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  • Commercial Lease Jun 13 , 2013

    Office Space for Lease/Rent at the US Bank Tower

    Office Space for Lease/Rent at the US Bank Tower. Call it what you will; class-a office, luxury office, executive office, or high-end office; it's all the same. The US Bank Tower, one of the most strikingly recognizable pieces of architecture in Los Angeles, and quite possibly, the world, was recently purchased by a Singaporean company for 367.5 million dollars (according to the LA Times). It was previously owned by MPG Office Trust, a big player in commercial office space in Downtown Los Angeles, which also owns other sky-scrapers located in the Bunker Hill area. The building is seventy-three floors, according to Wikipedia, two of which are underground. The building's construction was completed in 1989, also according to Wikipedia. There are a lot of factors which make the US Bank Tower a unique building to rent/lease office space in. First and foremost, as mentioned before, its' fame and icon-stature juxtaposes a prestige and impressiveness to any company renting space inside it. Secondly, it's cornered geometrical circular shape (see floor plan of US Bank Tower below) set it apart from other Downtown LA office buildings. It's a pro and a con actually, because it affords a special character to the spaces inside but also can make it less practical for positioning office furniture and working stations. Third, to the world, the building is representative of the United States as a fixture of liberty and power, making it to what some would call a "target" for enemies of the United States. Personally, I think the third is a silly thing to worry or even think about. The building is so extremely well secured that someone would be foolish to even think about someone even considering making it a target. It's even ridiculous to talk about. Anyway, next subject. The building has an amazing lobby that features tons of glass that allows it to be flooded with natural light. The lobby has rotating glass doors and a extremely beautiful mural of the historical figure from which Los Angeles originally derived its' name. The space for lease that is available is on the 26th and 28th floors. There is a reception area on each floor with a receptionist, small/medium/large conference rooms, a lunch/break area, a common filing cabinet storage area, and offices on the interior and offices on the exterior which of course, have windows and epic views of Downtown Los Angeles. For this deal, all utilities are included along with janitorial services as well. The building has subterranean parking, for an additional daily or monthly fee, along with lots nearby that offer more affordable parking rates. The building has 24 hour access, along with 24 hour security and video surveillance. If you want to make a statement, the US Bank Tower should be your choice if you're looking to rent class-a office space in Downtown Los Angeles. For more information about leasing/renting the US Bank Tower and other commercial real estate information in Downtown LA, call DTLA Real Estate at (213) 304-4727 now! Office Space for Lease/Rent at the US Bank Tower. Office Space for Lease/Rent at the US Bank Tower.

  • Commercial Lease Jul 10 , 2013

    Creative Office Space Rent Rates Will Rise in Downtown LA, Here’s Why

    One of the most important things to think about when renting or leasing a commercial space anywhere, not just in Downtown LA, is to have a prediction of what rent rates will do in the future. This prediction should be based on true information taken from a wide base/sample to ensure that the depiction it creates is generally representative of the market overall. This prediction should be used to forecast whether rent rates for the potential space for one's business will go down or up in the future. With this information, one is able to plan and minimize one's business' future over-head cost with the hope and intention to earn overall greater profits in the long run through rent savings. How can someone today do exactly this effectively? When it comes to Downtown LA commercial real estate rates, three things to keep in mind are the growing numbers in the residential population in Downtown, the conversion of industrial buildings with sewing tenants into residential lofts in Downtown, and the growing popularity of creative space. For the Downtown LA commercial rental market, one special piece of information is very influential, and that's what the residential movement is doing. The residential bubble burst in 2006/2007 and the economy was in steep decline. At this time the residential market was rich with bank owned foreclosures and short-sale listings. Commercial building owners were basically killing themselves from stress over their financial losses as they saw their equity plummet. But surprisingly, at the same time, overall demand for residential housing in Downtown Los Angeles was beginning to snowball. And it's still growing. The effect of this growth is that the real estate market overall is benefiting. Growing residential life means a growing business economy. Products and services offered to the residential population are experiencing the benefits. The growing business economy results in stimulating the commercial real estate market in Downtown. With more people living in Downtown comes more people working in Downtown. Also, recently, public perception of the general economy is improving, which is a nice change from the economic pessimism that has been so ubiquitous in the last few years. Downtown has become the "popular" and "new cool place" to be in Los Angeles. With growing popularity comes increased demand, with increased demand for a particular location, property rent rates in that locations go up. The second phenomena occurring that one should consider when predicting future commercial rent rates in Downtown relates to the first. With the increase in residential demand, commercial & industrial buildings are kicking out all their tenants to be converted into residential lofts. For instance, many owners of industrial buildings with sewing tenants have kicked all their sewing tenants out in order to renovate their buildings and convert them into residential lofts. All these kicked-out commercial tenants have been absorbing the previously large vacancy in raw commercial and industrial space. As a result, sewing space rent rates have reached a new high and it's harder than before to get sewing space and industrial space in Downtown in general. This scarcity is creating increased commercial rent rates. And since raw commercial and creative space that sewing tenants use makes some of the best creative office space, these sewing tenants have to compete with the influx of artists, photographers, designers, and other creative types to get into this space. This increased scarcity of creative space creates increased rent rates. A third reason creative office rent rates will rise is that traditional office space is becoming less and less popular with regard to aesthetic look as well as layout & orientation. Traditional office space is perceived as constrained by an antiquated style and a less collaborative platform from which to work. As a result, the perception of value of traditional office space is becoming diminished. The overall rigidity of what the traditional dropped ceilings and commercial carpeting represents to many people is exactly what they do not want: a stigma of constraint and inability to allow for the new and random that out-lies traditional expectation of the past. It's important to note that I may be biased because most of my clients are creative types and not lawyers or accountants. But I have rented creative office space to some lawyers and accountants. A growing trend is a more open, collaborative, and engaging layout. Many tenants are seeking not only a place to work but a social mechanism for improving their business through networking and sharing. The age of the cubicle isn't nor will be extinct, but there are becoming less members of that species as creative and historic buildings are made available to today's tenants. This rise of popularity of creative collaborative space and decline of traditional office space indeed indicates that rent rates of creative office space will continue to increase. So yes, the growth in residential population in Downtown, the fact that raw commercial and industrial buildings are being converted into residential space, and the diminishing popularity of traditional office style and orientation are very crucial elements of predicting what the future holds for creative office and commercial real estate in Downtown Los Angeles. All of this indicates that rent rates will increase, so get into a long term lease now while the moment is right.

