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Josh Brant Brant: “Downtown is going to grow, but I don’t think that’s going to stop the suburbs from growing.”

SAN DIEGO—Urban and suburban office have different vibes, but each has a lot to offer tenants from a variety of perspectives, JLL’s senior research analyst Josh Brant tells Globest.com. The firm recently released a report showing that at 85%, San Diego has the fourth-highest percentage of suburban office in the nation—behind Los Angeles, San Jose and Sacramento—among the top 30 metros by total office inventory. In fact, Western metro areas claim five of the top six most-suburban spots. We spoke exclusively with Brant about the findings and how suburban office stacks up to urban office among users.

GlobeSt.com: Why does San Diego have such a high amount of suburban office?

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on GlobeSt.com and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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