Hacienda Reports an Active Start in 2015

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Hacienda businesses were active in the last few months with a number of key announcements coming from several tenants. Likewise, tenant activity in the park has been steady and strong with over a dozen new companies settling into Hacienda since the beginning of the year.

“Tenant activity in Hacienda has been very good so far this year” says James Paxson, Hacienda’s general manager. “Even with a slight increase in vacancy this last month, Hacienda’s occupancy has increased by nearly two percentage points since the end of last year. Additional activity is expected before the end of the year.”

Major Business Activity
Here is a summary of just some of what has gone on in Northern California’s largest mixed-use development in the past few months:

iTradeNetwork Improves Efficiency of Nation’s Food Supply  

The nation’s food network is operating more efficiently, thanks to a new food traceability project from iTradeNetwork. iTradeNetwork is the leading provider of global supply chain solutions, allowing the food industry to track goods and services with the company’s cloud-based solutions.

The Hacienda-based company has partnered with Dot Foods, the nation’s largest food redistributor, to launch the innovative supply chain traceability project. “Dot has consistently shown leadership and innovation in the ways they use iTradeNetwork solutions,” Jim Corbett, iTradeNetwork vice president, said. “Working with Dot has helped us refine the ways we can use the (advanced shipment information) to act as a fundamental framework for capturing critical traceability signals.”

The project leverages iTradeNetwork’s ability to capture, cleanse and transmit information electronically from food and beverage suppliers through every stage of the supply chain. The Dot Foods traceability solution takes data from the standard GS1-128 pallet label and associates it with active shipments and sales orders being transmitted electronically to customers. The resulting system aligns with industry-driven traceability and food safety requirements while providing advanced shipment information using iTradeNetwork’s procurement system for food service distributors and operators. iTradNetwork’s networks are used by more than 8,000 companies in the food industry, including many of the country’s biggest grocery retailers, food distributors, food service management companies and restaurant chains.

Learn more about iTradeNetwork at www.itradenetwork.com.


Xerox Expands Learning Services for Businesses 

Xerox has expanded its learning services with the recent acquisition of the Seattle-based Intrepid Learning Solutions’ learning services to provide employees with the latest skills and knowledge to improve business performance. Xerox’s learning services unit focuses on implementing systems that manage a company’s internal talent management and employee learning programs, including live classroom sessions and e-learning.

The acquisition of Intrepid’s learning services will add consulting services and custom-tailored course curriculum. The firm also offers instructors, trainers and facilitators to provide classroom instruction, plus administration and logistics to ensure employees get instruction in a timely and effective manner.

“The speed of change in today’s business world means that in order to stay relevant, companies and their employees must be at the top of their game,” Mark Hill, group executive of Xerox human resource services, said. “The addition of Intrepid’s expertise to our learning organization significantly expands our ability to deliver impactful, engaging and comprehensive learning solutions accessible to our customers at the point and time of greatest need.”

Xerox’s acquisition does not include Intrepid’s cloud-based learning technology business, which will continue to be marketed under the Intrepid Learning brand. The two companies will launch a partnership alliance to present clients with unified learning options using Intrepid’s technology and Xerox’s e-learning, consulting, administration and classroom training programs.

Learn more about Xerox at xerox.com. Read about the acquisition at news.xerox.com/news/Xerox-Acquires-Intrepid-Learning-Solutions-learning-services.


IronPlanet Expands with Merger     

IronPlanet just got bigger with the acquisition of Associated Auction Services LLC. Associated Auction Services was as an alliance of Caterpillar and several of its independent Cat dealers and operated under the name Cat Auction Services.

Hacienda-based IronPlanet is the leading online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks. Once combined, the two companies will provide buyers and sellers of used heavy construction equipment a unique auction experience backed by technology, services and equipment expertise unmatched in the industry.

“I am very excited about the combination of IronPlanet and Cat Auction Services, two trusted partners in helping buyers and sellers with their used heavy equipment acquisition and disposition needs,” Gregory J. Owens, IronPlanet chairman and CEO, said. “The power of IronPlanet’s technology, multiple marketplace formats and global buyer base coupled with Cat Auction Services’ live, onsite auction format and deep equipment expertise will provide the most powerful and complete suite of auction remarketing tools in the industry.”

The transaction was completed in early April. Learn more about IronPlanet at ironplanet.org.

New Tenants
Hacienda has recently welcomed a number of new tenants to the park. New tenants arriving in Hacienda over the past three months include:

Bodhtree, 5994 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 221, (408) 954-8700, www.bodhtree.com  Corporate headquarters for a global IT services provider.

Cardio Barre, 5688 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 02, www.cardiobarre.com  A studio featuring ballet workouts.

Litwak & Associates, 4733 Chabot Drive, Suite 105. Financial Services

Markel Service, 3875 Hopyard Road, Suite 141.  Insurance

National Budget Planners, 5758 W. Las Positas Blvd., www.nationalbudget.org  Providers of credit counseling services.

S.R. Smith, 3825 Hopyard Road, Suite 220,  Consumer Goods

Comprehensive Psychiatric Services, 5924 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 210,  (925) 223-6157, www.psych-doctor.com  Providers of psychiatric services.

Focal Point, 4695 Chabot Drive, Suite 200, (925) 967-2197, www.alayyajnik.com  Business coaching and training.

Kids Care Dental, 4555 Hopyard Road, Suite 19, www.kidscaredental.com  Providers of dental services.

Opes Advisors, 5075 Hopyard Road, Suite 130, (925) 600-2000, www.opesadvisors.com  A financial services firm.

SmartZip, 4450 Rosewood Drive, 3rd Floor, (855) 661-1064, www.smartzip.com  Real estate analytics and predictive marketing software desginers.

Party City, 4575 Rosewood Drive, www.partycity.com  A party goods store.

About Hacienda
Hacienda is the largest development of its kind in Northern California. Over 10 million square feet of existing, mixed-use space is occupied by some 660 companies that locally employ approximately 18,000 people. Hacienda’s businesses represent the best and the brightest of contemporary corporate America and provide the home to everything from small offices to regional centers to large campuses for company headquarters. In addition, Hacienda also features homes to some 3,900 residents. Residential developments also provide a full spectrum of choices from stylish rental units to single family detached homes.

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