Announcing The Formosa West building, a new, 100,000 square foot creative office building capturing the studio lifestyle on the historic grounds of The Lot in West Hollywood. Within a secured creative campus, Formosa West is designed to appeal to content creators, transmedia innovators and a new class of creative trendsetters.

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With a walk score of 91, this location is truly a "Walker's Paradise." Grab lunch at a number of eateries, including Mendocino Farms, Food + Lab Cafe, or Lyfe Kitchen. Nearby shopping is easy at Target, Best Buy, and Sprouts. After work, unwind at the historic Formosa Cafe, Jones, or Tinto. There are plenty of housing options too, including new mixed use projects The Dylan, The Huxley, and the upcoming Movietown Plaza next door. When your creative office resides at Formosa West, everything you need is within walking distance.

Avoiding the sterility of typical office environments, Formosa West is thoughtfully fashioned with a series of ledges, terraces and private balconies on each floor that mark the distinctive design of The Lot buildings, while bringing light and fresh air to the tenants working within. Designed to LEED Gold standards, floor-to-ceiling, high-performance, operable glass windows span the 13’ floor-to-floor height, evoking the spacious interiors of a repurposed loft building while maximizing expansive views.


Founded in 1994 by a trio of entrepreneurs with a vision to invest in urban communities, CIM today is a real estate and infrastructure investment firm that manages over $25.7 billion and possesses the rare combination of significant scale and scope with a commitment to staying loyal to its urban roots. CIM relies upon its 22-year history of investing in communities across North America, which has enabled it to develop an unparalleled understanding of the unique nature of urban investing, as well as how best to leverage its extensive real estate operational expertise.

Space highlights

  • 13,854 (divisible) available on ground floor
  • Private patio available
  • 14’ ground floor ceiling height
  • Ready now for tenant improvements

Formosa West presents unparalleled opportunities for collaboration and socialization. Once you’ve worked on a studio lot, you’ll know why it’s difficult to leave. Formosa West at The Lot is more than an office on a studio lot, it’s a community.

Production companies love the human size of The Lot. Its walkable amenities and approachable scale, not to mention its dynamic West Hollywood location, make it one of the most desirable locales for media companies in Los Angeles. On-lot services include secured gate access, commissary and catering services, seven sound stages, a full-service mill, screening rooms, T1 connectivity, and lighting and grip rental.

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Carl Muhlstein
International Director

Hayley Blockley
Managing Director

Nicole Mihalka
Managing Director


CIM is locally best known for investing in the adaptive reuse ordinance that incentivized revitalization efforts and encouraged the redevelopment of existing buildings in the area. CIM attracted major office tenants to the Hollywood market such as TV Guide, j2 Global Communications, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), and Showtime while improving the landscape with destinations such as Lucky Strike, the Dolby Theatre and events such as the Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland. Through its many strategic acquisitions, CIM has been able to attract the tenants that have transformed the area into one of the top shopping, dining and entertainment destination for millions of local customers and tourists who visit every year.


  • On-site amenities, parking and outdoor space
  • Secured environment
  • Private patio available
  • 14’ clear height on ground floor