Deluxe Entertainment Signs 12-Year Lease At Santa Monica Production Facility

Thursday, 31 Oct 2013, 8:31:00 AM

Mirror Staff

The building has previously been used as a sound stage for “7th Heaven,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and “The Doors.”
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The building has previously been used as a sound stage for “7th Heaven,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and “The Doors.”

Deluxe Entertainment (Deluxe) has signed a 12-year lease with Hudson

Pacific Properties to occupy the newly renovated, 64,000 square-foot

production facility at 3401 Exposition Boulevard in Santa Monica,

announced landlord representatives Industry Partners.

Located at the northwest intersection of Exposition and Centinela in

Santa Monica, the property was initially built in 1961 as the

headquarters and manufacturing facility for the American Shower Door

Company, which owned and operated the property for more than 20 years. 

Since the mid 90’s, the property has been used as a sound stage for

television and motion picture productions including “7th Heaven,” “Buffy

the Vampire Slayer,” and “The Doors.”

Hudson Pacific Properties, which acquired the property in May 2013

from Watt Investment Partners for $24.7 million, is completing a full

base-building renovation and redevelopment, which includes the addition

of 15,000 square feet of creative office and post-production space.

Deluxe will consolidate their Santa Monica-area offices into the new

facility with occupancy expected in the first quarter of 2014.

“For years, Deluxe and its group of companies have been spread across

different floors and different buildings in and around Santa Monica,

and a consolidation under one roof in a state-of-the-art world class

facility has been a goal of the company,” said Industry Partner’s Andrew

Jennison who along with partners Travis Landrum and Jim Jacobsen

represented Hudson Pacific in the lease transaction.

Through its closely-knit group of creative services brands that

includes Beast, Company 3®, and Method Studios, Deluxe provides a broad

range of entertainment industry services and technology solutions for

production, post-production, major studio and independent theatrical

release, broadcast, home entertainment, archiving and asset management.

Deluxe is a wholly owned by Deluxe Entertainment Services Group,

Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings,

Inc.

Deluxe’s new facility is located within the heart of Santa Monica’s

media district and is part of the Bergamot Transit Village. 

Home to IMAX, Dick Clark Productions, Demand Media, Red Bull and

other prominent entertainment and technology companies, Bergamot Transit

Village comprises 70 percent of Santa Monica’s inventory of 8.85

million square feet of creative office space and boasts a vacancy rate

of less than 10 percent at the end of the third quarter, according to

Industry Partner’s Creative Westside Market Report.

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