Changes at East County’s largest commercial office building
The seven-story Allied Plaza, 7777 Alvarado Road in La Mesa, East County’s tallest and largest office building at 125,000 square feet, has a new building manager for the first time in 25 years. Mary Youngman, who arrived at Allied Plaza in 1990, retired at the end of December.
Allied Plaza’s new building manager is Patty Carroll. It’s the second time Carroll has succeeded Youngman in a job switch. In 1990, when Youngman left Great Western Bank to arrive at Allied Plaza, Carroll took Youngman’s job with the bank.
“Yes, there is a bit of irony with my retirement,” admitted Youngman. “Patty will do a terrific job while I spend my time on my golf game and sailing skills.” Several hundred tenants and friends who attended her retirement party held in the Allied Plaza lobby recently feted Youngman.
More than 600 people work at Allied Plaza, which features three stories of underground parking and a full-service deli. Tenants represent a variety of business sectors, including banking, investments, real estate, law, healthcare and marketing. The five-acre Allied Plaza campus includes a two-story, 24,000-square-foot building built in 1999. Located at 7787 Alvarado Road, the smaller building, in front of the office tower, is occupied by National University.