March 6, 2014–Apex Project Consulting has successfully completed its engagement with HID Global to plan and implement the transition of its U.S. headquarters from California to a new 250,000-square- foot manufacturing and distribution center in Austin, Texas, Apex President Tom Conzelman announced today.
Apex was hired by HID Global in August 2011 to provide site development, construction capital budgeting, property condition assessment, and architect and engineer administration for HID Global’s new facility in Austin. “Our services included evaluation and budgeting for the decommissioning of HID Global’s Northern California, Connecticut and Minnesota facilities into the consolidation of its new headquarters.” Conzelman said.
Apex also contributed to the build-to-suit purchase agreement transaction along with HID Global’s brokerage team and outside counsel. Additionally, they were tasked with the analysis and pro-forma budgeting for potential LEED® certification and led the architectural and MEP team through analysis of LEED® point opportunities and associated costs.
“Tom Conzelman’s breadth of knowledge and expertise in all aspects of real estate and project development during the preliminary phases of our North America Manufacturing Footprint Consolidation project,” said Ed Reichardt, former HID Global Facilities Services Director, “allowed us to make comprehensive assessment of the feasibility and then to later validate the initial assumptions. His involvement in the early development of the project helped us identify key resource needs and risks, to make critical decisions relative to buy/lease, delivery method, MEP and LEED aspects of the project, and to set the project up for a successful outcome.”
The relocation, which began last February, will eventually see HID Global pour some $50 million into the project. The company makes smart cards and readers for governments, logistics companies and others, as well as animal tags and secure printers that personalize access credentials and encodes them with data.