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

Tenant Social in Pasadena

On July 1st the Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. staff at the Corporate Center Pasadena will be hosting a tenant social.  Barrister’s popular tenant socials are a way for tenants to take a break from work and get to know their neighbors.  There are always new faces in the suite and Barrister encourages them to join the community and to take advantage of the excellent networking. 

 “The tenant social is a time for tenants to forget about work and have a good time.  Some tenants will begin to talk about their business, but we welcome it.  As the Suite Manager I encourage my tenants to network within the suite.  I see that a lot of business gets referred by tenants who are in the same industry or even those that aren’t,” says Suite Manager, Toni Hernandez.  “That is what is unique at Barrister – a lawyer can work out of an office and have a CPA to his left and software company to his right.  And, he doesn’t have to go far to get help or to make a referral.”

The tenant social also reminds tenants that the office can also be a place for fun!  And why shouldn’t it be if you are there 9 to 5, Monday through Friday?  With a suite full of different professionals, a community is developed and tenants can have a more enjoyable time at the office. 

Barrister will be providing a giant sub sandwich and drinks, while other tenants bring their favorite side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share.  Barrister in Pasadena looks forward to seeing all of their tenants for a bite to eat!

Sunset, Food and Drinks – What more do you need for a summer party?

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. is ready for the Marina Beach Offices Open House Sunset Party this Thursday, June 23rd from 4 pm to 8 pm. Brokers and business professionals alike have been invited to Barrister’s newest location at 475 Washington Blvd. in Marina del Rey.  Guests will tour the new location, be eligible to win a raffle drawing with a grand prize of $250, and mingle with the Barrister team.

We hope to see you there!

For more information on the event or to RSVP, call Allison at  310-439-3700 or email at afagundes@barrister-suites.com.

Success at Barrister’s Newest Location

Barrister Executive Suite, Inc. has another reason to celebrate.  After opening their newest location on May 1, 2011, prospective tenants have been drawn to The Marina Beach Offices at 475 Washington Blvd. in Marina del Rey’s Silver Triangle.  The spectacular new suite offers a creative and modern professional environment with natural light, a beautiful furnished atrium and an open space plan.  It is walking distance to Marina del Rey, and the world famous Venice canals and beach.  There are many restaurants and coffee shops to choose from within walking distance of the suite.   

Marina del Rey has always been a successful area for Barrister, with another suite just minutes away at 4640 Admiralty Way.  The Admiralty Way location is in high demand and has maintained full occupancy for more than twelve months.  Now, prospective tenants have another Marina del Rey option.  Barrister anticipated a strong response to 475 Washington Blvd., and they have not been disappointed.    

Marina Beach Offices offer the same first-class services to all tenants.  With their private office, tenants have 24/7 access to the full suite which has two furnished conference rooms, a copy room, kitchen and outdoor atrium.  During business hours of 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, Barrister’s receptionist greets clients, answers and screens all incoming calls for tenants, handles incoming and outgoing mail, as well as any deliveries.  With the option to have a furnished office, tenants have turn-key office space with flexible lease terms.  This location also offers Barrister’s popular Virtual Office Packages. 

 “We have had great success at 475 Washington Blvd. and continue to see new interest every day.  It is a unique location and it really caters to many professionals’ needs when seeking office space,” says Terry Ray, Area Manager.  “Although we offer month-to-month agreements, tenants are beginning to ask for longer term leases because they love the space and want to secure it.  We are thrilled.”

With close proximity to the 90 freeway and major cross streets, it is a convenient location for everyone.  The Marina Beach Offices at 475 Washington Blvd. is also an ideal location for frequent flyers, as it is only 5 miles from LAX.  Barrister welcomes everyone to come by for a tour.

On Thursday, June 23, 2011 Barrister will be hosting a Sunset Party at 475 Washington Blvd., inviting business professionals and Commercial/Residential Real Estate brokers in the LA area for drinks, food, and a cash drawing.  475 Washington Blvd. is a great location to host a summer party, and Barrister is looking forward to showing off their newest gem.


Barrister Executive Suite, Inc. is excited to announce the opening of 475 Washington Blvd. in Marina del Rey in April 2011.  The new location will provide all of Barrister’s premier services in an innovative and ideal work environment.

475 Washington Blvd. is blocks away from the beach and conveniently located amongst restaurants and shops.  Tenants can truly work and play with an office at 475 Washington Blvd.  Tenants will have 24/7 access to the suite which offers private offices, outdoor atrium seating, beautifully furnished with tables and chairs.  Floor to ceiling windows throughout the suite bring natural lighting into all offices and the many semi-private work stations that are available for rent.

Barrister will continue to provide first-class service with professional reception services, on-site management, furnished or unfurnished offices, conference rooms with flat screen TV, state of the art phone system, voicemail and conference calling with individualized telephone answering, high-speed internet, networked color copier with scanning, kitchen and coffee service, and access to all Barrister conference rooms throughout Southern California.

