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Joint ventures: How California’s marijuana laws could change LA’s retail landscape

Joint ventures: How California’s marijuana laws could change LA’s retail landscape

From the archives: When Derek Peterson’s company Terra Tech closed on two new Southern California properties recently, it likely paid up to 25 percent...

Joint ventures: How California’s marijuana laws could change LA’s retail landscape
Joint ventures: How California’s marijuana laws could change LA’s retail landscape

Joint ventures: How California’s marijuana laws could change LA’s retail landscape

From the winter issue: When Derek Peterson’s company Terra Tech closed on two new Southern California properties recently, it likely paid up to 25 percent...

Joint ventures: How California’s marijuana laws could change LA’s retail landscape
Will the Cornfields renaissance live up to its hype?

Will the Cornfields renaissance
live up to its hype?

From the latest issue: For too long, the area known as the Cornfield has been considered no man’s land....

Will the Cornfields renaissance
live up to its hype?
How one sleep-deprived lawyer can single-handedly tank LA development

How one sleep-deprived lawyer can single-handedly tank LA development

From the summer issue: Robert Silverstein’s office, buried in a large commercial building off of Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena,...

How one sleep-deprived lawyer can single-handedly tank LA development
Is inclusionary housing a misguided mandate?

Is inclusionary housing a misguided mandate?

Is it legal for cities to require developers to include affordable units in their rental projects? Ever since mega-developer...

Is inclusionary housing a misguided mandate?
Space invaders: Developers team up to tackle LA’s parking laws

Space invaders: Developers team up to tackle LA’s
parking laws

André Bueno has only been back in the Los Angeles area for a few weeks, but one of the...

Space invaders: Developers team up to tackle LA’s
parking laws
A eulogy for Measure S

A eulogy for Measure S

From the April issue: In the run-up to the March 7 vote, the “Yes on S” billboards towered over Los Angeles communities like the mega-developments the ballot initiative targeted. But ultimately, that outsized campaign...

A eulogy for Measure S
The trials and tribulations of Neil Shekhter

The trials and tribulations of Neil Shekhter

From the April issue: Neil Shekhter was once known first and foremost as the kingpin of the largest apartment...

The trials and tribulations of Neil Shekhter
Not a “ploy”: Garcetti bans off-record chats between developers and planning commissioners

Not a “ploy”: Garcetti bans off-record chats between developers and planning commissioners

Measure S may have been soundly defeated on Tuesday, but a directive signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday morning addresses some of the key issues raised...

Not a “ploy”: Garcetti bans off-record chats between developers and planning commissioners
LA zoning needs an overhaul, but not by way of Measure S: former planning director

LA zoning needs an overhaul, but not by way of Measure S: former planning director

A former Los Angeles Planning Director says Measure S is a hastily drawn, poorly written ballot initiative which will...

LA zoning needs an overhaul, but not by way of Measure S: former planning director
A view of Joe's Auto Parks lot, shown at bottom right corner of photo, at the corner of Olive and 5th Streets downtown Los Angeles. Due to the recession many very valuable commercial property lots are on the market for very cheap prices.  (Photo by Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

A zoning code can’t change its [parking] spots

How much does parking cost in Los Angeles? For one project just blocks away from Union Station, it could...

A zoning code can’t change its [parking] spots
NIMBY ballot measure’s numbing effect

NIMBY ballot measure’s numbing effect

From the January issue: Bobby Turner, a native Angeleno, founded social impact investment firm Turner Impact Capital two years ago. His goal: to acquire $1 billion of workforce rental housing for residents earning no...

NIMBY ballot measure’s numbing effect
DTLA’s multifamily market may face oversupply, but it didn’t happen in 2016

DTLA’s multifamily market may face oversupply, but it didn’t happen in 2016

Concerns remain about how Downtown Los Angeles will absorb the thousands of luxury apartments delivering in coming years, with...

DTLA’s multifamily market may face oversupply, but it didn’t happen in 2016
LA’s multifamily market sees record year for sales, uptick in vacancy

LA’s multifamily market sees record year for sales,
uptick in vacancy

Thanks to a “scorching-hot” fourth quarter, 2016 was a record-setting year for multifamily sales in Los Angeles County, despite...

LA’s multifamily market sees record year for sales,
uptick in vacancy
Will new mansionization rules slow the rise of spec homes?

Will new mansionization rules slow the rise of spec homes?

Expansive spec homes dominated the highest end of the Los Angeles luxury market in 2016, accounting for six of...

Will new mansionization rules slow the rise of spec homes?
Real estate industry rallies against Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, now known as Measure S

Real estate industry rallies against Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, now known as Measure S

Separately, they represent different factions of the local real estate economy — commercial and nonprofit developers, the construction trades, architectural firms and even the Los...

Real estate industry rallies against Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, now known as Measure S
Supreme Court ruling could have far-reaching implications for brokerages

Supreme Court ruling could have far-reaching implications for brokerages

The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that a real estate brokerage representing both the buyer and seller in a...

Supreme Court ruling could have far-reaching implications for brokerages
DWP’s “incestuous” $41M DTLA lease passes hurdle, despite criticism

DWP’s “incestuous” $41M DTLA lease passes hurdle,
despite criticism

A Los Angeles City Council subcommittee gave the stamp of approval to a $40.8 million lease agreement with the...

DWP’s “incestuous” $41M DTLA lease passes hurdle,
despite criticism
Bobby Turner says Council needs to “get their shit together,” prompting rebuttal from Mayor Garcetti

Bobby Turner says Council needs to “get their shit together,” prompting rebuttal from Mayor Garcetti

Bobby Turner, CEO of Santa Monica-based Turner Impact Capital, has leveraged private funds to build social-impact developments, charter schools and workforce housing in places...

Bobby Turner says Council needs to “get their shit together,” prompting rebuttal from Mayor Garcetti
Did DWP approve a $40.8M DTLA lease that overcharges its ratepayers?

Did DWP approve a $40.8M DTLA lease that overcharges its ratepayers?

It’s rare that a commercial broker tries to stop a lease deal from closing. But that’s exactly what is...

Did DWP approve a $40.8M DTLA lease that overcharges its ratepayers?
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