Genius Products Inc. signed its deal with Los Angeles-basedoffice REIT Maguire Properties Inc. in a move to consolidate andexpand the offices of the fast growing Genius Products operationsat 3301 Exposition Blvd., according to Trevor Belden, a principalin the Sherman Oaks office of Lee & Associates-LANorth/Ventura. Belden represented Genius Products in the 10-yeardeal for a full floor in the newest addition to the 12-acre LantanaEntertainment Media Campus, with landlord Maguire representedinternally by Debbie Tauberg and Joshua Worbel.

Belden says that the distributor of movies and televisionprogramming "needed to find a space that would accommodate itsrecent growth and desire to remain in a creative environment inSanta Monica." The deal puts all of Genius's operations under oneroof in a brand new building specifically designed for companieslike theirs, Belden adds.

Genius will be the first tenant to occupy Lantana South, whichwas entitled by the City of Santa Monica specifically for media andentertainment uses. Occupancy is slated for July. The company hasbeen occupying about 17,000 sf of office elsewhere in Santa Monicaand another 10,000 sf of temporary space in another building on theLantana campus.

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