Culver City Attracts HBO Headquarters
July 6, 2017
HBO will occupy a Culver City mixed-use building as its new Los Angeles headquarters, according to a Los Angeles Times report. The headquarters will replace the former Surfas cooking supplies facility at 8777 Washington, at the intersection of Washington Blvd. and National Boulevard, the report said.
Surfas sold its property for $16 million in 2015 to developer VCN. Records show that VCN resold the property for $25 million late last year to a partnership headed by New York-based Clarion Partners and Lincoln, the latter of which is heading up development. Local developer Guild GC is also involved in the project, according to state business filings.
The four-story complex will include 4,500 square feet of ground-level retail. HBO will be the sole office tenant, according to a project spokesperson.
A Surfas spokesman commented that while it is closing at the location July 15, it is currently searching for a new headquarters.
HBO's currently occupies the Colorado Center office complex in Santa Monica which spans 129,000 square feet and the lease expires in 2019.