News release

Australian tech company chooses Orange County for first US location

JLL represented EVO Power USA, Inc. in Rancho Santa Margarita industrial lease

August 23, 2023

Jessica Wozniak

Agency Leasing and Markets PR
+1 312 523 9994

RANCHO MARGARITA, Calif., August 23, 2023 – Confirming growth of renewable energy companies in Orange County, California, JLL announced today that EVO Power USA, Inc., a leader in battery energy storage based in Australia, has signed a 15,070-square-foot industrial lease at 30452 Esperanza in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. This will be EVO Power USA, Inc.’s first location in the United States. The company will use the space for design engineering, assembly, testing and distribution of battery energy storage systems.

JLL’s Kris Smith, Sofi Choi and Steven Chon represented EVO Power USA, Inc. in the lease. The landlord, Fauna 43, LLC, was represented by Mark Jerue, Craig Fitterer, BJ Fell and GianCarlo Spinosi of Lee & Associates. 

“After searching locations in several other Western states for our first U.S. location, we chose the Orange County, California area because of the area’s growth in renewable energy as well as the access to premier labor in this speciality,” said Jamie Allen, Group CEO of EVO Power.

Kris Smith, JLL Vice President, continued by saying “As growth from ecommerce companies in Orange County slows slightly, we are seeing increased interest for industrial space from renewable energy companies especially as the federal government has been extending subsidies to manufacturers of clean energy technologies in the U.S. under the Inflation Reduction Act.”

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