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Los Angeles Hotels Carry High Price Tag; DirecTV Expands HQs Lease

Los Angeles Hotels Carry High Price Tag; DirecTV Expands HQs Lease

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Los Angeles hotels have made appearances in many television programs, movies and books, but lately they have also been the subject of numerous news reports. The Bel Air, The Kyoto Grand and The Wilshire are just [...]…

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Matthew Perry is a Realtor’s Best Friend; Hollywood-Like Stunts Used to Sell Homes

Matthew Perry is a Realtor’s Best Friend; Hollywood-Like Stunts Used to Sell Homes

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Celebrities are often the subject of real estate ventures and misadventures in a market like Los Angeles, but they’re rarely as exciting as the recent endeavors of Matthew Perry. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former [...]…

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Stadium Fever Still Unrelenting; Grand Kyoto Hotel Trades Hands

Stadium Fever Still Unrelenting; Grand Kyoto Hotel Trades Hands

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The City of Angels continues to battle for the NFL’s West Coast stadium, and Northern California is feeling the pressure to get some stadiums going, as both L.A. and San Diego inch their way toward an [...]…

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Former May Department Store Could Provide Hollywood Ending for AMPAS’s Search for Movie Museum Site

Former May Department Store Could Provide Hollywood Ending for AMPAS’s Search for Movie Museum Site

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor A long-gestating project that would provide Los Angeles with its very own museum dedicated to the silver screen seems to finally be underway. The catch is it probably won’t be half as flashy as the stars [...]…

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Roski, AEG Make Progress on New Stadium Plans

Roski, AEG Make Progress on New Stadium Plans

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Just when you thought the Southern California stadium madness had come to an end, Ed Roski is coming closer to making the City of Industry the newest contender in the race for a new NFL team [...]…

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Malibu Home Sales Cater to Rich; Ice House Trades Hands for Cool Amount

Malibu Home Sales Cater to Rich; Ice House Trades Hands for Cool Amount

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Troubled times in the Los Angeles housing market have even impacted owners you would never expect to sell. Malibu, for instance, has seen a dramatic drop in prices during 2011, even compared to 2010, when prices stood [...]…

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Second Boutique Hotel to Open; Toyota Commits to Long Beach for the Long Term

Second Boutique Hotel to Open; Toyota Commits to Long Beach for the Long Term

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Following the Bel Air’s announcement of its reopening next month, another hotel project is set to open its doors: The Wilshire. The 74-room facility is aimed at both business and leisure travelers visiting the surrounding area, [...]…

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“Green” Homes Certified Winners in L.A.; Mobile Homes Roll to Better Times in Malibu

“Green” Homes Certified Winners in L.A.; Mobile Homes Roll to Better Times in Malibu

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Energy-efficient homes are in demand these days, with pressure coming not only from buyers intent on saving as much money as possible but also from the federal government. The Obama administration has been advocating sustainable living [...]…

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California Stadiums Look to Go the Whole Nine Yards

California Stadiums Look to Go the Whole Nine Yards

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor A $1.2 billion investment is about to hit Los Angeles. The massive cash infusion will come as a result of the city council’s approval of a non-binding agreement for the construction of a state-of-the-art stadium. Talks [...]…

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Hotel Openings, Reopenings Feature High-Profile Venues

Hotel Openings, Reopenings Feature High-Profile Venues

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Los Angeles is seeing a host of properties enter – or in the case of some, re-enter – the public service. Hotels are a must-have for one of the United States’ most talked-about and frequented cities, [...]…

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Major Office Deal Takes Place in Hollywood, Possible Trend Forming

Major Office Deal Takes Place in Hollywood, Possible Trend Forming

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor A massive real estate deal was closed this week for the entertainment office building at 6922 Hollywood Blvd. The 12-story building traded hands between former owner CIM Group and Hudson Pacific Properties. The commercial real estate [...]…

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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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