  • Commercial Lease Aug 9 , 2013

    Newly Available at Spring Arts Tower Creative Office Space Building/Property in Downtown Los Angeles

    There are so many cool things about the Spring Arts Tower. I hesitate to say "cool" because that nomenclature just don't capture what I really mean. It only gets close to it. You have The Last Book Store on the ground floor which is an awe inspiring used book mecca along with an artist collective on the second floor mezzanine. You can take a break from working upstairs and walk around inside and experience a mysterious epistemic energy from all the knowledge floating around. There's places to sit and relax and take in the atmosphere. Secondly, the bar/lounge, The Crocker Club, is located in the basement of the building. The Spring Arts Tower use to be home to the Crocker Bank so what these savvy designers did was keep the vault and created a stylistic night club out of it. You have to see it to know what I'm talking about. Third, the building has Cafe 9 on the 9th floor. This little cafe serves delicious and healthy food and beverages for a very affordable price. They serve breakfast and lunch, and they also deliver. Additionally, they have new items on the menu weekly, so you'll never get tired of what they serve! The creative office space is better than all of the above. Affordable space with exposed ceilings, polished cement flooring, 24 hour access, 24 hour security guard, and outstanding location on gallery row! The building, with all these features, seen above, make this property incomparable. Other buildings with creative office space in Downtown Los Angeles certainly have their work cut out for them. Check out these photos of this space on the 4th floor. It has two private offices and glass dividers. Rent it now before someone else does! 1616 gross square feet! Small office space units are available too! Thanks for reading our commercial real estate blog! (213) 304-4727 www.dtlarealestate.com Lic#01753250

  • Commercial Lease Aug 9 , 2013

    New Creative Office Building to Emerge with Stunning Glory on Broadway

    The same person who brought you Spring Arts Tower will be bringing you this Broadway building... which will likely be called Broadway Arts Tower. After months and months and MONTHS and months of work this building is slowly coming along. It will be getting a complete face-lift, so it will be dramatically improved from what you see here. Also, the inside has been demoed and is in the process of an incredible and ambitious renovation. It's impossible to describe in words how bad the inside of this building was before it was purchased. It looked as if God himself had forgotten about it and hell had reigned for what seems to have been a good portion of an eternity. Luckily, there has been and is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that light my friends, is amazing. This building has a 40 foot back lobby entrance that will be breath taking to people who first see it. It will feature a beautiful custom chandelier along with custom wood work. The entire inside of this space has been brought down to the raw wood and every original feature has been painstakingly undertook to keep its original integrity. There is raw wood in this building, more raw wood, more raw wood, and MORE RAW WOOD. Spaces are accented by raw brick and will feature lots of glass enclosures to keep the open feel. This space will be something never seen before and stay tuned for updates. New photos will be here in the future once the renovation is completed. Broadway is indeed coming back, and Downtown Los Angeles will be all the better for it. Thanks for following our commercial real estate blog.

  • Commercial Lease Sep 1 , 2013

    Office Space Downtown Los Angeles: The Only Way to Go

    If you're looking for creative office space in Downtown LA, you've certainly come to the right place. Please call us at (213) 304-4727 to get the latest updates we have on available spaces in Downtown LA properties and office buildings. Of course, we also have retail space we can help you with as well!! Commercial Real Estate Retail & Office Broker/Brokerage www.dtlarealestate.com

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