Connecting Premier Office Properties to the Film Industry
The Location Portal eNewsletterAugust 2016
Dear Friends, 

Welcome to The Location Portal, setting the standard in connecting premier office properties to the film industry. Check out our user-friendly website at and see our featured properties below. 

Location Professionals:  Let us know your location requirements. The Location Portal has relationships with virtually every commercial office building management team in the Los Angeles 30-mile studio zone. We  will find what you are looking for and ensure your filming experience runs smoothly.

Commercial Property Owners/Managers:  We would love to include your film-friendly property(ies) in our library for promotion to the film industry. The Location Portal provides a full service approach - from marketing to the initial scout to contract negotiation to production oversight and close out. 

Best Regards,
The Location Portal
(310) 928-FILM(3456) Office
(310) 868-2514 Fax
Featured Production: Ghostbusters
Thanks to PSYOP, Essex Portfolio and the staff at 8th & Hope for making this Ghostbusters promo happen.

   Featured Property: Watt Plaza
The Location Portal proudly features Watt Plaza, two 23-story commercial office towers located in Century City. Features circular lobby with revolving doors; retail corridor with long hallways; grand executive and visitor valet; large landscaped plaza with fountain and seating areas; multiple vacant offices with hardwood floors, cubicles; large 7-level adjacent parking structure; spacious rooftops with helipadsClick on photos for more details about this property.
 Featured Property: Sunset Vine Tower
The Location Portal is pleased to present the film-friendly Sunset Vine Tower, a 20-story glass loft tower located at the famed Sunset & Vine corner in Hollywood. Features panoramic views of Los Angeles; bright, modern lobby; outdoor pool; fitness center; vacant loft units with hardwood floors; subterranean parking. Click on photos for more details about this property.

 Featured Property: Equitable Plaza
The Location Portal is pleased to present the film-friendly Equitable Plaza, a 32-story office tower located in Mid-Wilshire. Features expansive dual lobbies; landscaped front and rear exterior plazas; vacant offices with built-ins, break room; server room; raw floor with City views; adjacent garage with rooftop parking. Click on photos for more details about this property.

   Featured Property: 626 Wilshire
626 Wilshire is a 12-story modern office building located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Features modest lobby with wood and steel features; dressed film-friendly fitness center; dressed offices with cubicles, glass conference room; raw floors with Downtown views; subterranean parking garage; rooftop. Click on photos for more details about this property.  
Featured Property Clients: Joe and Christine Suzuki
If you've worked in commercial property management in Los Angeles for any length of time, chances are you may know one or both of the Suzuki's - Joe and Christine.  What's this couple's secret to success? They were happy to fill us in. 
Growing up and attending Bryant College in Smithfield, Rhode Island, Christine relocated to Southern California in 1985 where her brother was attending UCLA. Christine assimilated quickly and made many new friends, including her brother's college roommate, Joe. After spending a lot of time together, Joe and Christine's friendship evolved into something more, and after a short engagement the couple married in 1987.
Prior to marriage, even Joe and Christine's careers seemed to be moving along the same path. In 1985, Christine went to work as Director of Property Management for Shapell Industries where she remained for 14 years.  After graduating from UCLA, Joe went into property management at Cushman & Wakefield where he stayed for the next 15 years, first at MCI Center (now The Bloc) and later at Bank of America Plaza, both prominent million plus square foot Downtown properties.
In 1999, Christine took a break from property management to raise the couple's two children. Austin is now 19 and attending San Francisco State University. Peyton is 16 and a junior at Granada Hills Charter High School. In 2002 Christine returned to the industry to work for LBA Realty where she is now in charge of the industrial assets in Southern California. As fate would have it, Joe now works for LBA Realty, overseeing the office portfolio. Both are Vice Presidents.
What do you love about property management and filming on property?
Christine:  We both enjoy work very much, especially now as the market is in a healthy state, providing increased activity and opportunities.
Joe: As real estate managers, we have to maximize every square foot of our assets. Filming provides unexpected revenue for our investors; so much so that with our positive history, many are capitalizing the income into their valuation.
What do you do when you're not working?
Christine: We enjoy travelling to Europe, most recently Puglia, Italy (photo) and we'll be going to Tokyo with the kids over the holidays.
Joe: Now that the kids are almost grown, we contemplated moving to a smaller home, but decided to stay put in Porter Ranch where we have been for 29 year and start a much-needed re-decorating project.
What's the secret to the success of your marriage?
Christine: Sense of humor and tolerance. We limit our discussions about work when we get home.
Joe: Traveling is key for us. We often seek private time, both as spouses and as a family. We will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary next year!
Yes, We Have Weekday Lobbies!
Our Search by Categories option on The Location Portal website is designed to make life easier for production.  All our locations' filmable areas are broken down by type and easily searched by photo. Whatever you're looking for - rooftops, pools, dressed offices, conference rooms, helipads, cubicles, escalators, restaurants, lobbies you can film in during the week, plazas, banks, fountains, atriums, lofts, parking structures, revolving doors, parks - we've made it simple for you to find in our location library. Click here to see our Search by Category option.
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