Cushman & Wakefield Relocates San Diego Office
Cushman & Wakefield has moved its San Diego regional headquarters office to One Paseo, a brand new Class A mixed-use commercial and residential development within California’s prestigious Del Mar community.
The global real estate major now occupies cutting-edge office space totalling 22,000 square feet on the ground floor of the six-story building at 12830 El Camino Real. The new office will house several of the firm’s local services providers, staff and local leadership.
One Paseo is described as a “premier, one of a kind, mixed use development” that has been a vision for over a decade following Cushman & Wakefield’s sale of the underlying land to Kilroy, the current owner and developer. The new development is highly amenitized and, in addition to providing an extraordinary workplace environment, offers a unique setting with a variety of walkable entertainment, dining, fitness and shopping and even upscale living options that Cushman & Wakefield’s employees and visitors can take full advantage. Additionally, the building lobby where the company is located houses a unique airplane hangar style door that creates a 28ftx28ft opening delivering a full indoor/outdoor workplace and entertaining experience.
Dan Broderick, West Region President of Cushman & Wakefield and based in San Diego, comments: “We are thrilled to open our new highly innovative office at One Paseo, a move that will give our people as well as clients a best-in-class experience. The ecosystem that we are now a part of is driving opportunities to connect that didn’t exist previously—One Paseo is a place where people want to be, to connect with others and take advantage of the indoor/outdoor experience offered by the project.
“We continue to make our people and clients as our top priority, and we believe the office remains an integral part of fostering an environment where information, technology, relationships and culture can come to life. This move is a commitment to maintain a collaborative environment for our employees and clients to connect, develop and grow in a safe and progressive ecosystem. We designed the space to give our people an energetic and creative space, offering many different options of how and where to work within the space.
“From a work perspective, we offer a multitude of working environments – private, public, collaborative, focus, indoor, outdoor, casual and formal areas. We feel fortunate to be coming back to a new and unique environment as our community reopens following such an enduring period caused by COVID 19.”
The new office will offer employees modern work functions including dual monitor screens and sit/stand desk throughout along with high tech elements such as a proprietary app that gives its people the ability to reserve their workspace. The lobby was designed to operate like a boutique hotel lobby rather than a more traditional office lobby. The firm’s use of local artisans in designing bespoke art installations along with cold brew and kombucha on tap add to the unique experience of its new office.
Global design and architecture firm, Gensler, which was responsible for the new building’s design, drew inspiration from the opportunity to extend the entire One Paseo development. The design brief was to blur the lines between the work and play environments while encouraging greater variety and flexibility of workspace, whether it be outside, in the lounge or in focus purposed areas.
Stacy Cannon, Principal at Gensler says: “We worked to create a unified thread throughout the full interiors bringing in elements like the batten vertical wall details, the textured backlit ceiling accents and local craft moments not only in the entry and client areas, but carried throughout the entire space. We used the high contrast of the black against clean white walls and open ceiling to maximize the light in employee space while also allowing for areas of respite.
“We collaborated closely with the Cushman Wakefield leadership team over the last several years to develop a new vision for the office that enhances their ability to engage with the local community and creates a space where employees and clients want to be.”
One Paseo is a 23.6-acre mixed-use development in Carmel Valley, San Diego, at the southwest corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real. The project includes over 40 curated shops and restaurants, ±286,000 sq. ft. of office space, and over 600 luxury apartment units. The project is strategically located at the intersection of the 5, 805 and 56 freeways and is within minutes of the beaches and proximate to downtown.
In addition to the firm’s new Del Mar office, Cushman & Wakefield also currently operates other full service office locations throughout San Diego in Downtown, Carlsbad (North County) and Otay Mesa (South County), along with a dedicated property management services office.
“San Diego has a huge opportunity right now to attract the best talent this country has to offer. From a quality of life perspective, it doesn’t get much better and designing a space that speaks to our people was a top priority,” explains Larry Cambra, Director of Brokerage for Cushman & Wakefield in San Diego. “Our market is driven by many of today’s leading growth industries, including tech, life sciences, e-commerce/industrial, along with historically strong military/defense and hospitality presence. With world class universities, it really checks all boxes. For these reasons we have seen significant VC funding to fuel startup growth and entrepreneurs flock to San Diego to both work and live. We have also seen expansions/relocations with some of the world’s most innovative companies.
“We chose One Paseo to be different and in effort to enhance our client services. We are the first full service commercial real estate firm offering an office location in Del Mar Heights.”
Cushman & Wakefield is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.