LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
After less than a year in Los Angeles, I-Fei Chang has already established a reputation for the incredible scale and speed of her work.
When a delegation of real estate professionals from China came to the United States a little over a year ago to tour major gateway cities for investment opportunities, longtime Southern California business buddies Bill Nan Zhou and Feng Feng helped pave the way.
Gregory J. Karns began practicing real estate law more than three decades ago, and for most of that time he has worked almost exclusively with investors and lenders from Asia, particularly China.
Laurie Lustig-Bower has spent 26 years working in real estate in Los Angeles, with a focus on multifamily properties and developable land with entitlements for condominium projects and apartment buildings.
Richard Alter has been sourcing real estate deals for Chinese investors for more than two decades, working closely with Asia Pacific Capital Co.’s Eddy Chao.
Recycler says Industry trashing paper business.
Used-cardboard recycler 8 Net claims it’s being boxed out by the City of Industry.
internet: YouTube producer channels small-screen vets, sponsor.
Content & Co. looks to channel TV veterans and corporate sponsorship into a successful YouTube show.
Low interest rates and Chinese investors have helped put L.A. dealerships on the road to a record year.
Renee Magana’s new firm brings service to home or office.
Dr. Renee Magana’s Homemd has checked in with treatment at a patient’s home or office.
Quest Nutrition’s new products offer buyers taste of protein.
Quest Nutrition hopes for healthy returns from its new milk protein-based chips.
Things got a little uncomfortable at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce last week.
News and notes from communities across Los Angeles County
Share Repurchase: Entravision Communications Corp., a Santa Monica Spanish-language media company, has approved a $10 million stock repurchase program.
ARCHITECTURE: Late Richard Neutra’s former office to serve as museum for L.A.-synonymous style.
Richard Neutra’s son has designs on turning his and his late architect father’s former office into a museum.
TECHNOLOGY: Shares of International Rectifier rise as suitor pursues coating.
German suitor sparks to International Rectifier’s high-voltage product for semiconductor chips.
RETAIL: Everwish pitches pop-up shops as chance for designers to meet customers.
Everwish Events believes now’s the time for a business orchestrating temporary pop-up shops.
WATER: Government memo bolsters Cadiz’s plan for project along railroad.
Cadiz makes a splash on Wall Street after possibly moving closer to construction of a desert aquifer pipeline.
MEDIA: Shift into high-end weekly publication possible for Women’s Wear Daily.
New owner Jay Penske may retailor Women’s Wear Daily into a high-end weekly as he did with show-biz trade Variety.
TV: DirecTV sees original programming as a way to keep satellite subscribers.
DirecTV Inc. of El Segundo is continuing to ramp up its original programming as the satellite giant tries to keep subscribers.
Last week’s major news from labusinessjournal.com and other sources
Bain Capital has bought a 50 percent stake in Toms, a Venice shoe company that became famous for its pledge to donate one pair of shoes every time a customer spends money on a pair.
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A sale offers the best prognosis for the future of Daughters of Charity hospitals, according to CEO Robert Issai.
As reported in last week’s issue, Kris Sanchez, the 23-year-old behind UberFacts, has turned his millions of Twitter followers into a potentially million-dollar business. So the Business Journal asks:
How Twitter-literate are you?
Transaction: Broadway Trade Center bought by pair of New York investors.
The historic Broadway Trade Center building in downtown Los Angeles was sold last week to a pair of New York investors.
TRUCKING: Industry fears diesel, gasoline prices will spike Jan. 1.
Truckers help drive state lawmakers into revisiting program that would raise fuel prices next year.