Category Archives: Leasing Activity

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.

Most all of the San… Read More

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

3 Connections to Google’s New San Diego Location

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  • Google leased two floors at Cruzan’s Verge project earlier this year to facilitate a new San Diego presence. Google’s office appears to be strategically located near more than one of its local interests, and is also real estate that Google used to own during its first foray into making mobile phones.
  • Google acquired Motorola
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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

San Diego suburban office 4th highest in the nation

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  • San Diego’s office inventory is the fourth most suburban in the nation, among the top 30 metros. Unsurprisingly, New York metro area has the highest percentage of urban office inventory in the U.S., followed by the Chicago metro area. Western metro areas claim five of the top six most suburban spots.
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San Diego Medical Office Report | Q4 2015

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

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Medical office leasing and sale activity remains steady throughout most areas of the county, the Southwest region and the U.S. With improved employment rates and other economic conditions comes a generally better insured population, a higher percentage of patients seeking preventative medicine and elective procedures and other… Read More

Expansionary leasing is driving supply constraints as tenants await 2016 deliveries [REPORT]

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With the economy growing at its fastest pace in the current cycle, employers across industries are adding jobs, especially in urban and dense markets where talent is migrating. As a result, expansionary activity remained the dominant driver of leasing in the third quarter, accounting for 57.9 percent of lease transactions.

This growth has left primary markets challenged by significant supply constraints, creating a competitive environment for tenants, with higher costs and fewer options. However, secondary… Read More

Life Science Record leasing activity during the first half of 2015; 20%-25% year-over-year increase in Class “A” rental rates [REPORT]

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By Grant Schoneman
Vice President | Life Sciences Group
JLL San Diego

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Leasing activity continued on a record pace during the first half of the year, with a total of 1,117,903 square feet of completed transactions that accounted for 646,183 SF of positive net company growth. To put this into perspective, the average first-half leasing activity over the last… Read More

Leasing activity within the San Diego life sciences cluster hit record levels in 2014 [REPORT]

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Major lab supply: Clusters of established lab stock with long-time industry presence

San Diego saw $43.8 billion in M&A transactions from 2011 through 2014. Large pharmaceutical companies are purchasing biotech firms to fill their R&D pipelines, rather than conduct R&D internally. San Diego has a strong R&D market due in large part to… Read More