Commercial

Since inception Lowe has developed over $1.5 billion of commercial properties nationwide including office, industrial, retail, multifamily and mixed-use properties and we currently have another $1.0 billion of properties under development. Our team of seasoned development and construction managers add value throughout the development process - from site selection through completion.

We are proud that our track record of high quality projects earned the firm NAIOP’s National Developer of the Year honors in 2002. Lowe's local, market based approach to development ensures that our projects consistently outperform the market in both occupancy and overall return. Our properties provide high quality environments for our occupants and visitors while retaining their value over time and enhancing our local communities.

Alexandria, VA
National Science Foundation Headquarters
On behalf of an affilliate of USAA Real Estate Company Lowe is managing the development of a new office property in the Washington DC suburb of Alexandria, Virginia. The Class A office building development at Hoffman Town Center is preleased to the General Services Administration on behalf of the National Science Foundation (“NSF”) for a term of 15 years. The NSF will occupy 94 percent of the property upon completion in late 2016. Lowe will manage the ground up property development and will also assume building management responsibilities, once completed.
San Jose, CA
North First Campus
Lowe Enterprises is proceeding with plans for North First Campus, a 43-acre creative, Class-A office campus on North First Street near the San Jose International Airport. Lowe’s master plan envisions 1.8 million square feet in nine office buildings ranging in size from 150,000 to 350,000 square feet, with large 30,000 to 45,000 square foot floor plates, balconies and operable windows. The Campus is designed as a completely walkable environment with a pedestrian-scale internal street, bike paths, trails that connect to the San Jose bike route and green spaces. North First Campus will be an active environment similar to any downtown area, lined with shops, cafes and other amenities and convenient curbside parking. North First Campus is being designed to pursue LEED-ND (Neighborhood Development) certification and will be the first LEED-ND project in San Jose.


Crystal City, VA
1400 Crystal Drive
Lowe completed a $41 million redevelopment to transform the existing13-story building into a state-of-the-art, Class A office building designed to LEED Gold standards. Lowe Enterprises took the building down to its structural frame and installed a new floor-to-ceiling glass facade to maximize natural light, provide energy efficiency, and capture the spectacular views. The redevelopment added an additional 25,000 square feet, resulting into a 308,000 rentable square foot property located on Crystal City’s most vibrant street. The building features a modern lobby with marble and stainless steel finishings, an on-site fitness center, a tenant conference center and a magnificent penthouse terrace with views overlooking the Potomac River and the Washington, DC Skyline. The project was completed in June 2013.


San Diego, CA
County Operations Center
In 2008, Lowe was selected by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to develop the County Operations Center in Kearny Mesa. The 38-acre County Operations Center site is being redeveloped into a modern, efficient campus with approximately 900,000 square feet of office space, built to LEED Gold Certification standards, along with service buildings and parking. The first phase consists of the central plant, two office buildings, a conference center. The second phase is comprised of two additional office buildings, a cafeteria and an additional parking structure. The third phase added two more office buildings to the campus. The final phase includes a crime lab and fleet facility. The Center features sustainable design incorporating a variety of energy efficient, green building technologies.


San Francisco, CA
500 Terry Francois
Lowe acquired this premier waterfront property on behalf of a pension fund client in 2006 for development of a six-story, 300,000-square-foot office building. The site, on Terry Francois Boulevard in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco, was fully entitled with foundations in place providing Lowe the ability to complete the building in early 2008. 500 Terry Francois was the first new office building to be developed in San Francisco since the tech crash seven years prior. The six-story, Class A, LEED-silver, glass and brick-skinned building includes 9,000 square feet of street-level retail. The project was completed on schedule and sold to CB Richard Ellis Investors in June of 2008.


Parkersburg, WV
GSA - Bureau of the Public Debt
Lowe was retained to develop a build-to-suit office campus for the Bureau of Public Debt on a 6-acre site in Parkersburg, VA. The first, five-story, 79,975-square-foot was completed in the fall of 2004 and sold to Government Properties Trust. The second, four-story, 102,000 square foot building was completed in mid-2006.
Irvine, CA
Verizon Wireless Campus
Verizon Wireless selected Lowe Enterprises to develop a new campus for their Southern California region. Lowe provided development, construction management, and financing for the campus which is 30 acres and consists of four (4) 3-story buildings and one (1) 2-story building totaling 453,958 square feet. The site is fully developed with landscape and hardscape enhancements featuring a 1.5 acre courtyard with lawn for outdoor events.


Los Angeles, CA
Univision
Lowe was selected to manage the development of this build-to-suit television production facility and corporate headquarters for the Univision Television Group. The facility houses Univision’s state-of-the-art digital broadcasting studios and satellite uplink and receiving facilities, in addition to over 125,000 square feet of corporate office space.


Los Angeles, CA
Howard Hughes Center
In 1998, Lowe was selected by Arden Realty, a Los Angeles-based REIT, to develop 1.4 million square feet of commercial space at the Howard Hughes Center in the Westchester area of Los Angeles. The 250,000 square foot 6060 Center Drive office building was completed in the Spring of 2000; followed by the 285,000 square foot 6080 Center Drive office building and a 160,000 square foot build-to-suit for Univision, both of which were completed in the spring of 2001. The 12-story, 285,000 square foot, 6100 Center Drive office building was completed in the spring of 2002.
Santa Monica, CA
Sony Building
This Class-A project, developed for Sony Music, includes two three-story buildings and one two-story building. The project also includes two recording studios, a live performance studio, and commissary.