LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

The Real Estate Quarterly

Real Estate Quarterly

ARTIST’S INK

Zoey Taylor I The Warren Tattoo

Zoey Taylor, owner of The Warren Tattoo, draws a distinction between the “street tattoo” parlor offering walk-in service and a standard choice of designs, and a custom design studio such as her own.

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Let Los Angeles Taxis Use Rooftop Advertising

As the proliferation of ridesharing continues, many regulators and legislators have called on the taxi industry to compete through innovation.

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PRIVATE EQUITY SPECIAL REPORT

It’s been a wild year for private equity in Los Angeles as local institutions look for ways to grow and attract investment. PE outsiders have also taken an interest in L.A. businesses, exerting their influence by making acquisitions and using their equity stakes to push the strategic direction of some top local companies. We examine the market in this week’s special report.

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Los Angeles’ Future is Cheap Clean Energy

The beginning of the end for natural gas as a fuel for generating electricity.

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Accessible by Design

Lorne Buchman • ArtCenter College of Design

Classical style

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Beverly Grove Church to Build Apartments

Our Lady of Mt. Lebanon to build, manage 19-story residential building

Church to build 19-story apartment building.

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Cedars Makes Valley Moves

HEALTH CARE: Tarzana deal part of growth goals

Cedars-Sinai expands into Valley.

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Private Equity Shines Spotlight on Talent Reps

SPECIAL REPORT: PRIVATE EQUITY

Firms take major stakes in CAA, Endeavor, UTA and push for profitability

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Closing Ranks Over Open Concept

REAL ESTATE: Maligned cubicle gets a second look

L.A. companies not open to open concept.

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Ares, Oaktree Moves Highlight PE’s Wild Year

SPECIAL REPORT: PRIVATE EQUITY

Changes in corporate structure, M&A deal signal desire for growth at LA firms

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Power Plays

SoCal businesses face choice between cost and sustainability

Clean Power Alliance offers businesses choice on renewable energy.

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As Car-Sharing Startup Grows, So Do Costs

HyreCar speeds ahead with expansion, hopes to create long-term value

HyreCar wants to stay in fast lane as growing company looks for long-term value.

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Costly Seismic Safety

In L.A. County, 156 hospital buildings need retrofit to meet state law’s requirements

Costs of seismic retrofits could put some hospitals on shaky financial ground.

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Billing Changes Ahead

Edison to add charge for Alliance customers

For businesses in the 22 L.A. County cities and unincorporated areas that have joined the Clean Power Alliance, power bills are about to get a little more complicated.

Construction Underway on Freight Corridor

$105M project aims to speed passage from ports of LA and Long Beach

Construction begins on Alameda Corridor project to separate freight trains and vehicles.

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Ares, Crescent Take Over US Thrift Store Chain

Private equity firms to assist retailer in restructuring

Ares, Crescent find secondhand isn’t second best with thrift store chain buyout.

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Gaming Publishers Cut Staff

MEDIA: As video game industry automates, revenue is up, jobs going away

Video game publishers are trimming their ranks.

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PE Influence Molds Agencies

ENTERTAINMENT: WGA dispute sheds light on model

Unions take issue with agencies’ new direction.

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LABJ Names Robson Editor

MEDIA: Veteran journalist tapped to lead newsroom

Change in leadership at Business Journal.

Fledgling VC Outfit Takes Flight

FINANCE: Unicorn Venture Partners to seed local tech

Unicorn focused on L.A. startup scene.

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Broker Bonding

Hot listings drive agents to share residential sale credit

Co-listing common trend in L.A. real estate.

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Emissions Reduction Efforts Target Warehouses

Southern California remains unable to meet federal requirements for clean air and is designated “extreme nonattainment”

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Green Economy Part of California’s Pedigree

California’s leadership on environmental issues is not new — the state has been at the forefront of the fight to combat climate change for decades.

CHANGE AGENT

Natalie Tran • CAA Foundation

Sharing the wealth

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GOOD BUSINESS

Companies turn toward sustainability and transparency

Companies strive for B Corp. certification.

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