JLL and GameWorks Align to Expand Entertainment Concept and Esports Lounges Nationwide
JLL overseeing site selection and transaction services on behalf of
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/GWesports?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#GWesportslt;/agt;–JLL,
a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and
investment management, announced today the Company will align with GameWorks,
Inc., a full entertainment and dining experience for millennials,
teens and families, to expand its concept nationwide. Currently,
GameWorks operates seven entertainment centers in seven states.
Averaging 20,000-30,000 square feet, each facility boasts an esports
lounge, large arcade gaming floor and its store-within-a-store, Modern
American branded restaurant concept, The
Works Kitchen at GameWorks. Some locations feature other
entertainment options such as virtual reality experiences and laser tag.
GameWorks is planning to bring its integrated and exciting entertainment
concept and esports lounges to an increasing number of U.S. cities.
Partnering with JLL will help identify strategic locations ripe for its
demographic and concept. JLL’s Scott Wetzel and Joe Bevan are overseeing
site selection and transaction services for GameWorks.
“Over the past several months, we have been bolstering our offering
across all our venues, particularly in the esports realm and
subsequently emerged among the nation’s most influential and largest
esports players. We are a destination venue with a built-in, growth
demographic. Our goal with our expansion plans is to open large
locations in key cities, each with full-service, high-tech, high-touch
lounges and further strengthen our leadership position in an explosive
market that continues to boom. GameWorks is right there with an esports
experience that brings players and spectators the experience they
demand. We look forward to working with JLL to expand our footprint
throughout the country,” explained GameWorks Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer Philip N. Kaplan.
Wetzel added: “We are working with GameWorks’ executives to identify key
markets, submarkets and neighborhoods to expand into and meet the goals
of the company. As the retail industry evolves, experiential
entertainment venues continue to be a vital draw for shopping centers,
retail corridors and the overall community. GameWorks is the ideal
complement for retailers looking to drive customer traffic.”
About GameWorks, Inc.
Inc. offers a full entertainment and dining experience for
millennials, teens and families, from seven locations nationwide,
including those in Virginia – Chesapeake, Denver – Northfield/Stapleton,
Las Vegas – Town Square, Minneapolis – Mall of America, Cincinnati –
Newport on the Levee (Ky.), Chicago – Schaumburg and Seattle – Downtown.
Each action-packed location ranges, on average, from between 20-30,000
square feet and features approximately 140 of the most popular arcade
and video games.
GameWorks is recognized nationally for its esports emphasis. All venues
feature modern, high-tech and high-touch esports
lounges. GameWorks created an atmosphere designed to meet the
comfort and optimum performance of gamers. Each full-service, premium
GameWorks esports lounge is equipped with, on average, 20-40 PCs and
consoles and an extensive library of approximately 100 of the most
popular, up-to-date video games. Venues host hundreds of tournaments and
events, attracting tens of thousands of guests annually, who
participate, play socially or are spectators. Other interactive
activities, ranging from laser tag, billiards and other special
attractions, are offered at various locations. Every location features The
Works Kitchen at GameWorks, a new, eclectic, chef-driven restaurant
concept that takes a Modern American spin on bar classics.
GameWorks also operates TableTop
Tap House, a top-rated restaurant, sports bar and social game hall
serving modern American tavern-style food and drinks in San Francisco.
For more information, please visit www.gameworks.com,
or connect with the Company on LinkedIn,
(NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in
real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the
world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing
spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will
build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities.
JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion,
operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 91,000 as
of March 31, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of
Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.
Connect with JLL on LinkedIn,
At JLL: David Ebeling
949 861 8351
GameWorks: Susan Turkell
303 766 4343