October 29, 2013 |
New York-based Brookfield Office Properties Inc., which recently became the dominant office landlord in the Los Angeles financial district, is celebrating its latest acquisitions Tuesday, Oct. 29, with four musical performances. The performances will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. and will feature the following artists: Boom Boom Boom at the Bank of America Plaza at 333 Hope St.; The Dustbowl Revival at the Wells Fargo Center, Plaza, 333 S. Grand Ave.; Katie Stump, Immigré, and Lucy Langlas, at the Figueroa at Wilshire Plaza, 601 S. Figueroa St.; Dessy Di Lauro, at Fig at 7th Plaza, 735 S. Figueroa St. PHOTOS: Top Halloween pet costumes The performances were set up through Arts Brookfield, the cultural arm of the office real estate giant.
October 27, 2013 |
Question: We have been experiencing an outbreak of bedbugs in one of our rental communities. Our exterminator inspected the entire property and then told us he would need to use a specially trained dog to sniff out the bedbugs in the individual units. We gave each resident a 24-hour notice that we would be entering each unit with a trained dog to inspect for bugs. One of the residents came to our office after we issued these notices. She said that it would violate her religious beliefs to allow a dog to sniff around her unit and belongings.
October 15, 2013 |
With its acquisition of some of the tallest skyscrapers in downtown Los Angeles finally complete, New York-based Brookfield Office Properties Inc. is now the dominant office landlord in the city's financial district. Brookfield completed its purchase of longtime L.A. office tower owner MPG Office Trust Inc. on Tuesday. The new owner controls seven high-profile skyscrapers in the financial district, which has suffered for years from too much office vacancy even as downtown's overall reputation has improved.
October 10, 2013 |
Los Angeles may not have the biggest collection of technology businesses in the country, but it does have some of the coolest ones and they are expanding quickly. The region's deeply rooted entertainment industry is wielding new technology to create computer games, dramas for online video services such as Netflix Inc., wacky monologues for YouTube and amusing mobile phone applications people use to pass the time. "We have the fun, sexy tech," said real estate broker Hayley Blockley, who helps negotiate leases with entertainment companies and other creative firms.
September 6, 2013 |
Question: My wife and I moved out of a house that we were renting. We gave the owner a proper 30-day written notice. It has now been more than 30 days since we vacated and turned over the keys to the owner. We knew that we were supposed to receive the refund of our security deposit within 21 days after we vacated, so we recently contacted the owner. He apologized and said he hadn't returned our deposit because he had lost our forwarding address. Is this an acceptable excuse for ignoring the 21-day rule?
September 5, 2013 |
Los Angeles commercial landlord Thomas Properties Group Inc., which revived downtown's massive City National Plaza, is fading from the local landscape. The company has agreed to be sold to Parkway Properties Group Inc., a real estate investment trust based in Orlando, Fla., for $294 million in stock. The deal, which the two companies value at about $1.2 billion after including the value of debt and other costs, will give Parkway two properties in Houston and five in Austin, Texas.