LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

PAGE 3: AEG Fit to Be Thai’d? Bompard & Big Aristote

Word on the street around L.A. Live says AEG is ready for more than one night in Bangkok – stay tuned on that one …

Schatz Set to BID Farewell

Longtime advocate for downtown’s revitalization, Carol Schatz, to retire at month’s end.

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Legislators Launch Aerospace Caucus

A bipartisan effort by two Southern California lawmakers has led to the creation of the California Aerospace Caucus in Congress

Aegon Gets $23M for Pasadena Retail

Aegon USA Realty Advisors, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based limited liability company, has sold the two-story, 39,000-square-foot Walgreens building at 310 S. Lake Ave.

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Loans in Line

Tight housing supply appears to keep market stocked with credit-worthy borrowers

Home prices up, delinquencies and foreclosures down, in L.A. County’s housing market.

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American Air’s $1.6B Plan

American Airlines plans to take off soon with a $1.6 billion renovation of two LAX terminals.

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New Tune on L.A. Rentals

Apartment developer and investor IMT Capital is tuning into Nashville’s hopping economy and real estate market.

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Big Foundations Top $40B

The assets of Los Angeles County’s top 50 private charitable foundations and trusts collectively topped $41.1 billion last year, a 4.8 percent boost over the prior year.

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Brokerage Boss Faces Ban

FINANCE: BH firm’s appeal of FINRA ruling pending

Regulatory agencies put NMS Capital Advisors’ chair under the microscope.

Holograms Hit the Road

On-stage illusions afford new sort of second act for late crooners

Deceased performers live again as holograms and as a new revenue source for local companies.

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Word to Wise on Managing Toxic Employees

Commentary

Toxic employees – people in the workplace with extremely difficult personalities – are quite prevalent.

Accounting for Teachers

Commentary

Anyone who doubts the importance of putting the Los Angeles Unified School District’s fiscal house in order should check our coverage of higher education this week.

STYLE | Personal Professional

Blair Lawson • Goop Inc.

Elegant, casual Goop

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Local Hotel Room Rates Up, Beat National Rise

Rates up 3.1 percent this year; 2.7 percent increase expected next year

L.A. County’s burgeoning hotel industry beats national trends.

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Soon-Shiong’s Other Media Deal: Sale of Tronc

Stake in prior owner of Times gives him leverage as negotiations heat up

Patrick Soon-Shiong is in the thick of another blockbuster media buy

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Budget Beauty Bar Draws Outside Investment

Face Haus adds locations in Santa Monica, USC Village, Manhattan Beach

West Hollywood-based Face Haus, a beauty bar whose slogan is “facials for the people,” opened its fourth location late last month and has plans for another already in the works.

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Deals & Dealmakers: WndrCo’s Privacy Play

Katzenberg-led outfit invests $295M into digital security outfit AnchorFree

WndrCo leads $295 million investment into AnchorFree Inc.

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Clean and Green

L.A. scores high marks in latest survey on cleantech adoption, productivity rates

How L.A. County fares in the clean energy and cleantech industries.

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Wells Fargo Building in BH Goes for $193M

Price on 12-story office comes to $930 PSF

Beverly Hills-based real estate investment firm StarPoint Properties has purchased the 12-story, 207,000-square-foot office tower at 443 N. Camden Drive.

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Pepperdine, AEG Join on Classroom

Staples Center to house sports, entertainment business school classes

Pepperdine University’s partnership with Staples Center owner AEG puts new entertainment, sports and media management courses in the center of the action.

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Carson Kia Buy Spurs Growth

Glendale’s Trophy Automotive plans to expand regional reach

Purchase of Carson Kia first in Trophy Automotive Dealer Group’s expansion plans.

PAGE 3: Segal’s U.K. Connection; Lagana’s Side Hustle

It takes a village to get a grip on fashion these days,

Demand Up for M.S. Degrees

EDUCATION: Business schools respond to market

How M.B.A.s have spawned a new batch of business-focused M.S. programs.

Fighting Suicide With Software

TECHNOLOGY: Liminex part of growing ed-tech sector

Adolescent suicides – and preventing them –is in the crosshairs of a software firm.

County Backs New Bioscience Hub

HEALTH CARE: Perception boost part of mission

L.A. County backs a new public/private life sciences agency to attract investment.

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