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Office leasing has come to an abrupt halt during the pandemic, but some office properties have been spared. Low-density, low-rise properties have continued to see leasing traction this year. Harbor Associates’ garden-style property Bungalows Del Mar is among the lucky. The property has re-opened after a significant renovation and leased to health care, medical, financial services and technology tenants.

“Garden-style projects by their physical construction are conducive to leasing in a COVID and post COVID market,” Rich McEvoy, a principal at Harbor, tells GlobeSt.com. “These projects are typically low rise with stairwells as opposed to elevators, include exterior walkways, direct tenant entries accessed from the outside and abundant open air. In today’s world tenants are more comfortable in these settings than traditional high-rise buildings.”

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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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