Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) has completed a 27,000-square-foot flex lease with motion capturing and commercial animation studios, House of Moves, in El Segundo, CA. House of Moves will be relocating its corporate headquarters from Playa Vista where it has been for the past decade, and will occupy an entire free-standing building.
Chris Strickfaden and Eric Adams of NGKF’s El Segundo office represented the owner, Black Equities. Max Schneider, Sean O’Leary, Maury Gentile and Mark Sokolowski of NGKF’s El Segundo office represented the tenant.
Located at 750 Lairport, the facility is a multi-purpose flex industrial building that was the former regional headquarters for LG/Nano H20.
“The El Segundo market is continuing to tighten as many former aerospace and industrial warehouse buildings have been repositioned in recent years to creative office. Landlords, including Black Equities are renovating assets to make them attractive to companies seeking quality space and company growth” said Strickfaden.
According to Schneider, House of Moves will be relocating its entire domestic staff in early August 2016 and will use the facility for its Animation, Motion Capture, Sound Stages and VR production needs. “With peaking rents and overwhelming congestion in Playa Vista, House of Moves scoured the entire lower Westside and South Bay submarkets for new, more functional space,” commented Schneider. “As the back halls of El Segundo continue to be repositioned, House of Moves felt timing was ripe to make a long-term commitment to the evolving submarket.”
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