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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.

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N.Y. Hotel Developer Checking Into Downtown

HOSPITALITY: Demand for rooms near Convention Center spurs large project.

Lightstone Group is moving forward with plans to build a $450 million hotel with 1,100 rooms across from the Convention Center.

Los Angeles Clippers May Leave Staples Center for Westside

The Los Angeles Clippers could be moving out of downtown’s Staples Center once their current lease expires in June 2024, ESPN reported Wednesday.

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Co-Working Space Still Campaigns for Ad Firms

REAL ESTATE: El Camp’s founder Eric Johnson sees strength in sector focus.

Founder of co-working space El Camp still sees ad industry focus as a plus.

Playa Vista Office Acquisition Sets Record High

SALE: Tech influx helped drive up Playa Jefferson’s price tag to $165 million.

Playa Jefferson has sold for $165 million, or $843 a square foot, making it Playa Vista’s priciest office sale, according to sources familiar with the deal.

June Los Angeles Residential Real Estate Market Heats Up

The number and price of homes sold in the Los Angeles metropolitan area continued their upward trend this year in June, according to data from the Seattle real estate company Redfin.

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L.A. Metro Sued Over Downtown Project

An outdoor mall in Little Tokyo sued the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Wednesday in an attempt to halt construction of the major rail project in downtown.