January 2019 Issue

FAANG takes a bite out of LA

In a race to snap up the biggest office spaces left in the city, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google have energized the market — but is a correction looming?

Over the past handful of months, the tech titans of Silicon Valley have launched an all-out blitz on commercial space in Los Angeles. In October, Hudson Pacific Properties signed a deal with Netflix for the streaming giant to take the entire 13-story Epic building in Hollywood while it was still under construction. A month later, Kilroy Realty leased the entire office component of its nearby Academy on Vine project to … [more]

The great cool down

TRD’s analysis of luxury sales by neighborhood reveals that some of the wealthiest enclaves in the city are seeing big price cuts and a decrease in high-end closings

On a particularly well-to-do street in San Marino sits a 7,000-square- … [more]

At the desk of: Matthew Rosenberg

The founder of M-Rad Architecture on designing the country’s largest cannabis-only property, studying at the Louvre and going viral

In a modern warehouse space … [more]

Architects of their own fortunes

How some designers are rewriting the rules of engagement in a bid to boost their bottom lines

In Los Angeles, big-name developers are often revered for transforming the city skyline. They tend to get most … [more]

‘Marilyn Monroe slept here’

The whys and hows of leveraging a celebrity connection — however tenuous it might be — when marketing luxury listings

Like most homes in the Outpost Estates, the one at 2393 Castilian Drive has some elegant flourishes that could seduce even the most discerning buyers. … [more]

The fall of DTLA’s power broker

With Jose Huizar cast into the wilderness, can developers still count on a friendly City Council?

Take a ride through Downtown Los Angeles, and at every other block, you’ll … [more]

The future of co-working

TRD’s ranking of the top firms in LA for shared office space finds them pursing corporate clients and entering co-management deals in order to keep growing, while boutique operators are begging to be bought up

Every week, a different co-working … [more]

When they build it, will DTLA renters come?

Why marketing the units coming online after the vigorous building cycle just got harder than ever

Eight weeks free rent. Six months free parking. $2,500 off any three-bedroom with immediate move-in. These and … [more]

The SoCal slowdown

Inventory is up in San Diego County, but stagnant prices and sluggish sales made for unhappy start to the new year outside Los Angeles County

Orange County Even billionaires want a bargain, and in December, investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark … [more]

Reset for Thousand Oaks

Beset with recent tragedies, the Ventura County enclave’s residential market has more than its share of obstacles, but some see reasons for optimism in the pipeline

In March 2018, Niche, a company that compiles reviews of U.S. cities, released its report of the safest areas to live. … [more]

The Closing: Michael Hackman

Michael Hackman is the CEO and founder of Hackman Capital Partners, a commercial development firm. After growing up in Columbus, Ohio, Hackman moved to Los Angeles right out of Ohio … [more]

Editor’s note: Our tech addiction

Is the Los Angeles market as dependent on Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google [FAANG] as I am? Doubtful, but it’s a question I considered while editing this edition’s cover … [more]