Category Archives: Development

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

Thinning Los Angeles office construction pipeline keeps market tight

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Los Angeles office construction pipeline

There are currently 14 projects totaling 2.4 million square feet of office space under construction in the greater Los Angeles market.

The bulk of these projects are expected to deliver in 2017, with one project spilling over to 2018.

Despite the large amount of square… Read More

Downtown Los Angeles retail: food and beverage and the Financial District lead

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Downtown LA retail: food and beverage and the financial district

Downtown Los Angeles is currently building 7,000 new residential units to keep up with demand for living in Downtown. With the increase in population, retail is also seeing an increase with several mixed-use… Read More

The rise of creative conversions in Los Angeles

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What does a former aircraft hangar, automotive plant and produce distribution facility have in common? They are all being re-invented as creative office and leased to high-profile tenants.

Big Box tenants snap up Inland Empire East’s expanding inventory

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Inland Empire East’s growing inventory has started to level the playing field between the two submarkets. Construction completions in the East account for 40 percent of the total inventory base for buildings 100,000 square feet and above.

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Leasing activity remains strong with 9.1 million square feet in year-to-date… Read More

Industrial demand in Inland Empire East already surpasses demand for all of 2015

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Industrial construction volumes remain high as small box development accelerates with 16.3 million square feet of year-to-date deliveries. Vacancy rates continue to fall given current tenant demand and availabilities in the market.

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Year-to-date absorption totaled 12.8 million square feet for the entire market. IE East led the market… 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

El Segundo establishes its position with creative tenants

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Creative redevelopments outperform traditional Class A office in El Segundo and command an 18% rental premium. Creative El Segundo space is 35% less than similar products in Playa Vista and 54% less than Santa Monica.

Tenants such as JustFab, DaVita, Sanrio, Kite Pharma, Bandai Games, Nativo and L’Oreal… Read More

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