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Avison Young Negotiates 14K-SF Thinkwell Lease in Burbank

Avison Young Negotiates 14K-SF Thinkwell Lease in Burbank

Design and production agency Thinkwell (A TAIT Company) has signed a 5.5-year, 14,000-square-foot lease at Empire Studios, a recently renovated building located on Empire Avenue in Burbank, CA. Avison Young’s Andrew Berk and Chase Gordon negotiated the deal on behalf of the tenant, who will occupy a majority of the 17,000-square-foot property. The landlord, Avalon Investment Company, was represented by Shadd Walker and Kevin Carrasco with Colliers.

Thinkwell’s new space features high ceilings and a brand new build-out with an indoor/outdoor creative and open work environment. “Finding the perfect balance of a creative experiential workspace that would blend a traditional build-out with a unique environment to attract and retain employees, drove us to identify Empire Studios,” said Berk in a news release. 

Thinkwell has created immersive experiences at Warner Brothers World and the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, and boasts big name clients like Disney and Netflix. The firm is relocating from the LA Media Tech Center with move-in expected in Q2 2023.


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ThinkwellAvison Young's Andrew BerkAvalon Investment CompanyColliers Los Angeles

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Mark comes to ConnectCRE with an extensive background as a business and news reporter in San Francisco radio, as well as 35 years as a traffic reporter on several stations including KGO, KNBR, KCBS and KFRC. As a business reporter, Mark covered the tech world in Silicon Valley where he became familiar with real estate transactions in the hot Bay Area marketplace. He attended San Jose State University with a BA in Radio and TV Broadcasting and currently resides in the Lake Tahoe area where he gets to frequently enjoy all of his favorite activities: Golfing, Fishing, Hiking and Skiing.