Silicon Beach Continues Its Culver City Reach

Silicon Beach Continues Its Culver City Reach

There are several reasons why we will continue to see more technology based companies in Culver City; from proximity to Santa Monica, Venice and Downtown Los Angeles, to its growth potential and the city’s initiatives to make it more welcoming.

The extension of the Expo Line has already shown its impact on downtown Culver City.  It has made the transit from Downtown to Culver City then to Santa Monica, a daily possibility.  The tech hubs of Santa Monica and Venice can connect with Culver City and Downtown LA which is vital to Silicon Beach’s growth. It allows for these communities to easily communicate and commute to each other.  This type of collaborative approach to work is what allowed for growth in Northern California Silicon Valley.

Is Amazon the Start of the Apocalypse?

Is Amazon the Start of the Apocalypse?

In the media, over the last 6 months or so, we keep hearing about retail apocalypse. News articles talk about the collapse of the retail industry. How these events are causing the demise of the retail commercial property network.  Although many retailers have been shuttering stores, including many legacy brands, is this a sign of the collapse of the retail market? Or could it be an indication of a shift in the consumer spending trends?

VIDEO: 10 steps Property Management Can Take To Avoid Employee Theft

George PIno sat down with theRRD's @JoeKillinger to talk real estate tips, property management, and common landlord issues about employee theft problems. Great video. Lots of tips and ideas on how to stop problems before they start. Check out the video below and visit theRRD Blog for many more great articles on property management. 

How Much Office Space Do I Need

How Much Office Space Do I Need

When working with an office tenant, one of the first questions we ask is, “How much space do you need?”  Surprisingly, many times a client isn’t sure, or has unrealistic expectations of their size requirements.  In the past, office buildings were built to accommodate approximately 3 or 4 people per 1,000 square feet of rentable space.  With rent being one of the highest expenses for a company, many organizations have looked to place more people in the same square footage.  Why is this not always feasible? Well there are a few reasons:

What To Ask When Interviewing An Agent To Represent You.

What To Ask When Interviewing An Agent To Represent You.

in this day and age, many agents don’t seem to take the time to understand their clients’ business needs and wants. Perhaps they are too inexperienced to ask the right questions? After all, if you were to hire an employee, you would interview them before offering them a job wouldn’t you?

So what is a client to do? Well, I suggest you “interview” the broker. Ask the agent questions before hiring them.    

VIDEO: What Makes A Good STNL Investment?

This week, George Pino talks about four things first time STNL investors should think about during their investment search.