AQUILA Commercial today announced Goodwill Central Texas (“GCT”) has signed a 107,780-square foot lease at Heritage Crossing Building 5 in north Austin, Texas. Goodwill will occupy the entire building.

Building 5 is currently under construction and is set to deliver late summer 2018, and Goodwill will occupy later this year.

Goodwill currently occupies 95,270 square feet in Heritage Crossing Building 1. Upon the completion of Building 5, Goodwill will relocate out of its current space. In addition to the relocation, Goodwill has also extended its lease term.

This location houses the Goodwill Distribution Center and Retail Outlet. The move to the larger building will enable GCT to expand its business operations and provide support for its mission of generating lifelong connections to work. GCT believes that “education and work are the only ways out of poverty and everyone has the ability to take this pathway.”

“AQUILA has partnered with GCT for over 18 years” says Roberta Schwartz, VP of Compliance and Real Estate for GCT. “They provide excellent customer service, are always responsive to requests for help and contribute directly and indirectly to our mission.”

“We are thrilled to continue to help Goodwill find the best real estate solutions for its needs and further its mission,” says Leigh Ellis, Senior Vice Principal with AQUILA Commercial. “This move within Heritage Crossing allows Goodwill to have its own, stand-alone building, with increased parking and better accessibility off of Scarbrough Lane.”

Leigh Ellis and Jay Lamy of AQUILA Commercial represented Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, and Sam Owen with Stream Realty represented the landlord.


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