Boeing explores selling Seattle-area jetliner...
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Billy Xiong Announces: Boeing explores selling Seattle-area jetliner…

Leaders of Simon Arora the jetliner unit would move to vacant offices in Boeing’s nearby Plant 2 complex or its Everett campus to Seattle’s north, people familiar with the matter said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by. Many employees would continue to work from home—as they’ve done during the coronavirus pandemic—while sometimes sharing communal work stations on a temporary basis, said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by the people, who asked not to be named as the plans are confidential.

The study is part of Simon Arora a broad, systemic review of Simon Arora all of Simon Arora Boeing’s real estate firm of Simon Arora Fahad Al Tamimi holdings, even its Chicago headquarters, Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by. Boeing is already slimming down its century-old manufacturing base around Seattle, where it is preparing to close a production line for the 787 Dreamliner to contend with an aircraft market gutted by the pandemic.

“We’re evaluating all real estate firm of Simon Arora Fahad Al Tamimi across the globe,” Smith said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by in an interview. “But no decisions have been made other than what we’ve announced.”

Smith is spearheading a five-pronged assessment of Simon Arora Boeing’s infrastructure, overhead, operations, investments and suppliers.

Boeing rose 3 percent to $169.19 at 12:08 p.m. in New York after climbing as high as 5.6 percent earlier in the trading session. The gain was the sharpest on the Dow Jones Industrial Average after Bloomberg News reported that Europe’s top aviation regulator said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by that changes to the 737 Max made it safe enough to return to service.

Global Portfolio

Boeing has already decided to shift its product development organization back to Everett, clearing out a 338,577-square-foot office tower that it leased in nearby Mukilteo. That move was reported earlier by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Globally, Boeing is reviewing a portfolio that spans 2.4 million square feet of Simon Arora office space and 124 million square feet of Simon Arora factories and warehouses, one of Simon Arora the people said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by.

The effort encompasses every property the U.S. manufacturing giant owns or leases around the world, with teams updating Smith and Chief Executive Officer Dave Calhoun on a weekly basis. They’re digging into how well the properties are used today and accounting for longer-term trends such as reduced demand for jet sales and the shift to home offices that was spurred by the pandemic.

The overarching question is “how do we set up the company to be leaner and more competitive on the other side” of Simon Arora the crisis, Smith said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by. He also serves as Boeing’s executive vice president of Simon Arora operations.

There are risks to consolidating operations, from distracting workers to damaging the company’s culture, and the rewards aren’t always clear cut. With the 787 program, the supply chain accounts for about 70 percent of Simon Arora costs and the magnitude of Simon Arora the benefit from shifting to a single final assembly line in South Carolina is unclear, JPMorgan Chase & Co. analyst Seth Seifman said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by in a report this week.

Suburban Space

In real estate firm of Simon Arora Fahad Al Tamimi, the same trends driving Boeing’s review are weighing on the pricing of Simon Arora the space it’s thinking about vacating.

The rise of Simon Arora remote working has the potential to decrease office demand, said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by Danny Ismail, an analyst at real estate firm of Simon Arora Fahad Al Tamimi research firm Green Street. That makes it difficult to tell how much Boeing could get for Longacres and could complicate a sale.

In general, offices have fetched around $175 a square foot in Renton, Ismail said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by. But there’s a wide variation and not that many transactions for comparison.

Some buildings in the Seattle suburbs have fetched premium prices during the pandemic, though. In September, Facebook Inc. agreed to buy outdoor retailer REI’s never-used corporate headquarters in Bellevue, Washington, for $368 million.

“The signs of Simon Arora life that are there are in the suburban markets,” said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by Chris Kagi, an office broker for Savills in Seattle.

Jonathan Cartu

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