Articles by Matthew Blake

Closing in on title, LeBron James closes on Beverly Hills mansion

Closing in on title, LeBron James closes on Beverly Hills mansion

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has spent the last two months in a Disney World bubble, but that...

Closing in on title, LeBron James closes on Beverly Hills mansion
$99M is not enough: Pierce Brosnan lists Malibu manse at massive price

$99M is not enough: Pierce Brosnan lists Malibu manse at massive price

Pierce Brosnan is hoping to pull off a feat more stunning than anything he did playing James Bond: Sell...

$99M is not enough: Pierce Brosnan lists Malibu manse at massive price
Survival of the slimmest: TRD looks at the future of the residential brokerage

Survival of the slimmest: TRD looks at the future of the residential brokerage

In early April a dejected-looking Kurt Wisner posted a video in front of an empty van. “I’ve got a...

Survival of the slimmest: TRD looks at the future of the residential brokerage
Lawsuit says giant mall REITs are licensed to spy

Lawsuit says giant mall REITs are licensed to spy

Los Angeles malls are largely closed now, but if they were open mall goers would be spied on. That’s...

Lawsuit says giant mall REITs are licensed to spy
What do we want? Mortgage relief!: Landlords plan LA protest

What do we want? Mortgage relief!: Landlords plan LA protest

Downtown Los Angeles is no stranger to protests, but an unexpected group will be hitting the streets on Saturday...

What do we want? Mortgage relief!: Landlords plan LA protest
Macerich posts $27M loss; CEO touts brick-and-mortar retail

Macerich posts $27M loss; CEO touts brick-and-mortar retail

Mall landlord Macerich posted a $26.7 million net income loss in the second quarter as the Santa Monica-based firm...

Macerich posts $27M loss; CEO touts brick-and-mortar retail
Simon Cowell’s got talent for off-market home deals

Simon Cowell’s got talent for off-market home deals

Simon Cowell may have a hidden talent for selling homes. The creator and host of “America’s Got Talent” sold...

Simon Cowell’s got talent for off-market home deals
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (UCDavis, iStock)

California eviction and foreclosure ban could end Aug. 14

Ready or not, California is poised to end its historic ban on evictions and foreclosures, a possibility that has...

California eviction and foreclosure ban could end Aug. 14
Photo illustration of Hudson Pacific Properties CEO Victor Coleman and Blackstone Group President Jonathan Gray (Coleman by Rich Polk/Getty; Gray by Drew Angerer/Getty; Top Gun by Paramount Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis/Getty)

Inside Hudson Pacific and Blackstone’s field of streams

As many developers just try to hang on during the pandemic, Victor Coleman is celebrating. During an earnings call...

Inside Hudson Pacific and Blackstone’s field of streams
Hudson Pacific Properties CEO Victor Coleman (Illustration of Victor Coleman by The Real Deal; iStock; Coleman via Hudson Pacific)

Hudson Pacific is effusive about Blackstone deal, defensive about office space

Hudson Pacific Properties reported a dip in second quarter net income, attributing it to retail tenants that deferred their...

Hudson Pacific is effusive about Blackstone deal, defensive about office space
A boomtown for a bygone era: Koreatown developers face a reckoning

A boomtown for a bygone era: Koreatown developers face a reckoning

When protests in Los Angeles following George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers turned to vandalism,...

A boomtown for a bygone era: Koreatown developers face a reckoning
Trump administration sued for lack of PPP disclosures

Trump administration sued for lack of PPP disclosures

A California advocacy group sued the Trump administration over not getting data it asked for concerning the massive Paycheck...

Trump administration sued for lack of PPP disclosures
A breakdown of historic scandal of L.A. City Council member Jose Huizar (Getty, DiMarzio | Kato Architecture, Department of City Planning, iStock)

Inside LA’s biggest real estate corruption scandal in recent history

The clock was ticking for a developer’s big downtown Los Angeles debut. Carmel Partners was looking to get its...

Inside LA’s biggest real estate corruption scandal in recent history
Durst murder case set for next month after mistrial denied

Durst murder case set for next month after mistrial denied

A Los Angeles judge denied Robert Durst’s request for a mistrial in his murder case, setting up a jury...

Durst murder case set for next month after mistrial denied
WATCH: LA luxury market snapshot with Jade Mills, Rayni Williams, Stephen Shapiro & Josh Flagg

WATCH: LA luxury market snapshot with Jade Mills, Rayni Williams, Stephen Shapiro & Josh Flagg

Los Angeles luxury brokers increasingly talk of the pent-up demand for home buying that the coronavirus has created and how the pandemic has added...

WATCH: LA luxury market snapshot with Jade Mills, Rayni Williams, Stephen Shapiro & Josh Flagg
Simon Property Group’s David Simon (Simon by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images; iStock)

Simon Property Group sues Gap for $66M in unpaid rent

The gloves are off between the biggest mall operator in the country and one of its most important tenants....

Simon Property Group sues Gap for $66M in unpaid rent
Long live NAR: Agents won’t defy powerful trade group in pocket listings spat

Long live NAR: Agents won’t defy powerful trade group in pocket listings spat

Don’t get Gary Gold started on the National Association of Realtors’ ban on pocket listings. “I think it’s pathetic...

Long live NAR: Agents won’t defy powerful trade group in pocket listings spat
Looting devastates LA’s prime retail corridors

Looting devastates LA’s prime retail corridors

Michael Bohn’s architecture firm Studio One Eleven opened not in Silver Lake or another trendy part of Los Angeles...

Looting devastates LA’s prime retail corridors
Marcus & Millichap laying off 20% of workforce

Marcus & Millichap laying off 20% of workforce

Marcus & Millichap plans to lay off 20 percent of its workforce as the publicly traded commercial real estate...

Marcus & Millichap laying off 20% of workforce
Greystar probed tenants’ “character,” “reputation,” “rental history,” lawsuit claims

Greystar probed tenants’ “character,” “reputation,” “rental history,” lawsuit claims

Greystar, one of the largest multifamily property owners in the country, is accused of gathering extensive financial and personal information on several prospective tenants...

Greystar probed tenants’ “character,” “reputation,” “rental history,” lawsuit claims
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