Neil Saunders of the research firm GlobalData said the new locations make sense for Amazon as it seeks proximity to political power, fashion and technology talent. She refused to sign a contract with the would-be buyer, and pulled the listing to wait for a more lucrative future. The Patent and Trademark Office began moving more than 7,000 jobs out of Crystal City in 2003.
Amazon's decision will bring to Arlington, Virginia, and the Long Island City section of NY a combined 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment over the next two decades. Stephen Moranis is a real estate industry veteran.
The new locations will join Seattle as the company's three headquarters in North America.
The company says it has invested $US160 billion in the United States since 2010, including in warehouses, data centres and employee compensation.
Amazon could not be reached for comment as of publication time on Wednesday. A GPP allows for input from the local community board and modifications or approval from the City Planning Commission, with the Empire State Development Corporation getting the final say over the plan. "For a high-cost market like Long Island City, incentives are a necessarily evil". "I think there was a way that this could've been done in a different manner and it would've been right, to make things right for the community".
"Wait so you're saying that they're paying him to lobby them and then you see Adam Schiff, the incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, saying he's going to investigate the president for daring to criticize Jeff Bezos?".
The neighborhood is already contending with the problems that a sudden influx of residents bring.
In New York, Amazon selected Long Island City, just across the East River from Midtown Manhattan and the Upper East Side - a location it touted for its blend of cultural institutions, arts organizations, new and converted housing, restaurants, bars, breweries, waterfront parks, hotels, academic institutions, and small and large tech sector and industrial businesses.
To build Amazon's campus, the state plans to circumvent the city rezoning process using a controversial land use procedure called a General Project Plan, which was also used to develop Atlantic Yards and Hudson Yards. She had to tell them it was in contract.
"Over the last week I've received 50 inquiries on that one property - we hadn't received 50 inquiries over the previous 100 days", said Rasoul, an agent with Mosaic Realty Group. Worries are arising, in fact, that housing prices in both places- whether for renters or buyers - are destined to price out all but the most affluent in the coming years.
Online searches for homes in the two locales have skyrocketed. The Long Island City headquarter appears to be on Vernon Boulevard between 45th Avenue and 45th Rd.; the Arlington headquarters looks to be on Jefferson Davis Highway near South Hayes Street; and the Nashville center correlates to the intersection of Church Street and 10th Ave.
Virginia Tech said their new campus was a key component in attracting Amazon to Virginia.
Google, for example, is also planning a major expansion in NY. And agents at Modern Spaces, a brokerage based in the neighborhood, were so busy on Sunday that they summoned management for reinforcement.
New York City did not offer any special tax breaks to Amazon as part of the deal.
The agreement with Arlington County also pledges assistance in securing the necessary approval for a helipad on Amazon's new campus.
Amazon had originally said it was looking to build a single "HQ2" in a large urban area, with proximity to a major airport and access to mass transit. It ranks No. 1 in newly authorized units, as well as for permits awaiting approval.
While the NY deal is worth more for Amazon, it also comes with more requirements than the Virginia agreement.
The company had more than 230 bids from U.S. cities before whittling the number down to 20 early this year.
Presumptive state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) wouldn't take a position on the Amazon plan during an appearance on WBAI radio. Boston said it would set up an "Amazon Task Force" of city employees who would work on Amazon's behalf.
"This is not the end; it's the start of something even bigger for Mississauga", said Crombie. "Construction costs have increased significantly so it's harder to produce affordable housing".
"What happened in other markets, we want to avoid here", Thompson said.