Downtown-based production company Buck Design has purchased Columbia Mills, a nine-building complex in Lincoln Heights, for $20 million, according to a brokerage involved in the deal.
The 90,000-square-foot property sits on more than two acres of land and was used to film blockbuster movies such as “Catch Me If You Can” and “Seabiscuit.”
The property was sold by Don Randles, whose family trust controlled the site for more than 40 years, according to Beverly Hills’ Partners Trust Commercial, whose broker Morgan McMullin represented Randles in the deal. Also brokering the deal were Encino-based Investment Real Estate Associates’ Chris Thompson, and Clark and William Everitt.
Buck plans to make the industrial complex its corporate headquarters, Partners Trust said.
The production company has a downtown location along with offices in New York and Sydney.
Buck works with a range of clients in advertising, broadcast TV, film and entertainment.
– Natalie Hoberman