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Beats by Dr. Dre will move headquarters to Culver City

January 27, 2013|By Roger Vincent
  • This Culver City warehouse built in the late 1940s will be the new home of Beats By Dr. Dre.
This Culver City warehouse built in the late 1940s will be the new home of… (CoStar Group )

Musical electronics retailer Beats by Dr. Dre will move its headquarters from a plush office park in Santa Monica to gritty-looking former warehouses in Culver City.

Beats will occupy the entire 40,000-square-foot building at 8476 Steller Drive, plus an additional 26,400 square feet in two adjacent properties at 8401 and 8454 Steller, real estate broker Joshua Gorin of Studley said.

The electronics company that sells such music-related products as headphones, earphones and speakers is now in the Water Garden, a luxury office complex dating to the early 1990s. The Culver City warehouses that will become its offices were built in the late 1940s.

“This transaction provides an opportunity for Beats to move from a more traditional corporate venue to an exceptionally creative campus setting, better reflecting its brand and offering a vibrant, open work environment for its employees,” Gorin said.

Terms of the lease were not disclosed, but real estate experts familiar with Culver City’s burgeoning creative office market valued the deal at around $20 million.

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