AMP&RSAND Signs Achitectural Firm as Tenant for San Diego Campus Redevelopment

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AMP&RSAND has signed a lease with Harley Ellis Devereaux Corp (HED) at its creative office redevelopment on the site of the former San Diego Union-Tribune Publishing Company campus in San Diego’s Mission Valley area in a deal brokered by Cushman & Wakefield.

The national architecture design, engineering, and planning firm is leasing 10,549 square feet of space at the award-winning project.

Owned and developed by Casey Brown Company, AMPR&SAND is an adaptive reuse of the former campus which includes an overhaul of a five-story office tower and a three-story printing press facility, both constructed in 1973. The property is an iconic landmark in San Diego.

Cushman & Wakefield managing director Derek Hulse and colleagues, Brett Ward and Morgan Reno represented the landlord with Reno also representing the tenant in the transaction. Cushman & Wakefield’s Asset Services team awill lso provide property management services.

“HED is excited about the opportunity to relocate our San Diego office to the iconic former UT building, which has recently been given a new lease on life by the Casey Brown Company as “AMP&RSAND”,” says Neville Willsmore, Managing Principal at HED, San Diego. “Our new workplace design will demonstrate our philosophy of the “future of work” – no longer a place to come and sit at a desk to stare at a screen, but provide spatial opportunities for face-to-face interaction, mentoring, collaboration, celebration, and cultural connectivity. The flexible indoor-outdoor opportunities afforded by our top floor location with adjacent terrace space will also allow us to engage daily with the climate and environment that makes San Diego a special place to work, live and play.”


“We are thrilled to welcome Harley Ellis Deveraux Corp. to AMP&RSAND, an amenity-rich property with indoor/outdoor connectivity helping tenants foster employee health, happiness and build culture,” says Hulse. 

“AMPR&SAND offers a high quality and wonderfully amenitized workplace in a healthy and creative setting that will enable HED’s employees to connect, do their best work and thrive,” adds Reno.

Located at 350 Camino De La Reina, AMP&RSAND comprises two Class A buildings totaling 343,000 square feet situated on approximately 13 acres. The property offers agile space options, with convenient integrations for small and large tenants, as well to accommodate a company’s future growth. On-site amenities include a fitness center, yoga studio, gourmet café beneath an expansive Ficus canopy, resort-style showers and lockers, outdoor conferencing rooms with Wi-Fi, and an abundance of outdoor workspace and meeting places.

The property is also with walking distance to the Fashion Valley Trolley Station and an abundance of nearby retail, restaurant and entertainment amenities. It is also proximate to the San Diego International Airport.

AMP&RSAND was the recipient of the Engineering News-Record (ENR) award for Best Project Renovation/Restoration in Southern California for 2019.

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