CBRE fireplace in lobby What could be homier than a cozy fireplace nook—right in the CBRE lobby?

SAN DIEGO—Changes to modern offices are about making people feel welcome and comfortable, as seen in CBRE’s new offices at Westfield UTC. As reported in December 2016, CBRE now occupies the entire 32,336-square-foot third floor of a newly developed building that is part of Westfield UTC’s ongoing expansion and revitalization. Located at the intersection of La Jolla Village Dr. and Genesee Ave., the building is situated as a primary entrance of the center and includes a concierge staff and valet service for CBRE employees and clients. recently paid a visit and got a personal tour of the space.

As managing director Paul Komadina and senior communications specialist Erin Caffrey gave us the tour, one of the phrases that kept cropping up was “hotel feel.” Like the Alexandria at Torrey Pines by Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. not far away, CBRE’s new Workplace360 space is both welcoming to guests and catering to what makes employees most productive: comfort and ease of use. This is achieved via accessible food options, leading-edge technology, natural lighting and a multitude of free-address workstation choices that allow for collaboration as well as heads-down work and spaces for private meetings and phone calls.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on 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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