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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.

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

There is an ‘I’ in this team: The IDEA1 Team – a case study in collaboration

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CREW San Diego recently invited JLL San Diego to make a presentation about “IDEA1” – focusing on the collaboration and creativity that has gone into this unique project.

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(left to right): Bess Wakeman, JLL; Steve Adams, LaSalle Investment Management; Darcy Miramontes, JLL; Lynn LaChapelle, JLL; and, Mike McNerney, Lowe Enterprises.

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IDEA1 – A Case Study in Collaboration and Creativity Hosted by CREW [EVENT]

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IDEA1 represents the next generation in mixed-use and multifamily development in San Diego. Five years after this concept was first conceived, the speakers will be pulling back the curtain and delving into the process of creating IDEA1. Their story will highlight the hurdles they overcame and the dedication of each team member to bring this new development project to fruition.

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear these amazing people:

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Office Space Constraints and Efficiency Draw Law Firms to Surprising New Locations [VIDEO]

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JLL report reveals legal industry’s creative real estate strategies to prepare for the future      

Despite the AmLaw 100’s revenue reaching a record $81 billion in 2014, law firms are focusing on efficiency to define their office layouts and locations. The legal sector is using creative space, development and real estate strategies to assure that today’s offices remain practical for the future, according to a new report by JLL.

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Sharing expertise globally

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Charles Doyle, JLL’s global Chief Marketing and Communications Officer discusses the transformation and globalization of the JLL brand.

9-10-15_CharlesDoyleIn the article written for Professional Marketing magazine, Charles Doyle discusses the JLL name shortening last year and the influence of the global market in the decision. Doyle specifically nods to China, a country which is quickly on its way to becoming the world’s largest economy and property market. “The… Read More

Graymark Capital, Inc. Purchases Five-Building Campus in Carlsbad for $13.5M

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Graymark Capital, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, in partnership with Chicago-based Blue Vista Capital Management, purchased a 127,287 square foot, five-building creative office/R&D property in Carlsbad from an affiliate of Bixby Land Company. The property, known as @Palomar, is located at 6349 and 6359 Paseo Del Lago and 1939, 1945 & 1949 Palomar Oaks Way and rests on 10.1 acres.

JLL’s Managing Director Bob Prendergast represented the seller. Graymark Capital, which… Read More

Celebrating the Power Women in San Diego CRE!

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(l-to-r) Lynn LaChapelle, Misty Moore, Darcy Miramontes, J.D. and Bess Wakeman

Bisnow’s Power Women project highlights women who are changing the shape of American cities. These women are pushing boundaries as well as changing the built environment and the commercial real estate industry. They are leaders and role models who are inspiring and nurturing the… Read More

JLL takes 5th Place for SDBJ’s Healthiest Companies

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Healthiest Companies 2015 Logo_SMOn May 7, 2015, JLL received 5th place, under the Companies Based outside San Diego category, in the SDBJ’s Healthiest Companies Awards. Winners were chosen based on their comprehensive wellness programs. JLL has strategically embraced wellness and prioritized a healthy workforce as integral components of our business plan. As wellness initiatives have become commonplace in day-to-day business… Read More

Crowdfunding campaigns have changed lives. Can they change business?

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When the story of James Robertson, the Detroit man who walked 21 miles to his factory job every day, made national headlines, America’s heartstrings unraveled. The result was a record-breaking fundraising campaign on GoFundMe.com, pulling down nearly $350,000 in donations that bought Robertson a new car and set him up with an apartment in a safer part of town.

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