Denny Beres, vice president of Lockheed Martin's TacticalSystems San Diego facility, says that the new Horizon Tech Centerlocation will allow the defense and technology firm to expand itsoperations, remain close to its customers and help to meetLockheed's corporate initiative for sustainable and energyefficient work environments. Situated on 11.3 acres on the highestparcel within the Scripps Ranch Business Park, Horizon Tech Centerwill join approximately 23 million sf of LEED-certified productOpus has completed or has in the development pipeline throughoutthe country.

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The project site is close to Interstate 15 between State Route56 and State Route 163. When Opus announced the project, it saidthat each of the Horizon Tech Center buildings would be designed toaccommodate one to two corporate tenants and that the trio ofstructures would also be designed to function as a campus for asingle major firm, as it will with the Tactical Systems unit ofBethesda, MD-based Lockheed.

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Designed by Opus Architecture & Engineering in conjunctionwith RJC Architects, Horizon Tech Center will deliver energyconsumption that is 14% less than a non-LEED-certified building andwater consumption that is 30% less than standard. Landscaping, byRidge Landscape Architects of Oceanside, CA, exceeds the LEEDlandscaping requirement by 300%.

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Mike Glavin and Jay Alexander of Colliers, in conjunction withJones Lang LaSalle, represented Lockheed Martin in the lease. ChuckWasker, Jay Alexander and Ryan Grove of Colliers International'sSan Diego office represented Opus West. Terms of the lease were notdisclosed.

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