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TC Macker featured in new CBCWorldwide blog post “Upping Your Office Game with Common Areas”


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Upping Your Office Game with Common Areas

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For years, modern and flexible office spaces were the stomping grounds of small, boutique startups and the self-employed creative types. And, while those groups still play a large role in the market, larger and more traditional companies are now beginning to see the benefits of flexible office spaces.

But what, exactly, is a flexible office space? Well, flexible office spaces come in many shapes and sizes (literally). Some are co-working spaces, or rather, offices shared simultaneously be an assortment of individual workers or even small companies. Others are simply a hybrid of different office types, combining cubicles with private offices, and soundproofed rooms with open concept conference spaces.

One thing that nearly all flexible office spaces have in common? Common areas.

Today, businesses are beginning to design office space with these common areas in mind, increasing the overall amount of square footage per employee, when all work settings are taken into account. Or, at least that is the conclusion that architecture and design firm Ted Moudis Associates came to in their recent report, after closely analyzing more than 2 million square feet of their office projects. Many companies are forsaking the traditional office setting and, instead, choosing to expand the selection of alternative common areas to get work done, such as a kitchen or cafe area, a relaxed living room type area, or even secluded quiet zones.

What’s more, designers and planners of office space say that they are seeing this shift across a wide range of industries, giving the trend mass appeal. TC Macker of Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC in Los Angeles says,

“Whereas the focus used to be on more efficient workspaces, today’s employers are realizing the benefits of making offices more attractive by adding in open community spaces, working to choose for themselves how and where they work within the office. And employees and workers are responding.”

A recent study by Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates found that, believe it or not, the physical space of an office can actually help to keep staff happier. This study, which polled Younger Millennials (18-29 years old), Older Millennials (30-34), Gen Xers (35-49), and Baby Boomers (50-69), found that workers want both convenience AND a social scene at the office.

Among the top amenities workers are looking for are food courts, on-site restaurants, outdoor patios, and outdoor lounging space. In other words, as workers spend more and more time at work, offices are becoming more of a center for social activity, with workers continuously demonstrating that they want to be able to work in places other than just at their desk.

Open floor plans and common areas can help facilitate collaboration among colleagues and can bolster creativity within the office, but it is also crucial to remember to carve out private spaces throughout the office to provide employees a break from all the buzz throughout the office and to allow for focused working without distractions. As employee preferences continue to shift, it is imperative that office developers and commercial real estate professionals stay on top of the expectations and wants of today’s workforce.

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Newly Listed Near Culver City – 8717 Venice Boulevard


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8717 Venice Boulevard is a newly-renovated two-story creative office building. The building is approximately 5,476-square feet on approximately 7,500-square feet of land, which includes an adjoining lot dedicated to parking.

The offering features exposed brick interior, vaulted ceiling with loft, and multiple office suites. The building has undergone over $1 million in renovations – upgraded kitchen, fresh repainted, new wood flooring and lighting – giving the entire building a creative and modern upgrade.

The property is located on Venice Boulevard just east of the historic Helms Bakery building, and offers easy access to the Metro Expo Light Rail station and I-10 Freeway. The area is in middle of a redevelopment boom. New development spans the neighborhood from Downtown Culver City to the Arts District and Hayden Tract.

For more information, click here.

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COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL WESTMAC ARRANGES SALE OF MULTI-TENANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IN MARINA DEL REY


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3007 Washington Blvd | Sold for $7,515,888
Los Angeles (Marina Del Rey), CA

Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC has arranged the sale of 3007 Washington Boulevard for $7,515,888.

Located along Washington Boulevard between major thoroughfare Lincoln Boulevard and popular Abbot Kinney Boulevard, 3007 Washington is made up of one two-story multi-tenant building approximately 11,312-square feet on an approximate 9,904-square-foot lot. The building is occupied by a mix of creative offices and retail.

Ness Holdings Inc, the seller, purchased the property in 2015 and performed substantial renovations to the exterior and select interior units.  Ness saw an opportunity to reposition an underperforming asset in a great sub-market for creative office tenants.  During its ownership, Ness released ~30% of the renovated space to a variety of new tech firms, further validating the area’s desirability amongst tech firms. The building was purchased by Ashley Square Associates, LLC, a company sponsored and controlled by Craton Capital Management, in a tax deferred 1031-exchange.

“This area attracts many of the city’s tourist due to its close proximity to Abbot Kinney, Lincoln Boulevard and the beach, making it very appealing to buyers.” T.C. Macker, CCIM said. “We had a lot of interested parties and received multiple offers.”

T.C. Macker, CCIM of Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC and Michael Preiss, Kevin Simpson, Erica Taylor of rsfLA, Inc represented both the Buyer and Seller.

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COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL WESTMAC ARRANGES SALE OF COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IN MAR VISTA


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12820 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles (Mar Vista), CA

Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC has arranged the sale of 12820 Venice Boulevard for $1,275,000.

