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Horizontal shower makes splash with $35,000 price tag.
Maker of horizontal shower wants customers to take product’s high price lying down.
CONSTRUCTION: Stock of Ryland buoyed by run of recent acquisitions.
Ryland is building momentum as it buys back into markets the company fled during the downturn.
SALE: Thomas Properties sheds El Segundo project in $48.1 million deal.
Thomas Properties Group Inc. has sold a large El Segundo site on which it had planned to build a nearly 2 million-square-foot mixed-use complex for $48.1 million.
HOSPITALITY: Developers check into projects amid recovery.
Hoteliers have shed their recessionary reservations to move forward on a host of projects.
Daughter follows dad to study architecture at academy in Rome.
Father and daughter keep it in the family with their fellowships to American Academy in Rome.
LEASE: Fremantle Media consolidates space with 10-year deal in Burbank.
Entertainment company Fremantle Media North America, producer of television shows such as “American Idol” and “X Factor,” is consolidating its headquarters in Burbank.
Ryland Group Inc. is acquiring luxury homebuilder LionsGate Homes in Carrollton, Texas, the company announced Friday.
Bank of America Corp. has agreed to pay mortgage insurer MBIA Inc. $1.6 billion to settle legal disputes related to home loans from its Countrywide Financial unit that were packaged into securities during the financial crisis, the bank announced Monday.
AKA Beverly Hills looks to steer guests to complimentary bikes.
AKA Beverly Hills hotel peddles complimentary bikes as a draw for guests.
Toppik’s head topper fills in blanks for actor portraying president.
Toppik Hair Building Fibers comes out ahead after it plays a role in making a bald actor look like President Obama.
FINANCE: Green Dot revenue beats expectations despite rise in competition.
Investors put their money on prepaid debit card company Green Dot after healthy quarterly report.
Purchase: Shapeshifter’s $5.2 million deal one of year’s highest in Burbank.
A post production company has bought an office building in the heart of Burbank’s Media District in one of the highest sales of its kind in the city this year.
INTERNET: Stamps.com’s stock surges after beating earnings expectations.
Online postage company Stamps.com delivers on Wall Street with strong earnings.
ACQUISITION: Jenel takes Beverly Hills retail-office property for $40 million.
The Beverly Hills home of Emporio Armani Boutique has been sold for an estimated $40 million.
La Brea Bakery giving away hometown trip in grilled-cheese contest.
La Brea Bakery seeks to get a rise out of customers with a grilled-cheese sandwich promotion.
The number of Los Angeles County homes sold in March remained flat compared with a year earlier while the median sale price soared as fewer homes were listed for sale.
Real Estate Quarterly
Three Hollywood studios expand their roles in the real estate market with large local projects.
REAL ESTATE: Vet exec brought in to land first tenants for Red Building.
Pacific Design Center brings in vet exec to get a new lease on life in signing Red Building tenants.
ACQUISITION: Lincoln to pay $50 million for downtown office property.
Lincoln Property Co. is about to acquire yet another downtown L.A. office building.
LISTING: BlackRock may sell office tower left empty by entertainment giant.
The Burbank office building recently vacated by Walt Disney Co. may be put on the market.
Egg donation service uses 3-D software to project face of child.
Egg donation service helps parents by projecting what their child will look like.
ACQUISITION: Developer to turn $8 million property into office campus.
A Culver City office warehouse has been sold for $8 million to a development team that plans to renovate it into a creative office campus.
Nanny wrangler grows into range of personal service placements.
Lexington Nannies is now home to other personal placements such as chefs and housekeepers.
SALE: Avery Dennison makes $20 million deal with Legacy Partners.
Avery Dennison Corp., a label and packaging maker, has a contract to sell its Pasadena headquarters for about $20 million.
LEASE: Parent of Variety plans to move operations into Westwood building.
Angelenos may soon be talking about the Variety building … in Westwood.
