La Jolla

Del Mar Highlands


Dempsey Construction was engaged by Donahue Schriber to convert an un-used portion of a multi-tenant building into leasable retail space.

The subject building was located within the high-profile Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, anchored by Ralphs and Cineopolis. Tenant demand and market rents are a premium within the shopping center. Converting non-leasable space into income generating space was the key objective.

The scope of the project consisted of:

  • Opening up the existing tower element.
  • Erecting new structural components.
  • Bringing all utilities to the premises.
  • Building a false floor to accommodate the existing sloped slab.
  • Installation of fire life safety system.
  • Drop T-bar ceiling.
  • HVAC service and distribution and installation of storefront systems.

The project took place within an open and operating shopping center, without disruption to adjacent tenants.