LA North Studios Developing New Soundstage In Santa Clarita, CA For 2021

Trammell Crow Company (TCC) and Clarion Partners, LLC announced today that LA North Studios, one of Santa Clarita’s newest and largest sound stage facility and studio operators, has signed a five-year lease to take over 113,640 square feet at Building 5 at The Center at Needham Ranch. LA North plans to convert the space into a fully functioning satellite soundstage hub when it opens early next year.

LA North Studios provides sound stages, studios and other production services to major film studios including Warner Bros., Amazon Studios, Showtime, Netflix, Disney and Universal. Building 5 at the Center at Needham Ranch is LA North Studios’ third production facility in Santa Clarita. LA North Studios footprint in the Santa Clarita Valley now includes more than 277K square feet of production space catering to small and large film, television and digital productions. Their main campus in Santa Clarita, California features five sound stages, a fully operational on-site construction mill and production space totaling 143K square feet.

“As we have grown and scaled our business, LA North Studios has quickly become a preferred production facility in the region. All of our sound stages are fully committed, and this expansion allows us to meet our clients’ needs today and into the future,” said LA North Co-Founders Anthony Syracuse and John Prabhu.

“For entertainment uses, the Santa Clarita Valley continues to experience significant growth in the amount of local production facilities that operate here. This area is a competitive, and often more attractive, alternative to Los Angeles,” said John Balestra, Principal with TCC’s SoCal – Los Angeles Business Unit. “While this is an industrial park and we welcome traditional industrial uses like warehousing, last-mile distribution and manufacturing, you cannot deny the long-term viability of industries like media and entertainment. Today, streaming and content creation is more important than ever, and we are pleased to have LA North Studios at The Center at Needham Ranch”

CBRE’s Craig Peters and Doug Sonderegger represented the TCC and Clarion in the transaction.

“This lease with LA North Studios further validates that The Center at Needham Ranch is the perfect location for entertainment-related companies. LA North Studios is exactly the type of company we were hoping to find for The Center and is an ideal fit for the project. Their new stages will be able to accommodate the growing demand from content creators to find space within the studio zone,” commented Peters. “The Center at Needham Ranch has some of the only 36-foot clear height buildings in the market. For entertainment, studio and production uses, the higher ceilings in the space is a significant advantage. In addition to the ceilings, the park-like environment will continue to make the Center at Needham Ranch a key target for entertainment and production occupiers.”

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Santa Clarita’s LA North Studios Expands To Meet Growing Demand

With all the delays caused by the COVID pandemic this past summer, studios and sound stages have found themselves busier than ever as production resumes and more studio space is desperately needed.

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That certainly is the case with Santa Clarita studio and sound stage facility LA North Studios, which has now taken its first steps to add a satellite facility, its third in the Santa Clarita Valley. Today, it was announced by investors/developers Trammell Crow Company (TCC) and Clarion Partners, LLCthat LA North has signed a five-year lease to take over the 113,640 square-foot Building 5 at The Center at Needham Ranch with plans to convert it into a soundstage hub in early 2021.

Building 5 is comprised of 113,640 square feet of Class A industrial space, featuring 36’ clear height, ESFR sprinklers, 14 dock positions and 204 car parking spaces. LA North Studio plans to convert the building into an F-1-certified sound stages, as a companion to their other F-1 certified facilities in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Some of LA North Studios current clients include Warner Bros., Amazon StudiosShowtimeNetflixDisney and Universal, for which LA North has provided sound stages, studios and other production services. The main campus currently features five sound stages, a fully operational on-site construction mill and production space totaling 143,000 square feet.

LA North Co-Founders Anthony Syracuse and John Prabhu said about the expansion, “As we have grown and scaled our business, LA North Studios has quickly become a preferred production facility in the region. All of our sound stages are fully committed, and this expansion allows us to meet our clients’ needs today and into the future.”

