Ergomotion, a company that makes adjustable bed bases, has signed the largest commercial lease in Santa Barbara so far this year. Year-to-date, the 9,656-square-foot lease at 203 Chapala St. is the largest in Santa Barbara in terms of square footage, according to Hayes Commercial Group. The commercial real estate firm brokered both sides of the deal and said Ergomotion’s decision to stay in Santa Barbara is part of a growing trend of businesses choosing to locate around the downtown corridor rather than move to less pricey spaces in Goleta or Carpinteria.
Ergomotion was founded by Alain Clenet and his son Kelly Clenet. Bolstered by partnerships with large mattress manufacturers such as Serta, the company reported a year-over-year sales increase of 400 percent last year, according to a news release from Hayes.
Ergomotion was previously located at 19 E. Ortega St. and 118 E. Ortega St. It moves into its new location, which it subleases from Kaseya Development, in mid-May.
Hayes Commercial noted that Ergomotion is one of several companies that have partnered with it to “find ways to remain in downtown Santa Barbara through periods of expansion.” Sonos, Rightscale, Tempest Telecom, Control Point and ValueClick are other examples.
Ergomotion’s new space includes offices and warehouse space to house its R&D, marketing, customer service and parts distribution departments.
Christos Celmayster of Hayes Commercial represented Ergomotion in the sublease, while Kristopher Roth and Liam Murphy, also of Hayes Commercial, represented the sublessor.