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
The media and entertainment sectors accounted for over a third of all leasing activity during the first quarter. Large entertainment transactions included distributor and producer Netflix signing a 123,300 s.f. lease in Hollywood while talent agency International Creative Management (ICM) leased 108,300 s.f. in Century City.
On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles increased 1.3 percent in 2015 to 37,289 shoot days.… Read More
Eastward expansion continues, for Los Angeles law firms that is. In the first installment of our series on law firm real estate trends, we learned what’s making downtown LA one of the most interesting office markets in the region. Now, Darren Eades, Executive Vice President in JLL’s LA office, reflects on why Westside firms are increasingly setting their sights East.
Diminishing occupancy. Bold new use of space. Landlords with a habit of raising rents. LA’s central business district is on pace to become one of the most interesting arenas of all SoCal commercial real estate markets. And that, explains Tom McDonald, JLL’s Executive Vice President, spells opportunity for law firm tenants looking to optimize their real estate strategy.
In the recently released JLL’s 2015 United States Technology Office Outlook, it was noted that technology firms and startups aren’t just exploring new U.S. markets, they’re starting to plant roots. Over the past year, 73 percent of the sector’s office leases represented occupancy growth. According to the report, expansion for the technology industry in… Read More
By utilizing the intrinsic design elements associated with industrial properties in in-fill markets, owners can unlock greater property value as tenants preferences shift towards open space, concrete floors, exposed ceilings and more natural lighting. Not to mention, there are often unique fixtures inside these facilities that create a one of a kind experience that… Read More
High-tech investment volume continues to grow, totaling almost $1.2 billion year to date. Much of the funding concentration remains in the burgeoning neighborhoods of Silicon Beach. With $1.02 billion alone, Snapchat in Venice won the MVP award, totaling more than the next four zip codes combined. While Playa Vista has seen a wave… Read More
Renovated Building Will House Creative Office, Retail & Restaurant Space
The Georgetown Company, a leading developer and owner of commercial properties nationwide, is partnering with the Hearst Corporation to redevelop the landmark Herald Examiner Building into a dynamic property that will include a mix of creative office space, retail and restaurants. The unique… Read More