Apple is confirming what its real estate dealings already signaled: that it plans to significantly expand its presence in Los Angeles as its original programming efforts grow.
The iPhone maker announced on Thursday that it will boost its Culver City operations to over 1,000 employees as part of a nationwide expansion that includes the establishment of a 133-acre campus in Austin.
Apple, in March, agreed to lease an under-construction building in Culver City near the area's Expo Line station. The Gensler-designed space will include 4,500 square feet of ground-level retail. HBO had planned to move into the Lincoln Property Co. project but backed out of the deal as it awaited the sale of parent company Time Warner (now WarnerMedia) to AT&T.