A New Trend of Mall Conversion: Google Leases Entire Planned Westside Pavilion Mall Redevelopment in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES–Hudson Pacific Properties and Macerich announced that Google, Inc. has leased the entirety of their One Westside redevelopment, a planned 584,000-square-foot Class A creative office campus that was formerly part of the Westside Pavilion shopping mall in West Los Angeles.

Google’s approximately 14-year lease term will commence upon completion of construction and build-out of tenant improvements in 2022.

One Westside, with construction expected to commence later this year, will be a first-of-its-kind conversion from landmark shopping mall to Class A creative office space. Designed by architecture firm Gensler, the project repurposes high ceilings and a multi-level atrium and skylight, allowing for natural light-filled interiors. Up to 150,000-square-foot floorplates provide hyper-flexible open layouts, while 45,000 square feet of expansive exterior terraces and patios with 15-foot wide folding glass walls create a seamless indoor-outdoor environment. The property also features a rooftop amenity space with a garden deck and direct bridge access to the Landmark Theatre, Westside Tavern restaurant and in-line retail shops.

Victor Coleman, Chairman and CEO of Hudson Pacific Properties, said, “We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Google, and are proud to support this significant phase of their growth. Google’s selection of One Westside demonstrates the strength of the Los Angeles tech and media industries, and exemplifies the type of creative office space that is in demand from large tech and media tenants. One Westside also demonstrates Hudson Pacific’s ability to identify and swiftly execute on large-scale and complex investment and adaptive-reuse opportunities to meet that growing demand.”

Tom O’Hern, CEO and Director of Macerich, said, “Macerich properties are known for the strength of their markets and unparalleled locations. The fact that Google is taking all available creative office space in this joint project with Hudson Pacific underscores the power of our well-placed real estate.”

RG Kahoe, Google’s Real Estate Project Executive for the Southwest, said, “Google’s been a proud member of the Los Angeles community since 2003. We’re excited to continue investing in the community as part of Hudson Pacific and Macerich’s adaptive reuse project at One Westside.”

Targeting LEED Silver certification, One Westside is located steps from the Expo Line light rail’s Westwood/Rancho Park station and proximate to the I-405 and I-10 freeways. The property is immediately adjacent to the residential enclave of Cheviot Hills, and less than three miles from the business and residential communities of Century City, Westwood, Culver City, Mar Vista and Brentwood.

One Westside is owned in a joint venture formed in March 2018 by Hudson Pacific and Macerich. Hudson Pacific owns 75% of the venture and serves as the managing member and the property’s day-to-day operator and developer, and Macerich owns the remaining 25%. The joint venture also owns and will continue to operate 96,000 square feet of adjacent entertainment and retail space at 10850 Pico Boulevard.