Ice Cream Lab hopes to change treat lovers’ tastes by degrees with liquid nitrogen-blasted confections.
Reacting to Philip Anschutz’s decision to not sell AEG, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa late Thursday said he wouldn’t wait on the sports and entertainment giant as a partner in modernizing the city’s Convention Center.
Beverly Hills real estate investment and services firm Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. said Tuesday it planned sell 9 million shares of common stock.
Struggling downtown real estate investment trust MPG Office Trust Inc. announced it had agreed to sell U.S. Bank Tower, the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, and a related parking garage, for $368 million.
REAL ESTATE: KPMG to ditch its tower for new digs.
Accounting firm KPMG does a number on namesake downtown tower by moving closer to L.A. Live.
LEASE: Pair of deals takes occupancy rate to nearly 80 percent at building.
Two new leases have brought a struggling Miracle Mile office building to near 80 percent occupancy.
Archer works to give students skill sets for future careers.
Archer School for Girls has made preparing students for the business world its job.
SALE: LFP headquarters building scores $82 million from Douglas Emmett.
Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt has agreed to sell his Beverly Hills headquarters building for $82 million, sources told the Business Journal.
REAL ESTATE: Jamison sells buildings as rents fall.
Jamison Services jettisons 10 percent of its portfolio as well as the title of L.A.’s biggest office landlord.
Teen actress looks to help others stock up on trading know-how.
Teen TV actress Rachel Fox wants to channel her fame into support for stock trading.
REAL ESTATE: Meruelo bets on Trump Plaza revival.
Meruelo Group rolls dice on purchasing and reviving Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City, N.J.
LEASE: Rubicon Project leaves West L.A. office in search of lower rent.
Rubicon Project is moving to Playa Vista from its West L.A. digs, the latest tech firm to head south to escape rising rents and limited space options.
Honeymoon website hopes to ride rise in same-sex nuptials.
ChicGayHoneymoons.com aims to remove obstacles to same-sex spouses’ romantic getaways.
CIM Group Inc. has sold the nearly 60,000-square-foot downtown retail property that houses Ralphs Fresh Fare market to MDC Realty Advisors USA Inc. for nearly $19 million.
SALE: Restaurant-retail property in Beverly Hills sells for $11.8 million.
An 11,000-square-foot commercial property on Little Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills’ Golden Triangle has been sold for nearly $11.8 million, one of the highest per-square-foot prices in the city in the past year.
Real Estate: Developers look to plug into Silicon Beach scene.
Marina del Rey developers look to ride the Silicon Beach-fueled wave of interest in the Westside.
Real Estate: Tech titan doubles up on office leases.
Industry giant Microsoft plugs into L.A.’s Westside tech scene with two office deals.
LEASE: Cassidy Turley takes larger space in deal valued at $2.1 million.
St. Louis brokerage Cassidy Turley Inc., which opened its first L.A. office only nine months ago, has signed a lease to move its regional offices into bigger space in downtown’s City National Plaza at 555 S. Flower St.
Microsoft Corp. is close to signing two leases that would significantly expand its presence in L.A.’s Westside tech hotbed.
ACQUISITION: Brookfield shells out $92 million for Corporate Pointe.
A sprawling office campus in West Hills has been sold for $92 million, the largest office sale in the market in more than a decade.
REAL ESTATE: Disney exit to trap market in office glut.
Burbank is far from the happiest place on Earth as Disney plans massive exodus from office tower.
L.A. AppShow helps creators connect to potential customers.
The L.A. AppShow works to put developers of mobile and tablet products in touch with potential customers.
SPECIAL REPORT: Updated zoning plan helps draw developers downtown in L.A. County’s second- biggest city.
Changes to Long Beach’s zoning codes helped turn the city’s downtown into a center of attraction for developers.
Real Estate: Art deco building, taken back by bank, sold for $30 million.
South Korean investors move into downtown L.A. with pricey deal for loft property.