The lucky service provider is Texas Tea Inc. a SiliconValley-based automotive service company. Spieker Properties'tenants use Texas Tea's website to set up an appointment for an oilchange or hand car wash or a 30,000-mile tune up. It also providestenant's a way to track and store vehicle service historyonline.


"This kind of service can be done without disrupting the workday-- it makes great sense and should be well received by ourcustomers," says Lucy Moreno, project director for Spieker's officeportfolio in Silicon Valley. Moreno no doubt hopes it also will bewell received by potential customers as well. Acting as anaggregator, Spieker can secure additional benefits for its tenants'employees by providing specialty services, like Texas Tea, makingits leasing packages more desirable.


Three-year-old Texas Tea has already locked down similar dealswith 3Com, Compaq, Microsoft, and Applied Materials. The company isfunded by Sierra Angels, BH Equity, and Springboard Angels.

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