California Fuel Cell Headquarters Building Sold

R&M Diodati Family Limited Partnership buys facility from previous owner. Automotive tenants developing fuel cell vehicles as part of California Fuel Cell Partnership are unaffected by sale.

Published: 23-Jan-2008

The owner of the headquarters facility for the California Fuel Cell Partnership off Interstate 80 in West Sacramento has sold the building to a local family investor.

The 56,400-square foot Fuel Cell Partnership facility is 90 percent leased to 10 tenants including automobile manufacturers General Motors, Toyota, and Nissan and Daimler Chrysler. The building is used for testing and implementing hydrogen fuel cells for passenger cars, trucks and buses by research divisions of car companies, fuel cell manufacturers and state and federal government agencies.

The Pigman Cos. LLC, of Gold River, developed the building in 1999. An affiliated company owned it for the past nine years until the sale to the R&M Diodati Family Limited Partnership. Craig Brinitzer and Sean Fulp of Cornish & Carey Commercial represented the buyer.


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