Tishman Speyer Partners with Amazon in Long Island City

12/7/17

Residents at Tishman Speyer’s Long Island City Luxury Rental Development to Receive Amazon’s Echo Show and Compatible Smart Home Technology

Tishman Speyer, one of the world’s leading developers, owners, operators and asset managers of first-class real estate, today announced an innovative collaboration with Amazon in which the first residents of all 1,871 apartments at Jackson Park, its trio of high-rise luxury rental towers in Long Island City, will receive an Amazon Echo Show complimentary upon move-in.

In addition to receiving a new Echo Show, all Jackson Park residents will also receive a complimentary smart outlet that can link to the Amazon Show device to highlight some of the endless possibilities associated with smart home and voice-activated technology. Tishman Speyer will also equip each of its 120 premium penthouse residences with a full suite of smart home devices certified to work with Amazon Alexa, including electrical outlets, light switches, and thermostats, enabling new residents to control their home simply by asking Alexa.

“With Jackson Park, Tishman Speyer is setting new standards for Long Island City luxury living and amenities,” said Rob Speyer, President and CEO of Tishman Speyer. “We are thrilled to be working with Amazon, the undisputed leader in advanced smart home technology. We are striving for the best possible experience for our residents and this collaboration completes the amenity package at Jackson Park.”

“From making a living space more comfortable to offering entertainment and information, Alexa and Echo devices can improve the experiences we have in our homes,” said Charlie Kindel, Director, Amazon Smart Home. “Smart home control is one of the most popular Alexa features today, and we think Long Island City residents will love using their voice to make life at home easier.”

The Amazon Echo Show features a 7-inch touchscreen and 5-megapixel camera and is powered by Alexa, the cloud-based voice service that can help residents with tasks, entertainment, general information, and more. The Echo Show will offer residents voice responses from Alexa that are now enhanced with visuals and optimized for visibility across the room. Residents can call or message their family and friends, get the news with a video flash briefing, see their Prime Photos, shop with their voice, see lyrics with Amazon Music, and more.

Once connected to smart devices in the home, Echo Show will also allow residents to control their lights, television, and thermostat from anywhere in the home by linking with any smart home products in the Works with Amazon Alexa program, other Amazon Echo devices, and more. Speakers can be grouped as well, creating a multi-room entertainment system seamlessly controlled by voice.

The concept to develop smart-home enabled apartments originated out of Tishman Speyer’s global internal innovation competition known as the Idea Olympics. Launched in 2016, the Idea Olympics challenged junior executives at Tishman Speyer to form teams and develop a concept for an original residential amenity that would revolutionize the way people live. Teams competed through two rounds of competition and the winner of 2016’s competition developed the concept to offer apartments equipped with smart home technology, to be implemented in Jackson Park. Tishman Speyer has taken that idea from this internal competition to market in just one year.

Jackson Park is centrally located along Queens Plaza South and Jackson Avenue, boasting sweeping views of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn, and featuring 120,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor resort-style amenities including a private, 1.6-acre park. Designed by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects and Hill West Architects with interiors by Clodagh Design, Jackson Park has a wide variety of apartment types and floor plans for every lifestyle. Residents will also have exclusive access to The Club at Jackson Park, a standalone five-story, 45,000-square-foot amenity clubhouse managed by industry leader The Wright Fit, with below grade connectivity to each of the three residential towers.

For more information, please visit JacksonParkLIC.com.

About Tishman Speyer

Tishman Speyer is a leading owner, developer, operator and fund manager of first-class real estate around the world. Founded in 1978, Tishman Speyer is active across the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, building and managing premier office, residential and retail space in 30 key global markets for industry-leading tenants. The firm has acquired, developed and operated a portfolio of over 165 million square feet with a total value of approximately US $83 billion spread over 402 assets. Signature assets include New York City's Rockefeller Center and Chrysler Center, São Paulo's Torre Norte, The Springs in Shanghai, Lumière in Paris and OpernTurm in Frankfurt. Tishman Speyer currently has projects at different stages of development in Atlanta, Boston, Brasília, Chengdu, Frankfurt, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Washington, DC. The firm also operates portfolios of prominent office property portfolios in Chicago and London.

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