Building offers premier downtown location and superior wellness benefits
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (September 1, 2021)— When Tipsy Elves sought a healthy, creative and accessible space for its expanding business in San Diego, they knew where to go. The clothing company was co-founded a decade ago by a dentist and lawyer who designed ugly Christmas sweaters from two desks at Irvine Company’s Symphony Towers in Downtown San Diego.
Ever since its appearance on Shark Tank in 2013 and receiving an investment from Robert Herjavec, Tipsy Elves has been on an upward trajectory. It has grown into a multi-million dollar enterprise with a dynamic product line covering many holidays. Officials announced today the company has leased 7,500 square feet on the 14th floor of Irvine Company’s nearby Wells Fargo Plaza.
“We are pleased that innovative companies like Tipsy Elves see how our workplace communities help them foster collaboration and provide their employees with all the convenience and amenities they need to succeed,” said John Turner, Regional Vice President at Irvine Company Office. “We are thrilled to partner with a home-grown San Diego company and look forward to providing them with the healthiest possible workspace to accommodate their continued growth.”
As with all Irvine Company workplace communities, the “Work smart. Live Well,” concept is thoroughly incorporated with KINETIC®, a state-of-the-art fitness center with resort-style locker rooms, strength training and a group exercise suite and The Commons, a WiFi-enabled open-air space that infuses energy and creativity. Dining options include the on-site and beloved Plaza Deli, and many other eateries close by.
“The appeal of Wells Fargo Plaza was that sweet spot of a space that provides a creative and aesthetic vibe and security. We weren’t sure that we could find that, but we’ve found a space that is really well suited to our needs,” said Gavin Sorey, Director of People for Tipsy Elves. “We have some pockets of ocean view and can see out to Point Loma and over to some of the mountains. The amenities were really appealing to us as well, including the fitness center and the outdoor space/patio work and gathering spaces.”
Jordan Williams of Strom Commercial represented Tipsy Elves in the deal.
Built in 1984, the 24-story Wells Fargo Plaza building has nearly 500,000 square feet of office space and is LEED Gold-certified. It contains all of the workplace essentials for a young, thriving business. Among these are full-service banking and ATM, EV charging stations, convenient and secure parking, and bike storage.
The location of Wells Fargo Plaza is in prime downtown San Diego, with access to I-5 just a block away, complimentary shuttle to San Diego International Airport and panoramic city and waterfront views. The historic Gaslamp Quarter is walkable and also easily accessible from the downtown trolley station.
Irvine Company is the first in the nation to have its workplace communities designated as Verified Healthy Buildings, through a program managed by UL, a global safety science leader recognized for their indoor environmental quality services.
Irvine Company also consulted with University of California, Irvine Health to review and enhance its comprehensive program helping companies come back with confidence to its more than 50 million square feet of workplace communities. With new cleaning regimens, safety etiquette signage, touchless entries, maximized ventilation rates and hundreds of hand sanitizing stations, Irvine Company has invested in the health and safety of its customers.
About Irvine Company Office
As a long-term owner who continuously reinvests in its properties and services, Irvine Company serves more than 3,000 customers in 50 million square feet of premier work space in Orange County, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and San Diego, as well as in iconic towers in Chicago and New York. Timeless design, industry-leading service and quality craftsmanship is paired with Irvine Company’s permanent time horizon and customer-centric brand.