Without the elevator…there could be no downtown skyscrapers or residential high-rises, and city life as we know it would be impossible…the elevator’s role in American history has been no less profound or transformative than that of the automobile…“If we didn’t have elevators…we would have a megalopolis, one continuous city, stretching from Philadelphia to Boston, because everything would be five or six stories tall.”Boston Globe, 2 March 2014
For the tenants and property owners tied to trillions of dollars of commercial real estate properties in the U.S., what happens on April 1 is no joke this year.
Retailers have been closed or their businesses are deeply battered. Companies across sectors have been forced to carry out layoffs or furlough staff, while others have been directly impacted by a virus that has afflicted more than 170,000 Americans to date.
Millions of Americans are already jobless, worried about paying the rent today. And the virus is weeks away from its peak, health experts warn.
Hudson Pacific Properties and Macerich announced today that Google, Inc. has leased the entirety of the 584,000-square-foot office campus, which is to be called One Westside. The 14-year lease is to commence upon the completion of construction and tenant improvement in 2022.
It’s complicated. In the course of compiling its annual Emerging Trends report, the Urban Land Institute found that the only certainty in its outlook for 2019 was uncertainty. Expert analysis points to a more complex, multi-layered series of overlapping trends, with unpredictable results, as opposed to a few strong narratives.
The U.S. has added 10,000 of these budget retail outlets since 2001. But some towns and cities are trying to push back.
It has become an increasingly common story: A dollar store opens up in an economically depressed area with scarce healthy and affordable food options, sometimes with the help of local tax incentives. It advertises hard-to-beat low prices but it offers little in terms of fresh produce and nutritious items—further trapping residents in a cycle of poverty and ill-health.
Wanda Group Seeks to Sell 9900 Wilshire in a Top U.S. Hotel Market Amid Competing Development
When Dalian Wanda Group Co. Ltd. bought an eight-acre property on a prime stretch of Beverly Hills’ Wilshire Boulevard, the Chinese commercial real estate and cinema conglomerate envisioned building a $1.2 billion, 5-Star hotel and condominium development that was ambitiously upscale, even by Beverly Hills standards.
But four years later, the site at 9900 Wilshire Blvd. remains a dirt hole between the Los Angeles Country Club and the iconic Beverly Hilton hotel in one of the country’s top hotel markets.
It seems like not a week goes by without a new project being proposed for Warner Center. The latest addition to the jam-packed roster of developments planned in the neighborhood is a California Home Builders mixed-use project near Oxnard Street and Canoga Avenue.
The development at 21300 Califa Street would include two structures, one residential and one of office space. Both would be designed by the architecture and planning firm Newman Garrison + Partners.