Contact: James Paxson, General Manager Hacienda Owners Association 925.734.6500
PLEASANTON, Calif. - Hacienda businesses were active in the last few months with a number of key announcements coming from several tenants. Likewise, tenant activity in the park has been steady and strong with over a dozen new companies settling into Hacienda since the beginning of the year.
"Tenant activity in Hacienda has been very good so far this year" says James Paxson, Hacienda's general manager. "Even with a slight increase in vacancy this last month, Hacienda's occupancy has increased by nearly two percentage points since the end of last year. Additional activity is expected before the end of the year."
Here is a summary of just some of what has gone on in Northern California's largest mixed-use development in the past few months:
Virtual Tours of Guinness & Famous Distilleries
Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, has partnered with Google's Business View to offer a free virtual tour that allows people to see inside the walls of the famous Guinness Storehouse and four other distilleries.
The free 360-degree virtual tour offers people an inside look at the Guinness Storehouse at St. James' Gate in Dublin, the number one tourist attraction in Ireland. The tour includes all seven floors of the massive building, including the top-floor Gravity Bar, the highest bar in Dublin.
Virtual tours are also available at four single-malt scotch whiskey distilleries in Scotland - Cardhu, the Singleton of Glen Ord, Talisker and Lagavulin.
"People travel from all over the world to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin and to our distilleries in Scotland to learn about the heritage and provenance of their favorite brands," Venky Balakrishnan, Diageo's global vice president of digital innovation, said. "Google Business View brings the immersive experience of visiting these famous landmarks to people, regardless of where they are in the world."
Learn more about Diageo at diageo.com . Use Google to search for virtual tours of Guinness Storehouse and the four distilleries.
Plex Software Adopted by Accuride
Plex Systems' unique manufacturing management software will be used by the Accuride Corporation to manage its financials and supply chain systems.
Indiana-based Accuride is a leading supplier of components to the North American commercial vehicle industry, such as school buses, big rigs and fire trucks. The company has adopted Plex Enterprise Edition financials and supply chain applications.
"Accuride manufactures many of the same components at more than one production facility, but Plex now will enable us to easily view real-time production and business information at the enterprise level," Paul Wright, Accurides's IT director, said. "This portfolio view of our operations that the Plex applications provide will unlock a host of efficiencies, such as fulfilling orders based on inventory and proximity to the end-customer and improved forecasting across all of Accuride."
Michigan-based Plex, with offices in Hacienda, offers software specifically created for manufacturers to manage production from start to finish. Plex pioneered cloud solutions for the shop floor, connecting suppliers, machines, people, systems and customers with capabilities that are easy to configure, deliver continuous innovation and reduce information technology costs.
Learn more about Plex Systems at plex.com
Oracle Releases Tools for Big Data
Oracle has released a variety of big data solutions that simplify information access and discovery, enabling customers to turn raw data into usable information quickly. Oracle Big Data Discovery, Oracle GoldenGate for Big Data, Oracle Big Data SQL 1.1, and Oracle NoSQL Database 3.2.5 further Oracle's vision to enable Hadoop, NoSQL, and SQL technologies to work together and be deployed securely in any model - whether public cloud, private cloud or an on-premises infrastructure.
"Data is a new kind of capital and enterprises must invest their data capital strategically to create the best return," said Neil Mendelson, vice president of big data at Oracle. "Oracle gives customers an integrated platform that helps simplify access to all their data, discover new insights, predict outcomes in real time, and keep all their data governed and secure."
Hacienda has recently welcomed a number of new tenants to the park. New tenants arriving in Hacienda over the past three months include:
Dr. Alex Anastasiou, DO, 5890 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 215, (925) 425-0191, www.dralexpsychiatry.com Provider of adolescent and adult psychiatry.
Ananda Bhavan, 4515 Rosewood Drive, Suite 700, (925) 924-1122 www.anandabhavanusa.com A restaurant featuring authentic South Indian cuisine.
Stanford Children's Health Bayside Medical Group, 5890 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 212. (925) 463-1234 www.baysidemedical.com Provider of health services for children.
Solid Personnel, 5933 Coronado Lane, Suite 201. (510) 370-3550 www.solidpersonnel.com Headquarters for recruiting and staffing firm.
Leisure Sports, 4670 Willow Road, Suite 100, (925) 600-1966 www.leisuresportsinc.com Designers, developers, owners and managers of high-end fitness resorts.
Hacienda is the largest development of its kind in Northern California. Over 10 million square feet of existing, mixed-use space is occupied by some 660 companies that locally employ approximately 19,000 people. Hacienda's businesses represent the best and the brightest of contemporary corporate America and provide the home to everything from small offices to regional centers to large campuses for company headquarters. In addition, Hacienda also features homes to some 4,300 residents. Residential developments also provide a full spectrum of choices from stylish rental units to single family detached homes.