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Port San Antonio - DeLorean Motor Co. Tower

Port San Antonio CEO unveils next-gen expansion plan to include DeLorean HQ tower

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By W. Scott Bailey – Senior Reporter, San Antonio Business Journal
Jun 14, 2022

The office structure could be one of the tallest south of downtown and would anchor a reimagined central campus

Port San Antonio is making a futuristic pivot that will reshape the look and feel of the former military base, and one of the planned anchors is a ground-up office tower that will house DeLorean Motor Co.’s new corporate headquarters.

The new tower could span as much as 300,000 square feet and would rise above the center of the campus near the port’s entrance. While it would house a DeLorean workforce that could reach 450 employees, it could accommodate other companies as well.

“We want it to be tall so that people can see it see it from the highway, see it from downtown. We want it to be something that really attracts people,” Port San Antonio President and CEO Jim Perschbach said.

The strategy could reshape the city’s economic development landscape and draw more new investment south of downtown. Port officials are not wasting any time putting the planning in place for the DeLorean tower. Perschbach said construction on that building needs to begin before the end of the year.

The new office tower would anchor a reimagined central campus at Port San Antonio.

“We need that building up and operational by the first quarter of 2025,” he said, noting that the intent is to involve as many local companies as possible in the design and construction of the tower.

Despite the impact the pandemic has had on the office market, Port San Antonio officials insist there is a heightened demand for space on its campus. That’s led to bidding wars and disappointment among prospective tenants who’ve come up short. Perschbach expects the port could fill up a 300,000-square-foot building pretty quickly.

“It will hopefully give us a little bit of a cushion so that we're not out of space even before we finish the building,” he said.

At the planned size, the tower could be one of the tallest office buildings south of downtown.

“We were designed to be hard to get to,” Perschbach said. “We want people to recognize that we're here.”

It’s a monumental pivot for a campus still filled with military-era buildings that have done little to promote the kind of new-era change Port San Antonio is pursuing. The tower is the centerpiece of a broader plan that includes more new structures, greater connectivity among organizations and employees, and a mobility strategy that embraces new technology.

“What we want is for architects to help us design something that becomes iconic, a symbol of this campus,” Perschbach said, adding that the implementation of that strategy could ultimately include a new name for the Southwest Side campus.

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I'm all any growth, but can't help but wonder how much this sort of development would have added to downtown. Especially between a Delorean HQ and the new concert venue/arena.
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Great Scott

No offence to anyone out there but to me this seems like some sorta joke. At the same time this project was announced a trailer for another movie sequel was announced; Back To The Future 4 complete with trailer. I'm beginning to feel someone is having a little fun with us.

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I'm all any growth, but can't help but wonder how much this sort of development would have added to downtown. Especially between a Delorean HQ and the new concert venue/arena.
THIS omg
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I'm all any growth, but can't help but wonder how much this sort of development would have added to downtown. Especially between a Delorean HQ and the new concert venue/arena.
I really hate the fact that San Antonio is not putting more emphasis in the downtown area. More so, this is a missed opportunity.
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Wow! This would be awesome. It would create a vital area where people in that part of town can travel less distance (in their cars) to get to an urban destination.
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So great to see Brooks/Port SA continue to evolve and grow. Looking forward to watching more development happen.
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Is this what we get to look forward to?

Is this what we get to look forward to and do we really want it?

Man Claiming To Be John DeLorean’s Long Lost Son Says The Taliban Wants To Hire Him To Supply Knock-Off DeLoreans

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Ty DeLorean says his cars are attracting those who want to conquer the Afghanistan landscape.
The story of Ty DeLorean is an odd one. We first heard his name when learning that a man claiming to be John DeLorean’s long lost son, although we can’t confirm this anywhere, is being sued for for trademark infringement by a Texas company that owns the rights to the DeLorean Motor Company brand. Now he’s claiming the three wheel knock off cars that resemble the time machine cars are being looked at by none other than the Taliban.

https://www.motorious.com/articles/all/man-claiming-to-be-john-deloreans-long-lost-son-says-the-taliban-wants-to-hire-him-to-supply-knock-off-deloreans/
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Is this what we get to look forward to and do we really want it?

Man Claiming To Be John DeLorean’s Long Lost Son Says The Taliban Wants To Hire Him To Supply Knock-Off DeLoreans

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Ty DeLorean says his cars are attracting those who want to conquer the Afghanistan landscape.
The story of Ty DeLorean is an odd one. We first heard his name when learning that a man claiming to be John DeLorean’s long lost son, although we can’t confirm this anywhere, is being sued for for trademark infringement by a Texas company that owns the rights to the DeLorean Motor Company brand. Now he’s claiming the three wheel knock off cars that resemble the time machine cars are being looked at by none other than the Taliban.

https://www.motorious.com/articles/all/man-claiming-to-be-john-deloreans-long-lost-son-says-the-taliban-wants-to-hire-him-to-supply-knock-off-deloreans/
Not sure what this post is about or why it is here. It is a looney that has nothing to do with this project or sponsoring company.
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It's a crazy story about the guy who started the car company's long lost son. It so belongs here. It's fun.










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One of the things all teenagers believe is that their parents were never teenagers. Their parents were, perhaps, children once. They are undeniably adults now. But how could they have ever been teenagers, and yet not understand their own children? This view is actually rather optimistic, since it assumes that you can learn something about teenagers by being one. But "Back to the Future" is even more hopeful: It argues that you can travel back in time to the years when your parents were teenagers and straighten them out right at the moment when they need help the most.

