Benefits of Working in The Burbank Media District

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Working in Los Angeles is the pinnacle of success for countless dreamers in show-business. In an attempt to make it in the entertainment industry, many people have made this bustling city their home. However, daily life in downtown L.A. isn’t for everyone. With the traffic and higher taxes in Los Angeles, businesses have sought out nearby areas to establish their business operations. Thus, the Burbank Media district was formed. Everyone from production studios, web developers, and all the support staff needed to run a renowned studio, work in the Burbank Media District, and for good reason.

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Establishing a business address in Burbank has so many benefits, and our recently renovated Burbank office suites have been updated to the excellent standards that our tenants have come to expect.  If you’re curious about making the move to the Burbank Media District, here are just a few of the many reasons to take a tour of our offices soon:

Proximity to the Burbank Airport & Local Studios

Barrister’s Burbank location is directly adjacent to the Warner Brothers main lot. This location has been home to thousands of writers, producers, developers and production companies that need space for a particular project or have “housekeeping” deals with one of the major studios in the area. The proximity to the studios is one of the major features that Burbank offers, with NBC, Disney, Universal and iHeart Radio close by. Musicians serenade Burbank, with local record companies like Sony Music, Atlantic Records, Elektra Records and Warner Brothers Music. Being just a seven-minute drive from the Burbank airport, our tenants love being in the middle of the action.

Restaurants

The Smoke House is an iconic restaurant in Burbank, California. For those who are unaware, the Smoke House sits beside the Warner Brothers lot and has had many television shows and movies filmed there. La La Land, Argo, The Office, and Scandal are just a few major productions that have scenes filmed at the Smoke House. It serves as a great place to have a lunch meeting with clients and business partners.

Grabbing a bite to eat for lunch at Whole Foods is great for those on-the-go. Whether you are headed to your next meeting or have afternoon plans, Whole Foods has a wide selection of foods to choose from, like salads, soups and sandwiches. If you are more of a sit-down and eat type of person, Whole Foods has that too. Within the store, there is a cocktail and wine bar, perfect for those casual lunch meetings.

If you are looking for a more formal, fine dining food experience, Castaway is a great choice. Overlooking the San Fernando Valley, Castaway was designed after the movie Castaway, starring Tom Hanks. Equipped with a full bar and brunch, dinner and dessert menus, Castaway provides the total fine dining experience.

Tax Advantage over Los Angeles

The City of Burbank is offering special business incentives for those who move out of Los Angeles and into Burbank. The most worthwhile incentive is businesses pay no city income tax. Additionally, there is no gross sales receipt tax, which can be huge for a growing business. Other incentives include rebates, recruitment and hiring assistance and a streamlined permitting process. Read more about these valuable incentives on their website.

Access to Public Transportation

The Metrolnk is easily accessible, just 3 miles away from the Burbank office location. Burbank also has its own bus service for commuters, known as the Burbank Bus, and the METRO bus is also available.

Real Estate in Burbank

Finding office space in the Burbank area can be competitive. The vacancy rate in the industrial market is now less than 1% and demand is only increasing. Due to this increase in demand, rental rates in the Burbank area have nearly tripled and are expected to continue increasing through this year. At Barrister, our Executive Suite concept keeps costs down, while providing convenient on-site amenities.

Check out our Burbank office space and contact us for more information:

Tenant in the Spotlight: Jami Fosgate

This April, Jami Fosgate, was selected as “Member of the Month” by Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA).  Jami Fosgate is a current Burbank tenant with Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. where she runs Fosgate Family Law and Mediation. 

While attending Loyola Law School, Ms Fosgate was on the Dean’s List each semester and was active in the Evening Women’s Law Association.  She was selected for membership in the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society and earned the award for “Best Oral Advocate” in the annual Scott Moot Court Competition.

Ms. Fosgate’s philosophy is that parties involved in family law issues should first seek to resolve their problems through Mediation or Collaborative Law methods because Litigation – fighting in court – is extremely expensive, time consuming and emotionally draining.  Fosgate Family Law and Mediation is devoted to helping parties save time and money by resolving their problems through Mediation and Collaborative Law.  Ms. Fosgate also provides Limited Scope Representation and Legal Document Preparation at a flat fee for parties who want to control the costs of their family law case.   

Ms. Fosgate is a contributor to the Los Angeles Daily Journal and her published articles include “Change of Plans” (November 6, 2008); “When Words Collide (June 16, 2009); and “Support Payments, It’s a Question of Time” (January 7, 2010).

She is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association, Southern California Mediation Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Burbank Bar Association, Pasadena Bar Association, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, American Bar Association and Southern California Family Law American Inn of Court where she serves on the Executive Committee.

Barrister congratulates Ms. Fosgate on her Member of the Month Award!

For more information on Ms. Fosgate, please visit: http://www.fosgatefamilylaw.com/5901/index.html

Join Barrister’s Burbank Location in Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Put on your sombreros because Barrister’s Burbank location is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a fiesta! The Barrister staff will be hosting a potluck with traditional Mexican fare this Tuesday, May 5th from noon to 2 PM in the large conference room. Everyone is invited to attend and bring a potluck item if they choose.

The Barrister staff will also be celebrating Receptionist Genevieve LaRocca’s upcoming graduation from Loyola University, where she will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Congratulations Genevieve on such a major accomplishment!

City National Bank to Give Presentation at Barrister’s Burbank location

Barrister’s Burbank location will host City National Bank as they present an informational luncheon this Wednesday, March 9th from Noon-2 PM at 3500 W. Olive Ave. Suite 300. Topics covered will include business and preferred banking practices.  All business members of the community are invited to attend.

Please RSVP to Jaime Ball or Christina Asad at (818) 973-2700 by March 7th to be included in the luncheon.

We look forward to a successful event!