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Ryan Hawkins Hawkins: “The bottom line is firms are fitting more into less by continuing to reduce per-attorney square-footage ratios.”

IRVINE, CA—As the needs of the multigenerational workforce continue to evolve and be influenced by technology, law firms are placing greater emphasis on flexible work environments and enhanced collaborative design, JLL EVP Ryan Hawkins tells GlobeSt.com. According to a recent report from the firm, while the delivery of new class-A product in the Airport Area and Irvine Spectrum is increasing the number of space options in amenity-rich projects, these new deliveries are driving up rental rates throughout the market, and with much of the future development projects expected to focus on creative and campus-style buildings, law firms will have a limited number of new, traditional class-A space options in Orange County.

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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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