Category Archives: Agency Leasing News & Trends

San Diego Snapshot

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San Diego offers affordable office rent compared to other California markets
  • San Diego has the lowest average asking office rents among key California office markets. This enables companies to have direct access to a highly talented and educated labor pool in San Diego while saving on real estate costs.
  • The San Diego nonfarm employment base
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Q12017 San Diego Medical Office Snapshot

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Market conditions and trends

San Diego medical office occupancy increased in the first quarter of the year, posting an increase of 28,144 square feet of positive net absorption. The current overall San Diego County direct vacancy rate of 6.6 percent is 51 percent lower than in 2009, when it peaked at 13.6 percent.

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 photo-dec-12-4_blogOur visionary creative office reflects model for landlords and tenants

The JLL San Diego office relocated to the Aventine, this week, after signing an 18,000-square-foot lease earlier in the year. Owned by Boston-based Rockpoint Group, the Aventine is a Class A, 220,000-square-foot office building located on an 11-acre campus at 8910 University Center Lane in San Diego, Calif.

Focusing on creating a visionary model for the office of the future and a showcase for our tenant and landlord clients, we incorporated fully ergonomic workspaces designed to accommodate each individual. Our new office also provides “quiet” zones, fresh air/outdoor patios and respite areas for differing work styles and needs. Other unique features include a movable wall/accordion door for full access to the patio; a bi-fold door in main board room to expand the front of house area for large events or meetings; and client-focused Pitch Room featuring a huge state-of-the-art touch-screen monitor; and technologically advanced wireless access from any area within the space along with best in class audio visual to ensure seamless presentations. Julie Kilpatrick of JLL’s PDS Group oversaw design and construction management of the space and partnered with general contractor Commercial Builders, Inc. and Solana Beach-based architect ID Studios.

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 “Our goal was to create open environment that promotes the well-being of our team and fosters collaboration, team work and transparency,” said Peter Belisle, JLL Southwest Market Director. “The Aventine is the perfect place where we can focus on delivering the best service to our clients.”

Managing Director, Jay Alexander, went on to say “Julie was responsible for leading the design and construction teams for over a year. PDS worked hand-in-hand with both our Agency and Tenant Rep teams starting with market tours and leasing support. She succeeded in delivering a prototype of ‘traditional business meets new office’ while satisfying the desires of each and every team member. The entire team is excited to invite clients to the office to showcase and  demonstrate what JLL as a collaborative team can deliver for them. ”

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Known for its landmark design, Aventine is positioned prominently along the well-travelled Interstate 5 and La Jolla Village Drive in the heart of San Diego’s Golden Triangle. Originally designed by renowned architect Michael Graves, the campus includes the 419-room Hyatt Regency La Jolla as well as numerous on-site dining amenities including Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Truluck’s, Café Japengo, The Melting Pot and Michael’s Lounge. Aventine is also conveniently located within walking distance of La Jolla Village Square, a regional retail center providing additional retail services as well as a variety of restaurants.

San Diego law firms remain conservative with their real estate

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2016 U.S. Law Firm Perspective - COVER

Despite rising rents in many U.S. markets, the legal industry can still find opportunities to improve real estate efficiency, according to JLL’s latest annual Law Firm Perspective.  The typical U.S. law firm has sharply reduced its office footprint by 22.2 percent, from an historical average of 976 square feet… Read More

Q2 2016 Medical Office Report

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By Paul Braun, Chris Ross, and Kelly Moriarty
JLL San Diego | Healthcare Practice Group

MOBQ22016graphicThe San Diego healthcare community as a whole continued to show growth in the first half of the year. Several new medical buildings have been recently completed, are under construction now or are expected to break ground soon – albeit at a pace that is not expected… Read More

Q2 2016 San Diego Venture Capital Funding Dashboard

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VC Funding Dashboard- SD Q2 2016San Diego companies reported 19 venture capital deals totaling $350.5 million in the second quarter. The funding total was 26.7 percent higher than the 10-year average. The largest local cluster of industries, life sciences/medical, raised $257.3 million in the second quarter.

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Renovation begins at landmark UTC office building

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Aventine1 Looking to update and transform Aventine, a Class A, 220,000-square-foot office building located on an 11-acre campus at 8910 University Center Lane in San Diego, Calif, Boston-based Rockpoint Group has started on a $6.6 million renovation of premier office project.

Designed by Gensler, the renovation at Aventine will include a new modern light and bright building lobby… Read More

Unlock Employee and Profit Potential with Individual-Friendly Workspace

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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 saw impressive stock… Read More

U.S. employment data and trends | July 2016

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After May’s sharp slowdown, June bolted back strong with the highest monthly figure seen in eight months.

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Employment growth returns with strength after a very weak May

June saw 287,000 net new jobs added to the U.S.

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San Diego millennials are concentrated at the beaches and bases

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  • Recently, Pew Research reported that the millennial population overtook baby boomers as the largest living generation. The San Diego metro has the second highest percentage of millennials in the nation.
  • Five census tracts in San Diego are comprised of more than 55 percent millennials. Three of those census tracts are
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