LABJ WEEKLY EDITION

New Fix on Fixtures

$6.5 Billion Kohler Brand Opens WeHo Experience Center

Kohler’s next-gen commodes and fixtures get West Hollywood showroom.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Consolidation Trend

NSBN latest professional services firm to make move amid generational shift

NSBN in Century City will be absorbed Jan. 1 by Minneapolis-based CliftonLarsonAllen, according to the local accounting firm’s Managing Partner Ken Miles.

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Warehouse Exchange Adds to Potential Inventory

AWI partnership expands digital marketplace’s reach as third-party space broker

West Los Angeles-based Warehouse Exchange has struck a deal with a group of logistics companies to extend its “airbnb”-like warehouse rental platform nationally and internationally.

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Report Lags Reality as Aerospace Sector Shifts

2014-2016 snapshot shows decline in jobs; economist takes broader view

Recent declines in aerospace employment in Los Angeles County could be offset in coming years by growth at innovative startups as well as legacy aerospace firms.

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Insurers Manage Year of Moderate Growth

State Farm retains top spot among local offices for property, casualty

List Story: Moderate uptick for property and casualty insurers.

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Miramar Buys Northrop Building for $37 Million

Aerospace firm has two years on lease; deal signals El Segundo ‘momentum’

Santa Monica-based Miramar Capital Advisors has acquired Redondo Beach Business Court, a 124,400-square-foot office building and separate day-care facility for $36.7 million.

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Stop the Rush, Reconsider R&D Tax Credit

There’s a rush to get a tax bill passed in Washington, D.C., where President Donald Trump sits atop a Republican Party anxious for something – anything – to take home for the holidays.

Make Sure Housing Remains Top Priority in 2018

As 2017 comes to a close and we look back on the policy and business issues that took center stage locally and statewide, perhaps the most important among them was the attention given to our housing shortage and affordability crisis.

Industry Standard Sought on Space Cargo

TECHNOLOGY: Satellites behind push for defined units

With more cargo heading into space, one company hopes to standardize how to fit it all into rockets.

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Deck The Malls

Brick-and-mortar crowds dwindle, but Santa still draws an audience

Holidays, Santas and customers’ preference for real beards help bring feet to retail centers.

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LABJ FORUM: Inglewood Investment?

Stadium and rail line projects are underway in Inglewood, and property values are on the rise. So the Business Journal asks: Would you consider buying residential property in Inglewood?

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Seismic Deadline Shakes Hospital Landscape

MemorialCare Health System planned to spend $16 million for seismic retrofitting on top of the undisclosed price it paid for the bunch of century-old buildings at a hospital campus in Long Beach six years ago. Those plans crumbled when an active fault was found running beneath the 18-building, 158-bed Community Medical Center Long Beach.

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Doheny Institute Moves to Pasadena

Hot hotel market means new life for some old office buildings.

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High-End Drone Tech Finds Way

How domestic drone makers can fly above offshore competitors.

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Will city foil oil?

Prices up but prospects uncertain with new regulations in works

Regulations, complaints by residents point up the other price of oil in L.A.

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Hotel Heat Makes Old Buildings Cool

Hot hotel market means new life for some old office buildings.

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Shareholders Pan Breitburn

Latest on Breitburn's bankruptcy.

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CIM in Trump Bump Over SoHo Property

Mid-Wilshire-based real estate firm CIM Group Inc. will soon need a new name for its luxury SoHo hotel/condo hybrid in New York, currently called Trump SoHo, now that the company has announced it will buy out the Manhattan-based Trump Organization’s management and licensing contract for the building.

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PAGE 3: Rams, Kroenke Look Plenty Sharp

There’s no disputing that the Rams are looking good at 8-3.

All Charged Up

200 now on job at 113,000-square-foot facility for EV battery packs in Vernon

Electric vehicle battery pack maker Romeo Power is charging up production at its newer 113,000-square-foot assembly facility in Vernon.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Regent Reels in Sunset

Beverly Hills private equity firm adds magazine to media portfolio

Regent adds to media portfolio with Sunset magazine.

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Puma Leaps to SE Asia with Licensing Deal

Biotech outfit partners with Singaporean firm for cancer drug campaign

Puma Biotechnology Inc. of West Los Angeles has made its first foray into Asia.

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Madera Group Seeks Strategic Edge With M|O|M

Delivery-only concept seen as possible supplement to outfit’s fast-casual chain

There’s a new restaurant opening in town…minus the restaurant.

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