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Patrick Ashton Ashton: “More amenities and new upgrades where people can enjoy the open space with colleagues and clients makes for a more appealing workplace environment.”

SAN DIEGO—San Diego can satisfy the demand for quality office space long term “without a doubt,” since the city’s lifestyle of work hard/play hard has put companies on the world platform as a hub to have their businesses located here, JLL’s senior research analyst Patrick Ashton tells GlobeSt.com. According to a recent report from the firm, healthcare, life-science, scientific and technical lease deals have dominated the office market in San Diego this year, with these deals combined accounting for 53% of the total leasing activity in San Diego so far this year.

Northrop Grumman and MedImpact have been expanding, driving most of the office demand in the large-headquarters office sector. Five tenants in the market have signed for spaces greater than 100,000 square feet, and leasing activity remains robust in the market, with office-space deals signed so far totaling over 4.9 million square feet.

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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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