written by
Rocco Cortese

Intersection Diversified Value Fund sold Carlsbad office property, La Place to a local investor

Located at 5900-5950 La Place Court, Carlsbad, CA 92008, this two-building multi-tenant class ‘A’ office campus consists of 81,965 SF within the Carlsbad Research Center.

Brokers Henry Zahner, Steven Jacobson, and Steve Gildred of Intersection, quietly marketed the property for sale in the first quarter of 2022 as an unpriced off-market life science conversion opportunity. After multiple competing offers were received, the buyer Chesnut Properties (Diego I Investment Company, LLC) was selected based on their strong local reputation and future plans for the campus. Strong acquisition interest from a variety of buyers was based on the desire to invest in the future of the Carlsbad market.

La Place was originally acquired by Intersection Diversified Value Fund as a Class ‘A’ stabilized office campus in February 2020. During the holding period, conditions for the office, R&D, and industrial markets across the globe changed largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This created a decrease in demand for general office space and an increase in demand for R&D/industrial space. The La Place Court campus represents a versatile product type that continues to be attractive and functional for a variety of uses, including life science.

“There is currently a shortage of life science space in the Carlsbad market where demand and conversion of existing product is anticipated to continue”, says Henry Zahner, Senior Director with Intersection.

Senior Associate Steve Jacobson explains that the Carlsbad submarket and the area immediately surrounding the property are slated to be a premier life science hub. Surrounding properties have either sold for the purpose of life science conversion, are being marketed, or will provide supporting general office space for technology-oriented companies.

“We created a win for both the buyer and seller in this transaction”, says Steve Jacobson

The sale of La Place Court Campus represents the largest transaction for the Intersection Diversified Value Fund, led by Managing Directors Rocco Cortese and Mark Hoekstra.

“The decision to sell the property was tied to our strategy for this project and momentum in the market” shared Rocco Cortese “We have a similar project in Sorrento Mesa that we are also considering for a life science conversion”.

To learn more about this deal please reach out to Rocco Cortese at rcortese@intersectioncre.com or Henry Zahner at Hzahner@intersectioncre.com

Autumn Valencia is the Marketing Coordinator at Intersection, providing strategic marketing expertise to support business objectives across company divisions. For general and marketing inquiries, please contact Autumn at avalencia@intersectioncre.com 

written by
Dan McCarthy

Rancho Las Palmas will Relocate from Escondido to an Intersection Owned Retail Center in San Marcos

Established Escondido Restaurant Rancho Las Palmas, has made the decision to relocate and executed a 10-year deal at San Marcos Square located at 160 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd in San Marcos. Brokers Dan McCarthy and Alec Spencer facilitated the deal, leasing the entire 3,400 SF prime end-cap. Rancho Las Palmas will not only have premier visibility from the window-lined suite but ample parking, with entry accessible from both Rancho Santa Fe Road and Grand Avenue.

Offering authentic coastal-Mexican cuisine with traditional dishes like agua chile and ceviche, Rancho Las Palmas is excited to begin the build-out process for their new space. With plans for a kitchen, bar, indoor and outdoor seating options, and private event space. The restauranteur is excited to elevate their previous location with a bright and colorful design and an open concept dining space.

As an internally owned property under Intersection Investment Management, San Marcos Square is a redeveloped retail center with a strong and harmonious tenant mix of both celebrated local tenants and national credit users like Sunnyside Learning Center and US Bank.

With an anticipated opening of January 2023, Rancho Las Palmas will not only increase the center’s overall foot traffic but will undoubtedly complement the surrounding community. This new lease is the last important step in the value-add program that Intersection set out to achieve with the center.

“We’re Thrilled to have found a tenant with such a great history in San Diego to relocate to our Center”, says Mark Hoekstra, Managing Director with Intersection. “Rancho Las Palmas will become a place for locals in the area to meet and enjoy great food” 

 

To learn more about this deal please reach out to Dan McCarthy at dmccarthy@intersectioncre.com or Alec Spencer at aspencer@intersectioncre.com

Autumn Valencia is the Marketing Coordinator at Intersection, providing strategic marketing expertise to support business objectives across company divisions. For general and marketing inquiries, please contact Autumn at avalencia@intersectioncre.com 

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