Dot-coms want the beach in their address
October 16, 2011
By: Roger Vincent

Compared with most of the region's white-collar office market, the less corporate environs of Santa Monica and Venice are looking sharp.

Technology and entertainment companies that long ago mastered the knack of making money without dressing up are now paying top dollar to rent space in some of Southern California's most desirable neighborhoods. ...

... "These folks want to live a certain lifestyle," said broker Matthew Brainard of real estate firm Studley. "They work crazy hours, so they might want to surf in the morning, ride a bike to work and enjoy everything they can then and there." ...

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