Stories by Jerry
Anyone else notice that Stan Kroenke wore the same harvest wheat suit with crisp white shirt to his Rams’ playoff game that he rocked for the cover of our annual Book of Lists?
Beverly Hills pawn shop more like hedge fund of hard knocks
Beverly Hills pawn shop operates like a street-level hedge fund.
More coverage and photos next week to go with these notes on a scorecard from the year’s first tour of the construction site that will soon give birth to Stan Kroenke’s Palace on Prairie, aka the L.A. Stadium & Entertainment District, which eventually will host his Rams as well as the Chargers in Inglewood.
The Business Journal ended last year with a commentary that called for a new sense of dedication in three areas of civic life that intersect with our economy and community of business in fundamental ways: Housing, public safety, and homelessness.
2018 Book of Lists
Q & A with Stan Kroenke, Los Angeles Rams
A great irony could be in store for Los Angeles in the wake of Rupert Murdoch’s agreement to sell much of 20th Century Fox in a $52.4 billion all-stock deal struck with Walt Disney Co.
Best wishes to any and all of the individuals, families, businesses and other entities affected by the recent wildfires that have hopscotched the region.
There’s no disputing that the Rams are looking good at 8-3.
What was all the hubbub at the Four Seasons, where a mystery VIP recently had LAPD out in force, with officers and members of the canine unit standing sentry, notifying visitors that all vehicles and their trunks would be checked?
No shortage of biotech news in this week’s issue, with a tough break for 200 or more researchers and an intriguing opportunity for some prime lab space all rolled into Dana Bartholomew’s piece atop page 1, and the same staffer tracking a broader report on the sector as a local job generator in a separate story on page 6.
Gotta shake out the notebook everyone once in a while – a good way to shift perspective, a useful exercise in endeavors entrepreneurial and otherwise.
The notion came over lunch at Craft in Century City, filtering down from the top ranks of female corporate power players in Southern California.
Peter Guber looked around and mused that baseball locker rooms are a helluva lot bigger than the cozy commons area where the Los Angeles Kings strap on the gear before home games at Staples Center.
Early word off the avenues of Century City says that no one should expect a “trash-the-accuser” strategy for Harvey Weinstein’s defense as long as Glaser Weill’s Patty Glaser is on the case.
Give the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. credit for coming up with apt matches as it seeks to eliminate a glaring mismatch in the local economy.
Last week’s grand opening for the Kimpton Everly Hotel Hollywood was nearly too cool, with a fantastic mound of shellfish on ice highlighting the food choices, a pool scene worthy of a cheeky indie film, and elegant performance art playing next to a “speakeasy.”
Hand it to Beverly Hills all day long as a high-end draw – but give Texas credit for loyalty to longshots, at least based on reports from Gregg Davis, who let on that the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel was crawling with visitors from the Lone Star State before their Longhorns took on USC at the Coliseum.
China Xiamen Airlines is expected to announce once-a-week nonstop flights between Los Angeles International Airport and the northern Chinese port city of Qingdao in December.
What do Vanna White and the horrors of drug abuse have in common?
The Los Angeles Dodgers would have to stumble to historic lows to blow a playoff spot this year – and while it’s felt that way recently, the 21-game cushion the club built earlier in the season should hold up.
A couple of members of our recently published LA 500 book of local influentials and a New Yorker with an eye for L.A. deals stood out among a coterie that stands to do awfully well on Gilead’s proposed $11.9 billion acquisition of Santa Monica-based Kite Pharma.
Patty Glaser can lend insights on just about any subject of conversation, and she’s certainly no stranger to big names – the star litigator of Glaser Weil represented Bill Gross against Pimco, for cryin’ out loud, and that’s just one recent highlight from her much decorated resume.
Miguel Santana is focused on a huge public asset now that he’s boss of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, as our Neil Nisperos reports on page 1.
Hotel acquisitions continue on pace in 2017 without reservations.
Credit Stan Kroenke and his Los Angeles Rams organization for the wonder that’s unfolding at the LA Stadium & Entertainment District in Inglewood – and the high-tech, high-falutin’ Premiere Center that opened last week in Playa Vista as a sales center for would-be sponsors, suite owners and season-ticket customers.
Savills Studley gives up own office space to provide two linked floors to program.
Give Savills Studley extra credit on getting UCLA Extension the deal it wanted on a new administrative headquarters in Westwood.
Our LA 500 book of the most influential folks in these parts debuted in style during a reception last week at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, where Zhihang Chi, the El Segundo-based GM for Air China’s North America operations, was among the power crowd and particularly excited about a new route for his outfit.
Three properties add 1,465 rooms, nearly one-third of six-month total.
Downtown’s Financial District accounted for nearly one-third of the number of hotel rooms added to the industry’s inventory statewide in the first half of the year, thanks to a pair of high-profile entries and the arrival of a traditional boutique.
It’s good times for big construction contractors around town, as our annual list and the accompanying coverage that starts on page 1 indicates.
$83 million multifamily sale highlights potential between downtown, MacArthur Park.
Sonny Astani sees some potential for another project on the stretch of Wilshire Boulevard between downtown and MacArthur Park after a recent $83 million sale of the 218-unit WilshireValencia apartments.
Developer bills project as new green standard, relief on housing crunch
A 21,500-home community has finally gotten the green light after years of legal and environmental challenges.
Call it some sort of kismet when it comes to Dan Beckerman, chief executive of downtown-based AEG, and Peter Guber, boss of Mandalay Entertainment Group in Culver City.
Before the Wilshire Grand there was Robert F. Maguire, who gave downtown a skyline with the US Bank Tower, Gas Co. Tower and Wells Fargo Center.
Full disclosure: the Business Journal’s Women’s Summit on June 23 at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live featured a series of panel discussions that were in the hands of several key sponsors.
REPORT: Impact of sector can be affected by range of factors in home markets.
Cushman & Wakefield’s recent Tech Cities 1.0 report is aptly titled – it’s an iterative effort, as the phraseology goes these days.
The fascination with food isn’t just for foodies anymore – what else to take away from Amazon’s $13.7 billion offer for upscale grocery chain Whole Foods?
This bit of buzz about the 73-story Wilshire Grand in advance of its opening Friday comes by way of fearless photog Gary Leonard, who bumped into Frank Gehry during a recent Bergamot Station opener for an exhibit by legendary L.A. abstract artist Ed Moses, who’s the father of downtown pub impresario Cedd Moses, by the way
Cirrus Aircraft turned heads on a recent jaunt out of Santa Monica Airport, where air traffic controllers, pilots and even a guy polishing a vintage auto collection gave figurative and literal thumbs up to its new Vision Jet.