LOS ANGELES, Calif. – May 16, 2017 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that the firm has opened an office in El Segundo, Calif. The new visionary office located at 2141 Rosecrans Avenue is part of the firm’s overall growth strategy in Southern California and will house upwards of 50 professionals.
Andrew McDonald, Regional Managing Principal, said, “Our decision to open a flagship location in El Segundo is in response to listening to our employees and to our clients. As we continue our growth in Greater LA and Orange County we will continue to address shifting patterns that affect our employees’ work/life balance. It is a priority to provide our employees with an inspiring and healthy workplace and in a geography best suited to interact with our clients.
“The space itself presented a number of opportunities for us. Formerly built as a gym complete with two racquetball courts, we had the benefit of 30′ ceilings, multiple levels, operable windows, private outdoor decks, and an immense amount of natural light. While challenging, this penthouse space provided a near perfect canvas for us to showcase our culture and principles of teamwork, imagination, integrity and honesty.”
Relocating from Torrance, Cushman & Wakefield virtually tripled the size of this local South Bay office from 4,000 square feet (sf) into approximately 12,000 sf. The firm’s new space is part of a larger Class A multi-building project, Continental Park, owned by Continental Development Corporation.
Cushman & Wakefield has another South Bay office location in the city of Long Beach. Mr. McDonald noted, “The South Bay continues to be a vital and active market for our firm and is a region we remain heavily focused on.”
Uniquely located within a standalone building atop the parking structure in the project, Cushman & Wakefield’s new penthouse space was completely redesigned and specifically reconfigured to meet the new innovative and advanced service and technological needs of the firm and its clients.
Meredith Kovach, a Senior Project Manager with Cushman & Wakefield who co-led the firm’s management team in the project, said, “Our new hospitality-focused space and approach showcases and tests new cutting-edge technologies and tools that are demonstrated by state-of-the-art technology at workstations and offices allowing for people to work anywhere throughout the space, as well is equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual systems in all conference rooms that are similar to those found in offices across our firm to promote seamless continuity.”
Ms. Kovach added, “Focusing on the wellness, enjoyment and convenience of our employees and clients, the space also features 360 degree views of the South Bay, from the Santa Monica mountains to the Pacific Ocean, plus superior amenities for everyone, highlighted by an amazing work café/lounge area, open lobby, roll-up doors to let in fresh air, prime decks, direct elevator access into the suite, exceptionally convenient parking, and more.
“Our contributing team of professionals, which included architectural firm Aref & Associates and general contractor HBC, really did a phenomenal job with the completion of this amazing space, all in a very timely manner. We are ecstatic about opening this new office.”
Mr. McDonald concluded, “Celebrating our centennial this year, moving to 2141 Rosecrans puts us in a wonderful position to define who we have become today as a brand to our clients, the industry, and our hometown.”
The opening of Cushman & Wakefield’s new El Segundo office follows the firm’s recent announcement of its relocation in Downtown Los Angeles in October. The firm signed a long-term lease at the world-class Wilshire Grand Center, a prominent 2.1-million-square-foot commercial development in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, where it will occupy the 24th and 25th floors.
The firm also anticipates additional growth plans ahead in other offices throughout Greater Los Angeles and Orange County. Cushman & Wakefield has office locations strategically spread across the Greater Los Angeles region including Downtown Los Angeles, Century City, El Segundo, Long Beach, Inland Empire, and Irvine.
About Cushman & Wakefield Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. Our 45,000 employees in more than 70 countries help occupiers and investors optimize the value of their real estate by combining our global perspective and deep local knowledge with an impressive platform of real estate solutions. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenue of $6 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (C&W Services), global occupier services, investment & asset management (DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation, and valuation & advisory. 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Cushman & Wakefield brand. 100 years of taking our clients’ ideas and putting them into action. To learn more, visit www.cushwakecentennial.com, www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.