Streaming Industrial Real Estate

Streaming Industrial Real Estate

Streaming is the talk of Hollywood. The biggest adaption since television. Technology is replacing human  decisions with lessons from on-line, eCommerce and subscription. It’s happening to industrial property.  Real estate is already a superior cash streaming business, now with more means to enhance revenues. Visible effects of streaming appear with large space take-downs by studios and independent producers. Agency, too, is being disrupted because the value of data is surpassing personal relationships.  Financial concentration and streaming technologies are creating a new real estate business. Virtual and artificial intelligence programs are essential to move forward in these new conditions. Continue reading “Streaming Industrial Real Estate”

Ownership Concentrations in Los Angeles Industrial Real Estate

Ownership Concentrations in Los Angeles Industrial Real Estate

Every August, the Los Angeles Tax Assessor releases its annual Tax Roll that lists all ownership in Los Angeles County. This is valuable data and serves as an important part of our statistical analysis for the year. In other words, Tax Roll data helps us find properties to purchase.  For Tax Year 2019/2020, the share of Institutional ownership increased in all size ranges, particularly larger buildings.  For investment buyers, more focus on smaller buildings will be fruitful because there is less institutional concentration.

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Economic Development in Greater Los Angeles

Economic Development in Greater Los Angeles


More so than ever before, cities are vying for companies that create jobs. There’s the policy aspect that favors clean and green jobs. Then there’s the backroom bargaining that favors successful outcomes. Companies that can offer employment would do well to study some of the recent newsworthy examples. They include the failed attempt by Los Angeles to attract AnseldoBreda, local jostling to snare Tesla Motors, competition for Eli Broad’s museum, Los Angeles Stadium in the City of Industry, and the smaller manufacturing  deals coming through the CRA of Los Angeles. Each one is fairly lucrative to the company and does not necessarily fit any set model. They are similar to the large retailers, like Costco or Walmart, who were able to negotiate attractive packages for redevelopment funds, property tax breaks, and property development benefits. I haven’t seen any studies if these retail developments met city economic expectations, but certainly the recent raise in sales tax makes up any marginal differences. It pays to understand the multitude of incentives available from local, state and national agencies.
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Global Manufacturing And Los Angeles

Global Manufacturing And Los Angeles

More and more, there is an element of global manufacturing that I call “shelled out” production. There are no signs on the building. There is no one in the office. The workers either pretend or truly can not speak English. The manufacturing is composed of sub-assembly and contract piece work. There is no one in charge and the workers don’t know where their goods will go. As soon as the customer changes its allegiance to a slightly lower cost provider, the entire operation can fold. Our manufacturing system is largely devolving to the manufactured part and who can make it the best and ship it the fastest. There is virtually no other measure.
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Los Angeles Freight Airports

Los Angeles Freight Airports

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Industrial property is not going away, but it’s changing. Overall, only the best located properties or those that are adjacent to existing residential will be conversion candidates. Those industrial buildings safely tucked away in M-zoned districts will be protected. Whether there will be productive businesses for the older buildings is another question. The price difference between low-clear industrial and modern distribution space continues to widen.

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