Welcome to Topaz.

The Waterfront Business Address for Creative Minds.

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A prominent and well conceived 11-story office tower located on the waterfront in San Pedro, Topaz provides tenants a first-class work environment that’s unsurpassed anywhere in the greater South Bay. Offering a prestigious address for businesses that thrive in progressive workplaces, Topaz features panoramic waterfront views from every floor and easy access to freeways and all locations from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica and the Westside to Long Beach and Orange County.

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Restaurants abound within walking distance, and Topaz provides bicycles for tenants that want to explore even further. Electrical vehicle charging stations are available as well, and sustainable property management practices are used throughout Topaz.

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Come explore Topaz and learn why so many companies are locating to San Pedro and beginning to discover all that Topaz has to offer.

Topaz
222 West Sixth Street
San Pedro, CA  90731

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On-site amenities at Topaz only begin to tell the story.

The contemporary work environment at Topaz is everything you could hope for – and more. Not only are there custom Topaz bicycles and electric vehicle charging stations available for tenant use, there are a wide variety of restaurants within easy walking distance that include everything from seafood and gastropub fare to diner-style comfort food, Italian, Croatian, British, Hungarian and more.

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And if you enjoy doing something athletic on your breaks, there’s a host of local sporting options including stand-up paddleboarding, golf, sailing, fishing, bodysurfing, and yoga. Plus, a host of boutiques and hair salons for a quick style, color or cut are just around the corner. After work, you can join your co-workers in refreshments at one of the local pubs, craft breweries, or the many restaurants that host happy hours, or amuse your cultural side by going to a gallery exhibition, a play or listen to some live music.

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With the re-envisioned Ports O’Call right around the corner, San Pedro is what Silicon Beach used to be – but with a superlative waterfront location.

What's New

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Topaz has been re-envisioned to offer the finest office space on any waterfront in the entire South Bay / Los Angeles region. Some highlights include:

  • New main lobby featuring contemporary seating and conversation areas
  • New WiFi system accessible in lobby and exterior fountain seating areas
  • Available abundant power
  • New state-of-the-art fiber connectivity via AT&T’s Fiber-to-the-Business program offering tenants fiber service at speeds up to 250mbps.
  • New electric car charging station in parking structure

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  • New spec office suites and restrooms on newly built-out floor
  • New tenant conference room, equipped with WiFi
  • State-of-the-art energy management system
  • New energy efficient coating on all exterior windows
  • Native, drought tolerant interior & exterior landscaping

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  • Contemporary elevator cab interiors
  • Recently renovated and upgraded restrooms
  • New exterior ambient lighting
  • Complete refresh of the exterior façade and ground floor

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SPACE WITH A VIEW

Not only are the floor plates flexible, efficient and large, they are divisible with views from every floor. Whether it’s the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the city lights, or the incredible blue of the water, Topaz’s floor plans satisfy every need and desire. Efficiency, flexibility, and unrivaled views.

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3rd Floor Spec Suites

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IT’S HERE. IT’S NOW.

The vibrant seaside community of San Pedro is being enthusiastically embraced by the companies that have discovered this eclectic neighborhood. Not only is it easily accessible via the 110, 405 and 710 freeways affording easy connections anywhere in Southern California, San Pedro has truly come into its own as a host of professional service firms, technology, gaming and creative services companies now call San Pedro home.

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Topaz’s strategic location offers abundant housing options from executive to affordable. The cultural fabric of San Pedro benefits the workforce through its many amenities including dining, shopping, galleries, sporting options, festivals, and farmers markets.

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And the San Pedro Business Improvement District where Topaz is situated is statistically safer than Long Beach, even when considering the variances in population, according to LAPD and LBPD reporting. San Pedro is truly an enviable work address for those seeking an unparalleled workstyle.

leasing

LEASING INFORMATION:

Topaz
222 West Sixth Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

 

CURRENT AVAILABILITY

 

Dave Smith
Lic. 00991425
+1 310 363 4887
dave.smith@cbre.com

Tim Vaughan
Lic. 00902652
+1 310 363 4888
tim.vaughan@cbre.com

Mike Harry
Lic. 000940402
+1 310 363 4980
mike.harry@cbre.com

 

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News

Media Contact:   Macy + Associates Inc.   |   Kim Macy (310) 821-5300 x222   |   John Halloran (310) 821-5300 x231   |   kmacy@macyinc.com

The 15 best restaurants in San Pedro

By Keyla Vasconcellos | Thrillist

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Like the prize at the bottom of your South Bay cereal box, San Pedro is one of those LA neighborhoods everyone totally forgets about, but then there it is, staring up at you in all of its secret decoder ring glory. Giving it a lot of that cereal box prize swagger: these 15 restaurants — the best ones you’re gonna find out there by the harbor.

