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  • Is the Office Desk Dead?

    The traditional corporate office has evolved significantly over the years. They started out with segmented office spaces, often with doors, to give each individual worker the privacy they need. Decades later, in an effort to save space and reduce expenses, the cubicle was introduced. Privacy was broken down to roughly three metal, 6-foot walls around a desk.
  • The Rise and Fall of the Suburban Office

    Over the past several decades we’ve seen a huge number of giant corporations moving large operations out of expensive, urban cities to smaller, less expensive and more manageable suburban areas. But is this approach changing?
  • Retail Isn’t Dead!

    Why is Westfield UTC mall in San Diego adding a total of 250,000 square feet of retail while Amazon is growing at a furious pace? Because bricks and mortar retail is far from dead. As long as retailers are willing to adjust, the brick and mortar model isn’t going anywhere soon.
  • How International Investment is Shaping Real Estate in Southern California

    Do commercial real estate (CRE) investors have faith in Southern California? Lately, global investors have been expressing an increased interest in Southern California, setting their sights on Los Angeles in particular.
  • How to Win

    Everybody wants to win. Win their co-ed softball game, win in their office, win in life… and win in real estate. So, how do you win in a 2.32% vacant market? Said another way, how do you win in basically the tightest industrial real estate market on record? Not so easy of a win, now is it?
  • Amenities, Tech, and Life Science Driving Office

    In the San Diego office market, product boasting on-site amenities continues to attract tenants and incur less down time when compared with office projects with minimal amenities. Gyms, locker rooms, recreational areas, and cafes are becoming the standard. Office users are looking for these amenities and landlords are feeling the pressure to keep pace with the desires of the millennial generation.
  • The Tables Have Turned… Don’t Be Left Without a Seat

    It seems like only yesterday that a successful lease negotiation for a tenant was judged by how many months of free rent were secured and how large a tenant improvement allowance could be extracted from a landlord whose building was one of a dozen sitting vacant for a year or more.
  • Welcome to the Voit Blog

    Welcome to the Voit blog where we will post articles focusing on what’s happening in Commercial Real Estate in our markets, the latest CRE trends and, on occassion, we’ll include updates on the latest and greatest happenings at Voit.