Category Archives: Capital Markets

Top Life Sciences Destination Trends in 2017

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Running a life sciences company today is a complex business—meeting the needs and demands of top talent while navigating an uncertain healthcare legislative landscape amidst rising costs. Despite the many challenges and costs pervading the industry, one thing is for certain—retaining talent is the top priority, and companies are prioritizing… Read More

Foreign ownership concentrated on the Westside and Downtown Los Angeles

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Over the last five years, foreign buyers have acquired over $9.7 billion of office product in Los Angeles. The Westside and Downtown CBD markets have been primary recipients of international capital. Higher… Read More

Highlighting our Southwest Skyline

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From coast to coast, our city skylines are a source of pride and community. It’s not surprising that top-tier office buildings in our urban cores continue to report lower vacancies, higher rents and more developer interest.

The anticipated Skyline Review is back, and more advanced than ever before.

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In case you… Read More

Need more housing? Build! Build! Build!

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Los Angeles has been transforming into an increasingly unaffordable city as home prices and rents have continued to rise and the housing supply has not been able to keep up with demand.

One solution is to build more housing, and since 2015 the City of Los Angeles has seen over 300 building permit requests for new apartment building construction with a potential for almost 11,000* new residential units.

Requests for buildings with a large… Read More

High-tech Venture Capital funding dashboard – Q1 2016

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Based on the first quarter of 2016, Los Angeles’ venture capital funding totaled $259.2M and accounted for 3.5% of the total funding in the U.S. While funding has slowed slightly this quarter, the same is happening around the county.

We may be in later stages of the cycle, but there will be no bursting bubble thanks to diversification.

  • Investors are still optimistic, there is plenty of innovation occurring, and tech is expanding into
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What’s up with Los Angeles’ retail redevelopment boom?

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Multiple large shopping centers, totaling over 3.6 million square feet of retail are currently getting multi-million dollar makeovers to give updated looks to outdated malls.

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Owners are capitalizing on the evolving behaviors of shoppers (and on LA’s weather) by focusing on the visitors’ experience and… Read More

Creative industries account for majority of leasing demand – Los Angeles Q1 2016

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Large consolidation paves way for higher rents 
Douglas Emmett, along with QIA (Qatar Investment Authority), an 80 percent partner, purchased the four-building EOP/Blackstone-Westwood portfolio. The estimated purchase price was $1.3 billion with a 3.7 percent cap rate. The buyer, Douglas Emmett, already owned… Read More

Congratulations to our 2015 top brokers

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We are proud to recognize these outstanding professionals. Our top brokers in Los Angeles created exceptional value for our clients in 2015. We thank them for their expertise, teamwork and dedication.JLLLA_Top10Brokers_2015_final_96dpi

From left to right, top to bottom: Frank Scott, Carl Muhlstein, Michael Condon, Jr., Peter McWilliams, John McRoskey, Gary Horwitz,… Read More

Big-box leasing remains strong in Southern California

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WBigBox-300x300arehouse market conditions are healthy, yet construction is increasing across the nation. Vacancies may fluctuate in some markets as leasing activity plays catch-up with new supply.

JLL’s ‘Big Box’ Outlook explores this across markets and size segments to make conclusions on what the future holds for U.S. industrial real estate.

Creative build-out brings additional return to aging industrial assets

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Click on image to download reportBy utilizing the intrinsic design elements associated with industrial properties in in-fill markets, owners can unlock greater property value as tenants preferences shift towards open space, concrete floors, exposed ceilings and more natural lighting. Not to mention, there are often unique fixtures inside these facilities that create a one of a kind experience that… Read More