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Real estate arm of Alvarez & Marsal plans adaptive reuse campus in Tarzana

The firm bought the 4.3-acre office site in July 2018 for $18M
By Natalie Hoberman | February 04, 2019 02:00PM

Hugh Hilton, managing director & CEO of Alavarez & Marsal

A 4-acre industrial site in Tarzana will soon be transformed into an upscale office campus, the latest sign of heightened interest in the San Fernando Valley.

A&M Capital Real Estate will be redeveloping four flex and industrial buildings to become a 96,500-square-foot campus with offices and studio capabilities, the company announced Monday. A&M Capital is the real estate investment arm of Alvarez & Marsal, a global professional services firm.

Dubbed the Elevar, the adaptive reuse campus will feature an expansive amount of outdoor space with wifi-enabled patios. There will also be a fitness center and cafe for tenants.

Elevar rendering

The firm, based in El Segundo, plans on adding about 20,000 square feet of new construction to the site. It’s located at 18362 – 18424 Oxnard Street, across from the Metro Orange Line Reseda Station.

Renderings of Elevar reveal a modern, industrial campus with splashy graffiti walls and high ceilings, exposed brick beams and open-floor layouts.

Rob Hooks, Katie Bernhisel and Dillon Moscone at Cushman & Wakefield will handle leasing for the property, alongside Kevin Fenenbock and Jacob Mumper of Colliers International.

A&M Capital bought the campus for $18.4 million in July 2018, property records show.

Elevar rendering

The company also owns several projects in Carlsbad, including the Research Center Plaza on Rutherford Road, an office campus on Faraday Avenue and a 50,000-square-foot office building on Aston Avenue.

Recently, investors and commercial real estate industry players have been showing a greater interest in the San Fernando Valley. Last month, Newmark Knight Frank announced plans to open a new office in Woodland Hills. The Warner Center has also become a hotbed for developers, fueled in part by the Warner Center 2035 master plan adopted in 2013.