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Anti-Recidivism Coalition expands to the Row DTLA after signing new 12,623-square-foot lease

Row DTLA now holds 1.3 million square feet of office space

LOS ANGELES – Dec. 5, 2017 -- The Downtown-based Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), a support and advocacy network for the formerly incarcerated, has expanded and relocated its headquarters to 12,623 square feet of creative office space in downtown Los Angeles at Row DTLA, located at 1320 E. Seventh St, Colliers International has reported.

ARC, a non-profit coalition operating at 448 S. Hill St., offers re-entry services, including education and employment assistance, supportive housing, and trauma counseling. The group, which assists more than 400 formerly incarcerated young people across the state, is expected to move to its newly constructed home at the end of the December.  New York-based developer Atlas Capital redeveloped the Row DTLA and will be customizing the space for ARC.

In a prepared statement, Scott Budnick, ARC’s founder and president, said the organization chose to locate at Row DTLA because of the community of creative tenants at the site, a former industrial property renovated to house creative office space, retail, dining and a public gathering space.

Scott Budnick is executive producer of numerous film comedies including “The Hangover” series and has fostered support for ARC from the Hollywood elite all the way to members of Congress. Actors involved include Robert Downey Jr., Jonah Hill, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zach Galifianakis and others who sit on the organization’s board of directors and advisory board.

“Like-minded companies, like Mitú, are already tenants, and the prospect of a slew of other innovative companies and start-ups, as well as exciting stores and restaurants, made this location obvious—but our decision ultimately rested on shared values held by ownership and team at The Row,” Budnick said in the statement.

There are over 20 tenants at the 30-acre Row DTLA site at Seventh and Alameda streets, which in recent history had been used as a produce distribution hub. Current tenants range from fashion shops to Tokyobike, a Japanese bicycle shop, Adidas, and Café Dulce, a coffee shop and bakery.  The Row is also home to the popular weekly food festival Smorgasbord LA containing dozens of food, shopping, and wellness pop-ups.

Colliers International brokers Nathan Pellow, James A. Robbins, and Nick Nybakken, all based in the brokerage firm’s downtown Los Angeles office, represented the ARC’s interests through the transaction.

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