SANTA ANA, CA-Xerox Corp. has signed a lease renewal for 41,748square feet of office space at its namesake Xerox Centre andexecutive suites operator Premier Office Centers has taken 16,822square feet at Griffin Towers that translates to a net gain forOrange County's office market in two of six recently signed officeleases totaling more than 100,000 square feet in the county.

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The Premier lease is the largest of three recently signed dealsat Griffin Towers, a project at 5 and 6 Hutton Centre Dr. in SantaAna that is owned by Lincoln Property Co. Premier's lease is for 72months at 6 Hutton Centre Dr. and represents new absorption for theoffice market, as the company is adding a new location to itsOrange County portfolio.

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The newly leased Premier space can accommodate upwards of 50executive suites, according to Justin Hill and Dean Chandler of CBRichard Ellis, who represented the building ownership in all threeof the Griffin Towers Deals. The other two were a 6,565-square-footlease with law firm Selman Breitman LLC for 84 months at 6 HuttonCentre Dr. and a 5,652-square-foot lease for 36 months with SettleFirst Corp., a debt settlement firm that will house itsheadquarters in the penthouse suite at Griffin Towers. The SelmanBreitman lease is a relocation from Downtown Santa Ana.

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In the Xerox renewal, CBRE's Hill, Simon Dillon and Mark Friendrepresented the landlord, WCB Properties, in the renewal. Xerox,which has occupied the building at 1851 E. First St. since itscompletion in 1988, signed a five-year renewal for space on thesecond and third floors of the building. Xerox will share the spacewith ACS following the recent merger of the two companies, markinga move from the Irvine Spectrum area for ACS.

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In two other recently signed office leases in the county,Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. signed for 15,000 square feet at2100 Main St. in Irvine in a building owned by Morgenstern PropertyCo. LLC and Wilson Morgan LLP signed an eight-year lease for 8,363square feet at 1920 Main St. in Irvine in a deal with ShorensteinRealty Services LP.

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Morgenstern Property was represented by Oliver Fleener and TimJoyce of the Newport Beach office of Grubb & Ellis Co., withPrimary Residential represented by Tom van Betten of CassidyTurley|BRE Commercial. Shorenstein was represented by Rich Essen ofOrion Partners Inc. and Wilson Morgan was represented by JackMcNutt of Grubb & Ellis in Newport Beach.

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