Top Computer Training Firm RL Schilling Selects Lava Ridge Business Center for New Facility in Area's Fast-Growing High-Tech Corridor

03/22/2000 Category: Leasing and Development

— Company is bringing advanced technology training to Sacramento-area
workforce

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — RL Schilling Company, one of the top-rated certified solution providers for Oracle, Sybase and Microsoft Corporation, has opened a new training center at Lava Ridge Business Center, the high profile business park developed by Summit Commercial Properties and Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE:CLI). The facility, RL Schilling Company's first West Coast center, offers courses in subjects ranging from network infrastructure, systems development and e-commerce web development for area corporations and business professionals.

"RL Schilling's lease at Lava Ridge solidifies the Sacramento region's emergence as a key player in the high-tech sector," comments Jack Mahoney, president of Summit Commercial. "Not only is it evidence of the area's reputation as a premier business address for technology companies, but it also ensures that the region's workforce will be prepared for future challenges and able to compete for top-notch technology jobs."

"Lava Ridge is an ideal site for our education center," notes Art Sanderson, location manager for RL Schilling Company. "Its state-of-the-art infrastructure provides critical support to our computer-heavy operations, and it is conveniently located near the region's major high-tech firms such as Oracle, Hewlett Packard and NEC. Moreover, we have room for expansion as the high-tech employee base continues to grow."

Lava Ridge Business Center is situated in the foothills northeast of Sacramento along the Interstate 80 high-tech corridor. The 180,000 square-foot office complex is comprised of three Class A buildings designed by renowned Nadel Architects, featuring dramatic two-story glass lobbies with unobstructed views of the Sierra Nevadas and downtown Sacramento. In addition to state-of-the-art technology, including fiber optics capabilities and the most advanced security and HVAC systems, the campus's professional management includes first class amenities such as concierge services.

RL Schilling Company's five-year, 6,600 square-foot lease, valued at $770,000, was negotiated by Kevin Larscheid of CB Richard Ellis, representing Summit, and John Coe of First Commercial Real Estate Services, representing RL Schilling Company. RL Schilling (www.rlschilling.com) is an e-business solutions provider specializing in building better e-business solutions for Fortune 2000 companies and startup businesses. Utilizing vendor-certified solutions, RL Schilling helps clients define their Internet strategies and design, architect, develop and implement solutions to execute those strategies. RL Schilling provides solutions in five disciplines: e-strategy, technology, creative, hosting, and technical education. RL Schilling's parent company is located in St. Charles, Missouri with over 350 employees and more than $24 million in annual revenues. The company provides vendor certified consulting and educational services from 15 offices nationwide and has been listed as one of 1999's fastest growing companies by Inc. Magazine.

New Jersey-based Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (www.mack-cali.com) is a fully integrated, self-administered, self-managed real estate investment truct (REIT) providing management, leasing, development, construction and other tenant-related services for its Class A real estate portfolio. Mack-Cali owns or has interests in 259 properties, primarily office and office/flex buildings, totaling approximately 28.6 million square feet and serving over 2400 tenants. The properties are located in 12 states and the District of Columbia.

Based in El Segundo, Summit Commercial Properties is a subsidiary of closely held Highridge Partners (www.highridgepartners.com), a firm that has acquired, developed and managed a real estate portfolio valued at more than $3 billion in the past decade. Summit is one of California's leading commercial developers with more than $400 million of office, mixed-use, R&D and industrial properties underway throughout the state, including more than one million square feet of commercial space in Sacramento's Southpost Business Park.