Category Archives: Law Firms

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

America’s Most Expensive Streets [VIDEO]

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JLL reveals the most expensive streets across the United States, San Diego street ranks as #12

It’s been said there are three things that matter in real estate: location, location, location.

The cliché cuts to the chase: location is important and will certainly play a crucial role in a property’s pricing. But today’s investors would do well to memorize the following mantra: location, industry, competition.

JLL’s biennial study of the “Most Expensive Streets” across the United States… Read More

[VIDEO] Big Changes on the Horizon for Law Firms in the San Diego Market

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JLL’s 2015  U.S. Law Firm Perspective has been released, and it reveals that law firms in San Diego continue to grow today, but with more measured and conservative growth projections.

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Downtown San Diego still has great opportunities for Law Firms. Rental rates have not yet peaked. Carmel Valley has more new product opportunities coming online for Law… Read More

For law firms, cutting-edge design is all about flexibility

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One of the most commonplace phrases of the past decade is “cutting edge.” The question “What is cutting-edge design?” is posed by many in the legal community struggling with how to improve their real estate strategies in this post-recession economy. Space is at a premium and clients are demanding more for less. Just as corporate America struggles to improve its bottom line, so are legal firms grappling with how to adapt their business and real estate strategies to new and… Read More

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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Tony Russell, Chad Urie and Misty Moore Promoted at JLL San Diego

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(left to right) Tony Russell, Chad Urie and Misty Moore

JLL has promoted three brokers in its San Diego office, Tony Russell, Chad Urie and Misty Moore. Previously Executive Vice Presidents, both Tony Russell  and Chad Urie were promoted to Managing Director, while Misty Moore was promoted from Vice President to Senior Vice President.

“These three

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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

Law firms evolving to new office space strategies — whether they like it or not

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While we haven’t reached a true tipping point, American law firms are finally starting to embrace contemporary workplace strategy. Truth is, they don’t have much choice. Pinched by rising rents and locked in heated wars for young talent, even the whitest of white shoe firms are now eyeing locations and office layouts that senior partners never would have considered just a few years ago.

“Lawyers are a different breed—conservative by nature,” says Bill Walsh, a… Read More

Law Firm Real Estate…and why it’s important

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Misty Moore Color_NewBy Misty Moore
Vice President, Tenant Representation
JLL San Diego

Included in the annual JLL Law Firm Review released this quarter, is an account of a law firm that recently chose to commission an entirely new office building in the Del Mar Heights submarket rather than snap up available space in an existing building. Why incur the expense and hassle of doing… Read More

Please join us for the 2014 Law Firm Perspective Briefing

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Law Firm Webinar

Hear JLL law firm experts discuss the trends that are impacting the San Diego market and what it means for your real estate.

JLL’s recently released 2014 U.S. Law Firm Perspective explored the changing landscape for law firms in San Diego. Now that you’ve had a chance to read it, join JLL’s Law Firm Group leaders in… Read More