Richard Vann Vann: “You can achieve tremendous flexibility and floorplate efficiency with a high-rise, plus the ability to grow and consolidate operations in one location.”

SAN DIEGO—The pros of high-rise office buildings are many for owners, operators and tenants, but high-rises are not for everyone, Sunroad Enterprises’ president, real estate division, Richard Vann tells The firm recently revealed its plans to develop Centrumplace, an office campus in Central San Diego that will be the commercial centerpiece of the Centrum Master Plan, which encompasses eight acres of business facilities, retail, residences, and green space. Centrumplace will consist of the existing Centrum I, a 275,000-square-foot building completed in 2008, and two new class-A office high-rises. We spoke exclusively with Vann about the project and the pros and cons of developing high-rise office buildings. Where in Central San Diego is this project being built, and why was this location chosen?

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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