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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.


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

Union Bank Plaza, unique Grade A office opportunity in Los Angeles

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JLL’s Los Angeles team is pleased to bring Union Bank Plaza in Los Angeles to market for KBS Realty Advisors. For more information, please visit the website: www.unionbankplaza2014.com


Investment highlights:

  • Prime location in the heart of the Downtown Los Angeles CBD
  • Class A, 40-storey trophy quality 646,625 sq ft office tower with a two
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Chinese capital targets Hollywood’s commercial real estate

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Los Angeles poised to receive share of global US$15 billion in Chinese investment by the end of 2014


America’s Tinseltown is the latest target for Chinese commercial real estate investment according to a recent report from JLL. While global Chinese outbound transaction volumes catapulted from US$5.6 billion in 2012 to US$11.3 billion in 2013, JLL is forecasting this figure to reach US$15 billion by… Read More

Gap between investment-grade and sub-investment grade property remains very wide

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2013-Ziestman-Michael-CoStarMichael Zietsman, Managing Director and regional head of the Southwestern Capital Markets Group, was quoted in an article on CoStar discussing the steady improvement in commercial real estate. The economy’s slow improvement since 2010 has driven price recovery in all major markets. However, transaction activity indicates investors are still searching for… Read More

JLL LA’s Michael Zietsman featured on GlobeSt.com

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2013-Zietsman-Michael-GlobeStThe GlobeSt.com featured JLL LA‘s Michael Zietsman in their article ‘US Bank Tower Deal Boosts DTLA.’

Michael Zietsman (right), Managing Director of Southwest Capital Markets was quoted:

The trade is “a great thing for our market. There haven’t been very many high-quality office buildings that have come on the market in the last couple of years. The

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Downtown’s U.S. Bank Tower sold for $367.5 million

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Yesterday the Los Angeles Times reported the tallest building in Los Angeles was sold to Singapore investors. The signature building designed by architect I.M. Pei is about 60% leased due to layout inefficiencies. The interior will require costly renovations to attract tenants who seek more efficient open floor plans.

Michael Zietsman (left), Managing Director and regional… Read More