Acacia I

Office

  • Client:Private Partnership
  • Project Completion: August,2005
  • Work Executed:Location Select
    Due Dirigence
    Project Planning for Establish Commercial Building
    Design
    Construction
    Property Management
  • Floor Space:25,400 sq. ft
  • Location:20250 Acacia St
    Newport Beach, CA

Details

In response to a request from an individual investment partner, we developed a three-story office building in the city of Newport Beach, Orange County. Acacia bought three neighboring dwellings and integrated the different land use classifications.
An application for the zoning change from residential purposes to commercial/office building purposes was submitted and the approval has been received. Even in the course of constructing the office building, both a rental estate management company and investment partner have already moved into this building as the major tenant and 60% of the space of the building is pre-leased to them prior to completion. After development of the project, we continue to offer real estate management services and report back to the client regarding monthly investment earnings.

Challenges

1.Real Estate Investment from Overseas and Forays into Investment Business
In the 2000s, the sale prices of commercial real estate land and buildings increased, resulting in higher rental fees. As overseas companies made their initial forays into commercial real estate investment businesses and family businesses, we received a constant succession of inquiries about business planning for the development of commercial office buildings.
The business planning covers processes beginning with land purchase, through design and construction, and ending with rental services/real estate management. The focus of business planning is on ROI, or cap rates. The creation of business plans and practical business management were both challenging for us because we have to meet the requirements of overseas investors who always demand the minimum guaranteed cap rate, despite the unknown future outcomes in real estate development.

2. Site Selection
In the course of site selection, we negotiated a lump-sum purchase of three large neighboring dwellings.
During the purchase negotiation process, we simultaneously proceeded with not only the project for the construction of our partner company’s office building (that was viewed as a means for expanding their business into the North American market) but also related architectural designs.

2. Land Use and Height Restrictions

The project area is located near the John Wayne Airport and requires compliance with aeronautical environmental regulations and building height regulations.
Although any new buildings in this area have a height limit of two stories, we successfully completed the construction of the three-story office building on the area because the building was built after excavating about three-feet below the original ground level. This basic plan is based on the design and execution method that ensures the best ROI effects through the long-term holding of real estate.

Use of Retouched Photos

Under our company’s confidentiality and compliance agreement, some indoor equipment and people associated with this project are shown in retouched photos.