Category Archives: Office

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%.

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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

Los Angeles Technology Office Outlook – Summer 2016

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The Los Angeles technology sector has seen extensive growth in recent years, and continues to be the catalyst for economic expansion. While the market is still seeing the southward migration of Silicon Valley giants, home-grown technology startups have flourished and are contributing to the industry’s local expansion. As media and technology… Read More

Office employment update | August 2016

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Between July 2015 and July 2016, total nonfarm employment in Los Angeles County increased by 75,900 jobs, or 1.8 percent.

HealtOfficeEmployment_July2016h care and social assistance expanded payrolls by 21,800 and helped drive up employment in educational and
health services (up 30,800) for the largest year-over increase.

Professional and business services added 15,300 jobs.… 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.

High-tech venture capital funding dashboard – Los Angeles Q2 2016

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Based on the second quarter of 2016, Los Angeles currently accounts for 15.9 percent of the nation’s quarterly VC funding, placing it 2nd in the country, behind San Francisco and ahead of Silicon Valley.

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The US as a whole saw a steep rise in VC funding; on the surface it… Read More