Barrister Executive Suites Gives to Over 50 Charities in 2018

Red heart in woman and man hands, on green background to convey philanthropy of Barrister Executive Suites

Los Angeles, CA – Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. prides itself on being a company that gives back to the community. Many of the chosen charities lay near and dear to the hearts of clients and employees at Barrister, and each charity’s mission is centered on helping others and lifting up the surrounding community.

The organizations Barrister made donations to n 2018 were focused on charities whose aim is to help veterans, mothers and children, and the homeless. Though these categories encapsulate the majority of charities that donations were sent to, the list of charitable organizations that Barrister gives back to yearly includes cancer fighting organizations, animal rescue groups, higher education universities and much more. See the full list here.

Veterans hit close to home for Barrister as many of the clients and employees have family members who have served or are serving in the United States military. Both the CEO & COO of Barrister have fathers who have served. To honor our nation’s veterans, donations were sent to Cammies & Canines, USO, Wounded Warrior Project, and Wreaths Across America.

The employee population at Barrister is made up of 75 percent women, and of those, about 50 percent have children, some being single mothers. Barrister believes in supporting mothers and children because today’s children are the future of tomorrow. To support women and their children in the community, Barrister Executive Suites donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Prevent Child Abuse America, Single Mother’s Outreach, The National Domestic Violence Hotline, and Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services.

The majority of Barrister’s locations are in urban Los Angeles County. Every big city has a homeless population, and communities throughout Southern California are not immune. Through supporting charities who work with those experiencing homelessness, Barrister hopes to do their part in helping bring those numbers down. Organizations Barrister chose to support in 2018 include Bridge to Home, LA Food Bank, Rise Against Hunger, Saint Joseph’s Center, Santa Clarita Shelter, Stop Hunger Now, and United Way of Greater LA.

About Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. 

The originator of the executive suite concept, Barrister was founded in 1966 as a cost-effective alternative to traditional office space by providing turnkey office space, virtual offices, meeting room facilities, and administrative support services. Independent business practitioners, small start-up companies, and national corporations benefit by having more time to focus on their core business with less financial risk. Today, with dozens of locations throughout Southern California, Barrister operates with a foundation of longevity and financial stability in providing its tenants with a business-friendly environment coupled with exceptional customer service. Additional information on Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. is available at

Carrie Gates

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Ninth Consecutive Year Winning “Best Of” Award


For the ninth consecutive year, Barrister Executive Suites was awarded The Signal’s “Best Of” Santa Clarita Valley Award for Best Executive Suites & Offices. Readers of The Signal vote on businesses in various categories each year, and Barrister’s Valencia location has consistently been recognized for excellence.

barbidavisThe Santa Clarita Valley area Suite Manager, Barbi Davis, was spotlighted in The Signal for her efforts in helping businesses with turnkey office space that is customized to fit a wide variety of business models. Barbi and her team work diligently to provide superior executive suite solutions to businesses, which is evident in the many awards they’ve collected over the years. Barbi has worked at Barrister for 25 years, and her dedication to the mission of Barrister is apparent in how she is constantly working to deliver the best experience for tenants in Valencia.

Barrister’s Valencia office location was established in 2004, and has quickly become one of Barrister’s shining stars. Located in the  Valencia Gateway Office Park, the Summit at Valencia has convenient access to I-5 Freeway and Highway 126, just 10 minutes north of the San Fernando Valley and 30 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles. Tenants enjoy close proximity to Championship Golf Courses, Newhall Ranch and Valencia Town Center. These inspiring offices have lots of natural light, high ceilings, and come equipped with all of the amenities needed to run a business efficiently.

The onsite staff is friendly and professional, we’re proud to receive so many compliments on our amazing Team. Clients also enjoy all of the included amenities such as conference rooms, employee lounge/break room, telephone & internet service, and free parking. This location also has a relaxing outdoor courtyard with ample seating and water feature, which is very popular with Tenants. It’s a relaxing place to enjoy your lunch, or host a business networking mixer.

Learn more about this executive suite and other suites located throughout southern California on our executive office suite locations page.


Announcing Our Newest San Diego Location Del Mar / Solana Beach – Preleasing NOW!

Barrister Suites Del Mar Solana Beach Coming Soon

We are pleased to announce the opening of our newest location at 445 Marine View Avenue, Del Mar, CA in The Timbers building. The iconic Class A office building is owned by Hankey Investment Corporation and will be the 4th location that Barrister operates in San Diego County, adding to our robust portfolio of over 28 locations in Southern California.

The Timbers building has breathtaking ocean views and an expansive window line which provides maximum natural light.  We’re currently in the process of constructing the suite to provide high end finishes with an open space concept design for a creative office atmosphere (pictures coming soon!).  On-site amenities include 24-hour security, outdoor atrium area surrounding a koi pond, and free covered parking.

