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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.

Perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index for a third year!

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The Human Rights Campaign Foundation survey results make JLL a “Best Place to Work”

Diversity & Inclusion is essential to JLL’s culture and something we actively foster. We’re delighted to celebrate another milestone and differentiator for our firm—earning a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for the third straight year!

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Women of influence paving the way in CRE

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CREW Corner: Breaking the commercial real estate ceiling

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By Misty Moore
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Published data suggests that the top four commercial brokerage firms in San Diego employ somewhere around 200 licensed brokers. Just over a dozen of those brokers are… Read More

September 2016 employment summary

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  • September saw 156,000 net new jobs created. While relatively average and not up to the consistent 200,000+ seen throughout much of 2014 and 2015, momentum nevertheless remains.
  • Monthly additions were brought down due to contraction in government and slowdowns in very large sectors such as education and health
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Nine Steps to Renew Office Culture with an Office Move

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So you’ve made the decision to make an office move. It’s 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… Read More

JLL San Diego team laced-up & charged through the 5th Annual Joggin’ for Frogmen 5K

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On Saturday, July 30, our enthusiastic (and incredibly speedy) JLL San Diego team charged through 3.1 miles in the 5th Annual Joggin’ for Frogmen 5K at Liberty Station. The weather was glorious (I mean, San Diego), the Stone brews were thirst-quenching, the parachute demo was death-defying, and the cause was more than worthy. We’re already looking forward to next year.

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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

JLL Named to CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens

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Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) has named JLL (NYSE: JLL) to its list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2016. This is the fourth time JLL has been included in the magazine’s ranking of top corporate responsibility performance of major companies in the United States. CR Magazine recognized JLL for its commitment… Read More

JLL named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in San Diego

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JLL San Diego was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in San Diego for a fourth consecutive year. The annual list of the Best Places to Work in San Diego was created by the San Diego Business Journal, Best Companies Group, and their sponsor Kaiser Permanente.

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San Diego employment update │ October 2015 [REPORT]

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San Diego employment continues to increase as total non-farm employment grew by 46,9 00 jobs, or 3.4 percent year-over-year. September employment update reports highlight that growth trend is solid and jobs continue to be created in the market.

Professional and business services recorded the greatest year-over gain with 10,700 jobs, followed by leisure and hospitality services increasing by 10,100 jobs. Between the… Read More