CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2011 |
Los Angeles officials have offered Occupy L.A. protesters a package of incentives that includes downtown office space and farmland in an attempt to persuade them to abandon their camp outside of City Hall, according to several demonstrators who have been in negotiations with the city. The details of the proposal were revealed Monday during the demonstration's nightly general assembly meeting by Jim Lafferty, an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild who has been advocating on behalf of the protest since it began seven weeks ago. Lafferty said city officials have offered protesters a $1-a-year lease on a 10,000-square-foot office space near City Hall.
October 30, 2013 |
When he heard about a shake-up at company headquarters, Mark Sprague got a knot in the pit of his stomach. It wasn't his executive job that was at stake at the international real estate brokerage CBRE Group Inc. It was his spacious office of 11 years, his cherished file cabinets and his trophies. They all had to go. Sprague and everyone else in the company's 200-person office were given no choice by management. Everyone was to be part of an experiment to create the company's first completely "untethered" office in the United States where employees roam freely.
February 23, 2009 |
Professional matchmaker Julie Ferman, chief executive of Cupid's Coach, used to meet with clients in a hotel lobby or one of a dozen restaurants around town to save them the drive to her home-based office in Westlake Village. It wasn't always the best choice for clients expected to share personal information for their dating profiles, but like many start-up founders she was pinching pennies and testing her concept. Ferman spent the time between appointments trying to work in her parked car.
October 2, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ahead of its hotly anticipated initial public offering, Twitter is looking to expand its perch in San Francisco. The company is negotiating to lease a 320,000-square-foot office next to its headquarters, unnamed sources told Bloomberg News. The move would more than double Twitter's footprint in San Francisco. A Twitter spokesman declined to comment. With its rooftop garden, gourmet café and airy art deco offices, Twitter has made its mark in the blighted Central Market neighborhood of San Francisco since moving there in June 2012.
February 4, 2012 |
In a move to shed nonessential assets, Bank of America will sell and lease back some of its administrative office space. Only three office buildings — two in North Carolina and one in New York — have been identified for sale so far, but others are expected to follow. "Real estate ownership is not a core business for Bank of America," spokeswoman Kelli Raulerson said. "Therefore we are currently reviewing our administrative portfolio and may make the decision to sell our ownership interest in certain properties.
August 10, 2000
Tokyo remains the most expensive office market in the world, though growth in demand from computer and Internet-related companies has U.S. cities quickly closing the gap, according to a study by CB Richard Ellis Services Inc., the world's largest property brokerage firm. At No. 9, San Francisco is the highest- priced U.S. city and the first U.S. city to crack the top 10. The top 10 cities with the most expensive office space: *--* Leasing cost City (area) per square foot/year 1.