An aerial view of Building 18 at Siempre Viva Business Park | Courtesy a representative of Murphy Development Company

Medtech Firm Leases 122,000 SF at Industrial Park

Carrie Rossenfeld Industrial, Uncategorized

Medtech firm CareFusion has leased the entire 121,970-square-foot industrial Building 18 at 2600 Melksee Street at Siempre Viva Business Park (SVBP) in Otay Mesa, California, according to a release from a representative of landlord and developer Murphy Development Company (MDC). A spinoff of Cardinal Health that was acquired by Becton Dickinson (BD) in March 2015, CareFusion specializes in reducing medication errors and the prevention of healthcare-associated infections.

The release says CareFusion will occupy Building 18, which is part of the 2.1-million-square-foot SVBP — which is still being developed — for warehousing, distribution, and other processes, with move-in scheduled for January 2019.

In the CareFusion lease negotiations, JLL’s Andy Irwin and Joe Anderson represented MDC, while JLL’s Steve Holland and Joe Anderson represented CareFusion/BD, the statement says.

Meanwhile, construction on SVBP continues. According to the statement, MDC is finalizing construction the business park’s last building, the 79,050-square-foot Building 17, located at 8500 Kerns Street, which is scheduled for completion in December. As SoCal Real Estate previously reported, the building broke ground in May.

Building 17 will feature a 28-foot clear height, 2,000 amps of 277/480 volt power, manufacturing sewer and water capacity, ESFR sprinklers, concrete truck courts, wide column spacing and high-dock door ratios designed for distribution users, the statement says. The SVBP development team on the project includes architect Gene Cipparone, K&S Engineering, and Lusardi Construction as the general contractor, according to the release.

In other projects, the statement says MDC will begin construction this month on the third building at The Campus at San Diego Business Park, a 137,000-square-foot building in Otay Mesa with 32-feet clear height, 41 dock-high doors, manufacturing power, and concrete truck courts within the secured C-TPAT-confirmed campus. The source says the building will be completed in the first quarter of 2019.