Shanghai, China (January 9, 2012) – NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) announced plans today for the development of a new centralized campus for Nike’s employees in Shanghai, China. The nearly 600,000 square foot headquarters will be built at The Springs, Tishman Speyer’s newest mixed-use development in Shanghai’s Yangpu District. Nike’s investment in developing this new centralized campus will support its long-term business growth strategy in China, where it celebrated 30 years of business in 2011. The Springs is Tishman Speyer’s largest project in China and follows the development of previous successful commercial projects in Tianjin and Chengdu.
“This announcement is very exciting and a strategic investment in our continued growth in China,” said Craig Cheek, VP & GM of Nike’s Greater China geography. “This new campus headquarters will allow us to elevate and expand on our facilities and capabilities while bringing all of our Shanghai based employees together from our portfolio of NIKE, Inc. Brands into one central campus.” In June 2011, Nike reported more than $2 billion in revenue for the first time for this geography and in its second quarter FY12 earnings reported on December 20, Nike reported a 35% increase in its revenue there.
“When we broke ground on The Springs in June, we were confident that world-class companies would recognize the value and importance of establishing a presence in Shanghai,” said Tishman Speyer co-CEOs Jerry Speyer and Rob Speyer. “The creation of the Nike Greater China Headquarters at The Springs underscores the strength of this market and importance of this development to the Shanghai business as well as residential communities. We’re thrilled that Nike, one of the world’s great global brands and companies, will be an anchor in this development and look forward to a long-term relationship.”
Nike has signed a long-term lease with Tishman Speyer, one of the world’s leading owners, developers, operators and investment managers of first-class real estate on the project. Tishman Speyer will construct the more than 587,227 square feet (approximately 54,575 square meters) of space in a multi-building campus. Nike said when complete, the campus within The Springs will consist of up to three office buildings and a five-story multi-purpose conference center, in a campus-type setting. Along with the commercial buildings, it will feature a soccer pitch and regulation-size indoor basketball court and state-of-the-art work-out facility. The campus will also include a full service food and beverage facility and a standalone conference center to host large-scale events and product unveilings. Nike expects to occupy the new space starting in the first quarter of 2014.
The Springs development is centrally located between the city’s two major airports, Hong Qiao and Pu Dong. It is being built along a major transit hub, connecting it to a subway interchange and 32 bus lines, providing high-speed connections to the greater Shanghai metropolitan region. Situated on a former airfield facility, it is also adjacent to a 33-acre ecological park reserve, unique to Shanghai, and all of its commercial components have been designed to LEED gold standards by a team of leading international architects and environmental consultants.
Tishman Speyer broke ground on The Springs in late June 2011. The first phase of the residential units will be for pre-sale in October 2012. The Springs is a 9.7 million square foot (900,230 square meters) full-service, “green” community, located less than eight miles from Shanghai’s Central Business District. When completed, it will feature approximately 900 units of residential housing and nearly 8 million square feet (740,000 square meters) of class-A office park, class-A commercial office space, SOHO live-work space, serviced apartments, hotel, retail business and cultural amenity space.
About NIKE, Inc.
NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned Nike subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; Cole Haan, which designs, markets and distributes luxury shoes, handbags, accessories and coats; Umbro Ltd., a leading United Kingdom-based global football (soccer) brand; and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, visit www.nikeinc.com.
About Tishman Speyer
Since its founding in 1978, Tishman Speyer has acquired, developed and/or managed over 118 million square feet of property around the world. From the beginning, we have been firmly committed to delivering enduring value to investors, tenants, and communities. Our signature assets have included New York's Rockefeller Center and the Chrysler Center, Frankfurt's MesseTurm and OpernTurm, São Paulo's Torre Norte, and Ventura Corporate Towers in Rio de Janeiro. Currently, Tishman Speyer has projects in different stages of development in major cities around the world, including Shanghai, Chengdu, Tianjin, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Frankfurt, London, Hyderabad, New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Sustainability is and will remain a critical and integrated element of Tishman Speyer’s culture. Around the world, Tishman Speyer has over 20.7 million square feet (1.92 million square meters) of LEED, HQE or BREEAM certified space. By 2012, that portfolio will expand to over 37.1 million square feet (3.44 million square meters) of sustainability-rated projects worldwide.
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