Category Archives: Downtown Los Angeles

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

Highlighting our Southwest Skyline

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From coast to coast, our city skylines are a source of pride and community. It’s not surprising that top-tier office buildings in our urban cores continue to report lower vacancies, higher rents and more developer interest.

The anticipated Skyline Review is back, and more advanced than ever before.

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Need more housing? Build! Build! Build!

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Los Angeles has been transforming into an increasingly unaffordable city as home prices and rents have continued to rise and the housing supply has not been able to keep up with demand.

One solution is to build more housing, and since 2015 the City of Los Angeles has seen over 300 building permit requests for new apartment building construction with a potential for almost 11,000* new residential units.

Requests for buildings with a large… Read More

Tenant migration is helping to chip away at Downtown CBD vacancy

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Downtown vacancy has decreased to 16.6 percent from 19.1 percent since 2013, driven by robust tenant migration, countervailing light demand from existing legal and financial services tenants, which continue to seek efficiency and have been cautious to take on additional space.

Downtown’s expanding residential, retail and entertainment base has helped attract companies from outside the CBD, including creative tenants.

Tenant migration will drive Downtown’s evolution by broadening the tenant base across sectors and… Read More

What’s up with Los Angeles’ retail redevelopment boom?

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Multiple large shopping centers, totaling over 3.6 million square feet of retail are currently getting multi-million dollar makeovers to give updated looks to outdated malls.

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Owners are capitalizing on the evolving behaviors of shoppers (and on LA’s weather) by focusing on the visitors’ experience and… 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

All signs point to a push for more LA industrial development in 2016

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Visit: JLL’s Los Angeles Research on the web

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Where can LA law firms do more with less?

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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.

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Downtown law firms: Plan real estate now, thrive later

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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.

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How the most sophisticated law firms are approaching the use of office space

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While nothing will replace the traditional real estate cliché that it’s all about location, location, location, today law firm’s real estate also needs to be about flexibility, flexibility, flexibility.

Corporations and law firms that make 10 to 15 year plans for their office space needs… Read More