Category Archives: Capital Markets

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over 3.6 million square feet of retail are currently getting multi-million dollar makeovers to give updated looks to outdated malls.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

Dashboard: Los Angeles High Tech VC Funding

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LA_High-Tech_VC_dashboardHigh-tech investment volume continues to grow, totaling almost $1.2 billion year to date. Much of the funding concentration remains in the burgeoning neighborhoods of Silicon Beach. With $1.02 billion alone, Snapchat in Venice won the MVP award, totaling more than the next four zip codes combined. While Playa Vista has seen a wave… Read More

Southwest Capital Markets Group welcomes Tom Bohlinger

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2015-Tom-BohlingerWe are pleased to announce that Tom Bohlinger has joined our Downtown Los Angeles office.

Tom Bohlinger, an Executive Vice President, will work with the Southwest Region Investment Sales team to facilitate office sales and to expand the investment brokerage business in Southern California.

Tom has a well-regarded track record of driving value for clients through his ability to articulate emerging market trends and… Read More

JLL’s John Gates to serve as keynote speaker for USC’s Lusk Executive Forum on June 18

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2015-John-GatesJLL’s John Gates will serve as the keynote speaker for the upcoming USC Lusk Executive Forum in Newport Beach on June 18.

USC’s event series brings together leaders in the real estate investment, development, management, and policy communities for an evening of networking and a comprehensive program covering the current state of… Read More