Lorena has been advising Southern California based clients in retail and hospitality for several years. Lorena joined JLL from BRC Advisors where she held the title of Vice President. Over the years, she has successfully completed transactions ranging from retail and office leasing to investment and owner/ user sales. Lorena's field of concentration includes landlord and tenant representation in retail leasing and sales, with a particular emphasis on hospitality.
Lorena was formerly Vice President at BRC Advisors. Prior to her work at BRC Lorena held a management role with a Los Angeles based restaurant group. She has been active in the Los Angeles commercial real estate market for five (5) years.
Lorena earned a certificate with honors in real estate investments from UCLA and a bachelor's degree in marketing from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal.
Represented Property Owners and Tenants in leasing multiple restaurant and fast casual concepts across Los Angeles, which included Terrine, Smoke Oil Salt, Simply Salad, Peking Tavern, Alma, The Parish, Pie Hole, 800 Degrees, Pressed Juicery, L&E Oyster Bar, El Condor, Diablo, Lou Wine Shop, Eagle Rock Brewery, Bierbeisl Imbiss, G&B Coffee, Ice Cream Lab and more.
Represented Landlord in prime Arts District for multiple creative office leases on a 100,000 rentable square foot property with Tenants including JCrew, Tait Towers, Skunk US, Apliiq, Brand ID and more.
Represented Landlord and Tenants for two marquee properties in Old Town Pasadena resulting in seven retail leases on Colorado Boulevard in 2014.|
Represented landlord and tenant in the purchase and lease of a mixed-use building in Los Feliz for conversion to a boutique hotel with ground floor restaurant and bar.
Represented landlord and tenant in the master lease of a boutique hotel and ground floor restaurant and bar in downtown Los Angeles.