Hudson Pacific and Macerich to transform Westside Pavilion into state-of-the-art creative office space in a Prime Los Angeles Location

  • Hudson Pacific Brings Deep Expertise in Successfully Redeveloping and Repositioning Properties as Creative Offices to Attract Top-Tier Tenants in Technology, Entertainment, and Other High-Growth Industries
  • Redevelopment to Provide Approximately 500,000 Square Feet of Creative Office in a Prime Los Angeles Location Adjacent to Freeways and Public Transportation

LOS ANGELES, 2018-Mar-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HPP) and Macerich (NYSE: MAC) today (03/05/18) announced the formation of a joint venture through which Hudson Pacific and Macerich will work together to transform the approximately 600,000 square-foot Westside Pavilion into approximately 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art creative office space, while retaining the approximately 100,000 square feet of existing entertainment retail space. The joint venture will be held 75% by Hudson Pacific and 25% by Macerich.

The companies estimate total project costs, including the asset value at contribution, in the range of $425-475 million, with each partner contributing their pro rata share. The construction is expected to be completed by mid-2021. Hudson Pacific will serve as the joint venture’s Managing Member and the property’s day-to-day operator and developer.

Victor Coleman, Chairman and CEO of Hudson Pacific, said: “Westside Pavilion is a perfect opportunity for us to reposition a marquee asset in a premier location—this is what we do best. The project is poised to capture the strong demand from tenants for creative office space on the west side of Los Angeles. We look forward to working with Macerich and to making our signature improvements to the property, which we believe will greatly benefit the surrounding community.”

Art Coppola, Chairman and CEO of Macerich, said: “Our joint venture with Hudson Pacific will enable us to maximize the value of this incredibly well-situated real estate with dynamic new uses—something Macerich has always excelled at. Hudson Pacific brings great expertise in the creative office space segment, and we are pleased to partner with them on this exciting, high visibility project.”

Westside Pavilion is located proximate to the I-405 and I-10 freeways and steps from the Expo Line light rail’s Westwood/Rancho Park station. The property is immediately adjacent to the residential enclave of Cheviot Hills, and less than three miles from the business and residential communities of Century City, Westwood, Culver City, Mar Vista and Brentwood. The property’s proximity to these neighborhoods, excellent access to freeways and public transit, and its large footprint and parking areas make it ideal for redeveloping office space.

About Hudson Pacific Properties

Hudson Pacific Properties is a vertically integrated real estate company focused on acquiring, repositioning, developing and operating high quality office and state-of-the-art media and entertainment properties in select West Coast markets. Hudson Pacific invests across the risk-return spectrum, favoring opportunities where it can employ leasing, capital investment and management expertise to create additional value. Founded in 2006 as Hudson Capital, the company went public in 2010, electing to be taxed as a real estate investment trust. Through the years, Hudson Pacific has strategically assembled a portfolio totaling over 17 million square feet including land for development, in high growth, high-barrier-to-entry submarkets throughout Northern and Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. The company is a leading provider of design-forward, next-generation workspaces for a variety of tenants, with a focus on Fortune 500 and leading growth companies, many in the technology, media and entertainment sectors. As a long-term owner, Hudson Pacific prioritizes tenant satisfaction and retention, providing highly customized build-outs and working proactively to accommodate tenants’ growth. Hudson Pacific trades as a component of the Russell 2000® and the Russell 3000® indices. For more information visit HudsonPacificProperties.com.

About Macerich

Macerich, an S&P 500 company, is a fully integrated self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, which focuses on the acquisition, leasing, management, development and redevelopment of regional malls throughout the United States. Macerich currently owns 53 million square feet of real estate consisting primarily of interests in 48 regional shopping centers. Macerich specializes in successful retail properties in many of the country’s most attractive, densely populated markets with significant presence in the Pacific Rim, Arizona, Chicago and the Metro New York to Washington, DC corridor. A recognized leader in sustainability, Macerich has earned NAREIT’s prestigious “Leader in the Light” award every year from 2014-2017. For the third straight year in 2017 Macerich achieved the #1 GRESB ranking in the North American Retail Sector, among many other environmental accomplishments. Additional information about Macerich can be obtained from the company’s website at www.macerich.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contacts:

Investor/Media Contacts:
Hudson Pacific Properties
Laura Campbell
Vice President, Head of Investor Relations
310.622.1702
lcampbell@hudsonppi.com

Macerich
Karen Maurer
602.953.6471
karen.maurer@macerich.com

Source: Macerich

Netflix to lease a significant portion of the ICON office tower at Sunset Bronson Studios

14-Story Office Tower Is Now Over 60% Leased

Los Gatos and Los Angeles, 2015-8-28— /EPR Retail News/ — Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), the world’s leading Internet TV network, and Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE: HPP) today announced an agreement in which Netflix will lease a significant portion of the ICON office tower at Sunset Bronson Studios.

