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In today’s market, collaborative workspaces are key, say Brokers of the Quarter Carter Haslam and Scott Kenny of CBRE. 

As companies adjust to a new normal in 2021, Carter and Scott have found that workspaces offering versatility are the most attractive, for both long- and short-term leases. 

This spring, Carter and Scott negotiated more than 55K SF at Irvine Company portfolio properties across a variety of industries, including a 29K SF lease for Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, a company who manufactures respiratory devices. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s new home at Spectrum Terrace features 33 acres of outdoor space that invite collaboration, with private patios, indoor and outdoor workspaces with full connectivity. The workplace’s outdoor oasis even includes an Olympic-length pool and poolside cabanas, a feature that is completely unique to Orange County.

“Our clients appreciate the efficient floorplans, thoughtful amenities, and forward-thinking, customer-centric approach that Irvine Company brings to the table,” notes senior vice president Scott Kenny.

With more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate, Scott is no stranger to market shifts. In this current market, he says, “Quality will continue to be a driver as employers need additional reasons to attract their employees back to the office.”

Carter Haslam, first vice president, agrees that companies are looking for workplaces that inspire collaboration and engagement, adding that “Companies are taking a mindful approach to ‘magnetizing’ their workplaces—and creating an environment that draws employees back into the office.” They are taking the time to design intentional, collaborative spaces, says Carter, while also finding creative ways for their workforce to balance virtual and in-office work styles.

Thanks Carter and Scott, for your commitment to excellence and serving your clients’ needs—and congratulations on this honor.

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