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  • #TBT: 612 S. Broadway
    Welcome to #TBT or “Throwback Thursday,” a monthly feature exploring the history of L.A.’s real estate. Renderings for 612 and 620 S. Broadway; Desmond’s Department Store in 1939 (Sources: RE Back Office, McCall Design Group, Los Angeles Public Library) Building Address: 612 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014 Year Built: 1924 Nearly a century... Read more »
  • Downtown L.A.’s Flourishing Tech Scene
    Portal A offices photographed by Damon Casarez for Variety  Move over, Silicon Beach. The hottest new tech market is Downtown Los Angeles. I spoke with Variety’s Todd Longwell about the increasing number of tech companies relocating from Silicon Beach to downtown, which was traditionally home to mostly banking, legal, and professional services... Read more »
  • Port Update: 2017 Off to a Great Start
    April showed big increases at both the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. When combining volume at both ports, the first four months of 2017 are up 7.85% over 2016. At this pace, 2017 will be a record year for combined port volume. “At the pace we are... Read more »
  • How E-Commerce Is Shaping The Future of Retail
    e-commerce noun, e–com·merce \ˈē-ˌkä-(ˌ)mərs\ : the buying and selling of goods and services over the internet The internet has altered the way of shopping. E-commerce retail sales increased 12.6% from $89.8 billion in 2015 to $102.7 billion in 2016, adjusted for seasonal variation, and accounted for 8.3% of total retail sales in... Read more »
  • Chinese Cash Pours Into U.S. Real Estate
      The 20 billion dollars of Chinese investment in the U.S. real estate markets over the past 12 months is a prelude to what could be the greatest inflow of foreign real estate capital into the U.S. markets in history. – Marc Renard Marc Renard, Executive Vice Chairman in Cushman & Wakefield’s... Read more »
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