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Los Angeles office activity began to slow at the end of 2017. According to research from Savills Studley, leasing activity fell by 18% from the third quarter with 2.7 million square feet of office space leased. Office sales activity through November fell by 17% compared to the first 11 months of 2016. Despite the slow down, asking rental rates continued to inch up by 1.2%. Still, Savills Studley senior managing director Matt Brainard says that the slowdown is creating new opportunities for tenants. We sat down with Brainard for an exclusive interview to talk about how he is advising his tenants and the reason for the move.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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