Lastline, which offers products and services to protect internet users against malware that Anti-Virus software cannot detect, was founded in 2009 by University of California, Santa Barbara computer science professors Christopher Kruegel and Giovanni Vigna and Associate Professor Computer Science at Northeastern University, Engin Kirda. The firm currently employs a team of seven full-time researchers and threat analysts. According to Lastline Vice President David Telleen-Lawton, the firm’s previous offices in Goleta did not have the contiguous space to accommodate its rapid growth.
“The location and the quality of the office space made this the most attractive choice for us. With our ties to UCSB, the breadth of housing options for our new employees, an easy walk to lunch spots, and an on-site gym we knew it was a good fit,” said Telleen-Lawton. “The flexible floor plan available made a big difference, too.”
Built in 2000, Storke Hollister Research Center is a two-story Class A office building offering 58,854 square feet of office and research and development space. It is located across the street from the shops and restaurants in the Camino Real Marketplace and next door to the future Montecito Bank & Trust branch. Storke Hollister Research Center features an on-site gym for tenants and the building is currently 93 percent leased with
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About the Towbes Group
The Towbes Group, Inc. www.towbes.com is a fully integrated real estate investment, development and property management company. Founded in 1960, the Santa Barbara, CA-based firm has developed more than two million square feet of commercial real estate and nearly 6,000 single family and multifamily units in the Tri-county area. With more than two million square feet under management, the commercial properties division of The Towbes Group provides asset and property management for its own portfolio and third party clients.