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May 7, 1989 | EVELYN De WOLFE, Times Staff Writer and
The chairman of Transpacific Development Co. is seldom guided by conventional wisdom. If he were, Shurl Curci might not be presiding Thursday at the grand opening of Arco Center. The 33-story office tower at 1055 W. 7th St., TDC's bold leap across the Harbor Freeway at the forefront of downtown's westward expansion to an area known as the West Bank--a mostly dormant, blighted no-man's land west of the freeway. Arco Center is the first speculative building built on the West Bank without tenant commitments at the outset.
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REAL ESTATE
May 7, 1989 | EVELYN De WOLFE, Times Staff Writer and
The chairman of Transpacific Development Co. is seldom guided by conventional wisdom. If he were, Shurl Curci might not be presiding Thursday at the grand opening of Arco Center. The 33-story office tower at 1055 W. 7th St., TDC's bold leap across the Harbor Freeway at the forefront of downtown's westward expansion to an area known as the West Bank--a mostly dormant, blighted no-man's land west of the freeway. Arco Center is the first speculative building built on the West Bank without tenant commitments at the outset.
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BUSINESS
November 12, 1997 | BRAD BERTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One of Southern California's most active office developers over the last quarter-century, Transpacific Development Co.'s Shurl Curci, is about to sell the bulk of his portfolio to aggressive West Coast real estate investment trust Spieker Properties Inc., according to several knowledgeable real estate sources. The deal for the Curci/Transpacific portfolio, apparently covering more than 3.
BUSINESS
January 15, 1998 | BRAD BERTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fast-growing real estate investment trust Spieker Properties Inc. said Wednesday that it will acquire a 3-million-square-foot portfolio of office properties from local real estate figure Shurl Curci's Transpacific Development Co., one of the region's most active commercial real estate developers over the last quarter of a century. The deal is the latest in a string of private real estate portfolio acquisitions by Wall Street-backed REITs.
BUSINESS
February 8, 2000 | BRAD BERTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Filmland Corporate Center, a downtown Culver City landmark occupied by Sony Pictures Entertainment, has been acquired by a group headed by veteran Southland real estate figure Shurl Curci. Real estate sources familiar with the deal confirmed that the striking eight-story pink granite office building at 10000 W. Washington Blvd. sold for nearly $55 million--which factors to around $150 per square foot.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1987 | KEITH BRADSHER, Times Staff Writer
Arco plans to consolidate the 700-employee headquarters of its refining and retailing arm, Arco Petroleum Products, at a new downtown Los Angeles office building in early 1989, a company official said Wednesday. The oil company has signed a letter of intent with Transpacific Development to lease 12 floors of Transpacific Center, now under construction at 1050 W. 7th St., said Benjamin Cubler, Arco's manager of corporate real estate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1992 | ANTHONY MILLICAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stirred by childhood memories of life on her father's Montana farm, environmentalist Shirley Turner said, it was only natural that she pitched in 20 years ago to protect Torrance's Madrona Marsh from development. The wetland was known as little more than a swamp back then, one that developers had hoped to wipe out in favor of a massive residential and commercial project.
NEWS
July 8, 1990 | MICHELE FUETSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tug of war is developing between the City Council and the city administration over whether a YMCA building should be allowed among the glass and steel offices sprouting at the Towne Center redevelopment site. Residents, with the active backing of at least one council member, Paul W. Bowlen, have begun pressing the city to set aside a parcel of Towne Center land for a new Y. "I think we've got the votes to put (a YMCA) in Cerritos," Bowlen said. "The question is where.
REAL ESTATE
October 4, 1987 | DAVID M. KINCHEN, Times Staff Writer
Shurl Curci has a simple formula about where to put an office or mixed-use project: Locate it no more than 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. With one major exception--the $170-million, 33-story Transpacific Center under construction in downtown Los Angeles--Curci's Transpacific Development Co. has adhered to this formula.
REAL ESTATE
December 7, 1986 | DAVID M. KINCHEN, Times Staff Writer
It isn't often that legal wrangling over development of land ends with a city issuing a resolution commending the developers, but that's what has happened with Torrance's Madrona Marsh, just east of Del Amo Fashion Center. Under an agreement signed by the city, developers Ray Watt, Shurl Curci, Guilford Glazer and Santa Fe Land Improvement Co., and an environmental group called Friends of Madrona Marsh, the developers donated to the city 34.
NEWS
February 9, 1992 | GERALD FARIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Abandoning its dream of high-end stores at the Cerritos Towne Center and embracing economic and merchandising realities of the 1990s, the Cerritos City Council last week unanimously approved a 41.6-acre commercial development anchored by Wal-Mart. The Arkansas-based discount chain operates 1,700 of the most successful retail stores in America. "I'm not excited about Wal-Mart as the major tenant because I supported an upscale center.
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