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Blanca CRE Completes 16,000 Sf Lease For Shiver Entertainment At The Offices At Sunset Place
Former Zynga executives bring video game development firm to South Miami on the eve of the eMerge Americas conference.
The Shops at Sunset Place is jointly owned by an affiliate of Simon Property Group, Inc. and Institutional Mall Investors, LLC (IMI). Tere Blanca, Alison Pages and Alexander Cahlin of Blanca Commercial Real Estate (http://www.blancacre.com/)
“The Offices at Sunset Place is an ideal location for technology firms like Shiver Entertainment,”
Shiver Entertainment is backed by tech industry heavy-hitters John Schappert, Jason Andersen, and John Osvald. John Schappert serves as CEO and started his career as a programmer on hits like Madden NFL Football. He and Jason Andersen founded Tiburon Entertainment in 1994, which was acquired by Electronic Arts (EA) in 1998. After joining EA, Schappert served in various executive positions including Chief Operating Officer. He also served as Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, overseeing Xbox LIVE and Microsoft Game Studios. Most recently, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Zynga.
“We’d like to help establish Miami as a tech hub for video game development and publishing,”
Jason Andersen co-founded Shiver Entertainment as Vice President of Technology. Previously, he founded Budcat Creations, which was acquired by Activision in 2008. He has worked on some of the industry’s largest franchises, including Guitar Hero, NHL Hockey, and Clay Fighter. Co-founder John Osvald, serves as Vice President of Production. Osvald was instrumental in the rise of Zynga, where he helped establish its data-driven product design methodology. He has worked on a variety of hit games including FarmVille, FrontierVille, and CastleVille.
The firm’s new space will be designed and built-out to suit Shiver Entertainment’
“The aim is to create a distinctive style and character that is unique to Shiver’s relaxed way of approaching business,” says Alvarez.
Since opening in 1999 as South Miami’s first open-air retail marketplace, The Shops at Sunset Place has emerged as a destination for shopping, entertainment and dining. The property features AMC 24 Sunset Place with IMAX Theatre, Buffalo Wild Wings, Color Me Mine, GameTime, and Splitsville Luxury Lanes and Dinner Lounge. The Shops at Sunset Place is also home to leading retailers including American Eagle Outfitters, Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble Superstore, Express, Forever 21, Gap/Gap Kids, Hollister Co., It’ Sugar, Love Culture, The Disney Store, Victoria’s Secret, Z-Gallerie, and many more. Approximately 100,000 square feet of the complex will be developed for office and educational uses.
For leasing information, please contact Tere Blanca, Alison Pages or Alexander Cahlin of Blanca Commercial Real Estate at (305) 577-8850.
Shcwartz Media Strategies
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