Navarra Propertieshas announced plans to redevelop a 2.5-acre warehouse site inDowntown San Diego's East Village. The developer will transform thesite into a 100,000-square-foot creative office warehouse and, inphase two, a 450,000-square-foot 17-story conventional officebuilding and will rename the campus [email protected]. District.This is the first creative office warehouse conversion in the EastVillage market, which has recently seen a spurt of investmentactivity.

“SuperBlock is a multi-phase development aimed at attracting alarge tech user that requires large, flexible floor-plates in acool building, combined with adjacent space for expansion,”Mark Navarra, president of Navarra Properties,tells “This project will become the center of athriving innovation ecosystem already starting to emerge inI.D.E.A. District.”

The East Village is the latest San Diego submarket to benefitfrom the development activity in Downtown San Diego. The IDEADistrict is central to the development activity. Navarra says thatthe market has seen strong demand for creative office space andthere is a limited supply in this category. “There has always beenstrong demand for unique space downtown, particularly by growingtech firms, but there is a very limited supply of the rightproduct,” he explains.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.