Jeff Worthe

Entertainment real estate landlord Jeff Worthe shown in 2008 during construction of a new office tower for show biz tenants in Burbank. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times / April 11, 2013)

Jay Leno is welcome to stick around Burbank after “The Tonight Show” departs for New York next year, his landlord said, but the loss of the show will not wound the local entertainment real estate market.

“We love having ‘The Tonight Show’ and specifically Jay Leno on the lot,” said Jeff Worthe, president of Worthe Real Estate Group, which owns the former NBC lot where the show has been filmed for four decades.

If Leno wants to host another television show, Worthe said, “he is more than welcome to do it on our property."

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-- Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times