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DLR Group to Open Regional Office in Downtown Los Angeles

JLL completes new 35,362 s.f. lease consolidation for global design firm

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12, 2015 - DLR Group, an integrated design firm providing architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design to clients from 23 locations around the globe, has signed a new lease for 35,362 square feet of space at The Bloc located at 700 S. Flower Street in Downtown Los Angeles, California.  DLR Group will occupy the entire 22nd floor and a portion of the 23rd floor for its regional office.

JLL Los Angeles' team of Darren Eades, Mike McKeever and Jordan Gaffney represented DLR Group in the lease. The landlord, The Ratkovich Company, was represented by CBRE. 

“After a comprehensive market analysis, DLR Group chose The Bloc because the company wanted to move into a space that demonstrates their collaborative and creative work environment," said Eades."  "DLR will be consolidating the Pasadena and Santa Monica offices so it was important to find the right project that will reinforce the culture of the merged locations."

According to JLL's Skyline Report, competition is growing between operators of traditional trophy assets and owners of newly re-positioned product in capturing high growth tech and creative tenants. The Bloc is currently undergoing $180 million in renovations in order to create the single largest mixed-use property in Los Angeles

 “DLR Group has 150 employees in the Los Angeles area, joining under one roof will bring us connectivity and greater communication which will elevate our design and our client service,” said DLR Group California Regional Leader Adrian Cohen, FAIA. “A core value of DLR Group is environmental stewardship and consolidating our operations also will provide benefits by improved access to public transportation and energy and resource savings. And we are very excited to be part of the redevelopment of The Bloc.” 

About DLR Group
DLR Group is an integrated design firm providing architecture, engineering, planning, interior design, and building optimization from 23 global locations. Core areas of design expertise include Civic, Courts, Detention, Energy Services, Higher Education, Hospitality, K-12 Education, Retail, Sports, and Workplace. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment. Visit and follow us at Twitter.

About JLL 
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $56.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit