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DoubleLine Doubles Down at Wells Fargo Center

DoubleLine Capital, an investment management firm headed by billionaire Jeffrey Gundlach, is expanding its headquarters in downtown L.A.’s Wells Fargo Center.

Redondo Site To Get Creative Overhaul

Santa Monica investment, management and development firm Montana Avenue Capital Partners plans to turn a 50,000-square-foot Class C industrial building it purchased in Redondo Beach into creative office space.

SBE Moves Into Residential, Sells South Beach Hotel

L.A. hospitality giant SBE Entertainment Group, looking to push forward in a new direction in the wake of Sam Nazarian’s return as chief executive, is now in the business of flipping high-end residential real estate properties.

Earthquake Engineers Shake Up Downtown Lease

Miyamoto International Inc., a Sacramento global structural engineering firm, will move into downtown L.A.’s Aon Center skyscraper.

More Investment Sales Action in Pasadena

Pasadena is heating up. In the latest deal to hit the market, Zurich Alternative Asset Management last week sold its office building at 350 W. Colorado Blvd. for $34 million to an unnamed investment group. That deal, at $385 a square foot, was well above the average of $293 a foot paid last year in the submarket.

Hudson Pacific Buys Arts District’s Coke Plant

That didn’t take long. The partnership of Goldstein Plating Investments and Atlas Capital Group has flipped the Coca-Cola manufacturing plant at 963 E. Fourth St. in downtown L.A.’s Arts District it acquired a little more than a year ago.

Aecom to Lease at One California Plaza

Century City engineering and construction giant Aecom is close to signing a lease for more than 110,000 square feet at One California Plaza.

Princely Asking Price for King of Pop’s Former Kingdom

Michael Jackson’s former ranch home, Neverland, is up for sale at $100 million by billionaire Tom Barrack’s investment firm Colony Capital, which has a stake in the property.

Miracle Mile Office Tower Trades for $150 Million

A joint venture of San Francisco’s Swig Co. and Boston’s Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. has purchased 6300 Wilshire Blvd. in the Miracle Mile in a $150 million deal, or roughly $371 a square foot.

NoHo Commons Retail Center Sells for $43 Million

The NoHo Commons retail center, a seminal North Hollywood development, has been acquired by an Orange County investment firm for $43 million, or about $681 a square foot, according to real estate data provider CoStar Group Inc.

Lewis Brisbois To Stay at U.S. Bank Tower

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith is staying put.

Premium Price Paid for Burbank Shopping Center

A Burbank shopping center near the 5 freeway and Alameda Avenue has sold for $48.6 million, or about $650 a square foot. The sale far exceeded the $272-a-square-foot average sale price for the submarket, according to CoStar Group Inc.

Housing, Office Tower Proposed for Warner Center

A Van Nuys developer wants to put up a 369,000-square-foot, mixed-use project in Woodland Hills that would include 170 residential units and a 19-story office tower.

Boeckmann Family Parks $7 Million in San Fernando Office

Boeckmann Family Trust, a trust connected to the family that owns the 10 Galpin auto dealerships in the region, has purchased a 74,072-square-foot, two-story Class B warehouse on a 5-acre lot in San Fernando. The reason: Its Galpin Honda needed extra space to park cars.

DTZ to Buy Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield Inc., one of the biggest real estate firms in the world, will be acquired by DTZ, a global real estate services firm backed by private equity firm TPG Capital, in a deal valued at about $2 billion.