John Balestra, Principal with TCC’s SoCal – Los Angeles Business Unit added, “For entertainment uses, the Santa Clarita Valley continues to experience significant growth in the amount of local production facilities that operate here. This area is a competitive, and often more attractive, alternative to Los Angeles.  While this is an industrial park and we welcome traditional industrial uses like warehousing, last-mile distribution and manufacturing, you cannot deny the long-term viability of industries like media and entertainment. Today, streaming and content creation is more important than ever, and we are pleased to have LA North Studios at The Center at Needham Ranch”

CBRE Group’s Craig Peters and Doug Sonderegger represented the TCC and Clarion in the transaction, Peters saying,  “This lease with LA North Studios further validates that The Center at Needham Ranch is the perfect location for entertainment-related companies. LA North Studios is exactly the type of company we were hoping to find for The Center and is an ideal fit for the project. Their new stages will be able to accommodate the growing demand from content creators to find space within the studio zone. The Center at Needham Ranch has some of the only 36-foot clear height buildings in the market. For entertainment, studio and production uses, the higher ceilings in the space is a significant advantage. In addition to the ceilings, the park-like environment will continue to make the Center at Needham Ranch a key target for entertainment and production occupiers.

There are only two buildings left in Phase 1 for The Center at Needham Ranch with plans to break ground on Phase 2 by year’s end. You can learn more about space available in The Center’s 900,000 square feet of Class A industrial space at TheCenterAtNeedhamRanch.com in the video below or download a brochure.

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LA North Studios to Open Soundstage Hub in Santa Clarita

LA North Studios has signed a five-year lease to take more than 113,000 square feet at The Center at Needham Ranch in Santa Clarita.

LA North plans to convert the space into a soundstage hub that will open early next year. It is the company’s third production facility in the city.

LA North co-founders Anthony Syracuse and John Prabhu said that the company’s facilities have become a preferred location for filming.

“All of our soundstages are fully committed, and this expansion allows us to meet our clients’ needs today and into the future,” Syracuse and Prabhu said in a statement.

CBRE Group Inc.’s Craig Peters and Doug Sonderegger represented Trammell Crow Co. and Clarion Partners, the developers of The Center at Needham Ranch, in the transaction. Trammell Crow is a subsidiary of CBRE.

Other tenants at the business park include Amazon.com Inc., beverage manufacturer DrinkPak LLC and Illumination Dynamics, an entertainment industry equipment company.

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LA North Studios signs big lease in Santa Clarita

Soundstage and studio operating firm provides services to the likes of Netflix and Disney

LA North Studios, a soundstage and studio operating firm, has signed a big lease in Santa Clarita, as the increase in original content from Netflix, Amazon and Disney has boosted business.

The firm inked a deal for 113,640 square feet at Trammell Crow and Clarion Partners’ The Center at Needham Ranch, according to Commercial Observer. LA North Studios will operate the property as a satellite soundstage hub, which will open next year.

LA North Studios provides production and soundstage services to companies including Amazon Studios, Netflix and Disney.

Demand has been healthy despite, or perhaps even because of the pandemic. Demand from consumers stuck at home is part of that equation. Covid-related shutdowns in the spring led major streaming companies like Netflix, Hulu and Disney to ramp up production when restrictions.

That has also attracted investors to the real estate that serves the sector. Blackstone cut one of the biggest deals in June when it bought a 49 percent stake in Hudson Pacific Properties’ Hollywood studio and office portfolio.

Other investors have made plays as well, including Hackman Capital and Square Mile Capital.

The latest news comes less than a week after Trammell Crow and Clarion announced that beverage maker DrinkPAK was leasing 172,000 square feet at The Center at Needham Ranch, which Commercial Observer first reported. Amazon also signed a 100,000-square-foot lease there in May. In June, Amazon inked a lease for a 155,000-square-foot warehouse in the Santa Clarita Valley, at the IAC Commerce Center in Valencia. [CO] — Dennis Lynch

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LA North Studios to Add Soundstages at The Center for Needham Ranch

Trammell Crow Company (TCC) and Clarion Partners, LLC announced Wednesday that LA North Studios, one of Santa Clarita’s newest and largest soundstage facility and studio operators, has signed a five-year lease to take over 113,640 square feet at Building 5 at The Center at Needham Ranch. LA North plans to convert the space into a fully functioning satellite soundstage hub when it opens in early 2021.

