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Sega, Next IT Set Up at Innovation Office Park

'Gamer's Gateway' Seeing More Development Underway

Irvine’s Innovation Office Park, the newest multi-tenant office campus in Orange County, is showcasing two more key occupants from the tech and gaming world.

Japanese video game company Sega of America held its grand opening at the office park last week, while services provider Next IT Solutions Inc. is a new neighbor at the low-rise campus at the intersection of the Santa Ana (5) Freeway and Sand Canyon Avenue.

“My next-door neighbor is Twitch and below me is Sega,” says Justin Singleton, president of managed IT and cybersecurity firm Next IT. Twitch is the livestreaming service owned by Amazon.

Singleton’s company announced its move to Innovation Office Park from Brea in October.

Newport Beach-based developer Irvine Co. is nearing completion of the second phase of the campus, bringing the total footprint to about 560,000 square feet. The first phase is about 80% occupied, according to company officials.

Gamer’s Gateway

Sega—known for Sonic the Hedgehog among other gaming characters—held its North American headquarters grand opening at Innovation Office Park on Dec. 7. The event featured Ian Curran, president and chief operating officer of Sega of America.

Sega was among the first tenants announced at Innovation Office Park.

Other notable gaming-focused tenants at the campus include Postcard Game Studio, a game development studio; Frost Giant Studios, an independent game development studio; and Notorious Studios, a video game studio.

Non-gaming tech tenants there include Moxo, a client interaction platform; GoodLeap, a finance technology company; Finfare Inc., a fintech company helping to define an AI-driven payment system; and OmniVision Technologies, a developer of advanced imaging solutions.

Sales Rising

Next IT Solutions’ Singleton cites the better location, including the short hop toward San Diego, as advantages of being in Innovation Office Park rather than in the former location in Brea.

“It’s like a college campus feel to it. So, people want to work here,” Singleton said of the sprawling location.

The company currently has 21 employees, with plenty of room for expansion, he told the Business Journal late last month.

Next IT works with hundreds of businesses, providing customized IT and cybersecurity services. The company says it offers end-to-end support, consulting, and strategizing of complex technical matters within computerized environments.

Singleton and childhood friend Josiah Schaffer started Next IT Solutions 14 years ago.

Singleton said Next IT Solutions is pushing toward $3.4 million in revenue for this year, almost three times last year’s total, with further growth planned.

Next Phases

Innovation Office Park’s first eight buildings total about 300,000 square feet.

Its second phase of construction, featuring seven buildings totaling about 260,000 square feet, is currently underway and nearing completion.

When complete, the entire 73-acre development will hold about 1.1 million square feet of office space.

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Kevin Costelloe
Kevin Costelloe
Tech reporter at Orange County Business Journal
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