The movie begins in the present, with a teenager named Marty (Michael J. Fox, from TV's "Family Ties"). His parents (let's face it) are hopeless nerds. Dad tells corny jokes and Mom guzzles vodka in the kitchen and the evening meal is like feeding time at the fun house. All that keeps Marty sane is his friendship with the nutty Dr. Brown (Christopher Lloyd), an inventor with glowing eyes and hair like a fright wig. Brown believes he has discovered the secret of time travel, and one night in the deserted parking lot of the local shopping mall, he demonstrates his invention. In the long history of time travel movies, there has never been a time machine quite like Brown's, which resembles nothing so much as a customized De Lorean.

The gadget works, and then, after a series of surprises, Marty finds himself transported back 30 years in time, to the days when the shopping mall was a farmer's field (there's a nice gag when the farmer thinks the De Lorean, with its gull-wing doors, is a flying saucer). Marty wanders into town, still wearing his 1985 clothing, and the townsfolk look at his goose down jacket and ask him why he's wearing a life preserver.

One of the running gags in "Back to the Future" is the way the town has changed in 30 years (for example, the porno house of 1985 was playing a Ronald Reagan movie in 1955). But a lot of the differences run more deeply than that, as Marty discovers when he sits down at a lunch counter next to his Dad - who is, of course, a teenager himself. Because the movie has so much fun with the paradoxes and predicaments of a kid meeting his own parents, I won't discuss the plot in any detail. I won't even get into the horrifying moment when Marty discovers his mother "has the hots" for him. The movie's surprises are one of its great pleasures.

"Back to the Future" was directed by Robert ("Romancing the Stone") Zemeckis, who shows not only a fine comic touch but also some of the lighthearted humanism of a Frank Capra. The movie, in fact, resembles Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" more than other, conventional time-travel movies. It's about a character who begins with one view of his life and reality, and is allowed, through magical intervention, to discover another. Steven Spielberg was the executive producer, and this is the second of the summer's three Spielberg productions (it follows "The Goonies" and precedes "Explorers"), and maybe it's time to wonder if Spielberg is emulating the great studio chiefs of the past, who specialized in matching the right director with the right project. This time, the match works with charm, brains and a lot of laughter.







SOUNDS GREAT! I THINK I'LL SEE!
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DeLorean CEO talks about automaker’s future in San Antonio — and the challenges it sees ahead

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He’s excited, too, about what’s happening at the Port, where the reborn automaker is establishing its global headquarters to develop and market electric vehicles under the brand made famous by the “Back to the Future” films of the 1980s.

And in about a year, he said, electric-powered DeLorean roadsters are likely to start being spotted on San Antonio streets.

“I think you’ll start seeing something late next year right around here, the prototypes, testing validation cars,” de Vries said, “mainly at Southwest Research Institute.”
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Really hope this happens! I do wish it was downtown as well. Back in the day, when Toyota announced they were coming to San Antonio, I was a young guy just in college and I was like please build the Toyota plant at Kelly! I thought that was an awesome location for Toyota, so it is good to see another car maker seeing a great location with potential that is still close to downtown. It be cool to see this area develop into another Pearl area.
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DeLorean CEO unveils Port SA ramp-up plan to 450 jobs

By W. Scott Bailey – Senior Reporter, San Antonio Business Journal
Jun 27, 2022

The automaker's ambitious Alamo City buildup is tied to the port's next-gen expansion strategy

DeLorean Motor Co. planted its new corporate headquarters flag at Port San Antonio in April with a handful of hires and some temporary office space, but the new automaker has ambitious plans for the Alamo City and its ramp up could draw the attention of other companies interested in establishing a presence here.
DeLorean is launching with a modest crew and could have roughly 40 to 50 people working out of its temporary headquarters space by the end of the year.
“We've hired our first dozen people now,” DeLorean CEO Joost de Vries said. Some of the workforce who will ultimately call San Antonio home, including employees from the engineering side currently in places like California, Florida and Michigan, for example, are waiting on the school year to end before making the move.

Among those making the move are DeLorean’s head of engineering, chief operating officer and chief marketing officer. But the company is already beginning to add to its San Antonio workforce with local hires in multiple departments, including human resources and accounting. De Vries said the company’s corporate headcount could hit 200 by the end of 2023. “By the following year, you double that,” de Vries said. “The group is growing fast.” DeLorean was interested in San Antonio in part because it has a deep talent pool and a strong local academic ecosystem. But it’s somewhat constrained in its current space, which de Vries said can comfortably accommodate about 40 personnel.

Once finish-out work is completed on an existing building nearby, DeLorean expects to make another temporary move, potentially before the end of the year.
The bigger move is part of Port San Antonio’s next-gen expansion plan that includes the construction of a new office tower spanning some 300,000 square feet. The structure would provide a permanent home for DeLorean and allow the company to get its corporate headcount to 450 employees. Port San Antonio CEO Jim Perschbach wants to see work on the new tower begin before the end of the year. “We need that building up and operational by the first quarter of 2025,” he said.
The commitments by DeLorean and Port San Antonio could fuel more investment in San Antonio — and potentially spur more headquarters opportunities.
“What I'm seeing and what I'm hearing is that San Antonio is a hidden pearl,” de Vries said. “It is more livable than Houston. It is definitely more livable than Austin.”
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