J. Trani’s
584 W 9th St

Since 1925 (!!) this rustic, brick-lined go-to has been blasting out top-notch Italian to Pedroians (Pedroites? Pedroskis?), though current Chef/nepotist Dustin J. Trani has been getting a bit more daring than the standard gnocchi/pizza vibe: he’s busting out fried calamari w/ sweet Thai aioli, and slow-braised pineapple short ribs w/ jasmine rice and sesame seeds.

Raffaello Ristorante
400 S Pacific Ave

Date night? Yeah. The white-tablecloth, “moon-hits-your-eye” romantic Raffaello’s drops legend-status Boot-eats, like melt-in-your-mouth tender osso buco and massively portioned lobster ravioli.

Omelette and Waffle Shop
1103 S Gaffey St

This long-time, ultra-homey (they’ve got a plaque that states it’s the place “Where friends can meet!!”), casual breakfast/lunch shop’s got an 80-strong omelette menu, and sheerly due to ocean proximity, you’re probably gonna want to get whichever one(s?) have crab.

Big Nick’s Pizza
1110 N Gaffey St

There’s not a ton of late-night delivery in Pedro, which is why Big Nick’s — which’ll drop food at your door ’til the not-very-late-sounding-unless-you’re-in-San-Pedro hour of 11pm — is a Godsend. Not only do they do ‘za, but they’ve got calzones, sandwiches, and BBQ ribs. Mmm… 11pm BBQ ribs…

Think Prime Steakhouse
29601 S Western Ave

This classic, white-tablecloth steakhouse is armed with all the meaty favorites, including a juicy 12oz center-cut filet, a 20oz marbled bone-in rib eye, and a 16oz prime rib. Oh, and their sides — garlic mash, sautéed spinach, and — bro — jalapeño hash browns. They’ve also got a live pianist playing at the massive bar most nights.

Kumano Sushiya
28621 S Western Ave

In addition to nigiri, rolls, and sashimi, this tiny, traditional-looking sushi spot does killer Asian fish tacos — albacore salad w/ tomato-onion salsa that’s stuffed all explosive-like in a deep-fried gyoza skin.

Gaffey Street Diner
247 N Gaffey St

Don’t hold it against the married couple-run Gaffey’s that they were on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives — just throw your sunglasses behind your head and order up their hangover-ready John Wayne dish, piled high with eggs, home fries, sausage patties, cheese, and — hola! — homemade Spanish sauce. If you’re more into some sweetness, you’ll want to stuff your face with the strawberry/blueberry/every-other-berry French Toast Supreme.

Rex’s Cafe
2136 S Pacific Ave

Not only does the stained glass window-adorned Rex’s have a crapload of veggie dishes that you’ll probably never ever order (but will make your girlfriend super happy), they’ve also got The French Connection — a dolled-up Monte Cristo with turkey, ham, and gooey melted cheese that’s topped with banana, watermelon, and more fruit. Sound ridiculous? It is.

Bunz Gourmet Burgers
655 W 7th St

This recently opened, family-owned, custom burger joint lets you pick your toppings and your buns — they’ve got a buttery brioche, a King’s-ish sweet bun, an onion roll, and, duh, pretzel, which proves to be a great base for the smoky Big Texas — a burg layered with applewood-smoked bacon, beer-battered onion rings, and tangy BBQ sauce.

Enchilada House
133 N Bandini St

Another multi-generational classic, the 40-plus-year-old Enchilada House is almost a literal hole in the wall, with great versions of traditional Mexican goods — chiles rellenos, carne asada, etc., etc. — but they’ll also drop some out-there stuff on you, like taquito-ish crispy shell potato tacos, and nachos made from Fritos layered with guac, red chile, and “everything” — so… more Fritos?

Busy Bee Market
2413 S Walker Ave

This mini-mart/sandwich shop blasts enormous sandwiches, including the Belly Buster — a frankenfood mash-up of any two sandwiches they’ve got. So, like, a barbecue chicken sando COMBINED with all the ingredients of their Italian sausage number. Yeah.

