Ending Summer on a Sweet Note

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. tenants in Downtown San Diego are invited to an Ice Cream Social to welcome new tenants and mingle with fellow tenants on the floor. 

“No one wants to say goodbye to summer, but we thought the best way would be an Ice Cream party,” says Suite Manager, Amy Hicks.  “We also wanted to welcome the new tenants on the floor to meet the other business professionals.  We have seen many friendships, business relationships, and referrals amongst our tenants over the years.”

The Ice Cream Social will be on Thursday, September 22nd from 2:30 – 4:00 PM in the large boardroom at 525 B Street, Suite 1500, San Diego CA 92101.  All tenants are invited and welcome to bring friends or business associates to join in the fun.

For more information on Barrister Executive Suite, Inc.’s property in Downtown San Diego, call 1-800-576-0744.

A Night at the Races

It was a night at the races for Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. staff and tenants on June 24, 2011.  Barrister tenant in the Airport Spectrum near LAX, Judd Matsunaga of Elder Law Services, invited Elder Law Services employees, Barrister employees, and friends to enjoy a night at Hollywood Park.

“We had a great time with our tenants outside of the office,” says Julie Capelouto.   “Typically, we talk to tenants in the hall or at a tenant mixer, but this was unique to go to the races.  We were so happy to be included and had an amazing night watching the races.”

Judd Matsunaga is a tenant of Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. at the Airport Spectrum Offices.  Mr. Matsunaga’s law firm, Elder Law Services, provides legal services for estate planning, Medi-Cal Planning, senior bankruptcy, California probate issues, living trusts, and wills.  For more information, call 800 403-6078.

The Airport Spectrum offices are located at 5757 West Century Boulevard Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.  The offices are conveniently located near Los Angeles International Airport for those who travel or conduct meetings with guests who travel into the Los Angeles area.  The Airport Spectrum has on-site dining, valet parking, and shuttle to Los Angeles International Airport.  The offices are walking distance to a fitness center, restaurants, and hotels.

Westlake Village Knows How to Party!

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc.’s Westlake Village location welcomed in summer with an old-fashioned barbeque. The large conference room was converted into a summer garden with cut-out flowers and bright table decorations.  Receptionist, Patricia, took charge of the grill, which in this case was an electric skillet provided by Area Manager, Barbi Davis. Barrister tenants and staff enjoyed hot dogs, refreshments, and ended the event with root beer floats!

“Everyone gets a break and a chance to mingle in a more relaxed environment,” said Ashley Hutchins, Assistant Suite Manager.  “These types of events are important because tenants are able to network with each other and get better acquainted, creating a friendly and fun office atmosphere.”  Barrister’s location in Westlake Village is a great community of business professionals and ideal for people who like to network.

“We had a Summer BBQ last year and decided since it was so fun, why not do it again?  Everyone enjoyed themselves and are still thanking us for all the fun they had,” said Jennifer Zimmerman, Senior Receptionist,” Thanks to Patricia the hot dogs were delicious!”

Chill Out! Ice Skating is Back at the Sherman Oaks Galleria

Ice skating isn’t only for the winter months, or for a city that gets snow!  This weekend the ice is coming to Sherman Oaks.  On July 23-24, the Sherman Oaks Galleria will set up an eco-friendly skating rink with synthetic ice.  Admission will be $2.00 for everyone, which includes skate rentals for those without skates.

“It was so much fun last year,” says Area Vice President, Christine Nam.  “I am so glad they are doing it again this year!”  Barrister’s offices at the Sherman Oaks Galleria are conveniently located so tenants can enjoy the on-site amenities.  There are plenty of dining options, shopping, and theaters.  Also, during the summer months there is live entertainment, along with food and drink specials at the restaurants.

For more information, please visit: http://www.shermanoaksgalleria.com/events/ice-skating/

The Summer Parties Continue at Barrister

Summer is a great time for parties with friends, family, and fellow tenants at your Barrister suite!  This Wednesday, July 20th,  Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. will be hosting a Tenant Meet and Greet Networking Mixer in Encino.

Barrister’s tenant mixers are the perfect environment for tenants to develop professional relationships.  Hosted by Barrister, tenants have a chance to take a break from work without leaving the suite and straying too far from their office.  “We have seen that tenants feel comfortable referring business to other professionals within their suite,” says Suite Manager, Sondra Hollis.  “They have a better idea of how that tenant runs their business or how that person works with clients rather than if they read a description online.  And our mixers give the tenants a chance to share their business and expertise with fellow tenants.”

Stay tuned for pictures from the event!

The mixer will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, from 12-2 PM in Barrister’s large conference room at 15760 Ventura Boulevard, 7th Floor, Encino, CA, 91436.  For more information, please call 818.788.2664 to speak with Suite Manager, Sondra Hollis.

Shaking it up at Barrister Executive Suites, Inc.

Woodland Hills can get hot during the summer.  How hot?  It can be scorching with records over 110 degrees.  Fortunately, Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. has offices in Woodland Hills that are equipped with air conditioning and a milkshake mixer to keep tenants cool and happy.

This week, Suite Manager Kerri Linda Morales, hosted a Tenant Appreciation Party serving made-to-order milkshakes to tenants.  Each tenant could customize their milkshake with their choice of ice cream flavor and candy mix.  Kerri Linda used a classic Hamilton Beach Commercial Milkshake Maker which has been in the family for three generations and makes a very tasty treat!

