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DreamWorks Animation’s Headquarters, Studio Campus in Los Angeles Sells for $290M

LOS ANGELES — LA Hana OW LLC has acquired DreamWorks Animation’s headquarters and studio campus, a 460,000-square-foot creative office campus in the Los Angeles submarket of Glendale, for $290 million. The five-building campus is located at 1000 Flower St. The property is fully leased on a triple-net basis to DreamWorks Animation SKG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast Corp., through 2035. The Mediterranean-style campus features landscaped courtyards, a manmade river, library, fitness..

November 22, 2017

Duke Realty Buys 3.5 MSF Industrial Portfolio for $515M

CHICAGO — Duke Realty Corp. (NYSE: DRE) has purchased a 10-building industrial portfolio totaling nearly 3.5 million square feet, plus two additional land parcels, for $515 million. The assets are situated in Southern California, Northern New Jersey and South Florida. The two parcels will eventually contain two buildings totaling 852,745 square feet. Construction on these projects will commence later this year. The total value of the portfolio will be approximately $700 million once..

October 5, 2017

Essex Apartment Homes Acquires 24-Story Mixed-Use Property in San Jose

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — An affiliate of Essex Apartment Homes (NYSE: ESS) has purchased 360 Residences, a 24-story, mixed-use residential and retail tower in downtown San Jose. The purchase price was $133.5 million, according to Silicon Valley Business Journal. The mixed-use asset is located at 360 Market St., situated one mile from Google’s proposed office campus as well as the future downtown San Jose and Diridon BART stations. The transit-oriented property also provides access to..

September 27, 2017

Apartment Values Continue to Climb in Orange County

Orange County’s well-diversified and growing economy, coupled with its high quality of life, attract residents nationally and internationally to the region. Prohibitive home pricing also intensifies the high barrier to home ownership, further supporting overall apartment fundamentals in the Orange County market. Developers are targeting urban centers where they can transform the areas with Class A rentals. Anaheim’s Platinum Triangle, the Disney Resort, Convention Center Complex and..

August 22, 2017

Sudberry Properties, Ayres Hotels Break Ground on Retail Center, Hotel Near San Diego

CHULA VISTA, CALIF. — Sudberry Properties and Ayres Hotels have broken ground on Millenia Commons, a 131,800-square-foot “lifestyle destination center” and a 135-room Ayres Hotel in the San Diego suburb of Chula Vista. The center and hotel will be part of the 210-acre, multi-billion-dollar Millenia master-planned community, which is currently being developed in South San Diego County. Millenia Commons will include tenants like HomeGoods, Cost Plus World Market, Ross Dress for Less,..

August 16, 2017

OC Spec Office Development Signals Post Recession Recovery

Orange County’s innovative office economy continues to be supported by healthy underlying demand drivers. Tech, financial and business services companies continue to provide a strong employment base that was not readily present during the last cycle. Major colleges and universities such as Chapman and UC Irvine provide a steady pool of job-seeking professionals. The climate, lifestyle and general quality of life also continues to attract top employment talent from across the..

August 8, 2017

L.A. County Apartment Sector is Feeling the Pressure From Buyers, Renters

Los Angeles County is facing a significant lack of housing product — an issue that can’t be resolved any time soon. With the fight to limit new development, it is a very uphill and challenging battle that is unfortunate for the economy, business and, most of all, residents. An influx of about 160,000 new residents moved to the county from 2010 through 2015, but we have only seen upwards of 25,000 new housing units built during that same time frame. The demand drivers are extremely..

July 18, 2017

L.A. Industrial Boasts High Demand and Creative Solutions

With limited inventory and historically high values and rental rates, it’s safe to say the Los Angeles industrial market is enjoying an all-time high. [caption id="attachment_181863" align="alignright" width="100"] David Freitag, DAUM Commercial Real Estate Services[/caption] There are several factors contributing to ongoing strength in the market, including a healthy appetite for acquisitions, strong tenant activity and creative solutions to adapt to supply constraints and maximize..

July 4, 2017

Alcion Ventures, Genton Property Group Receive $239M to Develop Four Seasons Private Residences in LA

LOS ANGELES — A joint venture between Alcion Ventures and Genton Property Group has received $239 million in financing to develop the Four Seasons Private Residences Los Angeles. Construction has already begun for the luxury project, which features 59 for-sale units. It is scheduled for completion in mid-2019. The Four Seasons Private Residences will be situated across from the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, near the intersection of Third Street and Wetherly Drive. The..

May 31, 2017

Opportunistic Buyers Still Enjoy the Multifamily Market

The Inland Empire multifamily market will retain its solid foundation of positivity this year as the economy again provides a healthy supply of new jobs and freshly formed households seek apartments to rent. The number of new multifamily units scheduled for delivery is a fraction of what it was last year, and this will place downward pressure on vacancy. Tightening vacancy will support another year of above-trend rent growth. [caption id="attachment_181837" align="alignright" width="110"]..

May 23, 2017