Los Angeles Business Journal

LABJ SPECIAL REPORTS

South Bay: Vacancy Rate Sinks on Flood of Activity at Long Beach, L.A. Ports

REAL ESTATE QUARTERLY

Main events in Los Angeles County’s submarkets.

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Digging In Again

BANKING & FINANCE QUARTERLY: Banks getting back into construction loans – very cautiously.

Some banks are now building up their construction loans after years of staying away. But they’re still super-cautious.

Not Ready for More Construction Lending – Yet

BANKING & FINANCE QUARTERLY

International City Bank still steers clear of construction loans after being nailed by them when the real estate market crashed.

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Small Cap, Big Pay

Special Report: Executive Compensation

Chief executives at small-cap companies stocked up on fatter paychecks as the markets’ recovery broadened.

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Studios’ Next Stages

Real Estate Quarterly

Three Hollywood studios expand their roles in the real estate market with large local projects.

L.A. COUNTY: Returned Space Bumps Up First Quarter Vacancies

Real Estate Quarterly

The broader Los Angeles County commercial real estate market lost ground in the first quarter and the countywide vacancy rate inched higher as more inventory came back on the market.

DOWNTOWN L.A.: Asking Rents Decline as New Property Owners Pursue Tenants

Real Estate Quarterly

For years, it’s been the biggest anomaly in the downtown L.A. office market: Despite soaring vacancy rates and much more space being put on the market than absorbed in new deals, Class A monthly asking rents stayed stuck at nearly $3.20 a square foot.

HOLLYWOOD: Sky’s the Limit on Development After Height Restrictions Lifted

Real Estate Quarterly

The first quarter vacancy rate in Hollywood rose to its highest level in a year, though it remained the lowest in all of Los Angeles County.

WESTSIDE: Media Content Companies Help Tech Firms Fill Creative Space

Real Estate Quarterly

Back in the tech boom, creative space was in demand on the Westside as startups and spin-offs sought out seaside locations that appealed to the high-caliber employees they wanted to hire and near the beach communities where staff and executives alike wanted to live.

WILSHIRE CORRIDOR: Miracle Mile Rates Go Distance In Boosting Wilshire Submarket

Real Estate Quarterly

Wilshire Corridor opened the year with a steady performance, charting barely perceptible changes in quarterly vacancy and asking rates. But the submarket, which runs from downtown Los Angeles to Beverly Hills, reported marked improvement in year-over-year asking rates even as occupancy declined.

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY: New Year Ushers in Gains but Some Large Tenants Plan Departures

Real Estate Quarterly

The San Fernando Valley saw nearly a half-million square feet of office space taken off the market in the first quarter as the region posted its best absorption numbers in several years.

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY: Dearth of Inventory Spurs Competition Among Property Buyers

Real Estate Quarterly

Main events in Los Angeles County’s submarkets.

SANTA CLARITA VALLEY: Entertainment Tenants Helping North L.A. Market Stage Comeback

Real Estate Quarterly

A ready supply of available space and decreasing asking rates could make the Santa Clarita Valley office market more attractive to tenants.

TRI-CITIES: Burbank Faces Flood of Returned Space From Disney’s Exodus

Real Estate Quarterly

The first quarter was not kind to the Tri-Cities, with the Pasadena, Glendale and Burbank office markets all experiencing negative net absorption. Burbank took the worst hit.

SOUTH BAY: Aerospace Companies’ Flight Boosts Office and Industrial Vacancies

Real Estate Quarterly

Main events in Los Angeles County’s submarkets.