American Assets to handle leasing in-house

American Assets, Inc., the San Diego-based real estate group, has announced that effective Feb. 2, the leasing effort for their San Diego area office properties will be handled by their in-house team.

Jim Durfey, vice president leasing for American Assets, will direct the leasing effort at the Solana Beach Corporate Centre in Solana Beach and Torrey Reserve in the Carmel Valley area of San Diego.

“Many of our office properties are fully leased which will allow Jim to centralize his efforts on our local office product,” CEO John Chamberlain said.

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Solana Beach Corporate Centre includes four, three-story buildings encompassing 212,000 square feet. The first two buildings were built in 1984 and the last two buildings were added in 2005. Currently one of the buildings is fully leased and the other three are each at 95 percent occupancy.

The Torrey Reserve office project consists of five, multi-tenant buildings and four, single-tenant buildings prominently located above the Interstate 5 corridor in the Carmel Valley area of San Diego. The 11-acre parcel encompasses 455,000 square feet of Class-A office space that has garnered various architectural awards since it was built in the late 1990s.