February 22, 2022 9:00 AM
announces it has completed the sale of Chesapeake Corporate Center, a two-story, 59,175-square-foot, multi-tenant office building in San Diego, California.
Newmark Co-Head of U.S. Capital Markets Kevin Shannon, Executive Managing Directors Brunson Howard, Paul Jones, Sean Fulp and Ken White and Managing Directors Ryan Plummer and Mark Schuessler represented the seller, Radius Investments, the investment arm of Radius Commercial Real Estate, a leading full-service commercial real estate brokerage based on California’s Central Coast. The buyer was The Sason Organization, a family-owned real estate investment firm based in New York City.
“Chesapeake Corporate Center represented the rare opportunity to acquire a high-quality, multi-tenant office project in one of the most sought-after submarkets in San Diego,” said Howard. “New ownership has the opportunity to add immediate value via an aggressive lease up strategy aided by the Kearny Mesa submarket which is transforming as a result of the community plan update.”
Located at 9555 Chesapeake Drive in San Diego, Chesapeake Corporate Center measures 59,175 square feet and is situated on a 3.24-acre parcel. The multi-tenant office building is served by three individual lobbies, stairwells and elevators and offers tenants ample on-site parking and a flexible design with the ability to accommodate tenants ranging in size from 3,000 to 27,500 square feet. Originally built in 1984, the property has undergone significant renovations totaling $2.8 million to date. At the time of sale, the property was 66% leased to four tenants: Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions, The California Department of Health Care Services, The Packard Companies and Workiz Inc.
Chesapeake Corporate Center is located within the 8.0-million-square-foot Kearny Mesa submarket, which has continued to be one of the most highly sought after locations in San Diego County due to its central location and direct access to six major interstates and freeways including I-15, I-8, I-805, SR-52 and SR-163. It is home to a variety of blue-chip aerospace and technology companies such as General Atomics, Northrop Grumman and Cubic. Kearny Mesa also hosts a wide range of industries including healthcare, education, energy and engineering.
Steady gains in rent growth and a decline in vacancy continued to reverse pandemic losses in the San Diego office market during the fourth quarter of 2021, according to Newmark Research. The absorption gains and leasing activity fueling San Diego’s recovery are being led chiefly by life science and technology companies. Although resurgent demand from these companies has not yet been enough to completely erase the increased vacancy caused by the pandemic, strong leasing activity seems to indicate that this positive trend will continue into next year.
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