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Douglas Emmett Overview

Santa Monica, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (DEI)
Real Estate
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Douglas Emmett Inc. (NYSE:DEI) is a premier provider of Class-A office properties and luxury apartment communities in Southern California and Honolulu. Our portfolio of properties consists of 62 Class-A office properties (totaling approximately 15.5 million rentable square ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to provide superior office space and luxury apartment homes backed by expert property management and exemplary customer service.

Douglas Emmett – Why Work For Us?

Our properties are currently located in nine premier Southern California submarkets - Brentwood, Century City, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Olympic Corridor, Westwood, Sherman Oaks/Encino, Warner Center/Woodland Hills and Burbank - with a growing presence in Honolulu.  Douglas Emmett's corporate headquarters is located in Santa Monica, CA.

Ask our Team Members - Maria Kaltner of Encino Terrace Center!

An inside look at our property and team at 1901 Avenue of the Stars!

Take an aerial tour of our Brentwood San Vicente Office Portfolio!

See for yourself what one of our customer's has to say about working with us!  Billy Rose (Founder & President) and Santiago Arana (Principal) of The Agency discuss their company's rise to success, company culture and experience working with Douglas Emmett and Douglas Emmett Builders to achieve a stunning creative and collaborative office design for their Brentwood office  located at our property, 11777 San Vicente, in the heart of the Brentwood/San Vicente corridor.

The Jane Joyce Promise Award - Recognizing Exemplary Customer Service Throughout Our Organization.

Our Commitment to Excellence

At Douglas Emmett, we strive to provide our valued clients with the absolute best customer service in the industry each and every day. All employees and service partners are part of our customer service culture and are committed to conducting themselves professionally, with warmth, sincerity and a genuine commitment to service.  Our commitment to customer service also extends to the way we interact within our organization. Thus, the employees of Douglas Emmett treat each other as well as they treat tenants, vendors and building visitors.

At Douglas Emmett, every individual who enters one of our properties is a client, and we treat all clients with a level of respect and dignity that is a hallmark of how we do business.

Our commitment to exemplary customer service is found in our Vision Statement. While some companies may call this a Mission Statement, Douglas Emmett prefers to view this simple belief as a far-reaching vision that affects every element of our business, every day of the year.

Our Vision

The Douglas Emmett experience promotes a sense of community by fostering creative, caring professionals who ensure that our clients receive the most responsive attention to the smallest detail.

Our promise is to provide impeccable service, exceeding our clients' expectations by quickly recognizing their needs, promptly fulfilling their requests, and taking great pride in delivering the highest level of performance.

With a genuine commitment to service, we create an atmosphere that allows our clients to flourish and prosper.


At Douglas Emmett, sustainability is not just a sound bite, it’s a way of life…

The U.S. Environment Protection Agency has recognized Douglas Emmett as an “ENERGY STAR Leader.”
Approximately 90% of our eligible office space is ENERGY STAR certified by the EPA with energy efficiency in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide.
Based on the global Environmental Real Estate Survey by Maastricht University, institutional investors named Douglas Emmett as one of the top 10 US leaders in the environmental practices for commercial properties.
We were a founding member of the Greenprint Foundation, whose mission is to enable its members and the global real estate industry to reduce the carbon footprint of their portfolios in an economically feasible fashion.


At Douglas Emmett, we see sustainability as the right investment… To upgrade our new and existing properties, we have invested over $30 million to reduce energy consumption, increase operational efficiency and diminish our carbon footprint. We also work with our service providers, suppliers and tenants to pursue environmentally friendly practices.
As technological advancements emerge, we will continue to be at the forefront of promoting sustainability.

Between 1971 and 1991, Dan Emmett and partners formed three real estate companies, which collaboratively engaged in the acquisition, development, redevelopment, operation and management of high-quality real estate assets within supply-constrained markets in Los Angeles County. While the early focus was on multifamily properties, the Company's investment focus evolved to include high-quality office properties and complementary retail space in California and Honolulu, Hawaii. Since 1993, Douglas Emmett has acquired a substantial majority of its portfolio through nine institutional funds.

Today, Douglas Emmett, Inc. owns and operates approximately 15.5 million square feet of Class A office space and approximately 3,336 luxury apartment units in nine highly desirable submarkets in Los Angeles County, six of which are located in Los Angeles' Westside - Brentwood, Century City, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, the Olympic Corridor, and Westwood - and three submarkets in the San Fernando Valley - Sherman Oaks/Encino, Warner Center/Woodland Hills, and Burbank. The Company's Honolulu office portfolio is located in the downtown central business district with multifamily properties in nearby suburban communities.

The Company utilizes the same focused business strategy that was implemented by its founding principals - managing, developing, redeveloping and acquiring multifamily and commercial real estate in high barrier-to-entry submarkets that exhibit strong economic characteristics such as population and job growth, as well as inherent supply constraints, such as limited developable land due to natural and political barriers. The Company strives to capitalize on the experience of its seasoned management team to create continued value.

The Company is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

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    There are more commercial properties compare to residential properties.

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    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Douglas Emmett (Santa Monica, CA).


    Received a call from HR to do a phone interview and then was invited to to an in person interview the next day. The front desk was very sweet and HR was extremely helpful and very engaged. We talked for a while and then was asked to fill out a competency test (math, spelling/grammar).

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