Bagels Galore
2410 S Western Ave

Yo: taco bagel. Crusted with orange cheddar. Loaded with taco seasonings. Spread with cream cheese. Yes. That exists. You will go here.

Pacific Diner
3821 S Pacific Ave

More breakfast? Sure: at the 35-year-old PD, you’re definitely going to want to order (off of their odd menu, which looks like a small-town newspaper) their not-very-greasy, but super-crispy chicken fried steak, or the monstrously huge steak bits and eggs.

Lighthouse Deli & Cafe
508 W 39th St

Just next door to the Pacific Diner’s the equally familiar Lighthouse. You’ve gotta get the Sunken City Sandwich, a melt monster loaded with prime rib and “horsey” sauce (of coursey, of coursey). They’ve got a ton of other great stuff too, like the Grazing Bull, piled with beef simmered in BBQ sauce.

San Pedro Fish Market
1190 Nagoya Way

Fresh fish, right out of the water, grilled or fried or BBQ’d or prepared-however-else-you-want to order, blasted down with a beer or michelada? Yes. Yes, please.

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San Pedro-ian Keyla Vasconcellos is originally from Brazil and grew up in Virginia before moving to California. After working in restaurants where she grew to love all types of cuisines, she now aspires to be a gastronomist extraordinaire by eating her way through Los Angeles. Find her on Twitter at @keylalovesfood or Instagram at @keylav.

Topaz Art Unveiling

By Julie Nakashima | Bisnow

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His artwork may bring flashbacks of head shops and black light posters, but last week, it was an office building in San Pedro that made a home for one of John Van Hamersveld’s colorful canvases. The piece was unveiled during an evening reception at Topaz, Jupiter Holdings’ 11-story, 293k SF office building on the waterfront in San Pedro. The graphic artist, flanked by CBRE’s Timothy Vaughan and Jupiter Holdings’ Ed St. Geme, is best known for his Endless Summer movie poster, as well as album covers for The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Blue Cheer, and Blondie.

The canvas, which stands 20 feet high and 10 feet wide, is displayed in the building’s grand lobby. Jupiter, which acquired Topaz in December 2012, commissioned the piece to reflect SoCal’s surf culture and to connect with San Pedro’s vibrant arts scene. The private investment firm worked with the San Pedro Art Association to secure this and other exhibits by local artists.

JUPITER HOLDINGS UNVEILS 20’x10’ ORIGINAL ART COMMISSION BY ICONIC ARTIST JOHN VAN HAMERSVELD AT A RECEPTION AT TOPAZ IN SAN PEDRO

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Most Famous for his Iconic “Endless Summer” Movie Poster, Beach Boys, Beatles and Jimi Hendrix Album Covers, Local Artist John Van Hamersveld Brings a Touch of Surf Culture to Waterfront Office Tower

San Pedro, CA (September 25, 2014) – Jupiter Holdings unveiled a signature art installation today at the company’s Topaz office tower in San Pedro, CA, announced founder and managing partner, Ed St. Geme.  The art commission is another element in the ambitious undertaking by Jupiter Holdings in the re-envisioning of Topaz, a progressive vertical office campus with expansive waterfront views in downtown San Pedro.

Created by renowned artist John Van Hamersveld, the large-scale art work will be prominently displayed in the building’s grand lobby.  St. Geme noted, “By commissioning an internationally recognized artist that is part of the fabric of San Pedro, we are continuing the symbiotic relationship we’re cultivating between the work environment at Topaz, its tenants, and the vibrant local arts community.”

Despite The Endless Summer’s creation nearly a half-century earlier, the poster continues to define Southern California surf culture. Hamersveld’s latest work for Topaz brings the vibrant colors with which he’s become synonymous, embodied in the artist’s iconographic elements influenced by Hokusai waves, Constructivism and Dutch Abstraction.

After acquiring the property in 2012 and immersing themselves in the vibrant art culture of San Pedro, Jupiter Holdings worked closely with the San Pedro Art Association on ways to connect to this eclectic seaside community.  In addition to the signature Van Hamersveld piece, Jupiter continues to secure additional art exhibits at the property featuring the work of other local artists.

While most well known for The Endless Summer, Van Hamersveld’s list of accomplishments reads like a who’s who in the rock world, having designed more than 300 album covers and posters for such icons as the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Bob Dylan, to name just a few. He also created the official poster and a 360-foot-long mural for the 1984 LA Olympic Games.

