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Industrial Zone

Richard S. Ziman still likes sector’s strength, stability despite increased competition with retail, residential Industry vet Richard Ziman discusses industrial’s strength amid retail and residential booms.

By Daina Beth Solomon August 19, 2016 midnight   $$ Share
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Spaced Out

Downtown loses ground in parking cost battle

Development in downtown is driving up parking costs as spaces disappear.

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Skater on Board With Arty Venue

Chad Muska’s role includes serving as curator at space backed by Supra brand.

Skateboarder Chad Muska rolls into a pop-up creative space in collaboration with Supra brand.

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Kitchen ‘Incubator’ Helps Concepts Avoid Heat

DINING: Unit 120 founder sees space as means for chefs to cheaply test ideas.

Alvin Cailin’s Unit 120 offers room for restaurateurs to cook up menus and business plans.

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Long Beach Office Sells to Anaheim Firm for $26 Million

A steel and glass office building on the east side of Long Beach just sold for nearly $26 million, according to a source familiar with the transaction. The nearly 120,000-square-foot property called Park Tower was purchased by Anaheim-based Milan Capital Management from Bahrain-based Investcorp Bank B.S.C. The sale translates to just under $218 a square foot.

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Playboy Mansion Sells for $100 Million to Twinkies Mogul

Hostess Brands co-owner Daren Metropoulos has purchased the Playboy Mansion for $100 million, he said in a statement. The deal, which allows 90-year-old Playboy Enterprises Inc. founder Hugh Hefner to spend the rest of his life living in the storied Holmby Hills estate, closed $100 million below the asking price, but likely marks a record home sale for Los Angeles.

L.A. County Aims for Long Future at Gladstones Restaurant Site

When Gladstone’s lease expires in October 2017, the Pacific Palisades beachside restaurant may be eligible to snag a four-decade lease that would encourage investors to put up millions in renovation funds.

West Adams Retail Center Built in 1924 Sells for $6.6 Million

A West Adams retail center built in 1924 sold for $6.6 million, or $295 a square foot, to a buyer who plans to convert the 22,400-square-foot site into a senior day care center.

L.A. Real Estate Companies Post Solid Quarterly Earnings

Ares Management revenue jumped to $304 million, Colony Capital Inc. had solid quarter ahead of merger, Aecom rebounded with earnings, and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. held steady with revenue.

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Offices Created In Arts District

REAL ESTATE: Developers tap hipster haven for projects.

Developers hope downtown’s blossoming Arts District works as a home for office properties.

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Ex-Hangar Lands Tech Giant

Google sees big office space opportunity in former residence of Spruce Goose

Google advances plans to relaunch the former Spruce Goose hangar as a massive office space.

Santa Monica Pickup to Drive Out Car Dealer

ACQUISITION: Storefront buyer plans to shift gears to restaurant or retail site.

Across from the chic Melisse restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, a 23,500-square-foot property just traded hands for $16 million, or $680 a square foot.

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Santa Monica Retail Site on Wilshire Sells for $16 Million

Across from the acclaimed Melisse restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, a 23,500-square-foot property just traded hands for $16 million, or about $680 a square foot.

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MWest Holdings Buys Park Wilshire for $27M

MWest Holdings of Sherman Oaks purchased the 170-unit Park Wilshire apartment in Westlake for $27.4 million and plans a $1 million renovation of the 92-year-old site near MacArthur Park.

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Convention Center Demand Sparks Plans for 1,100-Room Hotel

Lightstone Group is moving forward with plans to build a $450 million hotel with 1,100 rooms across from the Convention Center. The New York developer recently submitted its application to city planners for a Gensler-designed project of two towers, one of 40 stories and the other of 28, which would be run by three hotel brands.

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Playa Vista Office Headed for $426 Million Sale

A pair of Playa Vista offices built during the bottom of the market in 2009 are slated to sell for $425.8 million, or $850 a square foot, according to a source working in the market. The buyer expected to pick up the silvery buildings on Bluff Creek Drive from JP Morgan Chase & Co. is Edward J. Minskoff Equities of New York. A representative at Minskoff declined to comment. JP Morgan, represented by Eastdil Secured, could not immediately be reached.