“There was a line out the door,” says Kerri Linda.  “But the tenants didn’t mind because they were able to mingle and network with fellow Woodland Hills tenants.  We have a great variety of professionals in this suite and it benefits each tenant’s business to know who they have next door.  We have seen great business relationships develop from our tenant mixers.” 

For more information on Barrister’s Offices at 5850 Canoga Avenue, 4th Floor, Woodland Hills, CA. 91367, please call 1-800-576-0744 or email leasing@barrister-suites.com.

Good Times in Marina del Rey

A good time was had by all as Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. celebrated the opening of their newest location, The Marina Beach Offices at 475 Washington Blvd. with a summer sunset party.  Commercial and Residential Real Estate brokers and local business professionals were in attendance, and everyone enjoyed the fun filled evening full of great food, drinks, and great conversation.

The innovative space provides a creative and energizing work environment. “It’s a place where you’re excited about coming to work and look forward to being in the office,” said Carrie Gates, Vice President of Sales. “The local community has been very receptive and sees the benefit of being in a thriving environment that also gives more work/ life balance simply by working here.”  The walk up building offers some great features that make it highly attractive to professionals who live in the area. The bike rack and easy parking access make it a fun commute. “We walked here from our home in the Venice Canals area,” said Todd Nealey, Farm Boy Productions. The Suite also features a beautiful furnished outdoor atrium area, lots of natural light, and an open space plan with a wide range of office options for any type of worker.  It is walking distance to Marina del Rey’s restaurants and coffee shops, and the world famous Venice canals and beach.

Brokers immediately envisioned space for their clients wanting to lower their overhead and increase their efficiency.  They were also excited about the lucrative commission structure and leasing incentives. 

“Everyone was excited about the raffle drawing” said Terry Rey, Area Manager “Prizes included a $250 cash drawing and gift certificates to several local restaurants.” Congratulations to our winners Donna Lopez with Marriott, Marty Rosen with RE/MAX, and Brian Luft with NAI Capital, and Reiko Tamura, a current Barrister tenant in Torrance!” 

For more information, or to refer a client, to Barrister’s newest location, The Marina Beach Offices at 475 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292, please contact Barrister at 800-576-0744.  Brokers call direct:  1-855-COMMISH (1-855-266-6474).

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West Los Angeles Welcomes New Tenants with a Party!

Barrister Executive Suite, Inc. in West Los Angeles welcomed new tenants and celebrated long term tenants with a party last week.  Dawn Armstrong, Suite Manager, hosted a packed party to show Barrister’s appreciation and kick off the 4th of July weekend.

Barrister tenants and staff enjoyed delicious food, refreshments, and fun toys that tenants could take back to their office!  The party gave everyone a chance to take a break and talk to fellow tenants in the suite. 

“We have some tenants that have been with Barrister since we first opened this location and we have some tenants that were moving in July 1st,” says Dawn.  “A party was the best way to show the new tenants what kind of fun we have here at Barrister and to show our long term tenants that we still love having them.”

Barrister’s location in West Los Angeles is a great community of business professionals and ideal for people who like to network.  Tenants include CPAs, attorneys, nonprofits, and entertainment to name a few.  But, what they all have in common is they like to have fun!

For more information on Barrister’s Offices at 11500 Olympic Blvd., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90064, please call 800-576-0744 or email leasing@barrister-suites.com.

Brokers attend Open House in Mission Valley

It was great to see so many friendly faces at our Broker Open House in Mission Valley. Brokers were able to see and experience the suite first hand, and enjoy nibbling on some Mexican food.  Thank you to all who attended.

In addition to being such a highly sought after location, guests were impressed by the scope of services and amenities that come included with the space.  It is the ideal place for Brokers to refer their corporate clients who need image and flexibility or local companies that want more efficiency and ROI for their rent dollar.  

 “Our strong broker partnerships have really contributed to our success in San Diego, it was great to see everyone who attended.” said Deborah Davidson. “They’re always so surprised at how much more money they earn over a conventional transaction, and by how easy it is to close a deal!”

Congratulations to Andrew Sexton with Cassidy Turley Commercial Real Estate Services!  Andrew was the lucky winner of a brand new iPad2 from the raffle drawing. Andrew is a salesperson specializing in tenant representation for both industrial services and office services.

For more information on Barrister’s Mission Valley location at 7676 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92108, or to refer a client, please contact Barrister at 800-576-0744.

Tenant in the Spotlight: Steven Ricklin

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. would like to congratulate Steven Ricklin!  Mr. Ricklin is a tenant at Westlake Village and the recent recipient of an award honoring his selflessness from the Rotary Club of Westlake Village.

Mr. Ricklin was surprised with the award at a weekly luncheon hosted on Wednesday, June 22nd. Steven has been a Rotary member for four years.  In his role as Chairman of the Incoming New Generation for 2011, he is responsible for all youth projects in the Conejo Valley for all school age children and teenagers.  His most recent project is placing a High School student from Denmark into Agoura High School.

Mr. Ricklin has a successful Family Law Firm in Westlake Village.  He has over 15 years of experience practicing in all 5 counties of Southern California.  Aside from Mr. Ricklin’s charitable work with the community he enjoys tennis and collecting fine wines.

For more information on Ricklin and Associates, visit: www.ricklinfamilylaw.com