SANTA MONICA, CA-Callison Architecture has signed a 10-year, $10.5-million lease for 17,000 sf of office at the Promenade Gateway complex on the Third Street Promenade in a renewal and expansion. The expansion of Seattle-based Callison’s California headquarters makes it the principal tenant at the building at 1453 Third St., according to Michael Preiss of the Klabin Co., who represented the landlord, Maxxam Enterprises.

With Santa Monica enjoying historic rent growth and record occupancy rates, “locking in this expansion space while extending the lease term is a highly strategic move for the tenant,” Preiss says. Callison’s lease includes provisions for the architecture and design firm to spend “a significant amount of money to upgrade their premises,” Preiss adds.

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