California Centers

MAY 2017

California Centers Magazine serves retailers, developers, shopping center owners, investment sales brokers and tenant representation firms throughout the state of California.

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26 California Centers Magazine | May 2017 C C in fast casual dining, revolutionizing traditional models by incorporating fresh flavors of sushi into colorful, customizable bowls that are ready to be shared on social media," says Mi- chael Pakravan, vice president of bro- kerage in Kennedy Wilson's Los An- geles office. "The restaurant concept fits the Southern California lifestyle of healthy eating and provides for customization and optionality that is in high demand. As a result, dozens of new hip and trendy poke shops have opened new locations all over Southern California." Pakravan has seen this explosion firsthand as he has secured space for a variety of poke concepts in the Los Angeles area over the past year. This includes a 10-year lease for 1,200 square feet of space at 801 Hope Street in Downtown Los An- geles for Hoke Poke; a five-year lease for 1,000 square feet at the Alexandria, a former hotel that was converted into an apartment build- ing also in Down- town, for OkiPoki; and a five-year lease for a 1,100-square- foot space in a shopping center at 8850 Tampa Ave. in Northridge for Hon- eyfish Poke. SOCIAL SITUATION While the poke concept may not be a new invention to Hawaiians, Pakra- Rendering for Hoke Poke, another expanding concept in the state. Joseph Kim Senior Associate Coreland Cos. Johnny Choi Senior Associate CBRE Thank you to Shea Properties & Regency Centers for thinking outside the box, hiring restaurant specialists to source & merchandise food and beverage for their San Diego projects! Studio UNLTD

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