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Hollywood Office Building on Highland Sells for $72.1M

The Souferian Group has sold a building in Hollywood for $72.1 million, according to sources familiar with the matter.

The 92,000-square-foot office building is located at 1800 N. Highland Ave. It was purchased by Related Companies. Related Companies did not immediately return requests for comment.

The Souferian Group purchased the building in 2015 for $45 million from CIM Group. It then renovated the building with its Be brand concept. Changes included a concierge, valet and branded bikes.

Within 36 months, roughly 90 percent of the building was leased. Tenants include Live Nation and Nokia USA.

“We are thrilled the execution of our business plan, ahead of schedule, has resonated with the marketplace and delivered another value driven result,” said Behzad Souferian, chief executive of the Souferian Group, in a statement.

Hollywood has remained a hot market for office space. This past year, Netflix has agreed to prelease a handful of buildings still under construction.

The vacancy rate in the Hollywood submarket during the third quarter was 10.5 percent, far below the county average of 15.1 percent, according to data from Jones Lang LaSalle.

Commercial real estate reporter Hannah Madans can be reached at hmadans@labusinessjournal.com. Follow her on Twitter @HannahMadans

Hannah Madans Welk
Hannah Madans Welk
Hannah Madans Welk is a managing editor at the Los Angeles Business Journal and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. She previously covered real estate for the Los Angeles Business Journal. She has done work with publications including The Orange County Register, The Real Deal and doityourself.com.

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