Ron Azad, Executive V.P. of Asset Management and Development at Hankey Investment Company commented: “Our firm has invested over $1.5 million in building improvements since acquiring the asset nearly 2 years ago.  We are excited to have a Barrister suite in the building. We’re familiar with their exceptional reputation as an Executive Suite provider, and knew that their business model would make an ideal fit for our building, as well as the local business community.”

We are looking forward to serving the beach cities business community in the north county region of San Diego. Local professionals will benefit from this convenient location and the wide array of services that our suite provides. Be sure to check out our:

This location is an excellent solution for local professionals who are looking to work closer to home, minimize their overhead expense, and maximize their company’s image. “It’s a bright and vibrant office environment where clients have more time to be productive and focus on their core business, and enjoy being a part of our thriving tenant community” said Carrie Gates, Vice President of Leasing and Marketing for Barrister. “It’s a really great place to come and work every day”

Call today for more information! 1-800-576-0744

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. expanding in Santa Monica’s SeaRise Office Tower


SANTA MONICA, CA – Barrister Executive Suites, Inc, recently announced its plans to expand within Santa Monica’s SeaRise Office Tower located at 233 Wilshire. Barrister has taken 7,641 square feet on the 4th Floor as an additional Barrister suite.  The Class A office building is owned by Equity Office, one of the largest office building owners in the country.

Barrister was represented by Ron Burkhardt, Managing Director out of the West Los Angeles office of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.

Commenting on Barrister’s new expansion, Carrie Gates, Vice President of Leasing and Marketing at Barrister states, “We were so glad that Ron brought us the location, it is the perfect fit for our unique needs. Barrister is very enthusiastic about remaining in 233 Wilshire, this Class A building allows Barrister to offer a selection of offices and price points in Santa Monica.”

Barrister Executive Suites will occupy a portion of the 4th Floor, which features magnificent 360° full height window views of the Pacific Ocean and the Westside of Los Angeles.  Onsite amenities provided by the building include 24/7 manned security and valet parking.

This new lease opportunity will be available September 1, 2015.  Barrister is actively preleasing Full Time Offices now.  Barrister is also offering a full range of Virtual Office Packages, which are a full-identity office service for professionals that are constantly out of the office travelling, or for those who work from a home office.  Our Southern California Virtual Offices starting at $99 are a cost saving way to give your office a professional image without risking how your company is perceived by clients or potential clients.  The packages offer services such as mail handling, conference room privileges, and personalized telephone answering that is linked to a tenant’s cell phone.


About Barrister Executive Suites, Inc.

The originator of the executive suite concept, Barrister was founded in 1966 as a cost-effective alternative to traditional office space by providing turnkey office space, virtual offices, meeting room facilities, and administrative support services. Independent business practitioners, small start-up companies, and national corporations benefit by having more time to focus on their core business with less financial risk. Today, with 26 locations throughout Southern California, Barrister operates with a foundation of longevity and financial stability in providing its tenants with a business-friendly environment coupled with exceptional customer service. Additional information on Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. is available at

To schedule a tour and to learn more about our Santa Monica Office Space for Rent at 233 Wilshire Blvd., please call Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. at 1-800-576-0744 or email:

Barrister Executive Suites Wins Prestigious Award

Barrister Wins Best Executive Suite in Santa Clarita Valley for Fifth Consecutive Year

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. wins “Best of” award in Santa Clarita Valley for fifth consecutive year. The nomination comes from The Santa Clarita Valley Signal newspaper. Readers and community members weighed in and voted to select the best company in various categories. Barrister’s Santa Clarita Valley office is located at 27240 Turnberry Lane in Valencia.

Barrister Executive Suites: 2013 Best Executive Suites & Office

“We’re honored The Santa Clarita Valley Signal’s readers and community members voted us the number one executive suite provider in the area,” says Suite Manager Barbi Davis. Davis continues, “The cornerstone of our offering is our team. We take great pride in the service we deliver to our clients. Our commitment is to provide our clients with a superior facility, technology platform and a forum to network with other clients to increase business opportunities. We work hard every day to ensure we fulfill this promise.”


Barbi Davis has worked at Barrister for 20 years and also been a long time Valencia resident. Davis was a nominee in 2012 for the “Special Achievement Award” from the SCV Chamber of Commerce and has served eight years on the Ambassador Committee with the Chamber and previously served on the Economic Development Committee for the City. Barbi is regularly seen at networking events throughout Valencia.

