Top 5 LA Tech Offices
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Tech companies have a unique corporate culture, and often want office space that matches it. There are a number of trophy tech offices in the region. Here are the standouts.
Designed by famed LA starchitect Frank Gehry, the Binoculars Building in Venice is a standout in the market. The building was constructed for an ad agency in the mid '80s, but is now home to tech giant Google. Landlord W.P. Carey brought the iPhone-maker in a couple of years ago, leading to serious play for the submarket, which has been trying to position itself as an alternative to Playa Vista or Century City.
The 20-acre Reserve was once a Post Office facility. Worthe Real Estate has the building positioned as one of the top buildings in the city, complete with sand volleyball court, fitness center and a car wash. Really. The Reserve won Best Office Project from the LA Business Journal this year, as well as honorable mention for Best Landscape Design from Architect's Newspaper last year. Tech tenants include Microsoft and Sony Playstation.
The Collective at Playa Vista
The Collective at Playa Vista isn't delivered quite yet, but Tishman Speyer is positioning this as a go-to spot for the tech community in the area. The five-building campus measures about 205k SF and features top-notch amenities, including high ceilings, private gardens and sexy landscaping. One more thing: the building is about a mile from the ocean.
Hercules Campus at Playa Vista
An award-winning campus, Hercules recently completed about $50M in work from owners The Ratkovich Company and Penwood Real Estate Investment Management. The historic property has 11 buildings, including the hangar where the Spruce Goose was built. Renovations led the project to win a 2014 Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Award. YouTube calls the campus home.
Today, The Pointe is another winner for Worthe, but the building went through some growing pains. Worthe finished the 14-story building in 2009, and the market had crashed. It took more than three years to lease up, but the building is now home to Freemantle Media and KCET. The building is a jewel in Burbank, with an all-glass exterior.