The Real Deal Los Angeles’ winter issue is live!

Inside: Commercial real estate's gender divide, how marijuana legalization could change the retail landscape and more

Los Angeles /
Jan.January 19, 2018 11:00 AM
The Real Deal Los Angeles’ winter issue

View the Winter 2018 issue of TRD LA in print layout format here and in online format here. 

Ever since Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged predatory behavior came to light in the fall, women — and men — in every industry have been reckoning with the ways in which gender dynamics have impacted professional life. And commercial real estate is no different.

As many of our past rankings have shown, female brokers are killing it in the residential sector, but commercial leasing and sales have been markedly harder for women to break into. The Real Deal’s own dynamo reporter Natalie Hoberman spoke to women in the field about how the boys’ club attitude prevalent in the field has shaped their experiences. And our research team dug into public records to show the numbers behind the disproportionate pay for women and unequal representation in the workplace. But veterans Natalie spoke to maintain that the gender ratio today is better than it ever has been, and say they hope this moment in culture may provide the much-needed push to further balance the scales.

Meanwhile, there’s another shift of an entirely different kind underway in commercial real estate. The legalization of recreational marijuana, which went into effect at the start of January, could change the retail landscape and drive further demand in the already red-hot industrial sector as landlords look to charge “pot premiums” for their spaces. In this issue, experts hypothesize on what changes the Green Rush will bring to the market next.

As those sectors evolve with the times, so too have the top architects in L.A. TRD analyzed permits issued by the city to rank the firms that took on the priciest commercial projects last year. So what’s trending with the top design firms? Amenity-laden, residential-heavy, mixed-use projects that will help ease L.A.’s chronic housing shortage.

We also sat down with L.A.-based Newmark Knight Frank broker Jay Luchs, who’s won awards for his high-profile retail leasing deals with luxury brands. He was game to chat about everything — even the stock performance of Newmark’s new IPO. Also on the retail front is a look at the flurry of retail leasing activity in DTLA.

Finally, if you’re looking for inspiration in the new year, we talked to Hilton & Hyland’s Jeff Hyland about his typical schedule, which kicks off with exercise and never includes being late. Resolutions to live by.

Enjoy the issue!


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Blackstone's Stephen Schwarzman with 6700 8th Street, 22642 Lambert Street and 23512 Commerce Center (Getty, PS Business Parks, LoopNet)
OC portfolio with 1.1M sf part of Blackstone acquisition
OC portfolio with 1.1M sf part of Blackstone acquisition
Brookfield’s Brian Kingston with 425 East Colorado Street (Brookfield's Real Estate Group, LoopNet)
Brookfield sells Glendale office building to owner-occupier
Brookfield sells Glendale office building to owner-occupier
Joel Schreiber and 801 South Broadway (Google Maps)
Former WeWork investor enters Chapter 11 for DTLA “metaverse hub”
Former WeWork investor enters Chapter 11 for DTLA “metaverse hub”
Redcar Properties' Jim Jacobsen and 843 North Spring Street (LinkedIn, Lever Architecture)
Offices built with cross-laminated timber coming to Chinatown
Offices built with cross-laminated timber coming to Chinatown
Initiative to decide whether LA hotels should house the homeless
Voters to decide whether LA hotels should house the homeless
Voters to decide whether LA hotels should house the homeless
Long Beach (Illustration by The Real Deal with Getty)
Downtown Long Beach office vacancy highest in 20 years
Downtown Long Beach office vacancy highest in 20 years
Jamison Properties' Jaime Lee with the Pierce National Life Building (LinkedIn, Google maps)
Koreatown office building poised for residential conversion
Koreatown office building poised for residential conversion
SteelWave's Barry DiRaimondo with 1382 Bell Avenue (LinkedIn, JLL)
SteelWave sells Tustin office building for $91M
SteelWave sells Tustin office building for $91M
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...