CITY OF INDUSTRY
Lease-Back Deal: NL Ventures VII Baldwin LLC has purchased a City of Industry industrial building for $13.8 million in a sale-and-lease-back deal from Orange County Container Group. The sheet metal division of Container Group will lease the 226,938-square-foot space, at 440 N. Baldwin Park Blvd.
Industrial Property: Cook Family Trust has purchased a Commerce industrial building for $3 million from Chang Triangle LLC. The 30,000-square-foot property, at 6099 Triangle Drive in Commerce, was built in 1982.
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Complex Pickup: Private investor Joseph Moadeb has purchased a Sherman Oaks apartment complex for $5.36 million from Sartor Property Management. The 27,676-square-foot property, at 5405 Kester Ave., holds 26 units.
Pet Project: 22121-22131 Ventura Boulevard Property LLC has purchased a Woodland Hills retail property for $2.6 million from Andrew R. and Barbara T. Kolbe 1985 Trust. The 9,554-square-foot building, at 22123 Ventura Blvd., was the home of Kolbe Honda but will be converted into a veterinarian hospital.
French Accent: BlackLine Systems, a financial software developer, has opened an office in Paris to serve clients doing business in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Customer service and support services will staff the French office.
New Firm: Robert E. Wasserman, who recently left Studley's West L.A. office, has opened Wasserman Commercial Real Estate firm at 100 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica.
Doubled Up: Eyestorm Productions, a Venice-based producer of short-form video productions, has been honored by the Golden Trailer Awards for two trailers created to market two video game titles. Eyestorm received the Videogame Trailer Award for its "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed" trailer and the Videogame TV Spot Award for its "Tom Clancy's EndWar" trailer.
Apartment Sale: Private investor Hye Y. Park has purchased a Koreatown apartment building for $4.55 million from 247 Normandie LLC. The 25,560-square-foot Normandie Apartments property, at 247 S. Normandie Ave. has 36 units.
DOWNTOWN Los Angeles
Stepping Out: Clothing designer Natalie Hara has launched a fashion company, Natalia Romano, in downtown Los Angeles at 112 West Ninth St., Suite 630. The company's two labels, Natalia Romano and Natalia Romano Collectors, feature upscale cocktail and evening wear.
Best Investment: Best Life Realty LLC has purchased a downtown L.A. industrial building for $3.66 million from private investor Tatiana Morrison. The 34,427-square-foot property, at 2221 S. Main St., was built in 1958.
Spring Debut: Eatery Cafe 9 has opened in the newly refurbished historic Spring Arts Tower in downtown Los Angeles with assistance from the Valley Economic Development Corp.'s Historic Downtown Retail Project. The program is funded by the Los Angeles Community Development Department. Caf & #233; 9 is on the ninth floor of the tower, at 453 S. Spring St.
Multitenant Acquisition: Dollinger Properties has purchased the Bixby Center retail strip for $6.05 million from private investors. The 20,740-square-foot multitenant retail center, at 4215-4275 Atlantic Ave., has 12 stores and includes a Coldstone Creamery and Domino's Pizza.
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