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    In the 2008 financial crisis, one of the sectors hit but often overlooked is the office leasing market.  Almost all businesses need space to operate, for which they rent offices.   The more businesses there are, the more jobs there are, the more need there is for office space.  Naturally the opposite is true as […]

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    And the trend continues.  China and other Asian countries continue to take an active interest and role in development in U.S. commercial real estate. Asian investors help build commercial buildings and help project that have been stalled or postponed get completed.  Asian investments in the U.S. are, in fact, at an all-time high already.   […]

  • Los Angeles sponsors a two year old program called the Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC), which is a part of the much larger U.S. Department of Energy.  This challenge, set to lower energy consumption by 20% by 2020, is set for existing commercial buildings.   However, the challenge is going better than expected, so […]

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    Bloomberg recently named Los Angeles as one of the best cities for renters.  Aside from the city pride that we receive, there is also a significant amount of good news for potential investors buried within this complement. The more “rentable” a city is, the more worthwhile and potentially profitable property there is.  Although this is […]

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    The almighty interest rate often commands the ebbs and flows of the commercial real estate market.  Interest rates dictate how many properties are sold which is pretty much the biggest indicator for the health of an industry. Currently, interest rates are low, and this is good for potential investors.  This is also a good way […]

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    Tumblr, the popular blogging platform, has recently signed a lease and opened up an office in Culver City.  Headquartered in New York City, this is Tumblr’s first foray into the west coast. Now many companies expand and open up offices in different parts of the country with a localized staff like a sales team or […]

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    If you are considering buying a commercial property, you are probably going to need some sort of financing.  If you have the capitol to pay for a building out of pocket, great, but the vast majority of people do not. The most viable source of money is a loan from a bank in the form […]