Parkhouse Residences, a luxury condominium development in Newport Beach, opens for sales, beginning Oct. 4.
Prices will start at $2 million, rising to more than $4 million, according to developer Shopoff Realty Investments in Irvine.
The condos are part of the $1.25 billion master-planned Uptown Newport community at Jamboree Road and MacArthur Boulevard.
Parkhouse has five, five-story buildings with 30 homes ranging from 2,000-3,000 square feet in three-bedroom flats and two-story penthouses.
The homes were designed by Costa Mesa-based Blackband Design.
Amenities include a lap pool and hot tub, fitness center, private garages, direct elevator entry and a 1-acre green space called Uptown Park.
The community’s sales and design gallery at 4440 Von Karman Ave, Suite 240, in Newport Beach opens for private appointments beginning Oct. 4.
Hotel renovation complete
The Costa Mesa Marriott has completed a multi-million-dollar renovation that updated its suites and amenities, including the M Club for the hotel’s Bonvoy members.
A redesigned lobby will showcase works by local artists. The new aMuse bar and restaurant will serve American cuisine for breakfast, dinner and happy hour daily.
The 11-floor hotel has 253 suites that feature two flat-screen televisions, a desk and chair, full-sized sleeper sofa, mini-refrigerator, and bathrooms that convert from bathtubs to showers.
The pool area also got a facelift, including a new pool bar and deck. An outdoor gazebo is available for weddings with up to 120 guests.
HQ design complete for Traffik
LPA Design Studios recently completed work on the Irvine headquarters for the marketing firm Traffik.
The two-story, 22,000-square-foot workplace is part of an outdoor shopping center. LPA designed the space with something of a “hospitality” vibe, the firm said. A glass-enclosed podcast studio and main conference room are part of the workspace. The entry and reception area, LPA said, “are meant to feel like a hip, urban hotel, with a check-in concierge, lounge waiting area and luggage carts.”
“Traffik wanted to bring back the ambiance of an old-school advertising agency,” LPA said in a statement. The design emphasized simple metal frames, brick, wood floors and leather furniture.
To inspire collaboration, the space includes a barbershop design, including vintage barber chairs.
“Our goal with Traffik was to create an interactive design that informs the way the user thinks, socializes, works and collaborates,” said Rick D’Amato, workplace design director at LPA.
New tenants for South Coast Metro
South Coast Metro’s Harbor Gateway Business Center in Costa Mesa has leased more than 209,000 square feet during the pandemic.
Mission Critical Electronics,a clean-energy firm, leased 51,900 square feet. Z Supply LLC, a women’s casual-wear clothing company, leased 24,021 square feet. L Space, a swim and lifestyle apparel brand leased 16,142 square feet. All were represented by Steve Card and Chris O’Connor of Savills.
NationsBenefits, a provider in supplemental benefit solutions, leased 40,744 sq. ft. and was represented by Ryan Nunes and Rustin Mork of JLL.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries, a rare coin auction house, leased 23,793 square feet and was represented by Peter Joyce and Brett Kluewer of Stream Realty.
KONE, in the elevator and escalator industry, leased 21,517 square feet and was represented by Steve Wagner of JLL.
Geosyntec Consultants, a consulting and engineering firm, leased 14,916 square feet and was represented by Mike Lewis of Hughes Marino.
AccuMedical, a provider of healthcare products, leased 8,007 square feet and was represented by Matt Peters of Voit Commercial.
Komputer King, a web hosting company, leased 4,650 square feet and was represented by Gary Chen and Gaylyn Barnes of Barnes CRE Group/KW Commercial.
Visible Intellect, building automation and commercial surveillance systems, leased 3,512 square feet.
People in real estate
Blair Ruffner has been appointed senior development manager at Shopoff Realty Investments in Irvine. He is responsible for managing entitlement and land development projects from acquisition through entitlement approvals. He will also provide input on predevelopment and entitlement budgets, financial models and land development pro-forma models. Ruffner has 15 years of experience in real estate development and previously spent time as senior development manager at JPI, a developer, builder and investment manager.
Kate Lyle has been promoted to director of industrial cold and food in Ware Malcomb’s Irvine headquarters. She joined Ware Malcomb in 2019 as senior project architect and was promoted to studio manager of Industrial Cold & Food in 2020. As director, Lyle will lead the design firm’s growth in its Industrial Cold & Food Studio across North America. Lyle is a licensed architect with 16 years of experience and specializes in cold storage, food processing and manufacturing.
Chad Neubecker is the new executive vice president and director of real estate lending at Irvine-based Sunwest Bank, a privately held business bank serving the Western U.S. He is responsible for leading the commercial real estate lending teams focusing on investors, developers, private equity firms and real estate investment trusts in the bank’s footprint of California, Arizona, Utah, and Idaho. Neubecker will oversee financing for office, industrial, retail, multi-family, and self-storage, in addition to Sunwest Bank’s specialty financing lines including hotel and manufactured housing.
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