Allianz Acquires 45% Ownership in Park Place, Orange County's Premier Mixed-Use Office Campus

NEW YORK--()--The global insurance company Allianz has acquired a 45 percent interest in Park Place capturing a rare opportunity to own a portion of one of the best performing mixed-use office campuses in Southern California. Allianz Real Estate of America executed the transaction on behalf of its Allianz Group Investors. Allianz joins LBA Realty and Principal Real Estate Investors in a Joint Venture. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are delighted that this development underscores our commitment to investing in sustainable properties alongside the best owners and operators in their respective markets and asset classes.”

Park Place is a premier mixed-use asset totaling approximately 2.7 million square feet of office and retail property. It offers its high quality tenant base in a setting with immediate access to a diverse array of onsite restaurants, retail, and residential amenities, as well as a new boutique hotel. Allianz has acquired a stake in the six assets that make up the office campus, the 3121 and 3333 Michelson office towers, and the retail center. In total, the Allianz investment spans 11 buildings encompassing approximately 2.2 million square feet.

“This transaction represents the first direct investment by Allianz Real Estate in California,” said Christoph Donner, CEO of Allianz Real Estate of America. “We are delighted that this development underscores our commitment to investing in sustainable properties alongside the best owners and operators in their respective markets and asset classes.” Park Place has achieved LEED Gold EB status for its commitment to environmental sustainability.

Phil Belling, Managing Principal of LBA Realty, said, “Incorporating Allianz into this joint venture was a natural fit. We have worked together on other investments and commercial mortgage financings. Park Place is one of the most recognized locations in Southern California. Allianz is one of the world’s most respected real estate investors and its commitment is a credit to the unique mixed-use environment we have created at Park Place.”

Over the past six years, the property has been completely redeveloped including a significant reduction in the carbon footprint through various energy efficiencies, water conservation and recycling programs, creating a major sustainable environment. The comprehensive architectural and landscape theme that carries throughout the 105-acre master plan provides a distinguished backdrop for tenants and residents.

The property is over 90% leased to global corporate headquarters, technology, creative, and financial service companies.

About Allianz
Allianz represents one of the world’s strongest financial communities, offering a broad range of insurance and asset management services. In 2015, Allianz employed approximately 142,000 staff in some 70 countries and achieved total revenues of 125.2 billion euros and an operating profit of 10.7 billion euros. Allianz Group managed an investment portfolio of around 640 billion euros. Additionally our asset managers Allianz GI and PIMCO managed 1.3 trillion euros of third party money. Allianz is active in a wide variety of sectors including real estate, infrastructure, renewable energy and equity and debt. Allianz’s long-term value strategies maximize risk-adjusted returns.

About Allianz Real Estate
Allianz Real Estate is the strategic center of expertise in real estate within the Allianz Group, and a leading international real estate investment and asset manager. Allianz Real Estate develops and executes worldwide tailored portfolio and investment strategies on behalf of the Allianz companies, including direct and indirect investments as well as commercial mortgage loan financing. Allianz Real Estate has approximately €45 bn assets under management.

Allianz Real Estate of America is responsible for equity and commercial mortgage loan investments in the Americas. Allianz Real Estate of America, based in New York, has a portfolio of over $13 billion with its holdings diversified across more than 30 metro markets and property types spanning office, multi-family, retail, and industrial.

About LBA Realty
LBA Realty is a full service real estate investment and management company with a diverse portfolio of office and industrial properties in major markets throughout the western United States. LBA Realty makes investments on behalf of its institutional investment funds.


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