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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #75 on: April 01, 2018, 10:34:32 AM »
Some Jeff Bezos quotes from 2014 re an urban campus and the type of people he wants to attract...LA seems less puzzling in that context. I give Atlanta about 100:1 odds on winning this.
https://www.geekwire.com/2014/amazons-bezos-suburban-hq-wrong-decision/

“We could have built a suburban campus,” Bezos said, noting that a location outside of the city might have saved the company money. “I think it would have been the wrong decision.”

He said the types of people Amazon employs and wants to attract in the future “appreciate the energy and and dynamism of an urban environment,” which means the company is more likely to get the talent it wants with an urban campus.

It’s also better for the city of Seattle and the planet, he said. “I think it’s pretty much indisputable that urban campuses relative to suburban campuses are better because there’s much less commuting and much less fuel burned,” with many people choosing to live near work.

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #76 on: April 01, 2018, 10:59:22 PM »
Maybe this is an intentional fake news leak to buy them some time to quietly scoop up some property in the actual chosen location.

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #77 on: April 02, 2018, 11:45:14 AM »

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #78 on: November 03, 2018, 08:05:14 AM »
Looks like Northern VA/DC area

https://bloom.bg/2QgcF0F

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #79 on: November 03, 2018, 10:30:27 AM »

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #80 on: November 03, 2018, 10:52:01 AM »
Looks like Northern VA/DC area

https://bloom.bg/2QgcF0F



Should buy this now:
https://www.redfin.com/VA/Arlington/631-29th-St-S-22202/home/11277329

Will be $1.2M in 6 months.

There has to be better looking options. It looks hideous on the outside. All the neighbors on the street have relatively traditional looking houses.

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #81 on: November 03, 2018, 04:32:30 PM »
Looks like Northern VA/DC area

https://bloom.bg/2QgcF0F



Should buy this now:
https://www.redfin.com/VA/Arlington/631-29th-St-S-22202/home/11277329

Will be $1.2M in 6 months.

There has to be better looking options. It looks hideous on the outside. All the neighbors on the street have relatively traditional looking houses.

i actually like this look.  incredible amount of natural light with those floor to ceiling windows.  much better than all the stucco boxes here in irvine.

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #82 on: November 06, 2018, 02:01:43 PM »
I'm pretty shocked that Amazon is going to go into Queens, NY. That's going to exacerbate housing supply and pricing in that market.

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #83 on: November 06, 2018, 02:51:45 PM »
I'm pretty shocked that Amazon is going to go into Queens, NY. That's going to exacerbate housing supply and pricing in that market.

Me too. Friends who live there tell me the infrastructure can’t support it. Maybe Bezos will rebuild the subway system :)

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #84 on: November 06, 2018, 03:21:17 PM »
Interesting they didn’t pick NJ with a gigantic tax break. (I think)

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #85 on: November 06, 2018, 03:41:19 PM »
Interesting they didn’t pick NJ with a gigantic tax break. (I think)

$7 billion from NJ is a lot...but then you're in NJ with one of the worst airports in the US.

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #86 on: November 06, 2018, 04:07:12 PM »
I still can't see NY being an option. With very high taxes, very low housing stock (per Redfin only 4 SFR's for sale in the immediate area - 4!!!), and weak public schools, these are all big negatives to go into the area on a long term commitment. Yes, you have a strong workforce and relatively easy commuting, but $1.5 for this POS

https://www.redfin.com/NY/Long-Island-City/26-18-14th-Pl-11102/home/20944584

or $315k for a starter home like this:


https://www.redfin.com/NY/Unknown/51-34-30th-Ave-11377/unit-5L/home/147296263


(don't forget the $563 per month HOA dues.....)

NY and Long Island really don't match what the conditions were for winning an HQ2 bid.

Methinks this is wishful thinking by some - a head fake -  and eventually the decision will revert to one location only, and that in the Washington DC area.

My .02c


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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #87 on: November 06, 2018, 11:21:16 PM »
I still can't see NY being an option. With very high taxes, very low housing stock (per Redfin only 4 SFR's for sale in the immediate area - 4!!!), and weak public schools, these are all big negatives to go into the area on a long term commitment. Yes, you have a strong workforce and relatively easy commuting, but $1.5 for this POS

https://www.redfin.com/NY/Long-Island-City/26-18-14th-Pl-11102/home/20944584

or $315k for a starter home like this:


https://www.redfin.com/NY/Unknown/51-34-30th-Ave-11377/unit-5L/home/147296263


(don't forget the $563 per month HOA dues.....)

NY and Long Island really don't match what the conditions were for winning an HQ2 bid.

Methinks this is wishful thinking by some - a head fake -  and eventually the decision will revert to one location only, and that in the Washington DC area.

My .02c

Don't forgot NY is mostly co-ops and you don't actually own your unit

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #88 on: November 07, 2018, 06:50:49 AM »
I still can't see NY being an option. With very high taxes, very low housing stock (per Redfin only 4 SFR's for sale in the immediate area - 4!!!), and weak public schools, these are all big negatives to go into the area on a long term commitment. Yes, you have a strong workforce and relatively easy commuting, but $1.5 for this POS

https://www.redfin.com/NY/Long-Island-City/26-18-14th-Pl-11102/home/20944584

Unlikely you would live in an SFR in the area, more likely an apartment, condo, or co-op, and since the site is on a subway line, there are literally thousands within a 30-45 min commute.

If you want an SFR, you would live farther out in Queens or on Long Island and commute by train/subway.  Also literally tens of thousands for sale out there.

Costs in Queens are not much different than other big metro areas, like DC, Seattle, or even the OC



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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #89 on: November 07, 2018, 02:04:41 PM »
I'm so glad Amazon didn't move here. Like we need another 100,000 residents.

 

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