Aptly named Topaz for the expansive and multi-faceted ocean and hillside views from nearly every floor, the 11-story, the 292,540 square-foot office tower located at 222 West Sixth Street on the San Pedro Waterfront is taking advantage of the growing interest in San Pedro as an office location.

“We are trying to help catch the ‘next wave’ in San Pedro and this piece will be representative of that,” said St. Geme. “It’s a great way to incorporate art that reflects the Southern California culture to our multi-million dollar capital improvement program at Topaz, while also contributing to our local community.”

About Topaz

Overlooking the sparkling blue shoreline, Topaz is an architecturally distinctive office tower with unequaled, expansive water and city views, prominently positioned just 30 minutes from downtown LA. San Pedro also provides tenants with a rich cultural experience, including everything from an acclaimed Farmer’s Market, an International Film Festival, First Thursdays Art Walk, music festivals, galleries, restaurants, cafes, coffee houses, breweries, pubs, boutiques, bakeries and the coming redevelopment of historic Ports O’Call. For more information, visit http://topazsanpedro.com

About Jupiter Holdings LLC

Jupiter Holdings LLC is a Newport Beach, California-based private investment firm specializing in alternative investments and the pursuit of superior absolute returns. Founded in 1997 by Edmond F. St. Geme, Jupiter is backed by more than $1 billion of discretionary institutional capital and is highly opportunistic in its pursuit of extraordinary risk-adjusted returns in three primary areas: real estate, private equity, and marketable securities.

Since inception, the principals of the firm and its affiliates have invested more than $3 billion in privately negotiated transactions, and across a diverse range of industries and assets throughout the United States.

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The South Bay’s Best Kept Secret Submarket

By Julie Nakashima | Bisnow

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Do you know San Pedro? You should, since it’s peeling off tenants from other South Bay areas. Recently, we drove across the Vincent Thomas Bridge to chat with one team that’s remaking the area.

Our guides: Jupiter Holdings managing member Ed St. Geme, whose firm is rebranding the Topaz office tower in downtown San Pedro, and CBRE SVP Dave Smith, who heads up the leasing team. Ed bought the 11-story office building, formerly known as Pacific Place, in December 2012 from its developer, Tutor Perini chairman Ron Tutor. For 20 years, defense industry computer contractor Logicon, now part of Northrop Grumman, was the main tenant. Northrop vacated in 2010, leaving the 293k SF building with substantial vacancy.

Ed purchased the building due to its hard-to-replicate waterfront location—you can see the Ports of LA and Long Beach from most windows—and leasing upside, combined with an artistic and historic community. He and Dave cite San Pedro’s strong local character, including a weekly farmer’s market and a monthly art walk. Chain stores haven’t caught on, either; if you want a coffee, you don’t go to Starbucks but to Sacred Grounds, the local coffee spot across the street.

With Logicon/Northrop locked down for years, the building has been off brokers’ radars, posing a challenge on the leasing side. But it’s gaining traction. One appeal is the building (originally designed by The Nadel Partnership) was built with extra power. A building of Topaz’s size typically has 2,000 amps. Logicon increased this to 6,000 amps. (Perfect if your employees take forever blow drying their hair.)

The third floor has been built out with spec suites, offering styles from creative space (open ceilings, polished concrete floors) to more traditional. Kardent designed the common areas, and SAA is responsible for the interior TI.

Topaz provides bikes for tenants to tool around the area. New leasing activity at Topaz includes Regus, which signed for 15k SF on the fourth floor. Dave says the executive suite operator is a good fit with San Pedro’s startups and entrepreneurial folks. PROCEL leased 5,000 SF; the medical staffing firm, which was located in Hermosa Beach for 24 of its 25-year history, typifies a segment of migrating tenants. Another new tenant, Blue Logistics, relocated from downtown Long Beach.

There’s a lot of activity that has nothing to do with the office market. From Topaz’s window, we snapped this of San Pedro’s venerable Ports O’ Call, a New England fishing village-themed retail center. The Ratkovich Co in conjunction with Jerico Development won an RFP with the Port of LA to redevelop the 30-acre site. Not far away, Ponte Vista, a subdivision boasting 676 homes, recently broke ground.

On Thursday, Topaz will unveil an original, commissioned 20-by-10 foot artwork by local artist John Van Hamersveld of Endless Summer movie poster fame (and numerous rock album covers).

