The trigger for the change was the move of Jeff Eckert and JamesEsquivel in earlyMay from CB Richard Ellis' local team to the JLL ranks. Thesenior vice presidents have been part of the 49-story tower'sleasing team since Berkeley Investments bought it in mid-June2005 for $96 million. CBRE generally doesn't comment onassignment changes. Lincoln Property Co.'s management pact staysintact.

"The ownership group had key people that they felt comfortablewith. They like the match with them and with our company," J. DaleRay II, JLL's managing director in Dallas, tells "Wewere just very fortunate that they decided to pick it up withus."

Although Ray's not discussing the lease roll, the high rise at1700 Pacific Ave., now getting a retooled fitness center, is 70%leased right now. "We want to get this building to 95%," Raystresses. "There are a number of very large deals that could healthis building very quickly." The quoted rate ranges from $13 per sfto $16 per sf plus electric.

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