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Los Angeles is second in the nation for rent growth. According to the Tech 30 report from CBRE, office rents in Los Angeles have grown 15.8% in the last two years, making it the second tech market in the nation for office rent growth, behind Atlanta and followed by Orange County. This is a significant increase from last year, when Los Angeles was ranked 12th in the same report. While this illustrates substantial growth, experts say that it was not unexpected, considering the increase in leasing activity.

“I think this was expected,” Chris Penrose, first VP at CBRE, tells GlobeSt.com. “We see what is happening with tech companies throughout the L.A. Basin, and in markets like Hollywood, which is absorbing a lot of vacancy. There are tenants that are taking buildings before the are coming out of the ground. Markets like Playa Vista and Santa Monica continue to be very tight, and the Arts District is now seeing tenants like Spotify taking full buildings. All of this attributes to the increasing rent growth. It has been great to see companies are growing and planting flags in L.A.”

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Borland is a freelance writer and editor living whose work has appeared in such publications as Travel + Leisure, Angeleno and Riviera Orange County.

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