Suite Manager Barbi Davis


Carrie Gates, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Barrister states, “The congratulations and credit go to our team in Valencia. Having the right people is key to the success of any business, and Barbi, Wendy, Melanie and the rest of our team truly go above and beyond, not only for Barrister but also for our clients. They’re deeply committed to the success of our clients’ business and the overall community. It’s great to see them recognized with this award. We’re very proud of our team!”


Barrister’s Santa Clarita Valley location is known in the community for providing superior office solutions that make business sense. Barrister’s Valencia location has had an active role in the community for nearly nine years. Businesses that operate out of Barrister enjoy turnkey office space that is customized to fit any business model and needs.


All of Barrister’s 26 locations provide small to medium-sized businesses a wide rage of workspace solutions, including full-service offices, virtual offices and meeting rooms, as well as reception services and on-site management. Barrister clients enjoy 24/7 suite access, furnished or unfurnished offices, VoIP telephone system, enterprise grade high speed Internet and WiFi, a networked color copy center and break room with free coffee and beverage service.


Full time space starts at $500 per month. Virtual offices are available for $99 per month. For more information on executive suite solutions, please visit


About Barrister Executive Suites, Inc.
The originator of the executive suite concept, Barrister was founded in 1966 as a cost-effective alternative to traditional office space by providing turnkey office space, virtual offices, meeting room facilities, and administrative support services. Independent business practitioners, small start-up companies, and national corporations benefit by having more time to focus on their core business with less financial risk. Today, with 26 locations throughout Southern California, Barrister operates with a foundation of longevity and financial stability in providing its tenants with a business-friendly environment coupled with exceptional customer service. Additional information on Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. is available at


New inquiries should be submitted to:
Bonnie Ogilvie,
Phone: 310-258-8000

Location Contact: (to schedule viewings, follow up, etc.)
Barbi Davis, Area Manager
Phone: 661-362-0700


Barrister Executive Suite, Inc.’s Pasadena Center wins Business Center of the Month Award

Barrister’s Pasadena Center ends 2010 with a bang!  Barrister is honored to receive’s Business Center of the Month Award for December 2010.

Barrister Executive Suite Inc.’s location in Pasadena at the Corporate Center Pasadena building offers stunning views of the San Gabriel Mountains and holds a LEED Gold Certificate (certificate to buildings with high levels of sustainability and a low carbon footprint).  Since opening in 1995, the Corporate Center Pasadena has been the ideal solution for business professionals looking for flexible lease terms or virtual offices.

The on-site management team in Pasadena has been described as “wonderful” and “warm and welcoming” by current tenants.  It is no surprise that the team has such great reviews from tenants when the each member has been with Barrister for at least 3 years.  The low turnover rate brings a level of professionalism to the suite which the tenants directly benefit from.

Corporate Center Pasadena is excited that they are achieving their mission to always provide exceptional service.  The on-site management team provides an environment that tenants are excited to come to every morning for work.  Mail is delivered daily to each tenant’s office and every Friday, Barrister provides bagels and donuts for the tenants. 

Corporate Center Pasadena is “an excellent place to work and play,” comments Carrie Gates, Vice President – Leasing & Marketing at Barrister Executive Suites. “Here tenants have everything they need – they can conduct business, eat lunch, work out, get their car washed, do their banking, and get their clothes cleaned without even having to cross the street.”

It is not only a fun work place, but it also gives tenants an edge over other professionals in their field.  As a tenant at Corporate Center Pasadena, membership to the South Lake Business Association is free and tenants are involved in regular social networking events held by Barrister.  The social networking events give tenants a chance to get to know each other and generate new business within the suite. recognizes Pasadena’s excellent team with the Business Center of the Month Award.  Vice President Billy Knauss acknowledges Pasadena’s “top level service to [prospective tenants.]”  Knauss refers to the Pasadena center as “one of the best in the area.”

To read more on why selected Barrister, follow this link:

Join Barrister in Striking Out Hunger for the Holidays

From November 1 through November 15, 2010, Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. is leading a fund drive with its employees and tenants on behalf the Los Angeles and San Diego Regional Food Banks.

“After learning that one in seven local residents faces hunger and that children and seniors are the hardest hit, we decided to reach out to our community of tenants and try to help,” says Margaret Gunning, Barrister’s Executive Vice President and General Manager. “We are calling on those who are able to contribute to this cause.”

At each of Barrister’s 20 suites, tenants can make a donation to the food drive by simply dropping off a check at the reception desk.   On November 15th, all the checks will be collected and a donation will be made to the Food Bank. 

“Sometimes people don’t know exactly what they can to do to help, so we’re trying to make it easier for them. We all gain from having a healthy community,” Gunning adds.

The funds we raise will help the Food Bank supply food to over 550 charitable agencies with more than 900 sites that provide food for low-income children, families, senior citizens and individuals in need throughout Los Angeles and San Diego County.

