Category Archives: Capital Markets

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

Aim Higher: JLL Presents The 2015 Digital Skyline

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Are you an investor curious about market outlooks, or a tenant approaching lease expiration? Well, I have good news. The annual Skyline Review is back.

2015 National Skyline

Each year, JLL’s research team analyzes the top North American skylines and gives investors and tenants alike a personal, up-close, look at some… Read More

JLL acquires retail brokerage firm Wilson Retail Group in Southern CA

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Acquisition meets growing client needs for expanded brokerage and capital markets services in SoCal

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As consumer confidence continues to climb and economic prospects for retailers improve, JLL (NYSE: JLL) is getting a big boost to its retail business by acquiring Wilson Retail Group, a leading, independent retail brokerage and capital markets firm in Southern California. The transaction will enable JLL, already the nation’s largest… Read More

Kristen Bowman transitions as Associate Broker joining the brokerage team of Steve Solomon and Jason Fine

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2015-Kristen-BowmanKristen Bowman has joined the El Segundo Brokerage team of Steve Solomon and Jason Fine as an associate broker. Kristen will be focused on the team’s agency listings and business development for tenant representation, investments, and agency listings.

Over the past two years as a brokerage assistant, Kristen quickly mastered her role, achieved her CA… Read More

Investment Firm UrbanBlox To Redevelop Mixed-Use Building in Downtown Los Angeles

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The firm has acquired 12 buildings in past 15 months

condon_michael_jrUrbanBlox, a Los Angeles-based boutique development firm, announced today that it has acquired a 51,055-square-foot office building in Downtown Los Angeles’ Jewelry District for $8.54 million.  This is the firm’s 12th acquisition in the past 15 months which includes creative, mixed-use and multifamily properties in the LA River, Downtown Los Angeles,… Read More

Southwest Capital Markets Group welcomes Matt Berres

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2015-Berres-MattMatt Berres relocated from Chicago to Los Angeles to join our Corporate Finance & Net Lease team and will continue to focus on the sale of single-tenant net-lease properties. Matt brings more than 8 years of commercial real estate experience, both in business development and new origination, including an investment underwriting and analysis role.

Matt has sold for pension fund advisors, REITS, developers, private high… Read More

JLL’s Ben Stapleton featured in Wall Street Journal article on the LA River

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2014-stapleton_high_resThe Wall Street Journal featured JLL LA‘s Ben Stapleton in their article ‘L.A. Turns to Face Its River‘

Ben Stapleton, Vice President, was featured sharing his thoughts on the development potential for land adjacent to the $1 billion 11-mile Los Angeles River revitalization. $5.7 billion in development investment opportunities could potentially be generated by this transformative project:

“You have a lot of industrial users who have been there a long

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Global ambitions: Los Angeles becomes a new focal point for Chinese capital and development

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As Chinese offshore investment spikes around the globe, Los Angeles is a prime destination for the new wave of capital.

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In the midst of urban renaissance, Los Angeles is a focal point for Chinese developers seeking high-impact projects; investors are attracted by the city’s stable returns, linkages with Asia and opportunities for urban core developments.  The inflow of foreign capital into high-profile projects will… Read More