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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.

Julie Kilpatrick Named One of Constructech Magazine’s 2016 Women in Construction

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Constructech magazine is proud to unveil the 2016 Women in Construction, as well as the recipients of the first annual Constructech Mavens award.

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In recent years, women have transformed the construction industry. Whether they’re out on the jobsite or in the office, women have proven they know how to push the boundaries of what’s expected, and leverage the… 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

Office Space Should Not be an Office Race

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You’ve been there. That all too familiar scenario when you need private office space to collaborate with team members or a client but all the conference rooms in your office are occupied. We’ve been there too. In many workspaces, it’s tough to get a conference room when you really need it. Check out our video satirizing that all-too-familiar race for space. Then discover how our new JLL headquarters nixes the problem at OfficeRenew.com.

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Landlords amplify services to attract and retain tenants [INFOGRAPHIC]

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In a story originally published on GlobeSt.com, JLL’s proprietary Property Management survey reveals the top amenities for tenants in 2015. The following infographic summaries key findings from the report.

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Tenant retention is critical to increasing asset value, so property managers need to be aware of what tenants want. Survey results told us that tenants want to feel appreciated, they… Read More

​Is your capital planning process constraining growth for your company?

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JLL found that some of the world’s best companies:

  • Miss capital plan targets for office real estate by $12.2 billion every year, a monstrous-sized figure.
  • 72% of that money is underspent, which, if not managed carefully, constricts money from being directed into new growth areas for your company.

JLL helps clients manage office capital spend to +/- 2% from implementing a strategic capital planning process, effective management of the plan and delivering great project execution. JLL’s latest research… Read More

Why Hire a Project Manager?

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It all comes down to expertise, focus and time

There’s no question about it, construction projects are risky, costly and time-consuming. And the more complex a project is, the more potential there is for issues to arise, including scope creep, budget overruns and schedule delays.

Unless, of course, you have a good Project Manager (PM) at the helm.

A good PM will lead and help integrate all elements of a building project—from planning to design and engineering… Read More