Every dollar raised enables the Food Bank to distribute four meals or five pounds of food.  This means we can provide more than 400 meals for every $100 raised.  We believe that a fund drive is the easiest way for us to give back to our community.  With over 2,000 tenants, we hope to raise 10,000 pounds of food for the LA and San Diego Food Banks.

For more information about donating or volunteering, please visit the LA Food Bank and San Diego Food Bank websites:                                              

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. congratulates Carrie Gates on her success as OBCAI President


Congratulations go out to our own Carrie Gates, Vice President of Leasing & Marketing for her outstanding success as 2009 President of Office Business Center Association International (OBCAI).  We were honored to have a member of our team elected by her industry peers and colleagues to serve as President, and congratulate her for the outstanding achievements during her term. Carrie joined the Barrister team in 1990, and plays a key role in the company success by overseeing all aspects of our leasing and marketing.  Carrie’s reputation and commitment to delivering the best possible service to customers, day in and day out, has made her a recognized leader in the Executive Suite industry.

In addition to her role with Barrister, Carrie also presided over our industry’s trade association, OBCAI, during an unquestionable difficult period for the entire industry. Regardless of any challenges, with her leadership at the helm, Carrie and the association still accomplished several significant achievements during her term. It was an emotional farewell speech as she turned over the reins to incoming president Carolina Rendiero at the Associations annual conference at the end of September. We’re pleased to say that she will continue to serve on the Board of Directors as immediate Past President.

“Carrie’s leadership skills are not only extraordinary but as the President of our trade association she demonstrated a rare combination of exceptional charisma with hands-on organizational skills, not to mention an amazing amount of energy. Listening to her farewell speech as she concluded her term gave me goose bumps, as I realized how proud I was, and how fortunate the several hundreds members of our organization were, to have her as our leader.” said Laurante Dhollande, CEO Pacific Business Centers.

OBCAI is the international trade association representing the Executive Suite industry, helping ensure best practices and industry standards and guidelines for owners and operators worldwide, and protecting the consumer’s rights. As a long established leader in the industry since 1966, Barrister’s predecessor is credited with founding the Executive Suite industry, which has grown considerably since its inception in 1966. Under Carrie’s leadership and direction the association was able to achieve several outstanding accomplishments.  To read a recent interview with Carrie Click Here

At Barrister, our dedication to providing exceptional service is core part of our company philosophy. Every member of our team is 100% committed to achieving results, which is undoubtedly a contributing factor to our success, and one of the reasons why we enjoy so much longevity with our customers and team mates. We’re very proud of Carrie for carrying the torch and continuing the Barrister tradition,I believe whole heartedly that the product we offer is a resource to companies conducting business today, and we are the right choice for almost any kind of company.”  Said Carrie, “Serving as President of our trade association was an opportunity to give back to an industry that I truly believe in, and that has given me so much. It was an amazing experience that was truly rewarding and fulfilling.” To learn more about Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. Click Here

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. congratulates L.A.C.R.A. on the 23rd Annual Broker Challenge.

The LACRA (Los Angles County Realtor Association) Broker Challenge has been an annual tradition among the local Commercial Real Estate community for over 23 years. The charity fundraising event is a fun filled way for real estate professionals to enjoy some camaraderie and healthy competition, while giving back to the community. The annual event, which was held September 23rd at the Beach Club in Santa Monica, includes teams from competing real estate firms, property owners, and commercial real estate professionals. This year congratulations go out to McGuire Properties for their victory.

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc has proudly shown support for the event through sponsorship or participation for over 7 straight years. Suite Manager, Amanda Wirts, participated in the planning committee for the event for the 2nd consecutive year, which this year brought in an estimated $96,000 . “Of course, we’re always eager to help out and give back.” Said Amanda, “our commitment to serving local business’ and the community runs deep at our company. The Brokers who participate are all great! I really enjoy helping out and working with all of them”.  Funds from the event are raised through entry fees, reception attendees, and corporate donations, and go to benefit Family Services of Santa Monica, a local non-profit social service agency providing mental health, family support and education services to Westside children and families.

The Challenge is an all day event filled with a series of beachside sports competitions, and concludes with a cocktail reception, and raffle drawing.  The day’s activities include a paddle tennis match, surfboard relay, and special event relay. Spectators all turned out to watch as the Brokers battled it out for the championship trophy, as well as bragging rights for the rest of the year. “The competition was fierce. Newmark Knight Frank had the 1st place lead going into the last round, I thought they were going to win” said Amanda, “But the Mc Guire team pulled ahead and won the last 2 relays, so they squeaked past in overall points to win the trophy. Very Impressive!”