Apple falls for AustinApple falls for Austinhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=14572015-03-23T11:31:00Z2015-03-23T11:30:00Z

AUSTIN - Apple Inc. has purchased Riata Crossing North, a four-building office complex in Northwest Austin near the site of its ongoing Austin expansion.

The seller of the 350,000-sf complex on Riata Vista Circle was an entity of San Francisco-based Spear Street Capital.

Apple already occupies the entire complex, which it had been leasing. Riata Crossing is across the street from where Apple is building its new Americas Operations Center, a 1 million-sf project at West Parmer Lane and Delcour Dr. that the company has valued at more than $348 million.

Located on 28.8 acres, Riata Crossing North has an appraised value of $62.5 million, according to Travis Central Appraisal District records.

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple is in line for incentives totaling more than $34 million from the state, city and county for locating its America Operations Center in Austin.

The company is to receive $8.6 million in tax breaks from the City of Austin, $5 million to $6 million from Travis County and $21 million from the state. Apple has not yet received any incentives money from the city or from Travis County, but did get a $5.25 million incentives payment from the Texas Enterprise Fund, according to state records.

The incentives were approved in 2012, contingent on the technology giant creating more than 3,600 new full-time jobs in Austin, retaining 3,100 existing jobs it had at that time, and spending at least $282 million on new buildings and equipment in Austin over a ten-year period.

As of the end of 2013, Apple had 4,091 full-time employees in Austin, excluding contract workers, according to documents filed with the City of Austin.

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