Category Archives: California

Los Angeles Ram’s New Stadium YouTube Fly through

On the LA Rams YouTube page is a video fly through of the new NFL stadium that I thought might be of interest to a few of my readers. The new $2.5 billion stadium is supposedly the most expensive in the world. It features a see through roof and seats for over 70,000 plus standing…

New Tax News for 2016 Regarding FIRPTA

FIRPTA increases from 10% to 15%. Currently if a foreign person sells United States real estate the buyer is required to withhold 10% of the gross sales price and remit this to the IRS. However pursuant to the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 closings as of February 16, 2016 the FIRPTA will…

Downtown Los Angeles South Park Car Wash to be 60 Story Mixed Use Tower

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We’ve been hearing rumors for a very long time, and now that plans have been filed with the City of Los Angeles, we’re seeing the first illustrations of the planned 60 story mixed use monster. It’s to be built on the old car wash site across from LA Live and will include hotel, residential condos,…

Massive Mixed Use Project Coming for Olympic and Bundy in West Los Angeles.

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The five acre Martin Cadillac GMC dealer that’s been on the corner of Olympic and Bundy for 40 years will soon be replaced by a big new seven story 516 residential unit, apartment and or condo complex, and 10 story office with 81,000 square feet of net lease retail restaurant space plus three levels of…

Columbus Commercial Construction Update

The Columbus commercial construction update, brought to you by Walker Evans at Columbus underground, highlights both existing and new projects in and around downtown Columbus. Columbus commercial real estate agents / commercial Realtors will be very happy to see this new product coming online. Although it means new commercial construction, but in many instances, not…

Los Angeles Apartment Occupancy Rates Driving Rent Increases

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Not that it isn’t obvious enough already, but take a look at the article that I found today in Curb LA regarding Los Angeles metro apartment rent increases versus vacancy rates. This is a big boom to Los Angeles commercial real estate agents and landlords and not so good for tenants. Citywide, rents are up an…

1031 Buyer Requirement – Triple Net Retail or Absolute Net Retail, National Credit, Single Tenant – $1.3 to $2.6 Million

California exchanger in day 4 of 45 day identification period looking for triple net retail properties for sale or absolute net retail investment.  $1.3 mil needs to be replaced to $2.6 mil under the 200% 1031 rule. Must be credit tenant, preferably single tenant, NNN, triple net leased retail with at least seven years unexpired left…

Retail Lease Basics

I get questions from both proprietors starting a new concept and looking for a new space to lease and investment buyers looking for net leased retail properties to purchase so I thought it would be a good time to review the basic lease types. I’m certain that most Columbus commercial real estate agents get the…

Big Retail and Apartment Development for Hollywood’s Donut Time District

Developer, AvalonBay, spent $100 million to buy six acres of land around Santa Monica and Las Palmas for a huge 695 unit apartment complex complete with another 25,000 square feet of ground floor net leased retail space according to Los Angeles Business Journal. Los Angeles commercial real estate agents will be pleased to have some…

Columbus – The Next Hot Spot For Millennials?

I missed this when the article was published a couple of months ago, although I’ll admit that I don’t read Mother Jones all that much. Columbus: Where the cost of living is more living than cost, reads one ad.  Given where our rents have gone over the last few years, that’s not nearly as true…

Los Angeles Downtown’s Broadway Trade Center Revamp

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Wow, look at this. A massive conversion of this massive 1908 property is on the way soon. Waterbridge Capital bought the property last year for $130 million The 1.1 million square foot Broadway Trade Center opened in 1908 and even had a 1,000 seat theater and a rooftop garden, although much smaller than what is…

Another huge project for Los Angeles’ South Park

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This is just amazing. Another mega project for LA’s south Park with a newly announced multi tower project with high rises up to 42 stories to be located at Olympic and Figueroa all the way to Eleventh and Flower. China’s developer, Shenzhen Hazens Real Estate Groupis currently in the ntotlement process on the Gensler designed…

Los Angeles’ South Park New Developments in Progress

In my 30 years in LA, never did I think I would see something like the following happening. South Park, roughly defined as southwest of the Arts District, south of downtown Los Angeles, east of the 110 and north of the 10, has 28 new developments in progress. Historically, what is now known as South…

Los Angeles Gets 40 Story Mixed User in Historic Core

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Hellen’s 525 S Spring Street will get a big high rise designed by Steinberg Architects with TSK Architects and seen here http://urbanize.la/post/new-design-and-rendering-stationers-tower-project-historic-core. Plus, this will include the renovation of three historic theaters on Broadway, LA’s Broadway, the Roxie, Cameo, and Arcade to further the very successful revitalization of the theater district.  http://la.curbed.com/archives/2015/02/stunning_looks_inside_7_of_broadways_rarely_opened_theaters.php This is the…

Another Mixed Use High Rise For Los Angeles Core

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This one at 33 stories in the Los Angeles historic core will contain 320 market rate apartments plus 22 very low income units and 86 workforce housing units. Still not sure what ‘workforce’ means in terms of rent. TCA Architects did the design work.  Pretty nice for Pershing Square. The studios range in size from…

Los Angeles Downtown – Fig Central Breaks Ground

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The South Park mega billion dollar project, Fig Central, just broke ground on the 4.6 acre lot that’s adjacent to LA Live. The project will have a five star Robert Cavalli hotel, luxury condos and 200,000 square feet of net leased Los Angeles retail space that will feature a covered open air shopping mall.  The…

Los Angeles – Hollywood Park NFL Stadium Moving Fast

There just might be a new 80,000 NFL stadium on the site of the old Hollywood Park under construction by the end of the year. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke announced last month that he’s joining Stockbridge Capital who was already building a mega project on the site with single family and multiunit residential,…

Santa Monica’s No Growth is Forcing Tech Firms Out

Santa Monica has a very active bunch of NIMBYs who will shut your new project down if they don’t like it, and that’s generally the case. Tech industry has become the source for 25% of Santa Monica’s jobs and they’re doing their best to drive them out. Google and Yahoo have already given up and…

Rick Caruso does Pacific Palisades

Pacific Palisades

The reimagining of Pacific Palisades’ Palisades Village has been underway for years by Rick Caruso, developer of The Grove and Americana at Brand.   Now the actual work is about to begin and is expected to be completed in 2017. Palisades is one of if not my favorite Southern California suburbs, but had become a little…

New Six Story Culver City / Palms Mixed Use

West Los Angeles net leased retail and apartments

Better late than never is the story with this new ground floor net leased retail mixed use building with 131 apartment units above.  It’s on the northwest corner of Washington Blvd and Hughes Avenue in Palms, bordering Palms and Culver City. Developed by NMS Properties with Architects Killefer Flammang in Santa Monica.  The building will…