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Costa Mesa, CA - Office Market Overview

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The Costa Mesa real estate market includes the Freedom Homes, Halecrest, and Eastside Costa Mesa commercial real estate submarkets. With a population of nearly 113,000 people, Costa Mesa is also part of the much larger Orange County - Los Angeles metro region, which is home to over 13 million residents.

As of mid-2017, the Costa Mesa office market encompasses over 6.3 million square feet of existing office space in properties larger than 50,000 square feet. The commercial real estate market in Costa Mesa, CA, sees growing demand from a variety of large office users along with retail businesses, thanks in part to the city's location near the John Wayne Airport.

Costa Mesa, CA - Office Inventory Description

While Costa Mesa was founded as a rural farming community, the city has since grown to become a regional base for light manufacturing, retail, and commerce. Costa Mesa has one of the highest percentages of Class A office space in this part of California. Class A or A+ office space in Costa Mesa accounts for 65% of the office market, with just over 4.1 million square feet of premium office space.

One of the many parts of Costa Mesa that sees consistent demand for both Class A and Class B office space is the Mesa Verde office submarket of the city. Located east of the Santa Ana River between the I-405 and West MacArthur Boulevard, this area is home to investment-quality office buildings such as the South Coast Executive Center, the Harbor Gateway Business Center on 1535 Scenic Avenue, and the Scenic Business Park.

Costa Mesa, CA Commercial Inventory Breakdown

Office Spaces

Total: 7,685,797 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF, includes office with retail

By square footage range:

  • 50k to 100k SF: 1,830,626 SF / 23.82% of total office
  • 100k to 500k SF: 5,111,294 SF / 66.5% of total office
  • 500k to 1M SF: 743,877 SF / 9.68% of total office

By class:

  • Class A: 4,871,003 SF / 63.38% of total office
  • Class B: 2,675,918 SF / 34.82% of total office
  • Class C: 138,876 SF / 1.81% of total office

Top 10 Largest Office Buildings

in Costa Mesa

Office building Address Sqft Year built
Automobile Club of Southern California Office Complex 3333 Fairview Road, 92626 743,877 1982
The Press 1375 Sunflower Avenue, 92626 432,495 2020
Experian Corporate Headquarters 475 Anton Blvd, 92626 310,000 2002
Pacific Arts Plaza - 3200 Park Center Drive 3200 Park Center Drive, 92626 300,621 1981
MET Costa Mesa, The - 575 Anton Blvd 575 Anton Blvd, 92626 253,737 1984
MET Costa Mesa, The - 535 Anton Blvd 535 Anton Blvd, 92626 252,776 1984
Coppertree Business Park 151 Kalmus Drive, 92626 245,000 1981
MET Costa Mesa, The - 555 Anton Blvd 555 Anton Blvd, 92626 238,504 1984
1588 South Coast Drive 1588 South Coast Drive, 92626 180,202 1975
Canvas North 3100 Bristol Street, 92626 176,204 1987

Most Recently-Built Office Buildings

in Costa Mesa

Office building Address Sqft Year built
Pacific Medical Plaza 1640 Newport Blvd, 92627 76,880 2008
Hive - Building C 3333 South Susan Street, 92626 101,831 2004
Hive - Buildings A & B 3333 South Susan Street, 92626 82,158 2004
Experian Corporate Headquarters 475 Anton Blvd, 92626 310,000 2002
Red Hill Corporate Center 275 McCormick Avenue, 92626 43,163 2001
Metro Pointe Business Center - 959 South Coast Drive 959 South Coast Drive, 92626 82,875 1990
Canvas South - 3090 Bristol Street 3090 Bristol Street, 92626 121,692 1989
Hyland Plaza 3525 Hyland Avenue, 92626 46,957 1989
Sunflower Corporate Center - 1620 Sunflower Avenue 1620 Sunflower Avenue, 92626 37,455 1988
Canvas North 3100 Bristol Street, 92626 176,204 1987

Costa Mesa, CA - Green Office Space


In addition to having one of the largest percentages of Class A office space in the region, there is also an abundant amount of green office space in Costa Mesa. Out of the 40 office buildings in the city larger than 50,000 square feet, seven are rated as green, LEED, or EPA Energy Star-rated, contributing a combined total of over 2 million square feet of energy-efficient, green office space to the Costa Mesa office market.

One great example of a LEED-certified office building in Costa Mesa is the South Coast Plaza - Plaza Tower. This Class A office building is located in the South Coast Metro commercial real estate submarket of Costa Mesa, and adds over 456,000 square feet of prestigious LEED Platinum-certified space to the green office market segment of Costa Mesa.

Both the demand and availability of green office space in the top 30 U.S. office markets has been steadily increasing over the past 12 years. According to the most recent National Green Building Adoption Index study (2017), back in 2005 green office buildings accounted for less than 5% of the office space inventory. Now, by mid-year 2017, that figure has grown to an average of 38% across these top U.S. office markets.

Costa Mesa, CA's Top Office-Using Sectors

The Costa Mesa office market are driven by the strong demand from the top office-using sectors of the technology, retail & commerce, and light manufacturing industries, along with steady activity from the large corporate office users in Costa Mesa.

  • Technology – Firms such as IBM FileNet and TTM Technologies help create white-collar office employment in Costa Mesa.
  • Retail & Commerce – Experian, the Automobile Club of Southern California, and the gigantic South Coast Plaza shopping center help to drive the demand for commercial real estate in Costa Mesa.
  • Light Manufacturing – Dynamic Cooking Systems and Shurflo are two of the larger companies in this top office-using sector.
  • Corporate Office – Large users of Class A office space in Costa Mesa include El Pollo Loco, Emulex, Hurley, and the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Costa Mesa Demographics


  • Total Population112,930
  • Male Population(51.0 %) 57,580
  • Female Population(49.0 %) 55,350
  • Median Age34.50


  • Average Household Income$97,626
  • Median Household Income$75,109
  • Median Income Under 25$41,209
  • Median Income 25-44$83,968
  • Median Income 45-64$81,202
  • Median Income Over 65$55,340


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