12820 Venice Boulevard, a commercial retail building near downtown Mar Vista, has sold for $645 price per square foot. The property consists of one single-story building, approximately 1,974-square feet on an estimated 4,721-square feet of land.

A private buyer purchased the property as owner-users and was able to secure 90% SBA financing. “The buyer recognized a unique opportunity to purchase prime commercial real estate that would give their business excellent visibility along Venice Boulevard,” said T.C. Macker, CCIM.

The area along Venice Boulevard is amenity rich, surrounded by dense residential, and is easily accessible to the 405 Freeway and Pacific Coast Highway.

T.C. Macker, CCIM and Brian R. Hart of Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC represented Buyer and Seller.

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New Listing in Santa Monica – For Sale – 1327 Fifth Street


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Boutique Retail in the Heart of Santa Monica

Kennedy Wilson and Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC are proud to present the opportunity to acquire the fee simple interest in 1327 Fifth Street, a charming, free-standing retail building located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica. Just blocks from Third Street Promenade, the Santa Monica Pier, and the Pacific Ocean, the property is fully occupied by a well-known luxury apparel and housewares retailer.

For more information and access to property brochure, please visit:  www.1327FifthSt.com

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Just Sold: Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC arranges sale of commercial property in Leimert Park


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Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC has arranged the sale of 3440-3450 W. 43rd Street in Leimert Park for $2,050,000.

Located along W. 43rd Street near Crenshaw Boulevard in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, 3440-3450 W. 43rd Street includes a ±9,240-square foot mixed-use building on a ±15,769-square foot lot.  The building is currently a mix of office and medical uses.

With voter approval of Measure M, the City of Los Angeles has put into motion a mass transit expansion project focusing on adding new housing and economic activity in commercial, industrial and multifamily areas near L.A. transit nodes. The parcels that qualify are measured by the Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) Affordable Housing Incentive Program. 3440-3450 W. 43rd Street falls under TOC Guidelines Tier 4.

“The TOC Incentives have brought a lot of new interest into the Leimert Park area,” said T.C. Macker, CCIM. “As a Tier 4 property, the Buyer has the largest incentives available for maximum redevelopment potential.”

T.C. Macker, CCIM and Daniel J. Park, Esq. of Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC represented the Seller.  Jamie Brooks of CBRE represented the Buyer.

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Just Sold in Santa Monica – 1820 Broadway


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1820 Broadway | Sold for $$2,862,500
Santa Monica, CA

1820 Broadway in Santa Monica has sold for $2,862,500. The ±3,125-square foot property is made up of a ±2,500-square foot commercial building and a ±625-square foot detached residential dwelling in rear. The property was being offer for sale or lease and was purchased by an owner-user. T.C. Macker and J. Patrick Sheekey of Coldwell Banker Commercial represented the Seller. Jeff Pion of CBRE represented the Buyer.

Seller Results:

-30 Day Escrow

-All Cash Buyer

-Buyer is an Owner-User

-Multiple Offers Received

-Seller will do a 1031 exchange

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For Sale: Commercial Building with Billboard in Venice


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Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC, as exclusive agent, is pleased to present the opportunity to purchase 428-436 Lincoln Boulevard. 428-436 Lincoln Boulevard is a commercial property situated along one of the most highly-traveled boulevards on the Westside. It is made up of approximately 3,485-square feet of land with a 1,580-square foot (buyer to verify), one-story building. The entire property is currently vacant. The property is located on a prime strip of Lincoln Boulevard that is frequently used by commuters and visitors traveling through Venice, and an ideal spot surrounded by walkable amenities, including Whole Foods, Smart & Final, CVS, California Chicken Cafe, Wurstkuche Restaurant, and many others.

428-436 Lincoln Boulevard is being offered for sale and includes a double-sided billboard. The building is currently vacant, and the billboard has a lease in place. 428-436 Lincoln Boulevard is 1.5 miles to Venice Beach and the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk, which draws thousands of visitors on a daily basis.

Get the property brochure here.

 

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COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL WESTMAC ARRANGES $1.7 MILLION SALE OF PLAYA VISTA OFFICE BUILDING


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Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC has arranged the sale of 5560 S. Centinela Avenue in the Playa Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles for $1,700,000.

The 2,134-square foot office building near the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and S. Centinela Avenue has sold to a private buyer for approximately $796 per square foot. The 5,027-square foot lot is minutes from The Brickyard, The Runway, Spruce Goose Hangar and many other major Playa Vista developments.

“Playa Vista is a hotbed for creative and tech industries and has quickly become one of the area’s most sought after neighborhoods,” said T.C. Macker, CCIM. “The buyer saw a great opportunity and purchased the property “As Is.’”

T.C. Macker, CCIM of Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC represented the Seller. Todd Masser of Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT represented the Buyer.