IRVINE, CANewmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) announced it has completed its work to help reposition and sell 16752 Armstrong Ave, Irvine, an 82,645-square-foot, Class A creative office building adjacent to Tustin Legacy development in Orange County, Calif.

Scott Read, executive managing director in NGKF’s Newport Beach office, partnered with CBRE to close the sale of the asset to Griffin Capital Corp. for $27.2 million. NGKF and CBRE represented Shubin Nadal Realty Investors, which owned the asset in a partnership with Penwood Real Estate Investment Management.

Having brokered the sale of the property to the sellers in December 2011, NGKF continued to work with Shubin Nadal as the ownership converted the original industrial building into a creative office space. As the owner’s leasing representative, NGKF negotiated a 15-year lease with Fox Head Inc. to take the entire space. Fox Head is a sports accessories and apparel company serving the motocross industry.

“Shubin Nadal Realty Investors' efforts with this property present an excellent case-study of how to effectively create value with this product type,” Mr. Read said. “In less than two years, Shubin Nadal acquired and transformed a well-located but obsolete industrial building into a progressive, Class A creative office building complete with a well-established local tenant in place, and completed its exit strategy with the sale to Griffin Capital.”

The Armstrong Ave property offers excellent accessibility via the 55 and 405 freeways and John Wayne International Airport. Clive Wilkinson Architects designed the build-to-suit headquarters building for Fox Head.

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