The new building triples the organization?s space in AgouraHills, according to Keith Green and David Corsello of DaumCommercial Real Estate Services, who represented Joni in thepurchase. The new owner has scheduled a Jan. 2004 occupancy of itsnewheadquarters, which is at 5115 Clareton Drive. The building iscurrently occupied by the Spectrum Club, which intends to continueits operations on the site until Jan. 1, 2004, when Joni will moveabout 50 workers to the site.

The new Joni and Friends International Center on Disabilityfacility is a two-story steel frame "jewel box" building providingfive per 1,000 sf surface parking, plus additional undergroundparking.

Joni and Friends is a non-profit organization founded in 1979 byfounded by Joni Eareckson Tada , the company's president, whobecame a quadriplegic as a result of a diving accident in 1967.During her rehabilitation she learned to paint fine art with abrush between her teeth, eventually producing paintings and printsthat are sought after by collectors. She has produced severalbest-selling books and was the subject of a feature film.

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