’, according to the Alliance of Rail New Entrants. ALLRAIL said Locomore was the fourth start-up in recent years to ‘fall flat’ when trying to enter the German long-distance passenger market. Veolia’s Interconnex service between Leipzig, Berlin, Rostock and Warnemünde ended in December 2014, and proposals from MSM and Der Schnellzug were unsuccessful. ALLRAIL said new market entrants would bring innovation to the rail sector. Impeding them ‘can only lead to stagnation and failure’, and it ‘firmly believes’ that countries must create conditions for ‘genuine competition’. In particular, ALLRAIL said state incumbent DB’s refusal to sell Locomore tickets ‘must have been a major contributory factor in its collapse.’ ALLRAIL is calling for: Open and transparent passenger information and ticket sales practices, with ticket distribution integrated with existing sales channels and non-discriminatory access to ticket vending facilities and infrastructure. Combined journey rights for all through rail tickets. A European-level strategy to improve the climate for new entrants, including transparent infrastructure charges based on direct costs only, with limited or no mark-ups as long as rail competes without distance-based road pricing for cars, buses and lorries. Support for financing tools to reduce the risk of short-term lack of liquidity for new entrants. Access to and optimal use of commercial and operational facilities. Improved financing and non-discriminatory access to unused second-hand rolling stock. ALLRAIL was established end of March by the European Rail Freight Association which represents non-incumbent freight operators, independent ticket retailer Trainline and open access passenger operators LEO Express and Regiojet of the Czech Republic, Sweden’s MTR Nordic, Italy’s NTV, Austria’s Westbahn More members are expected to join.last_img read more

Digital automatic couplers on test

first_imgPhotos: DB/Volker EmerslebenEUROPE: Trials with prototype digital automatic couplers from four manufacturers are to start this month, with a view to selecting a single type of coupler that could be introduced across Europe.Testing will continue through to December 2022. The pilot project aims to obtain regulatory approval for the chosen design which would provide automatic connection of power, data and compressed air links between wagons.A €13m research contract for the pilot project was awarded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport & Digital Infrastructure to a consortium led by Deutsche Bahn. Also in the consortium are SBB Cargo, Rail Cargo Austria and wagon leasing companies Ermewa, GATX Rail Europe and VTG.In the initial phase of tests 12 wagons, including some tank wagons, will be fitted with prototype couplers. In the second phase a demonstrator train of 24 wagons will be formed for trial running in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and other countries. The trials will include regular operations and testing in marshalling yards.Germany’s Parliamentary State Secretary responsible for rail Enak Ferlemann said that ‘we need to find solutions at the European level. The financial challenges involved are considerable, and they are not the kind of thing that companies alone can solve; we will need a comprehensive European programme with sufficient funding.’Sabina Jeschke, DB’s Board Member for Digitalisation & Technology, said ‘we are delighted that we can implement this project together with our strong partners in the consortium. When the digital automatic coupling is introduced throughout Europe, it will be a revolution for freight transport by rail — and an enormous relief for employees’.The results of the trials will be fed into the European Digital Automatic Coupler Delivery Programme which has been endorsed by the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking. The programme covers technical assessments, testing, demonstrations, definition of migration plans, assessment of interfaces with other freight-related programmes, business cases and the identification of resources.An interim working group is to be set up ‘without delay’ with activities starting under Shift2Rail, which will provide support within existing contracts and ‘involve the key role of Innovation Programme 5’.A successor programme will follow, which would include a so-called ‘Transforming Project’ dedicated to freight, ‘consolidating the sector’s and the European Union’s commitment to shifting freight to rail, in line with the European Green Deal targets’.last_img read more