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Natalie Hoberman

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Production Company Rolls on $20M Site

Production firm Buck Design stages $20 million deal for a Lincoln Heights building complex.

Brokerage Unions Unlikely to Faze L.A. Market

Larger entities scooping up smaller operators a natural part of cycle, analysts say.

The mergers of two local brokerages with national real estate companies announced this month will bring little to no change to the industry, analysts said.

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D.C. Politics Paying Off for Benefits Consultants

ADVISORY: 2017 job levels dip but Obamacare battle stoking demand for services.

Benefits consultant jobs dipped in 2016 but demand is spiking for government policy guidance.

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Lincoln Heights Filming Location Sells for $20 Million

Downtown-based production company Buck Design has purchased Columbia Mills, a nine-building complex in Lincoln Heights, for $20 million, according to a brokerage involved in the deal.

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LB High-Rise Fetches Towering $133 Million

Sunset Group proves high on Long Beach with a $132.9 million sale of an apartment tower.

Sunset Group Acquires Long Beach High-Rise for $133 Million

West Hollywood’s Sunset Group has purchased a high-rise multifamily property, known as the Current, in downtown Long Beach for $132.9 million, according to data from real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle.

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Merger Deals Link Local Brokerages

Pacific Union to unite Partners Trust, John Aaroe Group in powerful L.A. County entity.

Gavelytics hopes to court lawyers with its database on Los Angeles Superior Court judges.

Partners Trust Brokerage to Merge with Pacific Union International

Beverly Hills-based brokerage firm Partners Trust announced Thursday it is merging with San Francisco-based Pacific Union International Inc. in a deal that would bolster a new residential real estate leader in the region.

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BMG Expanding into Canada

Music company BMG has announced it plans to expand its operations to Toronto, the company announced Thursday.

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Telecom Firms Rang Up Slew of Deals Last Year

TECHNOLOGY: Workforce numbers stayed relatively flat despite M&A activity.

Telecommunications firms dialed up deals in 2016 but overall employment remained static.

Hollywood Director Jerry Zucker Lists Brentwood Home for $15.48 Million

Jerry Zucker, who directed the Best Picture-nominated movie “Ghost,” among others, has plans to sell his six-bedroom, 12-bathroom family home in Brentwood for $15.48 million, according to real estate agency Halton Pardee + Partners.

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Downtown Industrial Site Sold for $10.6 Million

Boyle Heights-based Towne Industry has purchased a 58,859-square-foot industrial property in downtown Los Angeles from the Liss Family Trust for $10.6 million, or $180 a square foot, commercial real estate brokerage Kidder Mathews announced.

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Home Is Where App Is at Residential Community

Brookfield looks to connect with buyers in Playa Vista by equipping Apple tech.

Playa Vista has become even more of a technology hub, moving beyond the office into people’s homes.

Office Market Recovers in Healthy Second Quarter

Overview of the local submarkets in the second quarter.

Rexford Industrial Acquires Rancho Pacifica Industrial Park for $210 Million

West L.A.’s Rexford Industrial Realty Inc. has purchased the six-building Rancho Pacifica Industrial Park in Rancho Dominguez for $210.5 million, or $180 a square foot, from downtown’s CBRE Global Investors Ltd., according to a statement.

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WeWork to Expand to West Hollywood

Coworking startup WeWork has signed a lease to occupy the entire seventh and eighth floors of Pacific Design Center’s RedBuilding in West Hollywood, adding 70,000 square feet to its portfolio of 13 L.A. County locations.

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Bradbury House in Pacific Palisades Sold for $12 Million

The iconic Bradbury House at 102 Ocean Way in Pacific Palisades has sold for $12 million to a local woman who intends to make it her primary residence, according to John Aaroe Group, which represented the seller.

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Receives $3 Million Investment

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has received a $3 million investment from philanthropists Teresa and Byron Pollitt for an endowed chair position as the director of CHLA’s Fetal and Neonatal Institute.

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$20M Gift to Torrance Hospital

Torrance’s Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center receives $20 million donation.

Torrance’s Providence Little Co. of Mary Medical Center Receives $20 Million Donation

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance has received a $20 million donation from philanthropists Priscilla Hunt and the late Donald G. Hunt, the hospital said Thursday.

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Asian Goods E-tailer Raises $10 Million

Yamibuy, built from a Chinese student’s cravings for a taste of home, looks to double revenue.

Yamibuy’s Alex Zhou turned his interest in Asian spices into an e-commerce platform.

Century City Mall Rises With $1 Billion Makeover

RETAIL: Westfield property bags seventh spot as site bids to compete in online era.

Westfield Century City looks to sell shoppers on the mall experience with experiential attractions.

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Homebuilder Welcomes Street-Beating Quarter

CONSTRUCTION: Spike in revenue, completed projects boosts KB Home earnings.

Westwood-based national homebuilder KB Home reported positive second-quarter earnings last week, spurred by an increase in revenue and completed projects, according to a June 27 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Jump in Revenue Lifts Local Exec Search Firms

EMPLOYMENT: Top spot returns to Korn Ferry as sector faces growth issues.

Korn Ferry found its way back to the top of the executive search firm list after a strong 2016.

Patrick Soon-Shiong’s NantWorks Acquires California Hospital Operator

Patrick Soon-Shiong’s Culver City-based NantWorks has acquired a majority stake in Integrity Healthcare, which manages Verity Health System, adding six hospitals in California to its operation.

Women’s Businesses Climb 7% to $19.2 Billion

ECONOMY: Tech firms raise profile with three in top 10.

Three tech industry firms powered their way into the top 10 on this year’s Business Journal list of women-owned companies.

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Hyperloop Forges South Korea Ties

Playa Vista venture shores up presence overseas with deals with government, university.

Hyperloop venture speeds way to South Korea with several partnership agreements.

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Silicon Beach Report June 22: VR Playhouse Launches Virtual Reality Training Program

VR Playhouse launches virtual reality training program, USC to lead quantum computing project and sneaker marketplace Goat hires former Twitter executive.

VR Playhouse Launches Virtual Reality Training Program

Glassell Park-based boutique studio VR Playhouse has launched an educational program meant to attract students, artists, developers and directors to the virtual reality industry, according to a company statement.

Silicon Beach Report June 21: Education Software Startup GoGuardian Launches AI Platform

Education software startup GoGuardian launches AI platform, Snapchat launches Snap Map and BlockFraud raises $5 million.