Third Building in Newport National Corporation’s Portfolio Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency

Published on February 25, 2013

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SAN DIEGO – Cassidy Turley San Diego, the region’s market leader in commercial real estate services, today announced that Ventana Real I has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy efficiency.

Ventana Real I is located at 2173 Salk Avenue in Carlsbad and was developed by Newport National Corporation (NNC), which also owns the property. The office building has earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 10 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. Commercial buildings that earn the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® certification use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and also release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.    This is the third building in the NNC portfolio to achieve this certification; Ventana Real I joins Civic View Corporate Centre in San Marcos, which received recognition in 2012, and Emerald Lake Corporate Centre in Carlsbad, which received recognition in 2006.

"Newport National Corporation is pleased to accept the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® certification in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts,” said Scott Brusseau, President & CEO of Newport National Corporation. "Through this achievement, we have demonstrated our commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering both our and our tenants’ energy costs.”

Ventana Real is a three building, Class A office park located at 2173, 2175 and 2177 Salk Avenue in Carlsbad. The project totals 219,035 square feet, with two three-story buildings and one two-story building. Ventana Real is situated on approximately 15 acres of land fronting El Camino Real between Faraday Avenue and College Boulevard.

Almost 30,000 square feet of leasing activity in the last 12 months has brought the project to nearly 70% lease occupancy. The project can accommodate a large diversity of tenants with varied rent structures, and can accommodate immediate tenant requirements from 1,000 square feet to 8,800 square feet in suites that are move-in ready with high quality finishes. Larger full-floor tenants up to 28,000 square feet can be accommodated in custom phased and built out premises. Highly visible building signage and monument signage for major tenants is available along El Camino Real and Salk Avenue. Ventana Real boasts many desirable amenities including a hilltop location with panoramic views, travertine stone exteriors with floor-to-ceiling glass, resort-style bathrooms, a fully-equipped exercise room with separate shower and locker rooms, covered parking, koi ponds, a 12,000-square-foot garden patio with Wi-Fi access, and an outdoor barbeque and entertainment area. Occupants benefit from utility cost savings due to the developer’s use of “green” building standards through the SDG&E Savings by Design program. Energy-saving features incorporated into the building include: high-performance, high-SEER mechanical units; motion-controlled, high-efficiency lighting circuits through a digital lighting control panel; LED architectural lighting; variable frequency drive-supply and exhaust fans for indoor air comfort; high-performance glass to control sound and heat gain; single ply membrane cool-roof features ensuring leak-free occupancy and reduced thermal gain; and touchless faucets and urinals in conjunction with low-flow toilets saving water. Ventana Real is also in the process of receiving certification for LEED Existing Building.

Justin Halenza, Mark Avilla and Matty Sundberg of Cassidy Turley are the exclusive marketing team for Ventana Real. For more information, call 760.431.4201 or visit www.ventanareal.com.

About Newport National Corporation
Run by President, Scott Brusseau and Senior Vice President, Jeff Brusseau, Newport National Corporation (NNC) is a full-service, vertically integrated real estate company based in Carlsbad, Calif. NNC was founded in 1973 and incorporated in 1975 by Mr. F.M. “Bruce” Brusseau. NNC’s business strategy has and continues to be the acquisition, development and management of prime commercial real estate properties in dynamic growth areas.

The firm has developed and managed a diverse portfolio including low and mid-rise office, power centers, shopping centers, free-standing industrial, multi-tenant industrial, research and development, business parks and residential properties. Today NNC’s operations are focused in San Diego County.

About Cassidy Turley
Cassidy Turley is a leading commercial real estate services provider with more than 3,700 professionals in more than 60 offices nationwide. 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 2011, manages 455 million square feet on behalf of institutional, corporate and private clients and supports more than 28,000 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 of North America through a partnership with GVA, giving clients access to commercial real estate professionals in 65 international markets. Please visit www.cassidyturley.com for more information about Cassidy Turley.

Cassidy Turley provides regional real estate services with local market leader Cassidy Turley San Diego. The company’s dominant market presence includes more than 160 professionals and staff in five local offices and recorded more than $1.2 billion in transactions in 2011. For more information about Cassidy Turley San Diego, please visit www.cassidyturley.com/sandiego or contact Dan Broderick, President and CEO of Cassidy Turley San Diego.

Lesley-Joann Kolb
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