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Downtown Lives as Sports Developments Revitalize Once Obscure Area

Downtown Lives as Sports Developments Revitalize Once Obscure Area

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor L.A. has struggled during the past two decades with the identity of a major city that couldn’t call any part of itself “Downtown.” But times have changed, and a new NFL stadium will do much to [...]…

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Wright Masterpiece Trades; Developers Upbeat on Office, Industrial Outlook

Wright Masterpiece Trades; Developers Upbeat on Office, Industrial Outlook

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor  In the wake of the recent spike in transaction volume enjoyed by the Los Angeles luxury residential market, an architectural masterpiece has taken the spotlight. Ennis House, a 1924 hilltop residence in the city’s Los Feliz [...]…

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Luxury Market Uptick Suggests Market Improvement Near

Luxury Market Uptick Suggests Market Improvement Near

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The biggest home in Los Angeles County has changed hands. Candyland is waiting for its redubbing after the widow of TV producer Aaron Spelling sold her massive 56,500-square-foot mansion in Holmby Hills. In what constitutes one of [...]…

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Kilroy Reportedly Pursuing Hollywood Property; JV Snaps Up Pasadena Campus

Kilroy Reportedly Pursuing Hollywood Property; JV Snaps Up Pasadena Campus

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Kilroy Realty is ready to fork out an impressive sum for a Hollywood office building. The Sunset Media Tower houses several media companies and is owned by a discouraging three dozen investors. Nevertheless, the West Los [...]…

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Multi-family Sales, Refinancing Moves in Downtown L.A.

Multi-family Sales, Refinancing Moves in Downtown L.A.

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor National City Tower is now up for sale, according to a RenTV.com story. The historic adaptive reuse development is a residential building and is now available for purchase at the asking price of $32.8 million. The [...]…

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Chino Hills Revitalization Begins with Shoppes; Bel-Air Mansion Sale Tops 2011

Chino Hills Revitalization Begins with Shoppes; Bel-Air Mansion Sale Tops  2011

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor A high-end lifestyle center located in the Inland Empire county of San Bernardino has managed to arrange a $61 million financing deal, RENTV.com reports. The 388,000-square-foot complex dubbed The Shoppes at Chino Hills, owned by Chino [...]…

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Legal Dispute Over O.C. Fairgrounds Stalls Sale; Kennedy Wilson Buys Office Properties

Legal Dispute Over O.C. Fairgrounds Stalls Sale; Kennedy Wilson Buys Office Properties

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor If Southern California seemed like it was lacking a good legal drama, the real estate sector stepped up to the plate recently with the state appeals court’s ruling on the sale process for the Orange County [...]…

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Crystal Cathedral Bankruptcy Makes L.A. Real Estate Religiously Controversial

Crystal Cathedral Bankruptcy Makes L.A. Real Estate Religiously Controversial

By Alex Girda Los Angeles real estate has seen its fair share of ups and downs lately, but it is the diversity of the news generated by the sector that is its most recognizable characteristic. This past week’s share of headlines [...]…

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Los Angeles Development Encountering Issues

Los Angeles Development Encountering Issues

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor While a number of development projects have moved forward in recent weeks, others are hitting speed bumps, as evidenced by a couple of reports in The Los Angeles Times. Retail developer Rick Caruso failed in his attempt [...]…

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Building Up Los Angeles

Building Up Los Angeles

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor “Development” was the word of the week in Los Angeles, as a number of project took steps forward. Perhaps the biggest announcement concerns the immediate vicinity of the Capitol Records Tower at 1750 Vine St. in Hollywood. [...]…

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Office Property Sales Dominate Los Angeles Real Estate Market

Office Property Sales Dominate Los Angeles Real Estate Market

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Los Angeles’ office sector continues to outperform the rest of the area’s real estate market, with property sales front and center. Office sales culminated this week with Majestic Investments’ purchase of a San Fernando Valley complex [...]…

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Redevelopment Know-How in NoHo

Redevelopment Know-How in NoHo

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Los Angeles’ real estate market is on the bounce-back, according to the past week’s news, in particular due to flashy developments and big leases in the downtown area. The major sectors seeing activity have been office and [...]…

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