LA North Studios provides soundstages, studios and other production services to major film studios. Some notable clients include Warner Bros., Amazon Studios, Showtime, Netflix, Disney, and Universal. Building 5 at the Center at Needham Ranch is LA North Studios’ third production facility in Santa Clarita. LA North Studios footprint in the Santa Clarita Valley now includes more than 277,000 square feet of production space catering to small and large film, television and digital productions. Their main campus in Santa Clarita features five sound stages, a fully operational on-site construction mill and production space totaling 143,000 square feet.

“As we have grown and scaled our business, LA North Studios has quickly become a preferred production facility in the region. All of our sound stages are fully committed, and this expansion allows us to meet our clients’ needs today and into the future,” said LA North Co-Founders Anthony Syracuse and John Prabhu.

Building 5 at The Center at Needham Ranch is comprised of 113,640 square feet of Class A industrial space. It features 36’ clear height, ESFR sprinklers, 14 dock positions and 204 car parking spaces. LA North Studio plans to convert the building into F-1-certified sound stages, as a companion to their other F-1 certified facilities in the Santa Clarita Valley.

“The Santa Clarita Valley is located in the “Thirty Mile Zone” and has a rich history in film and entertainment industry. Demand for sound stages is at an all time high as the industry rebounds after the COVID-19 shutdown, and the state-of-the-art industrial developments in the SCV are a natural fit. We are delighted with the continued success and rapid growth of LA North Studios,” said Holly Schroeder, President & CEO of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development  Corporation.

“For entertainment uses, the Santa Clarita Valley continues to experience significant growth in the amount of local production facilities that operate here. This area is a competitive, and often more attractive, alternative to Los Angeles,” said John Balestra, Principal with TCC’s SoCal – Los Angeles Business Unit. “While this is an industrial park and we welcome traditional industrial uses like warehousing, last-mile distribution and manufacturing, you cannot deny the long-term viability of industries like media and entertainment. Today, streaming and content creation is more important than ever, and we are pleased to have LA North Studios at The Center at Needham Ranch.”

CBRE’s Craig Peters and Doug Sonderegger represented the TCC and Clarion in the transaction.

“This lease with LA North Studios further validates that The Center at Needham Ranch is the perfect location for entertainment-related companies. LA North Studios is exactly the type of company we were hoping to find for The Center and is an ideal fit for the project. Their new stages will be able to accommodate the growing demand from content creators to find space within the studio zone,” commented Peters. “The Center at Needham Ranch has some of the only 36-foot clear height buildings in the market. For entertainment, studio and production uses, the higher ceilings in the space is a significant advantage. In addition to the ceilings, the park-like environment will continue to make the Center at Needham Ranch a key target for entertainment and production occupiers.”

There are only two buildings remaining available for lease in Phase 1 of the Center at Needham Ranch, which includes approximately 900,000 square feet of Class A industrial space and offers buildings ranging from approximately 67,639 square feet to 212,236 square feet on a 52-net-acre site. Phase 1 is part of a master-planned, 135-acre industrial development located immediately adjacent to the San Fernando Valley, approximately one mile north of Interstate 5 and adjacent to Highway 14, providing immediate access to the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles region with more than five million people within a 30-minute commute. Sitting at the southern entrance to the city of Santa Clarita, the development is ideally situated for last-mile and regional distribution, studio and entertainment uses, manufacturing, research and development and corporate office uses. Trammell Crow Company and Clarion Partners are set to break ground on Phase 2 of The Center at Needham Ranch in Q4 of 2020.

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