“Creative office” has become the—somewhat clichéd—mantra of the office sector. While some are eschewing the term “creative” as banal and overused, it is undeniable that open, design-forward spaces with amenities, common areas and food and beverage options have been hailed the future of office. In Orange County, however, the trend hasn’t taken off. Of course, creative office has a presence in the market, but just north in Los Angeles, creative office is driving market activity. In Orange County, on the other hand, tenants seem to favor functionality and location over design trends and prestige.