Deals & Dealmakers: New I/D for Fifth Wall

Pritzkers team up with Venice venture firm for $15M Series A

Pritzker Group, Fifth Wall join forces in $15 million Series B round for furniture maker Interior Define.

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Prefab Outfit Talks Code for Customers

Cover Technologies’ new service sorts requirements for accessory structures

A Gardena company is giving homeowners easy access to city of L.A. building codes.

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Diamonds Are Forever; How They’re Chosen Isn’t

Engagement ring app Sparkly lets user select look, set up secret registry.

Hollywood company wants to modernize engagement ring buying.

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Clippers Push Arena Plan Despite Latest Lawsuit

EIR on Inglewood campus proceeds as MSG contends Inglewood showed bad faith

L.A.’s newest sports venue will feature add-ons for athletes, fans and visitors.

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Jamison Properties Opens First Ground-Up Units

72 units to start; three others to come in L.A. for Koreatown developer

Jamison completed the first of four planned residential developments in K-town.

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Calendar of Events

STYLE | No Pier Pressure

Negin Singh, executive director at the Santa Monica Pier Corp

Negin Singh I Santa Monica Pier Corp.

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Madness or Must-See?

March Madness is upon us.

Aging Megatrend Can Be Blessing for Business

The global population aged 60-and-over will encompass more than one in five people by mid-century, rising from 900 million in 2015 to 2.1 billion in 2050, according to the World Health Organization.

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TechStyle adds brick-and-mortar channel to e-commerce base

TechStyle wants to bring e-tail tech tactics to brick-and-mortar retail.

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Mall Fixer Takes on Challenge in Middle America

An El Segundo firm added a 1 million-square-foot Missouri mall to its growing portfolio of class B centers.

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Top Residential Brokerages Near $90B Mark in ‘17

The median L.A. County home price rose 8 percent in 2017 to $560,000, more than double the national figure.

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N.Y.-L.A. Mix: Ackman Abacus, Antonio, Whittier

Several ways to look at New York hedge funder Bill Ackman’s recent retreat from his Pershing Square Capital Management L.P.’s long and hostile run at downtown-based nutrition products marketer Herbalife.

Platinum Picks Up Four More

Beverly Hills private equity giant Platinum Equity continued its acquisition tear, announcing four deals last week on top of four others earlier in the young year.

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L.A. Tourism Campaign Touts Diversity

The Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board is stepping up and into the 21st century with a new deal to air its latest marketing campaign on Santa Monica streaming service Hulu.

Ancient Exchange

Hawala's roots trace back to Silk Road, recently cropped up in federal court

Breaking down a low-tech alterative banking system used by some local merchants.

Deals & Dealmakers: Bank Acquisition Trend

Three deals, six institutions involved Los Angeles, San Diego, Inland Empire

There’s been a flurry of consolidation among Southern California’s small regional banks recently.

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Locals Take Lead in Bioscience Growth

Grifols’ exec Zuniga gives back to alma mater, neighborhood on Eastside

L.A.’s growing biosciences industry is tapping into the local talent pool.

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L.A.’s Recent Eatery Closures Reflect U.S. Trend

L.A. County lost 675 units in 2017; notable names shutter operations here

Some of L.A.’s high-profile restaurants have closed, reflecting a national trend.

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Sugarmade Bets Larger HQ on Cannabis Growth

Expects revenue to rise 400 percent amid steady gains in state, nation

Cannabis’ new legal status has one local company growing into the City of Industry.

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Reconsider Service Jobs

It can be tough to look around Los Angeles and picture a future of something other than fabulous wealth floating above a hard-pressed class of laborers and a shrinking middle class.

Time to Promote Vocational Training in L.A.

While the Los Angeles labor market has made great strides with our current economic expansion, this remains an area filled with many low income and homeless individuals who have not completed a bachelor’s degree.

STYLE | Dancing with Stars

Brad Gluckstein I Apex Realty / Conga Room

Brad Gluckstein calls himself a real estate executive by day and a salsa dancer by night. He’s chief executive of Apex Realty in mid-Wilshire, with a $500 million portfolio of shopping centers and multi-tenant industrial buildings, as well as founder and co-owner of the Conga Room, a music venue and nightclub celebrating Latin music.

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Tri-Cities: Hot Office Market

Big names, deals; entertainment as driver

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Drug Maker to Boost Production

Spanish biotech giant Grifols S.A. grows its L.A. outpost with help from local universities.

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Pasadena’s New Profile

Longtime center for academics, aerospace R&D stakes claim on startups

Academia, Fortune 500 companies and tech, aerospace, biotech and engineering businesses mix in Pasadena.

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