Gerding Edlen Aquires Property in Redondo Beach, California

Aug 29, 2011

Gerding Edlen announces the acquisition of a 105-unit residential property located at 616 Esplanade in Redondo Beach, California.

616 Esplanade, Redondo Beach, California

PORTLAND, OR – Gerding Edlen announced today the acquisition of a multi-family residential property located at 616 Esplanade in Redondo Beach, California, purchased for its fund, Gerding Edlen Green Cities I, LP. The 105-unit property will benefit from capital improvements including landscaping, interior unit upgrades and the incorporation of highly sustainable and energy efficient upgrades.

Once completed, the capital enhancements will distinguish the property within the South Bay market by emphasizing sustainability and community in accordance with the Gerding Edlen mission that centers on people, planet and prosperity. These attributes, resulting from green building strategies and a genuine approach to creating great places to live, exemplify Gerding Edlen's corporate philosophy, "Principles of Place."

Gerding Edlen Management, a division within Gerding Edlen, and known for its innovative and targeted approach to building community, will manage the property. Engaging a comprehensive resident-oriented approach that utilizes innovative communication technologies, Gerding Edlen Management encourages the use of sustainable products, supports a comprehensive sustainable lifestyle, fosters resident and neighborhood interaction and facilitates reduced water and energy use at the property.

"This property represents a project where Gerding Edlen can develop outstanding real estate performance that supports the environment, encourages sustainability and delivers a quality experience and lifestyle for residents," states Kelly Saito, President, Gerding Edlen.

Redondo Beach is a vibrant community in South Bay, Los Angeles. Reinforcing Gerding Edlen's concept of 20-minute living, the property at 616 Esplanade overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is within walking distance of the beach and neighborhood retail stores and restaurants. The property is within close proximity to the cities of Hermosa Beach El Segundo and Palos Verdes.

Gerding Edlen Investment Management, another division within Gerding Edlen, led the acquisition.

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Gerding Edlen is considered one of the nation’s leading experts in developing and managing green buildings, with an emphasis on developing properties that build community and positively reflect lifestyles of the future. Gerding Edlen is a full service real estate investment, development and asset/property management firm with a depth of experience in sustainable development and renewable energy. Recognized for their socially responsible approach to real estate investment, Gerding Edlen is one of the world's leading developers of LEED Certified properties with over 40 certified or registered LEED projects. Since 1996, the firm has developed more than 60 green projects throughout the Western United States.

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