Drawbridge Realty to Develop 5301 Southwest Parkway in Austin, Texas into Premier Corporate Campus

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Phase II of an Existing Class A Office Building Signals Growing Investor Confidence in the Austin Market and its Ability to Attract World-Class Companies

5301 Southwest Parkway

Our strategy with 5301 Southwest Parkway is to create the defining, contemporary corporate campus destination that will set the benchmark for all future office developments

Today Drawbridge Realty unveiled its plans to develop Phase II of 5301 Southwest Parkway in Austin, Texas into a world-class corporate campus destination. The development will include the addition of a new 125,000-square-foot corporate office building, expansion of the existing parking garage and a renovation to the existing 164,700-square-foot corporate office building. 5301 Southwest Parkway is already home to some of Austin’s most exciting and well-known companies such as Yeti Coolers and Textron Systems (formerly Overwatch Systems, Ltd.). This investment marks Drawbridge Realty’s largest investment in the Austin market to date.

“Drawbridge Realty continues to see opportunities in the Austin market that we are ready to capitalize on,” said Chris Elmendorf, vice president of investments for Drawbridge Realty. “This property in Southwest Austin gives us a great platform to create something unique.”

The Phase II development of 5301 Southwest Parkway will have design features and amenities unparalleled in the competitive Austin market today. This includes a first of its kind, a la carte amenities and features package including club facilities, like an arcade, racquetball, gaming, golf simulator and napping pods, to luxury options such as an on-site concierge, premium vending, mother’s room, gym, showers and lockers. The club and luxury extras are all built into the design strategy of the corporate campus development. Like buying a new car and selecting the “extras,” tenants will be able to choose from a wide menu of features and options in order to fully customize their corporate office environment.

“We know how competitive the market is in Austin to attract and retain the best talent,” said Mike Embree, vice president of asset management at Drawbridge Realty. “Our strategy with 5301 Southwest Parkway is to create the defining, contemporary corporate campus destination that will set the benchmark for all future office developments.”

Levy Architects has been selected as the lead design firm for 5301 Southwest Parkway. “We’re excited to partner once again with Drawbridge Realty,” stated Stephen Levy, AIA Levy Architects. “They have challenged us to design a world class corporate campus that will not only set the bar for a corporate campus, but will also hopefully stand the test of time, and reflect the best of what we like to call Texas Contemporary design that folks are seeing here in Austin and beyond.”

Troy Holme and Casey Ford, with CBRE in Austin will lease the new development. For more information contact direct at troy(dot)holme(at)cbre(dot)com or casey(dot)ford(at)cbre(dot)com.

For further information about Drawbridge or this transaction, please contact:
Brandi Tribulato, Vice President, Investor Relations
Drawbridge Realty, LLC
(415) 391-4470 or BTribulato(at)DrawbridgeRealty(dot)com

About Drawbridge Realty, LLC                                                                                                                                                    
Drawbridge Realty, LLC is a San Francisco-based real estate investment and development company that targets commercial property investments predominantly in select markets across the western United States with a current portfolio comprising over two and a half million square feet. The firm pursues properties suited to large corporate tenants, with an emphasis on fully occupied buildings, as well as properties that are ready for new development, redevelopment, or conversions to higher and better uses. The current portfolio is comprised of properties located in the Silicon Valley; San Diego; Austin, Texas; and Salt Lake City, Utah. Drawbridge has completed transactions with major corporations including Broadcom, Google, Johnson & Johnson, L-3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, Medtronic, Monsanto, National Instruments, Northrop Grumman, and Unisys. Learn more at http://www.DrawbridgeRealty.com.

About LEVY Architects, PLLC                                                                                                                                                                    
An Austin based full-service architecture firm with expertise in master planning, land planning, and sustainable design for Commercial, Corporate, Public, Multi-Family, Ranch, Residential, Hospitality and Industrial needs. Marrying the aesthetic with the pragmatic nature of all architectural projects, LEVY Architects, PLLC represents a new kind of design firm. The company, founded in 2003 by Stephen V. Levy, AIA, recognizes and rewards each architect’s contributions regardless of seniority. This model has positioned the company as one of the fastest growing firms in Austin. See recent projects and more at http://www.levyarchitects.com.

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