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Shores Pre-Leasing Is Here!


The Marina has been buzzing about Shores for what seems like forever—and finally, to the excitement of the Shores team and our future residents—Pre-Leasing is about to begin! Starting tomorrow, all Shores fans will need to do is to visit our brand-new Shores website, click on the Floorplans page, and then pick their pad. With just a few clicks and a deposit of $500 (1-bedroom units) or $750 (2-bedroom units), you’ll be able to not only choose your floorplan, but also the view you will have, the floor you will live on, and the exact apartment you want. Arriving early at Shores seriously has its benefits!

We’re still putting the finishing touches on our community, and we know you may be skeptical about  reserving your apartment home without seeing the actual unit just yet. But the people behind Shores aren’t just nameless faces behind a national  real estate moniker.  We’ve been a part of the neighborhood for decades, and we’re genuinely proud of what we know Shores will be.

You can be confident that we’ve been  meticulous in our Shores planning—with truly livable floorplans, community amenities that inspire neighbor-to-neighbor friendships, the best Marina views, an unbelievable courtyard, a great fitness center, and apartment amenities like DirecTV and Internet included in your rent. All of those details will come together to make Shores a really unique place to live. And we’re excited for you all to join us and be a part of it.

If you have any questions about the Shores community or Pre-Leasing, connect with us on Facebook or contact Sue Kohan, Shores General Manager, and Jimmy Garrett, Shores Assistant Manager, at (310) 822-7700. Either way, we’ll be happy to guide you through the process. Happy Leasing, everyone!

Shores Colors Are The Talk Of The Town

The buzz on Shores is growing and with it, a conversation is generating about the community’s vibrant exterior colors. Some folks are unsure of interrupting the lazy-beige-y scheme of the Marina, but others seem to be thrilled to see some color-vitality burst onto the scene!

Shores Colors

“LJ” from Westchester made some great points in support of our color choices to the Argonaut newspaper, writing: “Bright, festive colors enhanced the inherent strong theme of boating and marine life, whether bringing it out into the sunshine or providing a happy place to be on otherwise overcast days.” Right on! That’s exactly how we feel. We wanted the colors to reflect the vim-and-vigor lifestyle of Shores while also complementing the Marina’s coastal flavor. And we’re so happy that Angelenos like LJ appreciate that!

Here is LJ’s full response to the Argonaut Letter to the Editor:

Bring on the bright colors

Re: “What a way to stand out,” (Argonaut letters, Feb. 14).

Regarding the letter writer who calls The Shores’ choice of paint colors garish:

Are you kidding me? A reader says what the Marina needs is even more bland, muted colors?

Many of my associates and I are thrilled to finally see some bright colors in the Marina again. I’ve always been bewildered that the Marina area did not utilize such an obvious theme in all aspects of architecture, signage and design.

If you look at L.A. through the eyes of a tourist, this destination is extremely disappointing. For example, the grand “entrance” to the Marina on Fiji Way—what the heck is that? Design by committee has killed any authentic joy of Marina life.

As a graphic designer and Westside resident for over 30 years, I was particularly horrified when Caruso Affiliated remodeled the “Marina Waterside” with little reference to the actual nearby water, making it look the same as all the other properties they do: The Commons at Calabasas, The Promenade at Westlake, The Village at Moorpark… the list goes on.

That is somewhat understandable, as those are places with no real history or thematic reference. So they can afford to look as if someone plunked down a vaguely Mediterranean village in the middle of Los Angeles. But now… so does the Marina Waterside! Really, can’t we do better than that?

Why, yes, we can – remember when Fisherman’s Village received its facelift? Bright, festive colors enhanced the inherent strong theme of boating and marine life, whether bringing it out into the sunshine or providing a happy place to be on otherwise overcast days.

What the Marina needs is more thematic energy. Let the bright colors prevail.

LJ, Westchester

In response to our Facebook page poll, the colors are prevailing with “Blue, Bold and Beautiful” in the lead—6 votes to 0! Take the poll now.


Shores Inspiring Community One Amenity at a Time

Community Lifestyle

When Shores’ masterminds got together to design and choose amenities, they had one common focus: They wanted to create a sense of community. That’s not easy to find in L.A., where neighbors can live next to each other for a decade without ever moving beyond the unenthusiastic “hey” in the hallway.

But Shores isn’t designed for that. Everything from the two-acre courtyard and pet-friendly area to the fitness classes and Sky Terraces are made to not just enhance a resident’s lifestyle, but to inspire a real feeling of community. Aside from the cool architecture and great floorplans, that’s what is really going to make Shores stand out from the pack. And when you add Shores’ smoke-free environment to the list, you have what may be L.A.’s best residential community.

