Category Archives: development

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…

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…

Name and Design Change for Clintonville Mixed Use Project

The Clintonville project on Indianola formerly known as The Olympic has a new name, The Deco. From what I understand, an early NIMBY opposed to the project ratted them out to the USOC who then notified the developer that the change of use invalidated their grandfathered status to continue to use the name Olympic. Now,…

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…

Columbus Multiunit Residential Market Ranked 10th Nationally

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A  report by All Property Management http://www.allpropertymanagement.com/ , who is the largest group of property management companies in the United States,  ranked Columbus and Central Ohio as the best market for landlords in the Midwest, and the 10th best in the country. Columbus commercial real estate agents, me included, couldn’t be happier at the new…

Redeveloped Retail and Restaurant Space for Columbus Short North

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In what’s just about the last undeveloped block between downtown Columbus and the Ohio State University campus, we’re about to see some changes.  And these changes will make Columbus commercial real estate agents very happy to have something new to lease in the Short North.  We have plenty of demand and no where to put…

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 Commercial Construction Update for September 2015

At the link is an update from Walker Evans of Columbus Underground regarding commercial construction progress in and around Columbus Ohio for September 2015. There’s a bunch of it, both already underway and just beginning.  Columbus commercial real estate agents will rejoice that we’re getting new restaurant, retail or office product to lease in many…

Columbus Construction Update for August 2015

There’s an amazing amount of commercial and residential construction activity in the Columbus Metro this summer so I thought I would take you over to Walker Evans’ Columbus Underground for an update. Covered are the new Nationwide Children’s Hospital building at Parsons and Livingston, which is driving the development in Olde Town East.   I have…

Easton Gateway is Just About Complete When Whole Foods Opens September 2nd

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Whole Foods is the last large tenant in Easton Gateway and they were one of the original tenants announced back in 2013 when the project was unveiled. The 45,000 square foot store will be Whole Food’s 422nd store and the third in Columbus along with Lane Avenue and Dublin Grandville Road. They also opened their…

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…

Columbus – First in the Nation With Wage Growth

Money / CNN reports that hourly wages grew at a rate of 6.2% in Columbus, far higher than the national average of 2.1%. Much of this can be attributed to the unemployment rate here in Central Ohio, which at 4.2% is getting to the point that we’ll start experiencing labor shortages as we already are…

Clintonville – Olympic Swim Club Mixed Use Project Approved

The slightly downsized project for the old Olympic Swim Club site at 3450 Indianola finally got its final zoning approval by Columbus City Council. Initially, the project was slated for 152 apartments and 18,000 square feet of retail and restaurant, but that brought quite a bit of resistance from local residents concerned about traffic as…

Columbus City Council votes 7 – 0 for Hamilton Road 161 Project, Hamilton Crossing

Finally, after a decade of the fights with the Army Corps of Engineers over wetlands and then the real estate downturn, something is finally going to happen with this big empty field I drive by every day. Monday night, Columbus City Council approved by a vote of 7 – 0 the 330 acre, $250 million…

Sawmill Parkway to be Extended to Route 42 in Delaware County

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This has been a long time coming.  Finally, construction is going to get started on the Sawmill Road extension in the next couple of weeks with completion expected in October 2016. Today, Monday, Delaware County Commissioners approved the $30.4 million contract to extend Sawmill Parkway by almost five miles from Hyatts Road to Route 42…

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…

Uptown Westerville – Pasquale’s Closing, Asterisk opening

Uptown Westerville is becoming the north, Short North. What a transformation over the last few years from antiques to polished casual restaurants and bars. First it was Old Bag of Nails then Jimmy Vs to Koble (in a building I sold). Then the 8 State Bistro takes the place of the old State Street Theater…

The Morse Road Northland Village to Get New Kroger

The once hot Northland area in the 60s and 70s fell into decay and vacancy after Lazarus closed their Northland store a decade or so ago.   There’s been a major attempt to revitalize the Morse Road net lease retail area over the last several years with some success.   Biggest success is the new Menards store…