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After converting downtown L.A.’s historic PacMutual building into sought-after creative space and selling it for $200 million last month, Houston real estate investment firm Lionstone Investments and downtown developer Rising Realty Partners will soon be at work on another old building downtown.
Hakim Holdings has purchased a four-story, 61,000-square-foot Class B office building at 9350 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. The firm shelled out $48 million late last month to Lexington Commercial Holdings for the property in the city’s famed Golden Triangle retail sector.
Long Beach’s fast-growing managed care provider Molina Healthcare Inc. recently signed a deal that will expand its footprint on its home turf.
Petaluma beer firm Lagunitas Brewing Co. has signed a 254,800-square-foot lease at 10th Street Center, a new three-building, 342,600-square-foot industrial business park on 21.6 acres on 10th Street in Azusa.
A struggling Cerritos office property changed hands earlier this month for $30.5 million.
In the largest office building trade in the LAX submarket in over a decade, Sunny Hills Management Co. Inc. of West Covina has paid $61.3 million for the Airport Spectrum, a 500,000-square-foot Class A office campus that sits at the entrance to Los Angeles International Airport.
San Francisco firm Pacific Eagle purchased Villa Malibu, a 68-unit, 136,000-square-foot Class A luxury apartment community on a 10-acre site at 6487 Cavalleri Road in Malibu earlier this month from Washington, D.C., private equity firm Carlyle Group for $62 million, or roughly $912,000 a unit.
Thomas J. Barrack Jr., executive chairman of L.A. investment management firm Colony Capital, has extended his reach in the residential market.
The Burbank Airport Center has changed hands for $19.8 million, or about $220 a square foot.
Albertsons Cos. Inc. has put two huge Los Angeles County distribution centers up for sale.
Donald and Shelly Sterling, the former owners of the Los Angeles Clippers, have picked up a Beverly Hills estate – with some notable neighbors – for $18.4 million.
L.A.’s Koreatown continues to attract multifamily investors. A joint venture of Beverly Hills firm TRG Investments and Century City’s Cresta Properties has bought a 49-unit, 36,925-square-foot Class C art deco apartment building and adjacent parking lot at 808 S. Hobart Blvd. for $8.4 million, or roughly $230 a square foot, from San Francisco’s Virtu Investments. The property last sold in 2005 for only $4.9 million, or $133 a square foot.
After a quick jaunt into the South Bay, Vancouver developer Onni Group has shifted its focus back downtown, putting down a nonrefundable deposit to buy a 220,770-square-foot Class A office tower at 800 Wilshire Blvd. for more than $79.5 million, sources said.
Colony Capital Inc. is not pinching pennies.
It’s a sign that Pacific Rim investors are interested in locations outside of downtown Los Angeles, sometimes at an extreme premium.