Cushman & Wakefield Managing Director Andrew Tashjian has been to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Colombia. He wasn’t vacationing, but working with Salt Lake City nonprofit Operation Underground Railroad to rescue children from sex traffickers.
Sure, taxes and regulations are a burden, but California remains a draw to entrepreneurs.
Media mogul Haim Saban has priced an initial public offering for his Saban Capital Acquisition Corp., seeking to raise $235 million for the “blank check” company that would acquire an as-yet unidentified media business.
The bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping may seem like an isolated event, but expect it to have a major impact on the economy.
The legal profession is not typically viewed as fertile territory for poetic interrogatories.
The tallest tower in the West offers risk for its developer, but makes a significant statement about Los Angeles.
All USC sociology professor Manuel Pastor wanted to do was catch some Z’s before having to give a keynote speech at the annual meeting of the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations in Cleveland a couple of weeks back.
Entrepreneurs are seeing green as they anticipate a gold rush with the looming legalization of recreational marijuana.
It was 16 years ago that Charley Cullen Walters touched down in Sydney as a college student about to spend the school year studying abroad.
The only constant in business is change, and companies that can adapt to both threats and opportunities are best positioned for success.
Mapping out the road to higher parking prices downtown.
Bruce Leeds waited nearly 50 years to indulge his childhood passion for Ferraris, but when he finally entered the Ferrari world, he did so with gusto.
Despite the higher costs of doing business here, Rams’ owner Stan Kroenke sees the value of being in L.A.
Steve Craig, whose Craig Realty Group operates the Citadel Outlet mall in Commerce, is mostly preoccupied with commercialism.
It’s all well and good to think outside the box, but when your box becomes a neighborhood blight it’s time to get conventional.
For Will Carter there is nothing much like the mind-clearing effect of a good bike ride.
Business and government can’t seem to get it right on technology, so it’s time to think creatively about alternatives.
Scott Gibson enjoys fishing as a way to bring balance into his fast-paced work life as president of Gibson International, a residential real estate firm in Brentwood.
If the sky is the limit in starting and running a business, Dan Goman wants to see just how high he can go.
The profitability of publicly held real estate companies and Dollar Shave Club’s $1 billion exit are all part of the story of the strength of the local economy.
The Neighborhood Integrity Initiative seeking to land on next year’s ballot is laying a weak foundation.
Smart & Final Stores Inc. Chief Executive Dave Hirz marked the Fourth of July making rotisserie chicken. His culinary endeavors weren’t, however, part of a family cookout.
So much for a quick end to the Brexit hangover; it looks like uncertainty will be with us for a while.
Ellie Altshuler, an associate at law firm Nixon Peabody downtown, spends her workday helping entertainment and fashion companies. She also runs her own business on the side.
Long-delayed implementation of law on cargo scanning should be set adrift in favor of more practical measures.
Corporate attorney Tamara Kurtzman, 35, doesn’t throw punches at opponents in the courtroom. But her classes in the Israeli martial art of Krav Maga are another matter.
The buzz of Los Angeles can sometimes become loud enough that it drowns out the best ideas. That’s why Susan Gates, a founding partner of content marketing agency Redbird Group, makes it a point to get out for at least a few road trips every year.
With its longtime offices on the market and ripe for redevelopment, it’s time for the Times to look for new digs.
Kendall Brill & Kelly partner Bert Deixler, like all successful attorneys, is well aware that part of the job is connecting with clients and finding ways to put them at ease.
The courts might finally be the factor that gets Los Angeles moving on Skid Row’s homeless problem, writes Jonathan Diamond.
Executive coach Farrah Marisa Myers could do what many executives who live in Venice do over a weekend: chill out at the beach or stroll along the boardwalk. Instead, she spends eight weekends a year visiting prisons in Central California.
Shareholders are calling for change at Tribune Publishing and Viacom.
David Norris doesn’t have free time for cycling, his preferred form of exercise.
The impact of the arts on the region is great, and extends well beyond economics.
Omar Spahi recently sold a $4.4 million co-op in Santa Monica under the bright camera lights of Bravo’s reality show “Million Dollar Listing.”
While the Times flounders, Hollywood trades have stayed viable.
When plastic surgeon David Feldmar isn’t reconstructing people, he’s constructing model airplanes.
The wealthiest have choices, but are they voting with their pocketbooks?
Jaime Nack, 40, knows how to stay cool. While she now runs two businesses, consults with Fortune 500 companies, and works with Al Gore’s nonprofit Climate Reality Project, she stays true to an early love: reggae.
Republican communications strategist and consultant Richard Grenell had an unenviable task at the recent state GOP convention in Burlingame: speaking immediately after Donald Trump.
The Berggruen Institute’s effort to put Los Angeles on the intellectual map.
With its pending acquisition of DreamWorks Animation, Comcast is poised for a direct challenge to Disney.
Fraser Heston, chief executive of Agamemnon Films, has long enjoyed rock climbing, mountaineering, sailing, and scuba diving. But the more leisurely pursuit of fly fishing is his true love.
Los Angeles should be sowing and reaping more from the biotech field.
Alex Hodges, chief executive of Nederlander Concerts in Hollywood, lucked out on being the more decisive of four brothers – at least when it came to attending the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
City of L.A.’s homeless plan can’t be “comprehensive” until it’s put into action.
Though Meryl Pritchard might be traveling to Costa Rica this summer for a week filled with dancing, it’s won’t be some breezy Central American jaunt.
Often when National Guard servicemen and women are called upon to deploy overseas, their careers go on hold.
The race between California and New York to have the nation’s highest minimum wage.
When Lorraine D’Alessio was recruited at 15 by Ford Models in Toronto, a career as an immigration attorney was one of the last things on her mind.
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