Rancho Bernardo


Corporate Headquarters
Sony Electronics of America Corporate Headquarters

The Sony Electronics Inc. corporate headquarters site in San Diego, California began as a Trinitron® color television assembly plant with just 73 employees in 1972. Since then, the site has evolved into one of Sony's most diverse operations in North America.

In 2004, Sony announced that San Diego would become the corporate headquarters, and the campus now houses executive and many key corporate support offices that were previously located on the East Coast. In addition, it has also become the base for Sony's U.S. Sales and Marketing groups, most of its consumer product business divisions, as well as headquarters for Sony's Engineering, Manufacturing, Customer Service of America (EMCS-A) organization.

Products manufactured in San Diego include cathode ray tubes, VAIO® Notebook and Desktop PCs and data storage products. The site also handles service and repair for many of Sony's consumer electronic products.

The eight-building campus houses nearly 2,500 employees, and sits on approximately 71 acres in Rancho Bernardo, 30 minutes from downtown San Diego.

Built on 30 years of success and more than $1 billion in capital investments in the region, Sony's presence in San Diego is dedicated to sustaining and augmenting the company's place as a leader in the high tech and electronics markets through innovative and integrated technology, product development, marketing, sales, and service.

Sony Electronics Inc.
16450 W. Bernardo Drive
San Diego, CA 92127


Mobile phone supplier Nokia has leased a newly constructed 196,742-square-foot office tower at Summit Rancho Bernardo, located in northern San Diego County. The company plans to occupy the space beginning September 2010.

The five-story Class A office tower is the first new building to be developed in the 105-acre Summit Rancho Bernardo project, which features more than 900,000 square feet of industrial flex and office space. It has earned LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Nokia's new location, the former home of tech companies such as Hewlett Packard and Sony, is located prominently above the upscale community of Rancho Bernardo and overlooks the I-15 freeway, which provides access to the city of San Diego. Brent Wright and Chris Pascale of CB Richard Ellis represented lessor Jay Paul Company, while Doug Lozier, also of CB Richard Ellis, represented Nokia.

When announcing the news, Jay Paul Company CEO Janette Sammartino said: “Summit Rancho Bernardo provides unmatched visibility in the region and we feel the office tower is the perfect complement to a prestigious company like Nokia.”

Hewlett Packard HP:

HP Enterprises has begun construction on a 7,200-square-foot retail center located at the southeast corner of Rancho Bernardo Road and West Bernardo Drive. Starbucks has signed a 10-year lease for 1,920 square feet of retail space in the center, which is scheduled for completion in summer 2008. The 34,080-square-foot center will feature five retail suites and 170 parking spaces. More Big Deals: Menlo Equities has broken ground on the Discovery Corporate Center, an 11.3-acre office campus billed as the first new Class A office space to be built in Rancho Bernardo since 2003.

The site on West Bernardo Drive was formerly owned and occupied by ST Microelectronics, which manufactured semiconductors used in inkjet printer cartridges made locally by Hewlett-Packard Co.

"Discovery Corporate Center will help San Diego County gain back hundreds of jobs that have been lost since the high-tech bubble burst," said Chad Iverson, senior vice president of Menlo Equities. "While the demand for manufacturing space in the region has declined, we believe there will continue to be a strong demand for corporate office and R&D (research and development) space in the I-15 corridor and in the San Diego region."

Whiteflag LLC, an apparel and footwear distributor, has bought Loker Corporate Center in Carlsbad for $13.4 million, according to Coldwell Banker Commercial-Almar Real Estate Group.

Whiteflag is planning to occupy about half the 123,454-square-foot building as its corporate headquarters and lease out the remaining space.

The seller, Loker Investment Partners, is a California general partnership managed by Marty Smith, the chief executive officer of Southern California Investors. Adam Molnar and Joe Crotty from Coldwell Banker Commercial-North County Properties represented both the buyer and seller in this transaction, and will be handling the leasing of the remaining 40,000 square feet of space.

CruzanMonroe, a San Diego-based real estate investment and development company, dba Sorrento Pines LLC, has announced the sale of the 114,421-square-foot Sorrento Pines Business Park in Sorrento Valley to Los Angeles-based Rexford Industrial LLC for $18.9 million.


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