Apartments Acquired: Bogert Investments LLC has bought a Beverly Hills apartment building from Lido Equities Group LLC for $7.3 million. The three-story, 18-unit property, at 1317 S. Westgate Ave., was built in 2003.
PR Praise: Public relations agency the Rogers Group, located in Century City, has won two PRism Awards from the L.A. chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Rogers won for campaigns it created for home appliance manufacturer Bosch and the California Department of Health's Tobacco Control Program.
Shift to Shelter: Upward Bound House, a Santa Monica non-profit that assists families in need, has purchased the Sun Bay Hotel in Culver City for $3 million. The non-profit organization will convert the property into an emergency shelter capable of housing 72 families.
Welcoming Additions: Blaze PR, a Santa Monica public relation firm, has singed up two new hospitality clients. Blaze will work on promotional campaigns for the Grand Velas All Suites & Resort Spa in Riviera Maya, Mexico, and Viking River Cruises AG, based in Basel, Switzerland.
Lampoon Latitude: NYSE Alternext has granted West Hollywood-based National Lampoon Inc. an extension in order to regain compliance with board trading standards. The multimedia comedy company now has until Aug. 27, 2009.
PLAYA DEL REY
Building Bought: Private investment firm T.T. Bogert Properties LLC has purchased a 29-unit apartment building in Playa del Rey from George and Mary Ann Krantz for nearly $6 million. The three-story property, at 8160 Redlands St., was built in 1969.
Building Leased: Indio Products Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of religious products, has leased a 63,140-square-foot building in Vernon at 2750 S. Alameda St. The value of the lease is $2.8 million.
Aloha, Ampco: Ampco System Parking, a downtown L.A.-based facility services business, has been awarded a multiyear contract with the University of Hawaii. The contract covers the gate operations and general parking services at the Manoa campus. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Saudi Deal: Downtown L.A.-based architecture and engineering services company Aecom Technology Corp. has signed a $17.4 million contract with Rayadah Investment Co. Aecom has been hired to review the King Abdullah Financial District Master Plan. The district will be on a 395-acre site in Saudi Arabia.
Office Property: Private investor Young Yi Park has purchased an office building on downtown Los Angeles from Novak Trust for $2.7 million. The two-story, 12,945-square-foot office building, at 2064 Marengo St., was built in 1968.
Opened Doors: Embassy Suites hotel chain has opened the Embassy Suites Los Angeles-Glendale in downtown Glendale. The 272-suite hotel is owned and managed by Arcadia-based Kam Sang Co. Inc., and is Kam Sang's first Embassy Suites hotel and first Hilton family property.
Company Coasts: Way Properties LLC has purchased the Bliss & Glennon Building in Redondo Beach from 435 North PCH LLC for $5.35 million. The Class C office structure, at 435 N. Pacific Coast Highway, was 100 percent leased at the time of sale.
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Parcel Purchase: Investor Matt Nelson has purchased parcel in North Hollywood for $1.3 million from Hankey Investment Co. The 13,908-square-foot lot is located at 10451-10477 Magnolia Blvd.
Jewel Merger: Zalemark Inc., a Sherman Oaks jewelry designer and maker, has merged with Dallas-based investment firm Charis Industries Inc. The merged entity is named Zalemark Holding Co. Inc., and has applied for a new Pink Sheets ticker symbol. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Valley Move: The Estate Collection, a store dealing in antique and estate jewelry, has moved to 12206 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City. The owners moved to the Valley from Beverly Hills after a fire damaged the building where their shop was located.
Propulsive Pickup: Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a Canoga Park rocket engine maker, has completed the purchase of a Carlstadt, N.J., supplier of propellant tanks and pressure vessels for the space and missile industry. Terms of the deal between Rocketdyne and Arde Inc. were not disclosed.
Good Fit: Synergy Performance Health & Fitness Center, a gym chain, has signed an 88-month lease valued at more than $1.8 million with Jamison Properties for gym space in Woodland Hills. Synergy will occupy 10,274 square feet of space at 20700 Ventura Blvd.
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