DreamWorks Animation’s Headquarters, Studio Campus in Los Angeles Sells for $290M
LOS ANGELES — LA Hana OW LLC has acquired DreamWorks Animation’s headquarters and studio campus, a 460,000-square-foot creative office campus in the Los Angeles submarket of Glendale, for $290 million. The five-building campus is located at 1000 Flower St.
The property is fully leased on a triple-net basis to DreamWorks Animation SKG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast Corp., through 2035. The Mediterranean-style campus features landscaped courtyards, a manmade river, library, fitness center and screening room, among other amenities. The campus was built on 15 acres in 1997.
LA Hana OW, an entity of Hana Asset Management and OceanWest, plans to hold the property long-term. The buyer represented itself in the transaction, while NKF’s Kevin Shannon, Ken White and Laura Stumm represented the seller, The GC Net Lease Investors LLC.
GC Net Lease is an entity of Griffin Capital Co., which acquired the property in July 2015 for $215 million. Comcast acquired DreamWorks in August 2016.
DreamWorks Animation SKG is an animation studio that has released such children’s films as the Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar series. The studio is a subsidiary of Universal Studios, which is itself a division of NBCUniversal. The studio’s feature films have grossed $14.5 billion worldwide, with an average gross per film of $417.8 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
— Nellie Day