CENTRAL AREA

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

Staying Put: Insurance brokerage Sullivan Group has renewed its 28,668-square-foot lease at the Pacific Financial Center office building in downtown Los Angeles at 800 W. Sixth St. Sullivan will continue to occupy the top two floors in a deal valued at $9.5 million. The firm has called the building home since 1987.

WESTSIDE

WEST LOS ANGELES

New Name, HQ: Law firm Goldberg Lowenstein & Weatherwax is changing its name to Lowenstein & Weatherwax. The firm said the name change comes as it refocuses on its primary practice areas of patent infringement litigation and postgrant patent-office litigation. It is also relocating to 1880 Century Park East.

TRI-CITIES

PASADENA

Facility Expansion: Pasadena’s Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been awarded an engineering services contract for an expansion program for a Singapore polyetheramine facility of Hunstman Corp., a Woodlands, Texas, chemical company. The Jurong Island facility will be expanded to handle production of polyethers, used to improve a range of products such as adhesives and plastics, from feed stocks. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Cleaning Up: Tetra Tech Inc., a Pasadena engineering services company, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cornerstone Environmental Group, a Middletown, N.Y., environmental engineering and consulting firm focused on solid waste markets in the United States. Cornerstone has more than 160 employees and approximately $30 million in annual revenue. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY

DUARTE

Shot in Arm: City of Hope, a Duarte research and treatment center for cancer and other life-threatening diseases, has reached an agreement with Fortress Biotech, a Burlington, Mass., biopharmaceutical company, to form DiaVax Biosciences. DiaVax will function as a subsidiary of Fortress and work on developing City of Hope vaccines that combat cytomegalovirus infection, which impacts people with weakened or underdeveloped immune systems.

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

UNIVERSAL CITY

Building Pickup: Joseph M. Levy has acquired a Universal City office building for $3.9 million from Mitchell Bell. The 12,500-square-foot property, directly across from Universal Studios at 3211 Cahuenga Blvd., is fully leased to six tenants.

NORTH COUNTY

LANCASTER

Industrial Campus: Two adjacent industrial parks that occupy about 5 acres just off Sierra Highway in Lancaster have sold for $4.4 million. The nearly 68,000-square-foot Campus Business Park I and II, consisting of four class B industrial buildings, were purchased by Cal-X Properties in Santa Monica from UDC Properties in Culver City.

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