THE TEXTURES OF CULTURE
Commerce without culture and respect for community becomes a soulless and short lived commodity. Our creative endeavors demand a deep rooted examination of the local personality and careful placement of hand selected quality businesses to compliment the existing environment yet excite the senses. Partnerships with local entrepreneurs, artisans, educators, neighbors, and trade organizations are paramount to our success. The incorporation of “public space” for the invigoration and support of local culture begins at the most primary stages of concept and design and becomes our proud trademark.
Mixed-use projects, bring new residential opportunities and additional shops and restaurants.
Though recognized as award winning developers, the LAB CO is made up of artists, curators and designers. Each project is considered a cultural center, which results in a unique and soulful atmosphere, evoking similar emotions in the spectator as would a fine piece of art.
Whether building from the ground up or preserving history through adaptive reuse, sustainable construction materials and practices are implemented to lower expenses, as well our global impact.
BEHIND THE SCENES
LAB Holding, LLC weaves community culture, commerce and consciousness into real estate innovation and place making. LAB, an acronym for Little American Business, specializes in assisting the newborn retail entrepreneur in setting their roots in a nurturing environment.
We use the best artists in the industry for all renderings.
In 1991, Shaheen Sadeghi, creator and founder of LAB Holding, LLC, transitioned from a well-respected career in the fashion industry with the VF Corporation, Gotcha Sportswear and as President of the Quiksilver action sportswear company, to create a revolutionary community for the youth culture. The LAB Anti-Mall breathed life into an abandoned factory in 1993 and offered an outlet for local students, emerging artists, musicians and like-minded retail entrepreneurs. Now more than 20 years later, the recycled LAB construction and thoughtfully selected synergistic boutiques and restaurants attract the local community as well as international travelers from around the globe. The LAB is the creative heart of the SoBECA arts district in Costa Mesa (acronum for South of Bristol, Entertainment, Culture, Arts) boasting retail sals to rival those of nearby South Coast Plaza, the nation’s largest and most successful mall.
LAB Holding grew with the construction of The CAMP eco retail campus in 2002 and now includes properties within the SoBECA District, the Anaheim Packing District, Center Street Anaheim and the historic Casino in San Clemente.