LABJ SPECIAL REPORTS

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY: New Year Ushers in Gains but Some Large Tenants Plan Departures

Real Estate Quarterly

The San Fernando Valley saw nearly a half-million square feet of office space taken off the market in the first quarter as the region posted its best absorption numbers in several years.

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY: Dearth of Inventory Spurs Competition Among Property Buyers

Real Estate Quarterly

Main events in Los Angeles County’s submarkets.

SANTA CLARITA VALLEY: Entertainment Tenants Helping North L.A. Market Stage Comeback

Real Estate Quarterly

A ready supply of available space and decreasing asking rates could make the Santa Clarita Valley office market more attractive to tenants.

TRI-CITIES: Burbank Faces Flood of Returned Space From Disney’s Exodus

Real Estate Quarterly

The first quarter was not kind to the Tri-Cities, with the Pasadena, Glendale and Burbank office markets all experiencing negative net absorption. Burbank took the worst hit.

SOUTH BAY: Aerospace Companies’ Flight Boosts Office and Industrial Vacancies

Real Estate Quarterly

Main events in Los Angeles County’s submarkets.

Sowing Startups

Special Report: Tech Finance

Angels and venture capital firms have sprouted in Los Angeles as the local tech scene has bloomed.

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Sequencing Venture Capital

Special Report: Tech Finance

Business Journal takes a step-by-step look at how funding needs are met as tech startups mature, with profiles of local investors.

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L.A. Draws Outside Cash

Special Report: Tech Finance

As startup activity in Los Angeles heats up, venture capital firms and angel investors from outside the region have begun to take notice.

Handling ‘Series A Crunch’

Special Report: Tech Finance

The “Series A crunch,” despite its ominous name, is not much more than an observation.

Growth Factors

Tightened credit standards at banks have prompted businesses to turn to factors for high-cost, short-term loans.

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Russell Goldsmith: Taking Image Into Account

Russell Goldsmith oversees the growth of City National Bank; now he’s focused on L.A.’s infrastructure

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Let Loose in Long Beach

SPECIAL REPORT: Updated zoning plan helps draw developers downtown in L.A. County’s second- biggest city.

Changes to Long Beach’s zoning codes helped turn the city’s downtown into a center of attraction for developers.

Eight Over 80

Business Journal checks in with eight octogenarians who are too busy to consider retirement.

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Card Punchers

SPECIAL REPORT: Banking & Finance Quarterly

The growing prepaid debit card market has drawn in a wide range of providers including celebrities and L.A. County’s transit agency.

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Too Good to be True

SPECIAL REPORT

Big-hearted philanthropist, enthusiastic baseball fan and upstanding family man, the late Bruce Friedman was also a convicted felon accused of using lies and manipulation to steal the fortunes of retirees. Friedman’s promises to clients and charities proved to be nothing but talk after authorities shuttered his business as an alleged Ponzi scheme.

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