Ford Factory

777 Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Ford Factory is located in the rapidly renewing Los Angeles Arts District, surrounded by boutique retail shops, high-end restaurants, eateries, and other amenities.  The property was a former manufacturing facility of Model A and Model T Ford vehicles.  The site housed the Imperial Toy Factory for many years and had become a storage facility due to its age. The property consisted of four buildings, including a five-story factory (Tower) built in 1913, a two-story factory (Assembly Plant) built in 1923, a single-story storage facility (Annex) built in 1984, and a cold storage facility built in 1996. Shorenstein acquired the vacant property in 2014 and began an extensive renovation, redeveloping it into a first-class creative office space.  Character-defining features include expansive floor plates, mushroom cap columns, factory-style windows and skylights, and a rooftop water tower.  Modern building systems have been installed, a parking garage was constructed, and a 15,000 square foot outdoor paseo with landscaped communal space was created between the office and parking structure. The design and construction team employed highly sustainable strategies and received LEED® Gold certification. Ford Factory is one of the highest quality examples of adaptive reuse in Los Angeles.

The completed repositioning of the Ford Factory reflects the exceptional ability of our acquisition and development team to envision and then actualize the potential of a rundown warehouse space.  We successfully leased the newly-renovated Class A creative office complex to a major media tenant – the largest commercial lease in LA in 2016 – all while preserving the original building structure and historic elements. 

 

Property Facts

Acquired
2014
Type
Adaptive reuse
Original Construction
1913, 1923, 1988, 1996
Redeveloped
2016
Size
257,000 sf
Stories  
2 – 5
Floor Plates
Up to 88,000 sf
Parking Ratio
3.0:1,000
LEED® Certification
 Gold

Jim Pierre, asset manager
e:  jpierre@shorenstein.com
p:  415 772 7104