To speak to a sales representative regarding availability, please call 1-800-576-0744 or email leasing@barrister-suites.com

Barrister Comes Together to Help with Relief & Recovery in Japan

Barrister Area Manager Terry Ray, Receptionist Arisa Todoroki and Sales & Marketing Manager Derek Otte send a donation to the Japan relief effort.

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. is encouraging its tenants and staff to join together in reaching out to help the victims of the recent disaster in Japan. Barrister has a wide portfolio of tenants.  Our Torrance location is honored to work with many Japanese clients and corporations. Our hearts go out to their friends and family currently in Japan.  We, at Barrister, would like to do everything possible to encourage members of the professional community to donate to the relief efforts in Japan. If you would like to join us in our quest to help provide recovery to Japan, please donate via the website below:


You can also send check donations to:

Consulate General of Japan

350 W. Grand Ave., Suite 1700

Los Angeles, CA 90071-3472

Memo line: Japan Earthquake Aid Fund

*Please note all donations made to the Consulate of Japan in Los Angeles will be sent directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society.*

Barrister’s Del Mar Tenants & Staff Celebrate Mardi Gras

Long-time tenant, Dr. Tammy Mondry of New Horizons Physical Therapy shows off her winning slice of the cake.

This week the tenants and staff at Barrister Executive Suites, Inc.’s Del Mar location celebrated Mardi Gras with a fun networking mixer themed “Sinful Desserts.” Barrister supplied a decorated cake complete with a small, hidden trinket inside, similar to that of a King’s Cake. The conference room was turned into a west coast version of Mardi Gras, complete with decorations and beads. Tenants and Barrister staff brought their favorite treats for everyone to indulge in, while they mingled amongst one another. 

Dr. Tammy Mondry with New Horizons Physical Therapy, who is also an original tenant of the suite, was the lucky winner of an Amazon.com gift card when she found the concealed trinket in her slice of the cake.

Thank you to everyone who participated.  Barrister looks forward to more events in the future!

Food and Wine Unite Businesses at Woodland Hills Chamber Event

From left: Suite Managers Kerri Linda Morales and Sharon Northrup, Receptionist Pauline Steinberg and Chamber Volunteer Mercy Alpert
From left: Suite Managers Kerri Linda Morales and Sharon Northrup, Receptionist Pauline Steinberg and Chamber Volunteer Mercy Alpert

Barrister was presented with another great opportunity to interact with the local business community when we sponsored a table at the Fine Wine & Food Festival sponsored by the Woodland Hills/Tarzana Chamber of Commerce.

Our staffers, Kerri Linda Morales, Sharon Northrup, and Pauline Steinberg, educated attendees about the advantages in leasing an executive suite with Barrister.

“It’s always great, particularly in this business climate, to talk about Barrister’s foundation of longevity and financial stability,” Morales said.


Afternoon Tea at Barrister Serves as Opportunity to Network

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The Mad Hatter wasn’t present for the recent tea party held at our Century City location, but the laughter and good times flowed just the same.

Barrister tenants and staff gathered for an End of Summer Afternoon Tea networking event. While tea was served and finger sandwiches were passed, tenants mingled and utilized the opportunity to exchange business cards.

The afternoon was also a great opportunity to welcome new tenants and learn about one another’s business or practice.

Barrister Assistant Vice President Jacqui White drew from her British background for the idea of tea in the afternoon. 

“We had a tremendous turnout,” White said.  “Numerous tenants have expressed how much they enjoyed the opportunity to mingle and relax.”

Checking in with Our San Diego Attorneys

P68 Tenant Lunch RevisedBy all appearances, the recent office appreciation lunch we hosted in San Diego was taking place at a large, downtown law firm.  With attorneys comprising 75 percent of our tenant base, our 525 B Street office in the Golden Eagle Plaza–which coincidentally, previously housed a law firm–has the culture of a firm, including the seamless support of our administrative staff and back office resources.

In addition to us showing our appreciation and checking in with our new and long-term tenants, this was an opportunity for them to do a little networking and renew acquaintances.

Barrister’s Suite Manager for San Diego, Amy Hicks sees first hand the synergy that has evolved amongst the attorneys at her office. 

“They are always exchanging ideas, discussing current case law, and referring cases back and forth.  It’s an invaluable resource for them to have like-minded contemporaries to rely on to cover a court appearance when on vacation, or file a pleading in an emergency. There are even occasions when attorneys share secretarial and paralegal support.”

Richard Norton is a principal at NORTON MOORE & ADAMS, LLP, a firm that handles civil cases.  He has been with us since our inception at the building in 2003.

“I have been here since Barrister started in this building and intend to continue my tenancy into the future,” Norton said.

For more information on Barrister’s 525 B Street office or to schedule a tour, please click here