Environmental Engineering & Contracting, Inc. (“EEC”) has signed a lease for the 18th floor at City Plaza, with Cushman & Wakefield representing the landlord, Greenlaw Partners, in the transaction, and EEC represented by Lee & Associates.
The property, located at 1 City Blvd West in Orange, will house the corporate headquarters of EEC, a national environmental consulting firm that specializes in wastewater, storm water, regulatory compliance and assessment and remediation of soilEE and groundwater. The company plans to relocate from its current Santa Ana, CA office to City Plaza in September 2014.
“After an extensive search, EEC is thrilled to have found its new home at City Plaza. Our proximity to business and entertainment landmarks will help propel our business by increasing our visibility to prospective clients and attracting high-caliber employees. Best of all, the panoramic views from the new office will reflect our newly refined image to clients and employees alike,” said Mark Zeko, EEC Vice President and Principal Hydrogeologist.
City Plaza is an 18-story, Class “A” office building in Orange, CA. The 333,922-square-foot building has direct access to the 5 and 22 freeways and is near local attractions such as Disneyland, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Honda Center and the new ARTIC Transportation Center.
Cushman & Wakefield’s David Dowd, Matt Didier and Jennifer Whittington represented Greenlaw Partners, and Matt Orville of Lee & Associates represented EEC.
“We are excited about EEC becoming a new customer for us at our City Plaza project and thank Matt Orville from Lee & Associates for his efforts to bring his client to our property,” said John Drachman, Vice President with Greenlaw Partners.
According to Cushman & Wakefield’s Second Quarter Orange County Office Report, the City Area’s overall vacancy rate was 14.7% with a direct average gross rental rate of $1.95 for Class “A” office. Comparatively, Orange County’s overall vacancy rate was 14.8% with a Class “A” direct average gross rental rate of $2.23.