Glendale, CA Office Overview
Glendale is the fourth-largest city in Los Angeles county, and is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Home to a population estimated at nearly 204,000 residents, the city has a lot to offer to its businesses and inhabitants. Neighbors include Burbank to the west, the San Fernando Valley and Angeles Forest to the north, Pasadena to the east, and Northeast and Central L.A. to the south.
Located just 10 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, Glendale is surrounded by regional highlights: Griffith Park and its observatory on one side, and Mount Wilson Observatory on the other, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Rose Bowl Stadium, the multitude of television and film studios in Burbank, and so much more. The city is home to headquarters and operations of companies including DreamWorks, International House of Pancakes, Walt Disney Co.’s Disney's Grand Central Creative Campus, which includes the Marvel Animation Studios, and the California State Compensation Insurance Fund.
Glendale, CA Office Inventory Description
As of mid-2017, the Glendale office market encompassed nearly 8 million square feet of office space in properties larger than 50,000 square feet. Glendale is a major production center for the entertainment and animation industries. These powerful regional economic sectors, along with numerous large corporate centers, generate continuously robust demand for office space in the city. Nearly 65% of the local office inventory is Class A, while Class B product accounts for nearly 3 million square feet of inventory.
Most of the larger office properties in town are clustered below Glenoaks Boulevard, in the Glendale City Center, Grand Central, Pacific Edison, and Tropico neighborhoods. Notable investment-grade local properties include the Glendale Memorial Medical Pavilion, the Central Medical Plaza, and the Seeley Creative Campus at 1800 South Brand Boulevard.
Glendale, CA Commercial Inventory Breakdown
Total: 7,882,009 SF
By square footage range:
- 50k to 100k SF: 1,318,939 SF / 16.73% of total office
- 100k to 500k SF: 5,452,810 SF / 69.18% of total office
- 500k to 1M SF: 1,110,260 SF / 14.09% of total office
- Class A: 5,364,106 SF / 68.06% of total office
- Class B: 2,517,903 SF / 31.94% of total office
Top 10 Largest Office Buildings
|Office building||Address||Sqft||Year built|
|Glendale Plaza||655 North Central Avenue, 91203||591,958||1998|
|Glendale Plaza||655 North Central Avenue, 91203||529,508||1999|
|800 North Brand Blvd||800 North Brand Blvd, 91203||518,302||1990|
|Dreamworks Animation Studios||1000 Flower Street, 91201||459,770||1997|
|500 North Brand||500 North Brand Blvd, 91203||420,151||1990|
|500 @ The Brand||500 North Brand Boulevard, 91203||412,000||1990|
|Glendale City Center||101 North Brand Blvd, 91203||408,034||1990|
|Glendale Center||611 North Brand Blvd, 91203||382,230||1972|
|330 North Brand Blvd||330 North Brand Blvd, 91203||330,943||1982|
|505 North Brand Blvd||505 North Brand Blvd, 91203||319,864||1986|
Largest Office Properties Recently Completed
|Office building||Address||Sqft||Year built|
|500 East Colorado Street||500 East Colorado Street, 91205||39,067||2020|
|Rexford Creative Campus||700 Allen Avenue, 91201||25,168||2015|
|3600 North Verdugo Road||3600 North Verdugo Road, 91208||29,794||2010|
|207 Goode Avenue||207 Goode Avenue, 91203||189,109||2009|
|Hollywood Production Center 3||225 East Broadway, 91205||76,000||2009|
|Lee Hughes Medical Building||1500 East Chevy Chase Drive, 91206||76,758||2008|
|St. Mary's Medical Center||800 South Central Avenue, 91204||39,552||2007|
|Grand Central Creative Campus||1101 Flower Street, 91201||250,832||2006|
|501 North Orange Street||501 North Orange Street, 91203||27,000||2004|
|4680 San Fernando Road||4680 San Fernando Road, 91204||80,000||2000|
Glendale, CA Green Office Space
Over 30% of the local office properties larger than 50,000 square feet are green program compliant – LEED, EPA Energy Star rating, or other. In total, green office space in Glendale amounts to more than 3.6 million square feet. One local example is the Glendale City Center on North Brand Avenue. This property was completed in 1990 and encompasses more than 408,000 square feet of LEED Gold-certified office space.
As one of the most environmentally-friendly states in the U.S., California is home to six of the top 30 largest green office markets in the country. The 2017 National Green Building Adoption Index surveyed the growth of green building adoption in these top markets between 20505 and 2017 and discovered that eco-conscious commercial real estate development increased from below 5% in 2005 to nearly 40% in mid-2017.
Glendale, CA's Top Office-Using Sectors
Demand on the Glendale market is driven by enterprises and institutions operating in economic sectors like healthcare, software, and entertainment.
- Healthcare – the Glendale Adventist Medical Center, the Glendale Memorial Medical Center, and the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital are among the largest white-collar employers in town, and the largest in the healthcare sector;
- Software – Nero AG and Panda Security are two of the city’s largest employers in the tech industry;
- Entertainment – DreamWorks Animation is one of the largest creators of white-collar employment in the creative industry;
- Corporate Office – Glenair Inc., Public Storage, International House of Pancakes anre just a few of the companies that have large offices, regional or general headquarters located in Glendale.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does office space cost in Glendale, CA?
The average office rental rate in Glendale, CA is $33.03 per square foot. Asking prices vary based on the property’s location, overall rating, amenities, proximity to restaurants, cafes and entertainment venues, as well as public transport, airports and highways. Check Glendale Office Market Trends for more stats.
What is the size of available office spaces in Glendale, CA?
The Glendale, CA office market can accommodate various businesses, sporting a range of office space availabilities. The average size of office space availabilities is 13,689 square feet. If you’re just starting out as a company or as an entrepreneur, the smallest available office space in Glendale, CA is 133 square feet, while the maximum rentable space on the market now is 27,244 square feet.
How do I get office space in Glendale, CA?
Start your search for office space in Glendale, CA by using our filters that allow you to find the best space for your business needs. Filter listings by location, property size, available space or lease rate. Property pages will offer details about an office building’s rating, year built, availabilities, price per square foot and more. After drawing up a shortlist, make sure you contact the listed broker(s) to schedule a viewing and begin the negotiation process for your lease contract.
How many office listings are available in Glendale, CA?
There are 101 office listings on the Glendale, CA market. See all available office spaces for rent.
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What other property types are available for lease in Glendale, CA?
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- Total Population200,232
- Male Population(46.9 %) 93,879
- Female Population(53.1 %) 106,353
- Median Age41.90
- Average Household Income$94,884
- Median Household Income$66,130
- Median Income Under 25$61,964
- Median Income 25-44$82,243
- Median Income 45-64$75,202
- Median Income Over 65$32,688
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