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Los Angeles Ranked as Top City for Real Estate Investment

A recent survey of global real estate investors ranked Los Angeles as the best city in North America to buy property in 2017. It's also one of the best cities in the world to buy real estate this year, according to the annual survey conducted by CBRE Group Inc. This is the third edition of [...]

Los Angeles Ranked as Top City for Real Estate Investment2017-03-28T15:27:09-07:00

Los Angeles Apartment Complex for Sale Offers Big-Time Upside

You'll have to act fast if you want to be the new owner of this six-unit complex with tremendous potential in the Mar Vista section of Los Angeles. Just this week it was put on the market for $1,728,000, and all offers for the property are due by Feb. 28. Located at 3712 Veteran Ave., this [...]

Los Angeles Apartment Complex for Sale Offers Big-Time Upside2017-02-24T12:25:47-08:00

Chinese Investment in Downtown Los Angeles: $4 Billion and Counting

The wave of investment by Chinese developers into downtown Los Angeles continues to gain oodles of media coverage. Most recently, business news Web site Marketplace.org provided its perspective on the ongoing transformation of DTLA, calling it the city's biggest building boom since the 1920s. A whopping 115 projects have been completed in DTLA since 2010, [...]

Chinese Investment in Downtown Los Angeles: $4 Billion and Counting2017-02-21T12:38:39-08:00

Year of the Rooster Equals Celebrations and Hotel Deals in Beverly Hills

For the sixth year in a row, Beverly Hills held a public event to celebrate the Chinese New Year, this time ushering in the Year of the Rooster on Jan. 28. A variety show and celebration at Saban Theater, which featured internationally acclaimed entertainment from Beijing, is just the start of Year of the Rooster [...]

Year of the Rooster Equals Celebrations and Hotel Deals in Beverly Hills2017-01-31T10:43:20-08:00

Snapchat Readies for Massive Santa Monica Expansion as Growth Continues

The parent company of popular social media app Snapchat is expanding its presence in Santa Monica in a big way. Just months after leasing 79,000 square-feet of hangar- and office-space at Santa Monica Airport, the Los Angeles Times reports Snap Inc. has agreed to lease an additional 300,000 square-feet of space at Santa Monica Business [...]

Snapchat Readies for Massive Santa Monica Expansion as Growth Continues2017-01-24T12:16:27-08:00

City Century Plans Three New Skyscrapers Near L.A. Live

Artist rendering of Olympia (Visualhouse/City Century image) The Los Angeles subsidiary of Shanghai real estate developer Sheng-Long Group, City Century, is at it again. The firm, which already has a pair of high-rise residential projects in the pipeline in downtown Los Angeles, recently filed an application to build three additional residential towers across [...]

City Century Plans Three New Skyscrapers Near L.A. Live2016-12-29T19:31:16-08:00

One Beverly Hills, Long in the Making, Finally a Go After Deal Reached

(Rendering of One Beverly Hills) Chinese developer The Wanda Group has agreed to pay the city of Beverly Hills an additional $30 million in upfront fees for approval of a massive $1.2 billion luxury hotel and condo development at 9900 Wilshire Boulevard, which doubles the initial agreement of $30 million in upfront fees [...]

One Beverly Hills, Long in the Making, Finally a Go After Deal Reached2016-11-29T21:39:05-08:00

Huge New DTLA Developments ‘Child’s Play’ For Chinese Builders

Artist rendering of Metropolis in DTLA. The building boom in downtown Los Angeles has become “a showcase for Chinese real estate companies,” the L.A.-based real estate Web site Realdeal.com recently opined. It was noted Chinese builders like Greenland Group, Shenzhen Hazens and Oceanwide have accounted for “the bulk” of land sales in DTLA [...]

Huge New DTLA Developments ‘Child’s Play’ For Chinese Builders2016-10-31T20:16:15-07:00

Proposed Beverly Hills Towers Sparks High-Stakes Fight

Artist rendering of The Wanda Group building. A battle is brewing in Beverly Hills over a pair of proposed developments near the Beverly Hilton. On one side of the fight (and street) is Chinese developers The Wanda Group, which has proposed a $1.2 billion residential and hotel complex with two high-rise towers, the [...]

Proposed Beverly Hills Towers Sparks High-Stakes Fight2016-10-17T19:37:39-07:00

Chinese Developers in Midst of Transforming DTLA

Rending of Metropolis in DTLA. The Los Angeles Times recently provided an in-depth report on how Chinese developers are reshaping the Los Angeles skyline. Numerous projects of unprecedented scope are rising in DTLA, prompting one observer to note that when the dust clears "they're going to have to re-shoot the postcard picture of [...]

Chinese Developers in Midst of Transforming DTLA2016-10-17T19:37:39-07:00