San Diego Business Journal

JLL Relocates San Diego Office to Aventine Campus

By Lou Hirsh Thursday, December 15, 2016
   
Photo courtesy of JLL

Photo courtesy of JLL

Commercial real estate services provider JLL has relocated its San Diego regional office to the Aventine office building at University Towne Center, the company announced.

Company officials said the new 18,000-square-foot office, with ergonomic and tech-enabled workspaces, is on the ground floor of the office building at 8910 University Center Lane, owned by Boston-based Rockpoint Group. Financial and other terms of the lease and tenant improvements were not disclosed.

The 11-story, 220,000-square-foot Aventine office building is part of a larger 11-acre mixed-use campus, which also includes the 419-room Hyatt Regency La Jolla hotel and high-end restaurants. JLL has relocated from an office in developer Hines’ La Jolla Commons campus, at 4747 Executive Drive in UTC.

A JLL statement said 68 local brokers and staff are now housed at the new office, which includes “quiet” zones, fresh-air outdoor patios and “respite areas” for differing work styles and needs. There is also a movable wall and accordion door providing full access to the patio, and a bi-fold door in the main board room to expand the front-of-house area for large events or meetings.

The new office also has a “pitch room” with a large state-of-the-art, touch-screen monitor. There is advanced wireless access available from any area within the space, with high-tech audio and visual gear for presentations.

JLL’s Julie Kilpatrick oversaw design and construction management of the new space, partnering with general contractor Commercial Builders Inc. and architect ID Studios.

“Our goal was to create an open environment that promotes the well-being of our team and fosters collaboration, team work and transparency,” said Peter Belisle, southwest market director for Chicago-based JLL.

JLL’s relocation comes as competitor CBRE Group Inc. recently announced that it plans to move its UTC office next year from an Irvine Company building on Executive Drive to the Westfield UTC mall, which is currently undergoing a significant renovation and expansion.

Also, Colliers International Group Inc. recently moved into a new UTC office space on La Jolla Village Drive, in Irvine Co.’s The Plaza complex, relocating from Irvine’s La Jolla Center property.