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Verve Talent Agency Moving to New Headquarters (Exclusive)

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From left: Verve partners Bryan Besser, Bill Weinstein, Amy Retzinger and Adam Levine.

The talent agency, which focuses on representing writers and directors, will move into new Miracle Mile offices in January.

Talent agency Verve has signed a lease for new headquarters space at 6310 San Vicente Blvd. in Los Angeles.

The agency, formed in January 2010 by former WME agents Bryan Besser, Adam Levine and Bill Weinstein, will move into its new offices in the first quarter of 2013. The company is now headquartered at 9696 Culver Blvd. in Culver City.

“We have been incredibly fortunate to see our client base grow and equally excited to find outstanding colleagues to join our firm. This new footprint will be an exciting step forward in our evolution.” the Verve partners said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

Terms of the five-year lease were not disclosed. The deal was inked in mid-September.

The 17-employee company represents such writer and director talents as Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine), Brian K. Vaughan (Lost), Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) and David Silverman (The Simpsons). Verve will occupy the first floor of the five-story office building. The roughly 10,000-square-foot space is now the corporate headquarters of Pinkberry. The offices will undergo a renovation by architecture firm Klawiter & Associates Inc.

"It's a great tenant for the building," said Bob Safai of Madison Partners, who represented the landlord, a partnership of Cambra Realty and PRP Real Estate Investors. "It is one of these buildings that has the easy access, has the creative space that everyone is looking for and not the congestion of a high-rise."

Besser said in an interview that the office would have an open floor plan and feature extensive use of glass so that there will be "sightlines from every desk."

"In the old days, the agencies looked like law firms -- everything was mahogany and they were dark," Besser said. "We are trying to make it as progressive as possible. This is about light and space and connectivity." 

Dustin Ballard of Madison Partners also represented the landlord; Verve was represented by Brad Sterling of Travers Realty.

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