Friday, August 08, 2008

Northrup Grumman Signs Long Term Lease For Office Tower in El Sugundo, CA

Cityfeet / - August 6, 2008

Northrop Grumman Corp. has signed a 10-year, $120 million lease for all 333,000 sf at the 16-story, 101 Continental Blvd. office tower in one of the largest office leases in El Segundo in years. Although others involved in the deal declined to comment, citing confidentiality agreements, Northrop spokesman Brooks McKinney confirms that the aerospace giant will be expanding into the 101 Continental building, which is owned by Los Angeles-based Barker Pacific Group and Prudential Real Estate Investors.

Northrop Grumman is expected to begin moving into the building in phases, beginning in early December, and should fully occupy the building by July of next year. Xerox Corp. has leased space in the building since 1983 and still occupies a portion of the 16-story tower, which was built in 1972 and formerly was known as Xerox Centre. Xerox is slated to move out of its remaining space before the move-in by Northrop Grumman.

According to a report last year on, the owners of the 101 Continental building were marketing it as a multi-tenant property, rather than the single-tenant facility that it will be when Northrop Grumman moves in. Barker Pacific Group at the time said that it planned a $30 million renovation of the office tower to transform it to class A multi-tenant space, but how much of the $30 million in renovations will be necessary remains in question now that the office tower will be a single-tenant facility as opposed to multi-tenant.

McKinney tells that Northrop Grumman needs the 333,000 sf at 101 Continental for expansion of its Integrated Systems and Information Technology sectors, plus some space for corporate office administrative and engineering support functions. The aerospace giant has been growing of late, reporting a year-over-year earnings increase to $483 million from $472 million and a revenue boost of 10% to $8.6 billion for the second quarter ended June 30. Sphere: Related Content

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