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Final Phase of Needham Ranch Development is Underway

DrinkPAK Pre-Leases 200K-SF in Final Phase to Expand SCV Footprint to 770,000 square feet



 In a press release last week, developer Trammell Crow discussed the final sub phase of Needham Ranch and the expansion of premium beverage manufacturer DrinkPAK LLC: 

"A joint venture between Trammell Crow Company, a global real estate developer, and leading real estate investment manager Clarion Partners announced that vertical construction on the final sub phase of development at the Center at Needham Ranch (CANR) in Santa Clarita, Calif. is underway. The final phase of the project’s development pipeline includes 391,588 square feet of speculative industrial space across three buildings. The final phase also includes a 278,670-square-foot build-to-suit (BTS) cross-dock facility for a global ecommerce tenant. Construction on the final phase is slated to be completed by year-end 2023.


In addition to the BTS facility, the final sub phase at CANR includes the construction of three hyper-functional industrial buildings and one fully improved ancillary parking lot:

  • Building 14 will include 198,451 square feet of logistics space. The facility has been pre-leased by DrinkPAK, an alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage manufacturer, which currently occupies 172,324 square feet in Building 2 and 400,095 square feet in Buildings 3 and 4 at CANR.
  • Building 17 will include 107,361 square feet of speculative logistics space.
  • Building 18 will include 85,811 square feet of speculative logistics space.
  • Parking Lot 16 will include a 3.3-acre paved, lit and fenced parking lot for auto and trailer parking.
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'We are thrilled to be starting this final phase and to be delivering new Class A industrial space to the highly supply constrained Los Angeles North submarket, which continues to have record vacancy due to significant barriers to entry,' said John Balestra, Principal with TCC Los Angeles. 'Our development is ideally located to capture the growing demand from tenants, which has remained strong based on a diverse range of occupiers who are active in the Los Angeles North market. Since TCC commenced construction in 2017, we have enjoyed significant support from the City of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation in partnering to attract high-quality companies to the project.'


Needham Ranch_Final PhasePhillip Tsui, Senior Vice President for TCC, added that

 'TCC and Clarion recently completed the preleasing for Building 14 and the adjacent 3.3-acre trailer lot to DrinkPAK. The company will now occupy 770,000 square feet at CANR, representing one of the largest food and beverage transactions in Los Angeles history. We are grateful for the efforts of Patrick DuRoss, John DeGrinis and Jeff Abraham of Newmark in assisting DrinkPAK in three separate transactions over the past two years.' In addition to DrinkPAK, current tenants at CANR include Amazon, LA North Studios, Tire's Warehouse, and CANR's first tenant Illumination Dynamics.


This final phase of TCC’s development pipeline is part of the larger CANR development, which spans 250 acres and includes 1.9 million square feet of Class A industrial space. The entire CANR development is expected to be complete in Q4 2023.


Consistent with earlier phases, the General Contractor for the project is Oltman’s Construction Co., the architect is HPA, Inc. and the civil engineer is Alliance Land Planning & Engineering. CBRE’s Craig Peters, Doug Sonderegger and Cameron Merrill are the leasing agents for the property. Construction financing is being provided by Comerica Bank and Citizens Bank. "



DrinkPAK's explosive growth in our valley continues to have a big impact on our economy. Within 1 year of operation they became one of the Largest Employers in the SCV. Their CEO Nate Patena currently serves on the SCVEDC Board of Directors, and spoke on our Business Leader Panel at the 2022 Economic Outlook Conference. For the full story on DrinkPAK's expansion and impact in our valley, check out our case study!

DrinkPAK Full Case Study


The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. is a unique private/public partnership representing the united effort of regional industry and government leaders. The SCVEDC utilizes an integrated approach to attracting, retaining and expanding a diversity of businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, especially those in key industry clusters, by offering competitive business services and other resources. For more information, visit

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