Hercules Flexes Anderson Pacific’s ‘new downtown’
By Blanca Torres
San Francisco Business Times
After eight years of planning, a city hall cri¬sis and an economic recession, developer Anderson Pacific looks forward to breaking ground next year on its Hercules Bayfront proj¬ect that will eventually include up to 1,300 residential units, 165,000 square feet of office space and 90,000 square feet of retail.
The project is one of a handful of developments that are shaping up to remake Hercules in the aftermath of a redevelopment and financial mess left by previous city leaders. The others include a Safeway-anchored shopping center, another retail center by McNellis Partners and Presidio Development Partners’ revival of Sycamore North, a half-built multifamily project.
Anderson Pacific plans to start infrastructure work on the waterfront project in the spring and then begin the first phase of 750 multifamily units in the fall.
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Macy + Associates Signs Two New Accounts In Northern California
Full Service Branding, PR and Advertising Agency lands PR Services for Equity Residential in Northern California, and a Multi-faceted Marketing Campaign for the 42-Acre Master Planned Development, Hercules Bayfront.
(San Francisco – October 10, 2012) – The branding, public relations and advertising agency, Macy + Associates, starts out the fourth quarter of 2012 with two major account wins in Northern California.
Equity Residential has retained Macy + Associates as the public relations agency of record for its residential projects in Northern California. The agency had initially begun work with the Equity Residential team on a project in 2011, and now Equity Residential is expanding that relationship regionally.
Hercules Bayfront is a 42-acre, master-planned, mixed-use, transit-oriented development in the Northern California community of Hercules. Located half way between San Francisco and Napa Valley, just 15 minutes north of Berkeley, the project is the vision of development partners Oso Trabuco, LLC and Anderson Pacific, LLC. Hercules Bayfront will ultimately consist of two distinct, multi-family residential communities along the the shores of San Pablo Bay that are connected by a central, mixed-use downtown retail district that incorporates additional housing, street-front retail and commercial office, all accessing the City’s under construction Intermodal Transit Center connecting Hercules to the Greater Bay Area.
With offices in San Francisco and Playa del Rey (Los Angeles region), Macy + Associates has a client list that includes real estate, hospitality, architecture, corporate, F&B, legal and finance. More information on the agency can be found at www.macyinc.com
Macy + Associates, a Boutique Branding, Advertising and Public Relations Agency based in Playa del Rey, sees significant growth in second quarter: Signs Napa Valley Corporate Park and renowned Architectural Firm, TCA.
Additional Second Quarter Account Wins Include Rolling Stone / Los Angeles, Rolling Stone’s Only Restaurant and Entertainment Venue; and Polaris Group, one of California’s Leading Residential Sales and Marketing Firms.
(Playa del Rey, CA – June 12, 2012) – The second quarter of 2012 has been a strong one for the branding, advertising and public relations agency, Macy + Associates Inc. Headquartered in Playa del Rey, CA, with a regional office in San Francisco, the agency has signed four diverse clients during the second quarter of 2012.
The most recent client addition, Napa Valley Corporate Park, is located at the entrance to the Napa Valley on Highway 29. Home to what is now the largest resort in Northern California, The Meritage Resort & Spa, as well as elite tasting rooms including Patz & Hall; facilities for Robert Mondavi, and a portfolio of exclusive low-rise office buildings owned by LBA Realty, among many other tenants, Napa Valley Corporate Park has engaged the agency to develop greater brand awareness for the overall development.
TCA, formerly Thomas P. Cox: Architects, Inc., is an award-winning architectural firm based in Orange County, CA and is recognized as a leader in the planning and design of multifamily housing environments throughout the Western US and overseas. Specializing in high-density multifamily housing, their portfolio includes Student and Senior Housing, Affordable, Mixed-Use and Transit-Oriented projects. Overseas projects include a wide range of market-rate and affordable condominiums and apartments, in addition to mixed-use and resorts. An early leader in Sustainable Building practices, TCA strives to incorporate green technologies into all of their designs. Macy + Associates has been signed as the public relations agency of record.
Rolling Stone / LA is Hollywood’s newest restaurant and live concert venue brought to you by the iconic magazine, and boasts an unrivaled experience that combines dining, music and culture. Touted as the hottest location for incubating and showcasing the best and brightest in LA’s music, art, film, fashion and entertainment worlds, RSLA has engaged the agency for a broad range of services including brand management, advertising creative, establishing graphic standards, website development, public relations, and events development.
Headquartered in San Francisco, with a strong presence in Los Angeles and San Diego, Polaris Group is an intelligence-driven sales and marketing firm specializing in high-density urban developments in Northern and Southern California. As the public relations agency of record, Macy + Associates has been challenged with growing the firm’s exposure and brand recognition in Southern California.
Rolling Stone / Los Angeles has engaged Macy + Associates as their advertising and public relations agency of record.
Located in the iconic Hollywood & Highland development in Hollywood, CA, Rolling Stone / LA encompasses an acclaimed restaurant, contemporary entertainment space and lounge, plus an intimate VIP club. According to agency principal, Kim Macy, “We’re excited to be working as part of the team to bring Rolling Stone / LA to the forefront of dining, music and culture on the West Coast.”
TIAA-CREF Engages Agency In San Francisco
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA) and College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF) is undertaking a substantial renovation of its 42-story, 813,000 SF tower and retail plaza at 50 Fremont in San Francisco, and has recently hired the agency to undertake an extensive public relations campaign to support the leasing effort.
In addition to focusing on the benefits of the project’s renovation for which the agency has already received positive media coverage from the architectural critic at the San Francisco Chronicle (link to print edition).
The team uncovered that the property is only one of less than a dozen LEED EB Platinum properties in San Francisco. As such, the agency has engaged the media in renewed appreciation for the hard-won accolade and TIAA-CREF’s commitment to sustainability in the workplace.