AmaWaterways to Move Global Headquarters to The Park Calabasas
CALABASAS, CA – (November 20, 2019) — AmaWaterways, one of the world’s leading river cruise lines, announced today that the company has signed a 50,000 square foot office lease at The Park Calabasas, a multi-tenant office campus owned and operated by Rising Realty Partners. The space will serve as a new, larger headquarters for the fast-growing company which was recently named 2019 Business of the Year by the City of Calabasas, adding to the long list of accolades it has received this year including a coveted spot on 2019 TIME “World’s Greatest Places.” With this new lease, The Park Calabasas’ office space is now 100 percent leased.
“I have always believed in the importance of providing the best possible working environment for our teams – that involves the creative and thoughtful design and layout of the workspaces as well as the area and services surrounding the office,” said AmaWaterways President and Co-Founder Rudi Schreiner. “We are excited to move into our new home at The Park Calabasas in June as it offers a stimulating green environment in line with our vision that wellness and sustainability are important aspects of a productive and healthy work-life balance.”
The Park Calabasas features 225,000 square feet of rentable space set on more than 20-acres at the intersection of the West San Fernando Valley and Conejo Valley submarkets. Ideal for the pioneer in active river cruising, the campus features walking and jogging paths, expansive views and a natural running creek. Additional amenities include lush landscaping, open spaces for corporate events, outdoor meetings, private functions and client events, and an on-site cafeteria with many healthy food options.
Since acquiring the property in 2013, Rising has implemented a series of upgrades, including indoor and outdoor common area renovations, updated landscaping and campus-wide WiFi. The building is in proximity to several retail amenities, including The Commons at Calabasas and to the Ventura freeway for easy access. Other tenants at The Park Calabasas include Coty, a multinational beauty company, Spaces, a full-service co-working space, and Republic Indemnity, a worker’s compensation insurance agency.
“We are thrilled to welcome AmaWaterways, a wonderful and beloved Calabasas-based company to our campus,” said Christopher Rising, Co-Founder and CEO of Rising. “It’s rewarding to see, and a testament to our impact investing business model, that this formerly vacant property has been fully reborn and leased to modern, creative, and fun companies.”
The new lease comes on the heels of an exciting year for AmaWaterways. This year, the company introduced three new ships to its award-winning 24 vessel fleet – a record-breaking achievement since the company’s inception in 2002 – including the revolutionary AmaMagna, (pictured left) which is twice the width of traditional European river cruise ships.
Assisting in the leasing arrangements were Matthew Heyn of CBRE represented the landlord, and Marc Spellman, also of CBRE, represented the tenant.
About Rising Realty Partners
Rising Realty Partners is a family-owned, Los-Angeles based, vertically-integrated real estate investment and operating platform specializing in creating world-class commercial properties. With more than 5 million sf under management, Rising’s approach to real estate investing and operating focuses on advancing environmental, technological, and social impacts. For more information, please visit www.risingrp.com
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A family-owned company celebrating 17 years on the river, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 24 ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Southeast Asia’s Mekong and Africa’s Chobe River. Led by experienced river cruise co-founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the company is renowned for its innovative stateroom design featuring unique “twin balconies”; its wellness activities including a wide choice of included shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options for the active traveler; and its award-winning dining—including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant as well as complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, each ship features onboard amenities such as hair and massage salons and a fitness room, and many have heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation highlighted with the launch of AmaMagna, which at twice the width of traditional river ships, offers a new dimension in luxury river cruising. The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families as well as group and charter options.
With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including Cruise Critic’s Editor’s Pick Award for “Best for Active Cruisers” and 2018 AFAR Reader’s Choice Award for “Best River Cruise Line” and inclusion of AmaMagna in 2019 TIME “World’s Greatest Places.” For more information, visit AmaWaterways.com. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at Facebook.com/AmaWaterways, Instagram @AmaWaterways and Twitter @AmaWaterways.
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