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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

JLL’s El Segundo office reflects our vision for the future of workplace design

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JLL’s newest office location in El Segundo, designed by Wirt Design Group, provides a window into our company culture and reflects our vision for the future of workplace design. Elegant, yet approachable and transparent, the space is an open environment with both modern design and timeless furnishings.

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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

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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Unicorns feast on venture capital in L.A.

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Demand for creative office space in Los Angeles is growing, fueled by a $1.2 billion influx of venture capital investment in tech companies in this creative city.

L.A. is home to no fewer… Read More

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

Creative build-out brings additional return to aging industrial assets

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Click on image to download reportBy 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

The historic LA Herald Examiner building to be redeveloped 25 years after closing its doors

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Renovated Building Will House Creative Office, Retail & Restaurant Space

HeraldExaminer_buildingThe 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