Category Archives: Entertainment and Media

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

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

Full floors dwindle as tenants migrate to and expand within Century City

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Full-floor availability continues to decline as tenants both expand and migrate into Los Angeles’ largest cluster of trophy assets outside of the CBD.

Shrinking availability has led to improved fundamentals; vacancy has declined 50 basis points year over year, and rental rates have increased by 6.2 percent. COW_los-angeles-June6 2016

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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

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

Media and entertainment drive first quarter leasing activity

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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

Technology continues to boom in Los Angeles

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2015technologyreportIn 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