The growing Southern California staff of Netflix is expected to occupy 200,052 square feet at ICON, part of a nearly $200 million creative office development currently under construction along Hollywood’s thriving Sunset Corridor. The deal is the largest office lease signed to date in Hollywood in terms of square feet.

“ICON is a state-of-the-art facility that places Netflix squarely in the middle of Hollywood’s creative culture to support our next stage of growth and content creation,” said Netflix CFO David Wells. “The property’s combination of office, stage and production space provides an ideal setting.”

Victor Coleman, Chairman and CEO of Hudson Pacific Properties, said, “We’re very pleased to welcome Netflix to ICON, part of a unique creative campus at the center of Hollywood’s renaissance. ICON’s innovative architecture, sustainable design, and access to top-of-the-line sound stages and production facilities are perfect for next-generation tech and media companies like Netflix. We’re transforming Sunset Bronson Studios into the most dynamic creative and production complex in the entertainment business today.”

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said, “Netflix’s decision to relocate and expand at Hudson Pacific Properties’ beautifully designed ICON office tower reaffirms that Los Angeles remains the nexus for innovative tech and creative companies, and that the future of the entertainment industry will call Hollywood home. With this move, Netflix will bring many well-paying jobs to the Hollywood community, one of our city’s sought-after live-work-play environments. My business team is assisting Netflix with relocation and permit approvals.”

Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell of District 13 said, “We have set the stage for investment and success in Hollywood, and Netflix moving to the 13th District is an indication that our hard work is paying off. Hollywood’s business climate is very favorable for today’s leading media and entertainment companies. I am thrilled to welcome Netflix to ICON, and look forward to the growth, success, and creation of high-quality jobs in my district.”

The planned move of the Netflix Southern California office comes as the Internet TV company ramps up original production in Los Angeles and surrounding communities. Among the Netflix originals shot in or near Los Angeles are Arrested Development, and the Emmy-nominated Grace and Frankie as well as upcoming series Fuller House, The Ranch, Lady Dynamite, Flaked, Love, and With Bob And David and the Netflix original film Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.

ICON is a 14-story, 323,000-square-foot office tower scheduled for completion in late 2016. Hudson Pacific Properties’ other projects underway at Sunset Bronson Studios include an under-construction roughly 1,600-space parking structure and a planned five-story, 96,000-square-foot creative office building for delivery in mid-2017. The two Class A office buildings were designed with today’s leading creative companies in mind. Both will be LEED Gold certified with cutting-edge systems, large floor plates, significant column-free spans, and underfloor power and data options, all of which enhance workplace efficiency and flexibility.

About Netflix
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 65 million members in over 50 countries enjoying more than 100 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

About Hudson Pacific Properties
Hudson Pacific Properties is a vertically integrated real estate company focused on acquiring, repositioning, developing and operating high-quality office and state-of-the-art media and entertainment properties in select West Coast markets. Hudson invests across the risk-return spectrum, favoring opportunities where it can employ leasing, capital investment and management expertise to create additional value. Founded in 2006 as Hudson Capital, the company went public in 2010, electing to be taxed as a real estate investment trust. Through the years, Hudson has strategically assembled a portfolio totaling approximately 17.6 million square feet, including land for development, in high-growth, high-barrier-to-entry submarkets throughout Northern and Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. The company is a leading provider of design-forward, next-generation workspaces for a variety of tenants, with a focus on Fortune 500 and industry-leading growth companies, many in the technology, media and entertainment sectors. As a long-term owner, Hudson prioritizes tenant satisfaction and retention, providing highly customized build-outs and working proactively to accommodate tenants’ growth. Hudson trades as a component of the Russell 2000® and the Russell 3000® indices. For more information visit hudsonpacificproperties.com.

Forward-Looking Statements For Hudson Pacific Properties
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Investor/Media Contacts:

Netflix
Jonathan Friedland
Chief Communications Officer
310.734.2958
jofriedland@netflix.com

Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.
Laura Campbell
Director, Investor Relations
310.622.1702
lcampbell@hudsonppi.com

Greg Berardi
Blue Marlin Partners
415.239.7826
greg@bluemarlinpartners.com