Employee in the Spotlight: Jacqui White Jansen

Jacqui White Jansen
Assistant Vice President, Barrister Executive Suites, Inc.


Meet Jacqui White Jansen!


Jacqui has been with Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. for 23 years, and currently serves as the Assistant Vice President.  She’s primarily responsible for the West Los Angeles region, where we recently opened our newest location: 233 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400, Santa Monica.  With 8 locations in the Westside region, Jacqui is kept busy!

Having been born and raised in Manchester England, Jacqui immigrated to the U.S. at age 22. Jacqui has two children, Zoe and Zari, and she lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, Skip.

Jacqui brings valuable knowledge, great energy and experience to everything that she is involved with. While managing the Westside area for Barrister, Jacqui is involved in the local community in many other aspects. She has been volunteering on the Oncology Floor at St. John’s Hospital every week for 6 years, and is a member of LACRA (the Los Angeles Commercial Real Estate Association).  She serves on the Planning Committee for the LACRA Broker Challenge, a day of fun taking place on September 21st, 2015 at the Beach Club in Santa Monica (see our post Calling all Brokers! for more information).

Stop by our newest Santa Monica addition and say hi! We will be hosting our Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Party on November 4th.  Stay tuned for more details.

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 http://www.barrister-suites.com.

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: leasing@barrister-suites.com

Start the Year Off Right, Help Save a Life!

give blood

Next week, the CIM Group at 11620 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles will be hosting a Tenant Blood Drive.  This is a great opportunity for all tenants and employees at Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. Brentwood to donate blood.

Start the year off right and help save a life:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

10 am – 2 pm

11620 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 280


Appointments are recommended.  Please contact Sherry at 310-829-8886 or email sherry.arroyo@stjohns.org.  Remember to bring a picture ID. As a token of CIM Group’s appreciation, all participants will receive a coupon for a Pint of Baskin Robbins Ice Cream (conveniently located right across the street from Barrister in Brentwood!)


For more information about Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. Brentwood, call Sondra at 310-388-8799 or visit barrister-suites.comst johns logo

Current and Former Barrister Tenants Win Client Referral Contest

A current and former Barrister tenant won a $200.00 gift card in our “Summer Isn’t Over Yet,” client referral contest.

“The campaign is our way of giving back to our loyal tenants,” said Airley Ogilvie, Santa Monica Suite Manager.  “I believe in the product and the service we provide and it’s amazing to see our tenants feel the same way.”

Former Santa Monica tenant, Pamela Hicks, principal of Hicks & Associates won for her referral. 

Westlake Village tenant, Doug Minor, author and founder of Easy Credit Relief Inc., won the current tenant referral contest. 

“Client referrals is our number two source for the new business we derive annually,” says Carrie Gates, Barrister’s Vice President of Leasing & Marketing. This year to date, current and former tenant referrals have resulted in over 24 percent of our new lease deals. This speaks volumes about the service we provide.”

Hicks & Associates is a full service business, corporate and entertainment firm.  It represents small businesses, predominantly in the entertainment and corporate fields, with all of their transactional, financing and business needs.

Doug Minor is the author of Anatomy of Credit Scores and Founder of Easy Credit Relief, Inc., a credit repair and educational company.  Doug also serves as an Expert Witness and Legal Consultant for those needing his expertise, and he is also involved in credit related litigation.  As a recognized expert in the field, Doug is hired to conduct credit scoring seminars for consumers and professionals of all levels of sophistication.

Hoops and Spikes for Charity


This past week, Barrister participated in the 24th annual Los Angeles Broker Challenge at The Beach Club in Santa Monica.

This all-day event is hosted by Los Angeles County Broker Association for the purpose of raising funds and bringing awareness for Family Service of Santa Monica, a division of Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services. 

Vista Del Mar provides comprehensive, family-centered social, educational and behavioral health services that encourage children, adolescents and their families to lead self reliant, stable and productive lives.

The day began with various challenges including, volleyball and basketball, and concludes with a cocktail reception. 

Local restaurants and professionals in the Los Angeles area contribute sponsorship dollars and food and drink.

This year Sales and Marketing Manager Derek Otte participated as an athlete and Suite Manager Airley Ogilvie served on the planning committee. 

“It is tremendous to see so many professionals come out to play a few games and raise awareness for this local organization,” said Ogilvie.  “Barrister has been active in the broker challenge for more than five years and we look forward to next year’s challenge.”