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August 10, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, Times Staff Writer
Two former employees of Shuwa Investments Corp., the huge Los Angeles-based real estate unit of Shuwa Corp. of Japan, have filed lawsuits accusing executives of beating them, verbally abusing them and sexually harassing one.
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April 6, 1999 | JESUS SANCHEZ and MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
More than a decade ago a little-known Japanese builder and investor, Shigeru Kobayashi, was well on his way to creating a new dynasty in American real estate. During a headline-making shopping spree in 1986, Kobayashi's real estate company, Shuwa Investments Corp., purchased about $1 billion in U.S. property, including office towers in Los Angeles, New York and Orange County. In just a few short years, Shuwa's American holdings totaled nearly $3 billion. But Shuwa's bold plunge into U.S.
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BUSINESS
November 1, 1988 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
Shuwa Investments, the Japanese real estate company which has spent billions of dollars to acquire U.S. property, said Monday that it is studying plans to develop a major downtown commercial project on parcels of land now occupied by Southern California Gas Co. If Shuwa goes through with its development, it would become the third Japanese company to become a major player in the renewal of downtown Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1991 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials at Shuwa Investments Corp. were in an exuberant mood when the firm published its "Faces of Shuwa" commemorative book in 1987. "I love America," the U.S. arm of Japan's Shuwa Corp. proclaimed as it heralded its role in tapping the "vast potential of U.S. real estate investment." Just a year earlier, Shuwa had splashed onto the U.S. real estate scene with its first major commercial purchase--Los Angeles' Arco Towers. It quickly sank nearly $3 billion in U.S.
REAL ESTATE
November 13, 1988
Shuwa Investments Corp. has purchased the 80,000-square-foot Santa Monica Square, 201 Santa Monica Blvd., from Century West Development and Haight, Brown & Bonesteel for $27 million. The commercial division of Jon Douglas Co.'s West Los Angeles office represented all parties.
BUSINESS
May 5, 1987
Shuwa Investments Corp. of Los Angeles, which has been aggressively buying Orange County property for the last several years, has purchased the Irvine Commercial Center for more than $10 million. A company spokesman refused to disclose the exact price paid for the two-story building, but said that the deal closed April 1. Shuwa purchased the 63,514-square-foot building from National Capitol Corp. of San Francisco. The building is leased and occupied by two companies, Circle K Corp.
NEWS
May 16, 1987 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Times Art Writer
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles has received a major gift from Shuwa Investments Corp., museum officials announced this week. Although the amount of the contribution was not revealed, William Kieschnick, chairman of the museum board, said it was "a six-figure amount," somewhat smaller than the speculative figure of $1 million released in early accounts. Shuwa, the U.S.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1987 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
Orange County will soon join Dallas in the limelight of a television series. The success of the new series, however, will not be measured in Nielsen ratings but in the yen it can attract; the show is targeted for Japanese businessmen. The three-hour, three-part series portraying Orange County's business and investment potential is scheduled to air early this summer in Los Angeles on Channel 18's Japan News Magazine and later on two major networks in Japan.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1991 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials at Shuwa Investments Corp. were in an exuberant mood when the firm published its "Faces of Shuwa" commemorative book in 1987. "I love America," the U.S. arm of Japan's Shuwa Corp. proclaimed as it heralded its role in tapping the "vast potential of U.S. real estate investment." Just a year earlier, Shuwa had splashed onto the U.S. real estate scene with its first major commercial purchase--Los Angeles' Arco Towers. It quickly sank nearly $3 billion in U.S.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1999 | JESUS SANCHEZ and MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
More than a decade ago a little-known Japanese builder and investor, Shigeru Kobayashi, was well on his way to creating a new dynasty in American real estate. During a headline-making shopping spree in 1986, Kobayashi's real estate company, Shuwa Investments Corp., purchased about $1 billion in U.S. property, including office towers in Los Angeles, New York and Orange County. In just a few short years, Shuwa's American holdings totaled nearly $3 billion. But Shuwa's bold plunge into U.S.
BUSINESS
August 10, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, Times Staff Writer
Two former employees of Shuwa Investments Corp., the huge Los Angeles-based real estate unit of Shuwa Corp. of Japan, have filed lawsuits accusing executives of beating them, verbally abusing them and sexually harassing one.
REAL ESTATE
November 13, 1988
Shuwa Investments Corp. has purchased the 80,000-square-foot Santa Monica Square, 201 Santa Monica Blvd., from Century West Development and Haight, Brown & Bonesteel for $27 million. The commercial division of Jon Douglas Co.'s West Los Angeles office represented all parties.
BUSINESS
November 1, 1988 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
Shuwa Investments, the Japanese real estate company which has spent billions of dollars to acquire U.S. property, said Monday that it is studying plans to develop a major downtown commercial project on parcels of land now occupied by Southern California Gas Co. If Shuwa goes through with its development, it would become the third Japanese company to become a major player in the renewal of downtown Los Angeles.
NEWS
May 16, 1987 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Times Art Writer
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles has received a major gift from Shuwa Investments Corp., museum officials announced this week. Although the amount of the contribution was not revealed, William Kieschnick, chairman of the museum board, said it was "a six-figure amount," somewhat smaller than the speculative figure of $1 million released in early accounts. Shuwa, the U.S.
BUSINESS
May 5, 1987
Shuwa Investments Corp. of Los Angeles, which has been aggressively buying Orange County property for the last several years, has purchased the Irvine Commercial Center for more than $10 million. A company spokesman refused to disclose the exact price paid for the two-story building, but said that the deal closed April 1. Shuwa purchased the 63,514-square-foot building from National Capitol Corp. of San Francisco. The building is leased and occupied by two companies, Circle K Corp.
BUSINESS
November 15, 1991
The Mitsubishi headquarters building was completed in September and represents the second build-to-suit project for Mitsubishi by Shuwa Investments Corp. The project is in the McDonnell Plaza Business Park in Cypress, originally master-planned by DeRevere Partnership. FACTS AND FIGURES Address: 5605 Plaza Drive, Cypress Developer/Owner: Shuwa Investments Corp., Los Angeles Architect: DeRevere Partnership, Newport Beach Primary Contractor: Saffell & McAdam Inc.
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