SAN DIEGO—Using the outdoors as an office-building amenity is becoming all the rage in San Diego, most recently seen in Kearny Real Estate‘s upgrade of the 1966-built Union Bank building at 530 B St. downtown here—now renamed Five Thirty B. The firm is in the process of renovations that include a just-opened third-floor Sky Terrace featuring a wall-sized mural painted by a graffiti artist, plant beds, outdoor seating and upscale furnishings—and tenants were interested before the renovations were even completed, according to Elliot Weinstock, senior financial analyst for Los Angeles-based Kearny. spoke with Weinstock about the changes and how they’re impacting tenants and the office market as a whole. What was your firm’s goal when renovating the Union Bank building?

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