Here’s a list of amenities that will make Shores the envy of Los Angeles. Seriously.

The Two-Acre Courtyard

Two acres! That’s approximately 87,000 square feet of relaxation and recreation possibilities. The courtyard is designed like a park, so there’s plenty of space to walk, meditate, or unwind with a good eBook.

Fire Pits

Sit in front of the warm glow and unwind. Or heck, grab a neighbor and a bag of marshmallows—and cook up some smores! There’s nothing quite like a fire pit to give you that ahhhhhh feeling after a long day.


Nothing says summer like throwing some grub on the barbecue and kicking back with family and friends. Shores is BBQ-ready so start planning your grilling agenda now!

The Large Pool and Seriously Big Sun Deck

Now, it just wouldn’t be coastal living without a big, sparkling pool outside your door, would it? Slather on the sunscreen, get out by the pool, and make the most of a gorgeous weekend.

Two Jacuzzis

Besides the fire pit, what else makes you “sigh” when you think of it. Yep, Jacuzzis. And Shores has two of those bubbling, warm havens of relaxation right by the pool.

WiFi Hotspots

Yes, you should disconnect every once in a while, but isn’t it nice to have the option to plug into the world while you’re hanging out in the courtyard or by the pool? Check your Facebook, pin some Pinterest pics, return emails…do what you need to do because Shores makes sure you’re always in a WiFi zone.

The Fitness Center

We’re not talking about a couple of stationary bikes and a handful of free weights lying around. Shores’ Fitness Center rivals any off-site gym with top-of-the-line equipment by Technogym and Star Trac, plenty of mat space for yoga, a Spinning Studio, and group exercise classes. “Wow!” right?

 Two Dedicated Pet-Friendly Green Areas

Our pets are our family. You know it. Shores knows it. So at Shores, your dogs have their own special green areas to “do their business.” The extra bonus: you’ll get to know your neighbors and your pups can have a playdate!

The Clubhouse

The clubhouse is great for organized gatherings and the full-service catering kitchen only makes it better. Big birthday coming up and you need a perfect party space? Look no further than your own community clubhouse.

Sky Terraces

Rooftop recreation. That’s such a uniquely SoCal perk. Invite your neighbors up to the sky terrace for a sunset cocktail. The comfy furniture, unique firetables, and mellow lighting only add to the tranquility. And since Shores is smoke-free, you’ll be able to enjoy the fresh ocean-air day and night.


The Business Center

Let’s say your printer fails…right before you need to print out that 20-page sales report for work. Shores’ full-service business center has you covered. The center is equipped with both Macs and PCs, plus a scanner, copier and printer…perfect for those days when everything seems to be going wrong.


Electric Charging Stations

Since electric cars are popping up all over the place, Shores has electric charging stations right on-site.

The Bocce Ball Court

You heard right. There’s a Bocce Ball court! Are you already picturing the Building A versus Building L Bocce Ball Showdown? This could be a new annual affair!

Community Events

In the spirit of community, Shores will periodically host events for residents. Who knows…one of the events could end up being that aforementioned Bocce Ball Tournament. You’ll have to move in to find out!

Speaking of moving in—pre-leasing will be starting before too long. If you haven’t done it already, join the Interest List to make sure you’re up on the latest!

Construction Update February 2013: Pre-Leasing Coming Soon to Shores!

What a difference a few months make! The spring 2013 grand opening of Shores is just a few months away. The exteriors of buildings A and B have been painted in the contemporary Shores colors, the appliances are being installed in several buildings and the park-like courtyard is under construction! Next stop… pre-leasing, coming soon!

In order to make it possible for you to select and reserve your new Shores home online, Shores will be launching its new website in March.  The new website will be designed to be fully social and interactive…just like the Shores community. It will feature online pre-leasing capabilities, a Marina del Rey neighborhood map where you can check out all of the best local restaurants and hangouts, plus a cool interactive site plan, where you can select your favorite  Shores unit based on where, when and how you want to live (marina, ocean or courtyard view?).  Just wait until you see the new website…it’s going to really give you a taste of what’s in store for you at Shores!

With all of these developments, Shores General Manager Sue Kohan expects the first Shores apartments to be ready for occupancy in late spring.

“We have nearly 900 people signed up on the community interest list, who have been patiently waiting for Shores to be completed,” she said. “We’ll be giving them first priority on selecting their apartments—so that’s why we encourage anyone who is interested in living at Shores to sign up on the Interest List.”

If you have not yet registered on the Interest List for Shores, it’s not too late. You can register here.