Category Archives: development

Columbus Seeking Proposals to Redevelop Closed Municipal Light Plant Site

Columbus Municipal Light (Chris Russell/Dispatch Photo)

Columbus will take proposals through May 8th to redevelop the site of the Municipal Light Plant at 555 W Nationwide Blvd. , adjacent to the Arena District, and originally opened in 1904. The hopes are to restore and save the original power plant building and redevelop the 1.2 acres into multifamily housing or condos.  I imagine…

New Albany Panera is the 34th for Central Ohio

Warren Ohio based Covelli Enterprises has just opened their 34th Central Ohio Panera at 5547 New Albany Road in New Albany . It’s the second of seven planned Columbus area net leased restaurant openings for Central Ohio in 2014. The first this year was in the old Clarmont in German Village. The New Albany location…

Update Regarding Measure R2 Draft Proposal For Los Angeles Transit Projects

Los Angeles commercial real estate for sale and lease

I’m getting off of the topic of Los Angeles commercial real estate for sale and lease a bit.  Transportation in and around Los Angeles is of extreme importance if we’re going to have a thriving commercial real estate market well into the future when the population of LA county is expected to rise by another two…

Los Angeles MSA Massive List of Upcoming Mass Transit Projects

This is a link to an older post from Curbed LA dated January 2013, but since these projects can take a decade or even decades to be completed, it’s still very much relevant.   Although some of the proposed projects won’t be completed until 2040, they will drive Los Angeles commercial real estate investment decisions going…

Columbus Ohio – Rust Belt Becomes Recovery Belt

Steve Steinour who coined the term ‘recovery belt’ after arriving in Columbus five years ago to head up then struggling Huntington Bancshares.  I think he’s been thoroughly impressed with the breadth and depth of not only Columbus and Central Ohio’s recovery , but Ohio as a whole. “We had our challenges, to be sure –…

North Columbus Area Retail Factory Outlet Mall in Delaware County

Simon Property Group and Tanger Factory Outlet Retail Centers have just won a challenge to the zoning of their joint factory outlet retail center to built in Berkshire Township at the Routes 36/37 and I-71 interchange. The competing Northgate Center project is still tied up in a rezoning battle with Berkshire Township.  Developers Craig Realty…

Three Billion Dollar expansion planned for Warner Center

Los Angeles commercial real estate for lease

Boston Global Investors has been hired to develop a master planned development for the 47 acre Rocketdyne site into a self sustaining 24/7 neighborhood. The development will add more than five million square feet of space to Warner Center, including over 200,000 square feet of Los Angeles net leased  retail commercial real estate for lease….

Proposals for Columbus Convention Center Excess Property

Columbus net leased retail

Proposals from four developers have proposed hotels for the wedge shaped ground level parking lot directly across from the convention center on Goodale.  Wagenbrenner, Pizzuti, Starwood and a joint proposal from CoProposals from four developers have proposed hotels for the wedge shaped ground level parking lot directly across from the convention center on Goodale. Wagenbrenner,…

Caps for Columbus Downtown I-70 / I-71 Split Bridges

Columbus Capital South commercial real estate for lease

Caps similar to the High Street cap over I-670 have been under consideration for the new High Street and Third Street bridges over the new I-70 / I-71 split for quite a long time.  The new bridges will feature caps initially built as green space, but with the capacity to hold buildings just like the…

March 2014 – Commercial Construction Update for Columbus and Central Ohio

I’ll link shortly to Walker Evans at Columbus Underground for his summary of the current progress of Columbus commercial real estate for sale and lease. True, the weather has had huge effect on many of these projects, but now that hopefully it’s getting warmer, there will be much progress in the coming months.  We sure…

Grove Owner Rock Caruso Has Big Plans for the Village of Pacific Palisades

Our wealthy west side enclave of Pacific Palisades has been getting a little tired looking over the last 30 or 40 years and is in dire need of some sprucing up.  So in comes successful Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso who developed the Los Angeles commercial real estate net leased oasis named the Grove in…

Proposal for High End Single Family Homes for Northwest Columbus’ Riviera Golf Club

Developer Charlie Ruma with Davidson Phillips Inc. proposed zoning changes to Dublin’s Riviera Golf Club.  The developer wants the golf club rezoned to single family housing was met with fierce opposition from NIMBYS last Thursday night at the Dublin Planning Commission meeting. Backed by a rather loud group of 150 from a group named Friends…

Santa Monica Slow Growth Group Files Lawsuit to Halt Bergamot Project

The Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City files a lawsuit to halt the project named Bergamot Transit Village project, which has been under consideration for the last seven years as a replacement for the old Papermate factory at 26th and Olympic in Santa Monica. The 765,000 square foot project was approved by Santa Monica…

Westerville Planning Commission Turns One Down

On February 26th , the Westerville Planning Commission voted down by  4 – 2 a proposal from Romanelli and Hughes for rezoning a 23.6 acre parcel at 645 and 655 N State from Rural Residential to Planned Neighborhood District. The project was going to be a mixed multifamily and single family development of a 141…

Casto’s 392 Apartment Complex Slated for Dublin’s Bridge Street District

Casto's 392 Units in Dublin Ohio

 A 392 unit apartment complex named Tuller Flats to be located on an 18 acre parcel off of Tuller Road near Lexus of Dublin went before the City of Dublin Ohio planning Commission on the 20th. The proposed development would be comprised of 30 three and four unit buildings around a clubhouse and green space. …

Introduction to Retail Lease Terminology

I’ve had a number of calls lately from small multiunit residential owners wanting to 1031 exchange out of their property into Columbus or Los Angeles commercial property for sale.  The interest has primarily been in national credit, single tenant, triple net retail leased properties here in Columbus or Santa Monica / Los Angeles. My Columbus…

Owner User Commercial Real Estate Making a Comeback

Well into the early stages of a recovery, companies seeking to raise funds will sell their property to investors and lease back the space.  However, lately, with increased financing options and a constrained supply available companies are warming to the idea or owning their commercial real estate once again. I’m seeing this with Columbus commercial…

Panera Bread to Grandview Yard and Cameron Mitchell Steakhouse Restaurant Coming to Grandview Heights

The popular net leased Columbus restaurant Panera Bread is leaving the old space at 1307 Grandview Blvd. in Grandview Heights and going into a new space at Grandview Yard.  Cameron Mitchell Restaurants LLC will be taking over the space on Grandview Blvd for a 2015 opening of a yet unnamed steakhouse. Mitchell envisions a warm…

West LA or Santa Monica Commercial Real Estate for Lease Needed

I’m a Santa Monica commercial real estate agent and have a client need for 800 to 1,200 square feet of net leased retail space for restaurant use in downtown Santa Monica, the village in Pacific Palisades, South Main Street, Venice, Marina Del Rey or downtown Culver City.  End cap or inline. No need for hood…

New Hollywood High Rise Commercial Real Estate Developments at Earthquake Risk

New California geological maps released last week show that several new Hollywood commercial real estate developments are within the 500′ fault zone if not right on top of the fault line. The new maps show the Hollywood fault, which runs from Atwater Village and Los Feliz through a redeveloping section of central Hollywood and then…