Kearny Real Estate Acquires 200k-SF Office Campus in Santa Ana, CA for $34.8 Million

By: Kearny Real Estate Company
LOS ANGELES - Jan. 23, 2018 - PRLog -- Kearny Real Estate Company has acquired a 197,370-square-foot office campus in Santa Ana, CA from The Colton Company in a transaction valued at $34.8 million.

The newly named Elevate@Harbor includes two mid-rise buildings on eight acres at 3100 – 3130 Harbor Boulevard in the South Coast Metro West submarket.  Built in 1982, the three- and five-story glass curtain wall buildings were built on top of one level of podium construction creating nearly an acre of open space.

To capitalize on the building's functional layout, which can accommodate full and partial floor users, Kearny plans on investing approximately $15 million to reposition the office campus, according to Kearny Partner Hoonie Kang.  Kearny plans on taking advantage of the unique aspects of the building which starts with the podium construction. The one-acre outdoor area surrounding the first floor of both buildings will be redesigned to incorporate outdoor areas that provide a mix of work, leisure and active spaces. With the podium elevated off of the street, the shared outdoor area set between the two buildings will create a true campus feel and provide shared indoor/outdoor conference areas, meeting spaces and an upgraded café and dining area.

"The South Coast Metro West, which was once a pocket of industrial and older office product, is undergoing a transformation to office use, attracting dynamic companies, a millennial workforce and exciting amenities to the area," said Kang.  "We have personally been witness to the area's reinvention, having spent two years processing entitlements for The Press prior to its sale."

Elevate@Harbor is located less than a mile from The Press, a 24-acre redevelopment project that Kearny and Tribune Media Company sold last month to Steelwave, LLC and Invesco for $64.7 million.  Other nearby developments include the Hive, the home of the Los Angeles Chargers, Van's recently completed global headquarters and retail destinations SOCO, The OC Mix and South Coast Plaza.

"Kearny's purchase of Colton Corporate Center presents a unique opportunity for them to re-brand the property, as the South Coast Metro area is undergoing a tremendous renaissance," added Bob Smith of CBRE, who along with Anthony DeLorenzo, marketed the property for sale and represented both sides in the transaction.   "As a buyer, Kearny performed exactly as they promised and I expect them to deliver on their plans to make this a transformative project in the South Coast Metro," said Smith.

Kearny has engaged the Orange County office of CBRE headed by Carol Trapani and Allison Kelly to oversee leasing for Elevate@Harbor.

About Kearny Real Estate

Kearny is a Los Angeles-based real estate firm noted for its large, complex and transformational development projects. Recent projects include the entitlement of the former Los Angeles Times printing press on a 24-acre site in Costa Mesa, the successful repositioning of Five Thirty B, a 240,000-sf office tower in downtown San Diego and is currently upgrading and re-tenanting Emerald Tower, a 30-story office building, also in downtown San Diego.  Kearny Real Estate Company ( is a partnership of experienced real estate professionals active in the acquisition, entitlement and land development, development, repositioning, distressed debt workouts, leasing, management and disposition of commercial real estate projects with an aggregate value of more than $4.5 billion.

Bruce Beck
DB&R Marketing Communications, Inc.
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