Articles About Los Angeles

Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
02.01.2011

Gridlocked Chicago: There’s Some Disagreement

Chicago is # 1!  Unfortunately, this is not good news because the Windy City has been ranked by one study as having the worst traffic congestion in the nation.   The news was one finding of the Urban Mobility Report (UMR),  conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute, the United States’ largest university-affiliated transportation research agency.  Earlier […]

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Author:
Matt Ward
Posted:
01.28.2010

Investors Are Choosing London

London has overtaken Washington, D.C., as the preferred city for commercial real estate investment,  primarily because investors believe that prices have bottomed out and the time to get into that market is now. The British capital has overtaken the previous favorites of Washington, D.C., and New York, according to a survey conducted by the Association […]

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Author:
Mike Ochs
Posted:
12.09.2009

House Sales, Prices on the Upswing

Home prices nationally are on the rise again, according to a new report issued by the Standard &Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. The average sale price rose 3.1 percent during the third quarter of 2009, the same percent increase reported during the second quarter.  On the downside, that statistic is still nine percent lower than the […]

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Author:
Pat Gallagher
Posted:
07.22.2009

Inland Empire Poised for Industrial Comeback

Over the past decade, California’s Inland Empire has been transformed from a little-known region with affordable housing and lots of inexpensive land into an industrial hub – thanks to its proximity to the busy Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.  With the City of Ontario embarking on The Ontario Plan, city fathers are laying […]

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Author:
Sam Gould
Posted:
06.26.2009

FDIC Walking Away from Leases of Failed Banks

Troubled Los Angeles-based office REIT Maguire Properties is facing default and currently is in discussions with a special servicer to resolve its financial woes.  The goal is to have the special servicer take over Maguire’s $106 million CMBS financing covering the Quintana office campus it owns in Orange County, CA.  The campus’s major tenant was […]

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Author:
Pat Gallagher
Posted:
04.22.2009

No Port in the Global Fiscal Storm

Shipping activity has plunged as much as one-third at U.S. ports most heavily invested in the once red-hot but now declining Asia trade.  Freight rates from South China to Europe have slid as much as 42 percent from some ports since November, leading shipping industry authority Drewry Container Freight Rate Insight Report to speculate that […]

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Author:
Pat Gallagher
Posted:
09.24.2008

High Costs Could Impact Shipping Routes

Two trends in international trade worth highlighting: American exports are booming, thanks to the dollar’s current weakness.  This considerable increase in volume has made it virtually impossible for U.S. manufacturers to get space on container ships within a four-week window, especially for products shipping from the ports of Los Angeles or Long Beach to any […]

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