The building is now 30% leased. Three other deals are in active negotiations for one and a half to two full floors each, and all would be moving from other areas in the South Bay. Ed, who founded the private equity investment firm in 1997, has six kids aged 16 to 26, and played football at Stanford. Dave is a sideline cheerleader for his two kids, 12 and 14, but likely wouldn’t have cheered for the Cardinal—he comes from a long line of UCLA Bruin die-hards. But if synchronized leg-crossing were a sport, they’d be champs.

San Pedro set to open two microbreweries next year

By Donna Littlejohn | The Daily Breeze

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San Pedro’s beer cred may soon be on the rise.

Although delayed, the Brouwerij West Brewery is expected to open next spring in the World War II warehouse next to Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, zoning and permit clearances are in the works to open a microbrewery inside the historic Liberty Auditorium at Seventh and Centre streets sometime next summer, a project being undertaken by James Brown, who owns San Pedro Brewing Co. on Sixth Street.

And in November, participants — and craft beers — from around the world will come for a two-day invitational beer fest. Hosted by Brouwerij, it’s expected to draw several thousand people to Crafted, 122 E. 22nd St.

“It’s amazing, the craft brewery growth last year in the United States was 18 percent,” Brown said. “It’s funny because Los Angeles is one of the last (markets) to really take hold (of the trend). … There’s a lot of room for growth.”

Brouwerij West originally hoped to be open sometime this summer.

“We jumped the gun a little bit,” said Brouwerij West founder and CEO Brian Mercer.

Mercer said the 3-year-old company was in negotiations to open a space in Belmont Shore in Long Beach when Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles approached him about using the companion warehouse on that property.

“Growing up in San Pedro, I knew the warehouses and came right down,” Mercer said. “We started moving toward this space (rather than the Long Beach option) right away.”

Negotiations began last July, he said, but work required on the building has taken longer than anticipated.

“The building was built by the Navy in 1944 or 1945 and there’s just a lot of moving parts,” he said.

New utility lines are being installed underground and the floor will have to be replaced as part of the improvements.

A plan to include a restaurant has been pushed back, but some food will be made available early on, he said. Until then, they’ll rely on food trucks which also serve the Crafted warehouse.

“We’re quietly hoping we can open in the early part of February, but if it ends up being in March, it’s not the end of the world,” Mercer said.

“We love this site and it’s a gorgeous building,” he said, adding that the area holds growth potential with the redevelopment of San Pedro’s nearby waterfront. “It’s going to be the most beautiful brewery ever seen working in Belgium or even in the U.S. … We really believe in the site and in the waterfront and the port.”

Brown, who opened San Pedro Brewing Co. 14 years ago, said he welcomes the new business.

“I can’t wait for those guys to open, I think it will be great to have two production breweries in town,” Brown said, adding that his new operation at Liberty Auditorium should open within months of the one at Crafted.

But, as Brown noted, “these things take a while,” especially in a city as large as Los Angeles.

In his case, he’s still waiting for a zoning interpretation to clear the way on his project.

Zoned as commercial-manufacturing, the building can be used for a bakery, book bindery, candy or ice cream manufacturing, and cosmetics of perfume factories.

“There’s no microbrewery (designation included) in this huge zoning book for Los Angeles,” Brown said. “So we’re trying to help pave the way for other people to (also) do this.”

The beer fest coming Nov. 8-9 will feature 90 breweries from around the world, Mercer said. Among them will be Brown’s San Pedro Brewing Co. which LA Weekly named No. 3 in its 2013 list of top Los Angeles breweries.

“There are going to be people lined up” for that event, Mercer said, adding that hard-to-get cult beers will be among those being poured.

“We’ll have 90 breweries from around the world and the U.S. — they are some of the best,” Mercer said. “There will be breweries from New Zealand, Japan, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Germany, the U.K., Sweden, Denmark. … People are going to be traveling from the East Coast (to attend).”

Contact


TOPAZ
222 West Sixth Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

CBRE LEASING INFORMATION:

Dave Smith
Lic. 00991425
+1 310 363 4887
dave.smith@cbre.com

Tim Vaughan
Lic. 00902652
+1 310 363 4888
tim.vaughan@cbre.com

Mike Harry
Lic. 000940402
+1 310 363 4980
mike.harry@cbre.com

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT OFFICE SUITE 370:

AVISON YOUNG
Debbie Luttrell
+ 310 514 2400
debbie.luttrell@avisonyoung.com

MEDIA CONTACT
MACY + ASSOCIATES INC:

Kim Macy
+1 310 821 5300 x222
kmacy@macyinc.com

John Halloran

+1 310 821 5300 x231
jhalloran@macyinc.com