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Robinson Pharma, Inc. Expanding in South Coast Metro

CBRE Executive Vice President Dave Desper has recently completed a lease transaction with C.J. Segerstrom & Sons on a 100,276-square-foot, state-of-the-art Class A industrial building currently under construction in South Coast Metro’s Harbor Gateway Business Center at 1585 MacArthur Boulevard.
Health supplement manufacturer Robinson Pharma, Inc. is expected to move into the new facility, which will have approximately 7,000 square feet of office space, in the second quarter of 2019. Robinson Pharma currently has five industrial buildings on South Coast Drive and in the Harbor Boulevard vicinity.
Robinson Pharma is a full-service contract manufacturer of soft gels, tablets, capsules, powders and liquids for the dietary supplements and personal health care industries. It currently has the largest soft gel capacity in the United States, a leading vitamin manufacturer with multiple third-party certification for GMP Compliance.
“It was a pleasure working with Dave Desper on this particular transaction,” said Harbor Gateway Leasing Director Jeff Reese. “He is a true professional and has represented many tenants at Harbor Gateway over the years. We look forward to working with him on many more transactions.”
Desper has been providing professional real estate services with CBRE since 1990 and currently focuses on industrial/R&D Corporate Headquarter facilities. Since 1996, he has completed over 2,400 transactions, representing over 100 million square feet including 309 sales transactions for more than 20 million square feet and 42 land sales for more than 500 acres.

John Gallivan Completes Three Transactions with C. J. Segerstrom & Sons

C. J. Segerstrom & Sons recognizes John Gallivan, executive director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Orange County office, for his exceptional performance in the representation of several large tenants collectively leasing more than 114,000 square feet over the past 18 months within its office portfolio located in the South Coast Metro area.
These transactions include the following:
OC405 Partners, which leased 60,462 square feet at 3100 Lake Center Drive, was selected by the Orange County Transportation Authority to design and construct the 16-mile San Diego Freeway I-405 Improvement Project. Upon completion, this project is anticipated to provide shorter commute times for 370,000 daily Southern California drivers on the I-405.
An undisclosed confidential client leased 34,149 square feet at 3390 Harbor Boulevard.
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, an environmental consulting, engineering design and program and construction management company that provides complete solutions to public and private sector customers worldwide, leased 19,401 square feet at 3560 Hyland Avenue.
“John Gallivan is a truly exceptional broker,” said Jeff Reese and Carmen Twork of C. J. Segerstrom & Sons. “We appreciate his effort in bringing some of the largest office tenants to our property and we look forward to working with him on future transactions.”

Metro Events


December 24 & 25 from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Savor delicious Christmas flavors this season at Silver Trumpet’s lakeside Holiday Dinner. Enjoy a four course experience prepared by Executive Chef, Hector Zamora!
$60 per person (tax & gratuity not included. Regular menu not offered for dinner)
For reservations, please call 714.442.8593

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Rings in the Holidays with a Festive Array of Programming

A thrilling roster of international music, dance and legendary recording artists makes for a most spectacular holiday season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It all begins December 9 when the “Voice of Christmas” Johnny Mathis returns to the Center, followed by the popular annual presentation of Fiesta Navidad with Mariachi Los Camperos (December 12), the return of American Ballet Theatre’s delightful The Nutcracker (December 14 – 23), the free Holidays Around the World festival on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, plus two additional seasonal concerts: “The Beautiful Day” – Kurt Elling Sings Christmas (December 15) and John Legend’s A Legendary Christmas Tour (December 29), and all culminating with the elegant Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert (December 29).

To help take the stress out of year-round gift giving, the Center offers gift certificates that can be used for any of the many wonderful shows and performances. Gift certificates can be purchased through the Center’s website or by visiting or calling the Box Office.

Tickets are available for purchase online at, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling 714.556.2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings of 10 or more, please call the Group Services office at 714.755.0236.

Free Events on the Argyros Plaza for December


Trombone Christmas: Live on Argyros Plaza
Free Holiday Jazz! This 25-trombone ensemble returns to the Argyros Plaza to make a big-band splash for all to enjoy.

  • Saturday, December 8 at 6:30 pm


Nelson Cade III: Live on the Argyros Plaza
Enjoy holiday hits and timeless favorites with an acoustic set by singer-songwriter Nelson Cade III. His crisp guitar playing and charming vocals will light up the Argyros Plaza with cheer for all to hear.

  • Sunday, December 9 at 5:45 pm


2nd Annual Holidays Around the World
Be the first to witness the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza transform into a winter wonderland during our annual celebration! Enjoy nightly snowfall, live performances, festive activities, and free holiday fun for the entire family.

  • Friday, December 14 at 4:45 pm
  • Saturday, December 15 at 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 16 at 2:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 19 at 4:45 pm
  • Thursday, December 20 at 4:45 pm
  • Friday, December 21 at 4:45 pm
  • Saturday, December 22 at 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 23 at 2:30 pm


Roderick Chambers: Live on the Argyros Stage
Say hello to the new year with a magnetic performance by singer-songwriter Roderick Chambers. His soulful vocals and smooth musicality draw upon his R&B roots to create a perfectly mellow mood that leaves you wanting more.

  • Saturday, December 29 at 6:15 pm

South Coast Metro Preferred

South Coast Metro Preferred is our latest insert published in Orange Coast Magazine. This issue focuses on South Coast Metro’s comprehensive array of amenities to serve businesses, residents and visitors. This unique blend of premier office and residential environments, restaurants, hotels, performing arts and unsurpassed shopping is what makes South Coast Metro the preferred address for those who want a vibrant mix of commerce and culture.

Check out the 2017/2018 edition of the South Coast Metro 360!

The glossy, full-color magazine that covers Orange County’s  cultural, culinary and commercial center. Visit our website at or call Diane Pritchett  for a hard copy of the 2017/2018 issue: 714.435.2109

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South Coast Plaza Gift Certificates make the perfect gift for the holidays! South Coast Plaza Gift Certificates are available in any denomination up to $5,000 and honored at more than 250 stores and restaurants at South Coast Plaza, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, South Coast Repertory and The Westin South Coast Plaza. For more information, contact Diane Pritchett at 714.435.2109 or