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Construction Underway on Final Phase of Development at the Center at Needham Ranch

October 12, 2022

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DrinkPak Pre-Leases 200K-SF in Final Phase to Expand Footprint at TCC and Clarion Partners’ Santa Clarita Development

A joint venture between Trammell Crow Company, a global real estate developer, and leading real estate investment manager Clarion Partners announced that vertical construction on the final subphase of development at the Center at Needham Ranch (CANR) in Santa Clarita, Calif. is underway. The final phase of the project’s development pipeline includes 391,588 square feet of speculative industrial space across three buildings. The final phase also includes a 278,670-square-foot build-to-suit (BTS) cross-dock facility for a global ecommerce tenant. Construction on the final phase is slated to be completed by year-end 2023.

In addition to the BTS facility, the final subphase at CANR includes the construction of three hyper-functional industrial buildings and one fully improved ancillary parking lot:

  • Building 14 will include 198,451 square feet of logistics space. The facility has been pre-leased by DrinkPAK, an alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage manufacturer, which currently occupies 172,324 square feet in Building 2 and 400,095 square feet in Buildings 3 and 4 at CANR.
  • Building 17 will include 107,361 square feet of speculative logistics space.
  • Building 18 will include 85,811 square feet of speculative logistics space.
  • Parking Lot 16 will include a 3.3-acre paved, lit and fenced parking lot for auto and trailer parking.

“We are thrilled to be starting this final phase and to be delivering new Class A industrial space to the highly supply constrained Los Angeles North submarket, which continues to have record vacancy due to significant barriers to entry,” said John Balestra, Principal with TCC Los Angeles. “Our development is ideally located to capture the growing demand from tenants, which has remained strong based on a diverse range of occupiers who are active in the Los Angeles North market. Since TCC commenced construction in 2017, we have enjoyed significant support from the City of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation in partnering to attract high-quality companies to the project.”

Phillip Tsui, Senior Vice President for TCC, added that “TCC and Clarion recently completed the preleasing for Building 14 and the adjacent 3.3-acre trailer lot to DrinkPAK. The company will now occupy 770,000 square feet at CANR, representing one of the largest food and beverage transactions in Los Angeles history. We are grateful for the efforts of Patrick DuRoss, John DeGrinis and Jeff Abraham of Newmark in assisting DrinkPAK in three separate transactions over the past two years.”

In addition to DrinkPAK, current tenants at CANR include LA North Studios, which leased 113,640 square feet in Building 5 for a satellite soundstage, and Illumination Dynamics, which leased 67,600 square feet at the development’s first completed building.

This final phase of TCC’s development pipeline is part of the larger CANR development, which spans 250 acres and includes 1.9 million square feet of Class A industrial space. The entire CANR development is expected to be complete in Q4 2023.

Consistent with earlier phases, the General Contractor for the project is Oltman’s Construction Co., the architect is HPA, Inc. and the civil engineer is Alliance Land Planning & Engineering. CBRE’s Craig Peters, Doug Sonderegger and Cameron Merrill are the leasing agents for the property. Construction financing is being provided by Comerica Bank and Citizens Bank.

CANR is adjacent to the San Fernando Valley, approximately one mile north of Interstate 5 and adjacent to Highway 14, providing immediate access to the greater Los Angeles region with more than five million people within a 30-minute commute. Situated at the southern entrance to the City of Santa Clarita, the CANR is ideally positioned for a breadth of uses, including but not limited to last-mile and regional distribution, studio and entertainment, manufacturing, research and development, and corporate offices.

About Clarion Partners

Clarion Partners, LLC, has been a leading real estate investment manager for more than 39 years. Headquartered in New York, the Firm maintains strategically located offices across the United States and Europe. With over $75.9 billion in total real estate assets under management, Clarion Partners offers a broad range of equity and debt strategies across the risk/return spectrum to its 500 institutional investors across the globe.

Clarion is scaled in all major property types and was an early entrant into the Industrial sector. The Firm’s Industrial team manages a nearly 1,400+ property portfolio in the U.S. consisting of more than 192 million square feet. More information about the Firm is available at www.clarionpartners.com.

Trammell Crow Company

Trammell Crow Company (TCC) is a global commercial real estate developer and wholly-owned subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas. Founded in 1948, TCC has developed or acquired nearly 2,900 buildings valued at $75 billion and over 655 million square feet. As of December 31, 2023, TCC had $15.8 billion of projects in process and $13.3 billion in its pipeline. It employs 650 professionals in 26 major cities throughout the United States and Europe. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial/logistics, healthcare, life sciences and mixed-use projects, as well as multi-family residential through its operating subsidiary High Street Residential. For more information visit www.TrammellCrow.com.