The Heights at Del Mar Sells for $126.35 Million

Cassidy Turley Negotiates Largest Sale Transaction in Del Mar Heights Since 2007

Published on September 20, 2013

SAN DIEGO - Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider in the U.S., announces that Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) has purchased The Heights at Del Mar office park for $126.35 million. The acquisition represents the largest sale transaction within the Del Mar Heights submarket since 2007, according to Rick Reeder and Brad Tecca of Cassidy Turley who represented both KRC and the seller, Prudential Real Estate.

The Heights at Del Mar is a 218,940 square foot, Class A campus located at 12770 to 12790 El Camino Real in the epicenter of Del Mar Heights, one of the most sought-after suburban real estate markets on the West Coast.  The project encompasses a Class A multi-tenant office building, state-of-the-art life science building, and an entitled 4.2-acre parcel of land that can accommodate an approximate 90,000-square-foot office or life science facility.

“This campus is uniquely positioned with fully leased status to a premier roster of credit tenants and the ability to deliver a new building to the Del Mar Heights submarket where large blocks of contiguous space are in high demand,” said Mr. Reeder, Managing Director with Cassidy Turley. “As the local, regional and U.S. economies continue to improve, we expect to see  further increases in tenant demand leading to a reduction in overall vacancy.  This, coupled with the fact that the next phase of new speculative development in Del Mar Heights is not expected for at least another three or four years, gives KRC a strategic window of opportunity to meet this expected demand.” 

The Heights at Del Mar is anchored by Neurocrine Biosciencese (NASDAQ: NBIX) and Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, the nation’s third largest intellectual property law firm. Both of these firms have long-term commitments in place and combined occupy 94% of the campus. Additional tenants are Allen Group Architects, Southwest Value Partners and Backplane. 

“This acquisition gives KRC an even stronger foothold in the Del Mar Heights submarket,” said Steve Scott, Senior Vice President with KRC’s San Diego office. “The Heights in Del Mar is consistent with KRC’s strategy of growing its commercial real estate portfolio with quality assets in locations with strong fundamentals including access to transportation and abundant amenities. The ability to expand the campus to meet growing demand created by the synergy of the area and burgeoning cluster industries was of great appeal to us.”

The Heights at Del Mar sits on 13.81 premier acres and offers numerous on-site amenities including a fitness center, outdoor basketball court, walking trails, and an outdoor amphitheater with seating for 600 people.  The campus offers prominent visibility adjacent to the Interstate 5 Corridor, which provides easy access to central San Diego and Orange County.  

About Cassidy Turley

Cassidy Turley is a leading commercial real estate services provider with more than 3,800 professionals in more than 60 offices nationwide. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the company represents a wide range of clients—from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, from local non-profits to major institutions. The firm completed transactions valued at $22 billion in 2012, manages approximately 400 million square feet on behalf of institutional, corporate and private clients and supports more than 23,000 domestic corporate services locations. Cassidy Turley serves owners, investors and tenants with a full spectrum of integrated commercial real estate services—including capital markets, tenant representation, corporate services, project leasing, property management, project and development services, and research and consulting. Cassidy Turley enhances its global service delivery outside North America through a partnership with GVA, giving clients access to commercial real estate professionals in 65 international markets. Please visit for more information about Cassidy Turley.


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