CENTRAL AREA

DOWNTOWN L.A.

Mideast Development: Aecom Technology Corp., a provider of professional technical and management support services headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, has received a one-year design services contract worth $28.5 million for Zayed University's new campus in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. The $700 million development will have 24 educational facilities for 6,000 students, faculty and staff.

Refurbished Retail: Star Apartment LP has bought a retail building for $5.9 million in downtown Los Angeles. The 22,000-square-foot building, at 240 E. Sixth St., will be developed into a mixed-use project. The seller was not identified

CENTRAL CITY

Building Trade: An industrial building in Central City has been traded by two private investment groups for $6.2 million. The 42,825-square-foot structure at 2315 S. Santa Fe Ave. was built in 1991.

TRI-CITIES

BURBANK

Multifamily Pickup: Burbank Housing Corp. has acquired a Burbank multifamily property for $7.26 million from Century City-based Jamco Holdings Corp. The 34-unit complex, at 275 W. Verdugo Ave., is 29,455 square feet. Non-profit organization Burbank Housing plans to develop an affordable housing project at the site.

MID-CITIES

NORWALK

Complex Acquisition: Advanced Real Estate Services has bought the Courtyards apartment complex in Norwalk for $22.9 million from a subsidiary of Beverly Hills real estate and investment services firm Kennedy Wilson. The 153-unit property, at 12401 Studebaker Road, is 118,600 square feet.

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

CALABASAS

Office Space: Malcolm Abrams LLS has purchased a Calabasas office property for $3.9 million from Arden Realty Inc. The two-story, 18,371-square-foot building at 26135 Mureau Road is in the Calabasas Commerce Center.

WOODLAND HILLS

By Design: Architect-designer Amit Apel has opened a studio in Woodland Hills to showcase his furniture creations, home designs and paintings. The studio, at 22104 Ventura Blvd., will be available for photo shoots and gallery hangings.

WESTSIDE

BEVERLY HILLS

I Do: Beverly Hills-based online social site MySpace has teamed up with reality TV producer Endemol to create a reality Web series, "Get Married on MySpace." The show will pay for a selected couple to be married, while MySpace users will be available to vote on details of the wedding, including location, rings and the bride's dress.

SANTA MONICA

Hair Raising: Maryland-based KPSS Inc. has opened Studio 1452 in Santa Monica. Studio 1452, at 1452 Second St., will feature a full-service hair salon, training academy, and will be the corporate headquarters for hair product companies Goldwell and KMS California.

Lip Lock: Bonne Bell Co., a Santa Monica cosmetics company and maker of Lip Smackers lip gloss, has partnered with design and marketing company Paul Frank Industries Inc. to create a limited-edition line of lip gloss. The collection, bearing images of Paul Frank's monkey character Julius, will be released later this year.

AIRPORT AREA

Double Serving: California Pizza Kitchen Inc. has added two Massachusetts outposts to its chain of restaurants. CPK has opened new restaurants in Wellesley and Natick.

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY

COMMERCE

Spreading Out: Bergen Shippers, a warehousing services provider based in North Bergen, N.J., has signed a five-year lease at 43 cents per square foot with landlord Rreef for a larger space in Commerce. The company, which was in an adjacent 27,710-square-foot building for the last two years, will relocate to an 89,938-square-foot property at 6000 Rickenbacker Road.

Lauren Alicia Mendoza

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