Category Archives: Office

Fewer bricks, more clicks, & virtual tellers: Five Changes on the Horizon for Branch Banks 

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The banking model of yesterday was all about the brand with the most locations—the “bricks”. Today, banks are measured by how effectively they deliver remote, anytime, anywhere access to their customers—the “clicks.”

The days of the bank branch being the most immediate and visible way customers interact with… Read More

Los Angeles coworking locations concentrated in high-rent submarkets

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Los Angeles coworking inventoryLos Angeles ranks third in the U.S. in terms of total inventory occupied by coworking companies. Most LA coworking companies are concentrated in tech-dense and venture-capital rich Westside submarkets, which command the highest rents. Shared workspace operators in LA have also been drawn to… Read More

Thinning Los Angeles office construction pipeline keeps market tight

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Los Angeles office construction pipeline

There are currently 14 projects totaling 2.4 million square feet of office space under construction in the greater Los Angeles market.

The bulk of these projects are expected to deliver in 2017, with one project spilling over to 2018.

Despite the large amount of square… Read More

Foreign ownership concentrated on the Westside and Downtown Los Angeles

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Foreign ownership in westside and downtown los angeles'

Over the last five years, foreign buyers have acquired over $9.7 billion of office product in Los Angeles. The Westside and Downtown CBD markets have been primary recipients of international capital. Higher… Read More

Getting to know Tom McDonald

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Tom McDonald is an Executive Vice President based in JLL’s downtown Los Angeles office. As an industry professional with 38 years of experience, his primary area of business is advising law firms on how to drive their profitability by designing and implementing real estate strategies that compliment and support their unique operating models.

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.

LA’s 1Cal team wins big at TOBY awards

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Thursday, October 6, 2016 marked the Building Owners and Managers Association’s 31st annual TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) awards ceremony. The JLL team from 1 Cal Plaza, owned by Beacon Capital Partners, submitted their property for the last category of the night, the TOBY for “Over 1 Million Square feet”. As the time came for the final winner to be announced the entire 1Cal team, including Group Manager and Vice President, Peter… Read More

Getting to know Evan Moran

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Evan Moran is an Associate broker based in JLL’s West Los Angeles office. His primary areas of focus are tenant representation, while dabbling in the agency side of our business as well.

Working in conjunction with a collaborative team, Evan represents several law firms, and financial firms in Century City, Westwood, and Beverly Hills.  On the agency side, he works with his team to lease a creative office campus in El Segundo.

Los Angeles office employment update | September 2016

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Between August 2015 and August 2016, total nonfarm employment in Los Angeles County grew by 73,900 jobs, or 1.7%.

Los Angeles office employment

Educational and health services reported the largest year-over payroll increase, adding 22,800 jobs. This growth was divided between health care and social assistance (up 21,500) and educational services (up… Read More

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