The San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau (San Diego CVB), which promotes and markets San Diego County as a vacation destination and convention site, is moving its headquarters to the Irvine Company’s Symphony Towers in the heart of Downtown.
San Diego CVB is leasing 20,000 square feet of office space at Symphony Towers, one of the Financial District’s premier locations just minutes from the San Diego Convention Center, Petco Park and Balboa Park.
A move to Symphony Towers is set for August. San Diego CVB is relocating from a 14,000-square-foot retail building in Little Italy, where it has been for the past five years.
San Diego CVB looked elsewhere in Downtown and in University Towne Centre before selecting Symphony Towers, according to Joe Terzi, president and CEO. The location stands to help San Diego CVB in its mission of bringing visitors to San Diego County, he said.
Symphony Towers offered San Diego CVB premier office space with access to amenities such as the University Club Atop Symphony Towers, San Diego’s renowned private social and business club.
“Symphony Towers is maintained and run as a first-class building,” Terzi said. “We do bring in and entertain people to get them to hold meetings here, so having the University Club is a great way to showcase San Diego County as a premier destination.”
Working with the Irvine Company on a lease that made economic sense for San Diego CVB, a non-profit run on behalf of members, could not have been easier, according to Terzi.
“We are happy to welcome the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau to Symphony Towers,” said John Turner, San Diego regional vice president for Irvine Company Office Properties. “It’s fitting that a group that represents San Diego to the world should be in a world-class office building that represents San Diego.”
About The San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau
The San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, non-profit, mutual benefit corporation composed of approximately 1,100 member organizations, businesses, local governments, and individuals seeking a better community through the visitor industry. Members include tourism-related entities in categories such as lodging, dining, arts and attractions, shopping and transportation, among others, as well as other companies indirectly involved in the visitor industry. The main objective of the San Diego CVB is to promote and market San Diego County as a vacation destination and convention site.
About the Irvine Company
Founded in 1864, the Irvine Company is an internationally renowned real estate development company known for its award-winning master-planned communities, its vast portfolio of high-quality investment properties, and its leadership in conservation and natural resource management. The growing real estate portfolio encompasses office, apartment, retail and resort holdings located throughout California’s premier markets, including assets in San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and holdings in Northern California. As a steward of some of America’s most beautiful and scientifically important open space and parklands, the company has donated to Orange County more than half of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch in Orange County — 50,000 acres — to permanently preserve these lands. The U.S. Department of Interior and the State of California have designated these parklands as “Natural Landmarks,” one of the most prestigious land preservation designations. The privately held, diversified company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch® from Mexican and Spanish land grants.