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Construction Commences at Former LA Times Facility in Costa Mesa

The Press, a reinvention of the former LA Times Orange County printing press warehouse and press room in Costa Mesa, CA to a reimagined creative work campus and proposed food hall, pulled its office building permit and kicked off construction. The 420,000-square-foot campus, located at 1375 Sunflower Ave., will be ready for delivery to office tenants by Q1 2020.

The more than $200-million project, being developed by SteelWave and Invesco Real Estate, will encompass 380,856 square feet of office with roughly 51,639 square feet of retail.

SteelWave’s Seth Hiromura says, “The Press is a truly one-of-a-kind offering in one of the most exciting areas of Orange County. This property embraces its history but also responds to what today’s modern user desires in office space.”

The Market Hall food hall is being planned with renowned LAB Holding. The concept, submitted for city review, includes a curated roster of more than 50 makers and restaurants.

NKF’s Jay Nugent and George Thomson are handling pre-leasing.

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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