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Brea, CA - Office Market Overview

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The Brea real estate market neighbors the Anaheim, Newport Beach, and Santa Ana commercial real estate markets. While the City of Brea has a population of just over 40,000 residents, the city is also part of the much larger Los Angeles metropolitan region, which is home to over 13 million people. Located only 33 miles southeast of Los Angeles, the demand for office space in Brea is consistently strong.

As of mid-2017, the Brea office market contained nearly 4 million square feet of existing office space in properties larger than 50,000 square feet. A diverse variety of commercial and industrial businesses drive the city’s economy, and create sturdy demand for commercial real estate in Brea.

Brea, CA - Office Inventory Description

As part of Orange County, Brea contributes a good share to the region's $866 billion in annual gross metropolitan product. Due to its proximity to both the City of Los Angeles and the City of Long Beach, demand for office space in Brea is consistent year over year. Class A or A+ office space in Brea totals just under 2.3 million square feet, while Class B product is 1.5 million square feet of the total office space in the Brea market.

Although small in size, the City of Brea has more than its share of Class A portfolio office properties. Located mainly along Interstate 90 and Route 57, some of the investment-grade office buildings in Brea include the Brea Corporate Plaza, the Saturn Business Park, and the Fairway Center II at 675 Placentia Avenue.

Top 10 Largest Office Buildings

in Brea

Office building Address Sqft Year built
Bank of America Campus , 92823 637,503 1983
Brea Place - 145 South State College Blvd , 92821 177,636 1985
1698 Greenbriar Lane , 92821 164,914 1976
Brea Place - 135 South State College Blvd , 92821 163,857 1987
Fairway Center I , 92821 145,501 1987
Fairway Center II , 92821 133,943 2002
Olen Pointe Brea Office Park - Six Pointe Drive , 92821 131,687 2006
Olen Pointe Brea Office Park - One Pointe Drive , 92821 130,000 1989
Olen Pointe Brea Office Park - Forty Pointe Drive , 92821 129,924 1998
Olen Pointe Brea Office Park - Fifty Pointe Drive , 92821 129,924 1998

Brea, CA - Green Office Space

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Green office space in Brea totals nearly 802,000 square feet, or about 21% of the total office space in the city, in buildings larger than 50,000 square feet. Over the past decade, the percentage of green, LEED-certified, and Energy Star-certified office buildings in the top 30 U.S. office markets has grown significantly. Back in 2005, less than 5% of the available office space was green. Now, according to the most recent National Green Building Adoption Index, about 38% is rated as green, energy-efficient space.

One example of a LEED-certified office building in Brea is the ECCU III office building. Located at 975 West Imperial Highway, this property was constructed in 2004 and contributes 82,150 square feet of Class A LEED-certified office space to the Brea commercial real estate market.

Brea, CA's Top Office-Using Sectors

The Brea office market is driven in large part by the top office-using sectors of banking, insurance, retail, and large corporate headquarters.

  • Banking – Bank of America is one of the top creators of white collar office employment in Brea.
  • Insurance – Demand for office space in Brea is also generated by companies such as Mercury Insurance Group, The Hartford, and VIP Pet Insurance.
  • Retail – Large retailers, and the numerous vendor businesses they attract, include Albertson's and Nordstrom.
  • Corporate Office – Companies headquartered in the city include Beckman Coulter, Inc., Nature's Best, Ventura Foods, LLC, and ViewSonic North American. These and more help drive demand for commercial real estate and office space in Brea.

Brea Demographics

Population

  • Total Population41,921
  • Male Population(48.7 %) 20,421
  • Female Population(51.3 %) 21,500
  • Median Age37.90

Income/Financial

  • Average Household Income$110,178
  • Median Household Income$90,214
  • Median Income Under 25$63,583
  • Median Income 25-44$101,152
  • Median Income 45-64$98,942
  • Median Income Over 65$60,175