SAN DIEGO – H.G. Fenton Company’s new Fenton Technology Park, a 1-million-square-foot master-planned business community that is being built in phases in Sorrento Mesa, continues to draw noteworthy tenants as evidenced by two new leases signed by Z Microsystems Inc. and Manpower Inc.

Biosite was the first company to commit to Fenton Technology Park, building its new 800,000-square-foot corporate headquarters at the center of the campus in 2004.  H.G. Fenton Company is now under way on the first two multi-tenant phases of the park which together total seven buildings with 125,000 square feet.  The 42,570-square-foot first phase is nearing completion and will be ready for occupancy by the end of 2005. In addition, the 82,454-square-foot second phase is under construction with the first buildings expected to be ready for occupancy in mid-2006.

“Fenton Technology Park is the only centrally located master-planned business community under way in San Diego, and companies are attracted to its location as well as to its ability to accommodate both large and small space requirements,” said Kevin Hill, vice president of leasing with H.G. Fenton Company.  “Our goal with every project we undertake is to provide quality business environments that attract and retain San Diego businesses.  We are very pleased to be welcoming two very key San Diego companies to the Park and look forward to having them join our portfolio of valued tenants.”

Z Microsystems Inc. is the leading supplier of field-ready deployable computing solutions for military and government users.  The company plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Fenton Technology Park in the second quarter of 2006, and committed to a 75-month, $3,636,071 lease for 36,885 square feet of R&D space in phase two of the campus.   In the transaction, Z Microsystems was represented by Burnham Real Estate’s Barry Mahlberg and Kevin Farrell.  H.G. Fenton Company was represented by Randy LaChance and Todd Holley of Voit Commercial.

Manpower Inc. is a world leader in the employment services industry and one of San Diego’s most successful staffing agencies.  The company is relocating its Miramar office – one of four offices in San Diego – to the first phase of Fenton Technology Park.  The Manpower lease is valued at $1,162,620 and involves a commitment for 8,612 square feet of R&D space. Randy LaChance, Todd Holley and Glen Volk of Voit Commercial represented H.G. Fenton Company.  Bob Salgado of Voit Commercial represented Manpower Inc.

According to Hill, the next phases of Fenton Technology Park – which involve Lots 5 and 6 – can accommodate up to 500,000 square feet of contiguous build-to-suit space.  “With Fenton Technology Park, we have continued our company tradition of meeting the needs of small- to mid-size companies with flexible multi-tenant options beginning at 2,000 square feet in the first phases,” he said.  “However, we can also address the current county-wide shortage of large facilities to meet the increasing demand for space by growth-oriented companies.”

Fenton Technology Park is in keeping with the H.G. Fenton Company track record of building campuses that add value to the areas in which they are located through thoughtful design and landscaping.  The low-rise buildings feature striking reflective glass and concrete exteriors, expansive canyon views, ample surface parking and high visibility from Camino Santa Fe.  All offer fiber optics access, flexible floor plates and   outdoor eating areas.  Additional amenities include 15’ – 19’ clear height and 10’ x 10’ truck doors.

For more information on phases I and II, contact Randy LaChance, Glenn Volk or Todd Holley of Voit Commercial Brokerage at 858-453-0505.  For information on build-to-suit opportunities, call Mike Philbin at Burnham Real Estate, 858-452-6500, or Rick Sparks at CB Richard Ellis, 858-546-4600.

Founded in 1906, the H.G. Fenton Company is one of San Diego’s largest private real estate owners and developers with a successful track record in the development of master-planned business communities. The company recently completed development of the final lot in the 1-million-square-foot Mission Valley Heights business park.  Additionally, H.G. Fenton Company owns 11 apartment communities totaling 2,800 units in key areas throughout the county.

H.G. Fenton Company offices are located at 7577 Mission Valley Road in the company’s Mission Valley Heights project in San Diego.  The web address is www.hgfenton.com