Category Archives: Creative

Downtown Los Angeles retail: food and beverage and the Financial District lead

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Downtown LA retail: food and beverage and the financial district

Downtown Los Angeles is currently building 7,000 new residential units to keep up with demand for living in Downtown. With the increase in population, retail is also seeing an increase with several mixed-use… Read More

Venture capital invested in existing and maturing start-ups in Q3

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Coming off a historically high quarter for venture capital funding, the Los Angeles area saw an 86.0 percent drop in capital, down to $231.5 million.

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Despite the quarter over-quarter decline, Los Angeles still ranked 6th in the nation for total funding amounts in Q3.

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The rise of creative conversions in Los Angeles

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What does a former aircraft hangar, automotive plant and produce distribution facility have in common? They are all being re-invented as creative office and leased to high-profile tenants.

Getting to know Hayley English Blockley

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Hayley English Blockley is a Senior Vice President based in JLL’s Downtown Los Angeles office. Her focus is agency leasing and she dabbles in tenant representation. Her expertise is in creative, media and entertainment-related real estate. Along with her team, she represents two private studio lots, adaptive-reuse creative office buildings, historic and new office construction from Playa Vista to Warner Center. Her team recently completed leasing The Reserve in Playa Vista (where… Read More

Nine steps to renew your office culture with an office move

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The decision to make an office move is an exciting time, filled with opportunities to reinvent, reset and renew.  At the same time, the site selection process can be overwhelming. There are several factors at play, including neighborhood, space size, layout potential, availability of sophisticated technology, proximity to amenities, parking and public transportation.

Unlock employee and profit potential with individual-friendly work space

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Do you think employee happiness is just a nice to have? Think again. Employees are a company’s most important asset, and happy employees just might mean higher profits. This USA Today article uncovered that publicly traded companies in the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list have gained an average 10.8% a year since 1998. Many of the publicly traded companies named as Best Companies to Work For in 2013… Read More

JLL’s El Segundo office reflects our vision for the future of workplace design

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JLL’s newest office location in El Segundo, designed by Wirt Design Group, provides a window into our company culture and reflects our vision for the future of workplace design. Elegant, yet approachable and transparent, the space is an open environment with both modern design and timeless furnishings.

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El Segundo establishes its position with creative tenants

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Creative redevelopments outperform traditional Class A office in El Segundo and command an 18% rental premium. Creative El Segundo space is 35% less than similar products in Playa Vista and 54% less than Santa Monica.

Tenants such as JustFab, DaVita, Sanrio, Kite Pharma, Bandai Games, Nativo and L’Oreal… Read More

How does Downtown’s work-live-play evolution impact law firm tenants?

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Downtown LA has long enjoyed a decent concentration of law firms, but interest is growing dramatically—simultaneous with the submarket’s vibrant full-time population boom.

So far in this video series, we’ve learned what’s essential to thriving in DTLA (aka, one of the most interesting office markets in the region), and how the area represents an opportunity to do “more with less.” In the final installment of the series, Jordan Gaffney explains the unique… Read More

Creative industries account for majority of leasing demand – Los Angeles Q1 2016

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Large consolidation paves way for higher rents 
Douglas Emmett, along with QIA (Qatar Investment Authority), an 80 percent partner, purchased the four-building EOP/Blackstone-Westwood portfolio. The estimated purchase price was $1.3 billion with a 3.7 percent cap rate. The buyer, Douglas Emmett, already owned… Read More