Kilroy Realty Signs Lease with Netflix for 100 Percent of the Commercial Office Space at Academy on Vine
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 13, 2018--Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) today announced that Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, has signed a long term lease for approximately 355,000 square feet at the company’s Academy on Vine project in Hollywood. The mixed-use project is comprised of an office component, currently under construction, and a 193-unit residential building, which the company plans to start construction on later this year. The lease is expected to commence in phases upon construction completion of the office component starting in mid-2020.
Academy on Vine sits on a 3.5 acre, full-city block that was acquired from The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in 2013. The project will include three cutting-edge creative office buildings and a 20-story residential tower. The buildings will feature large, flexible floor plates and Academy on Vine is expected to receive LEED Gold certification. It will also encompass large public gathering areas that will feature public art.
“We are excited to have forged a partnership with Netflix which has leased all of the office buildings at Academy on Vine, a site rich with history and a legacy of advancing the arts and sciences of motion pictures. On behalf of the team, we are thrilled to welcome Netflix to the Kilroy community,” said Delmar Nehrenberg, KRC’s Senior Vice President, Los Angeles.
“Our expansion into the Academy on Vine property further deepens our connection with the Los Angeles and Hollywood communities,” said David Wells, Chief Financial Officer, Netflix. “We’re excited to continue to grow our team right in the heart of Hollywood.”
Kilroy Realty entered the Hollywood market in 2012 with its initial acquisition of 6255 Sunset, which was extensively remodeled and renamed Sunset Media Center. The company has further grown its footprint, through the development of two world-class mixed-use projects, Columbia Square and Academy on Vine. Together with its many other Los Angeles properties, KRC has assembled a media portfolio consisting of Westside Media Center, Tribeca West, Santa Monica Media Center, and DirecTV’s global headquarters totaling approximately three and a half million square feet, catering to KRC’s expanding roster of entertainment-oriented tenants, generating marketing synergies for the company across the region.
About Kilroy Realty Corporation . Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC), a publicly traded real estate investment trust and member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, is one of the West Coast’s premier landlords. The company has over 70 years of experience developing, acquiring and managing office and mixed-use real estate assets. The company provides physical work environments that foster creativity and productivity and serves a broad roster of dynamic, innovation driven tenants, including technology, entertainment, digital media and health care companies.
At September 30, 2018, the company’s stabilized portfolio totaled approximately 13.9 million square feet of office space located in the coastal regions of Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Seattle and 200 residential units located in the Hollywood submarket of Los Angeles. In addition, KRC had three projects under construction totaling approximately 1.0 million square feet of office space, 608 residential units and 120,000 square feet of retail space as well as two projects in the tenant improvement phase totaling approximately 1.2 million square feet of office and PDR space. The office components of the two projects are fully leased to Adobe and Dropbox.
The company’s commitment and leadership position in sustainability has been recognized by various industry groups across the world. In September 2018, the company was recognized by GRESB both as North American leader across all asset classes and global world leader among all publicly traded real estate companies. Other sustainability accolades include NAREIT’s Leader in the Light award for the past four years, the EPA’s highest honor of Sustained Excellence and winner of Energy Star Partner of the Year for the past five years. The company is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. At the end of the third quarter, the company’s stabilized portfolio was 59% LEED certified and 77% of eligible properties were ENERGY STAR certified. More information is available at http://www.kilroyrealty.com.
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