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September 28, 2017

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CBS pondering sale of historic Television City studios in Los Angeles

L.A. Times

 

Broadcast giant CBS Corp. is pondering the sale of its historic Television City studio complex in the Fairfax district as the Los Angeles construction boom propels developers in search of new places to build. CBS has not decided whether to part with...

 


Metro to Hear from Businesses It May Uproot

San Fernando Valley Business Journal

 

Metro said Wednesday it has scheduled an additional meeting to hear the deepening concerns of more than 100 Van Nuys businesses that could be displaced by a proposed train maintenance yard that would be part of an expanded transit system. “The community...

 


Southern California building boom is so big, construction hiring tops the nation

OC Register

 

If Southern California was a state by itself, it would be the biggest creator of construction jobs in the nation. Construction bosses in the five-county region hired one-sixth of all new U.S. construction workers in the past year, and local pay hikes...

 



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$350M TOD Build Takes On All Asset Classes

Globe St

 

Lowe Enterprises is taking on all the major asset classes for its latest project. The transit-oriented development Ivy Station includes 200 apartment units, a 148-room boutique hotel, 55,000 square feet ground floor retail, 200,000 square feet of office building and 1,500 below...

 


CenterPoint Properties Picks Up Nine Acres in Irwindale

RENTV

 

CenterPoint Properties acquired an 8.9-acre land site in Irwindale, currently leased to United Parcel Service (UPS) for vehicle storage, for $9.8 mil. The land, located at 5265 4th St, was sold by Harrison Nichols Company.  The parcel is one of just a...

 


Willowbrook Metro Station Upgrades Scheduled to Begin in November

Urbanize LA

 

The first components of an extensive makeover of Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station is scheduled to break ground in November, according to a document submitted to the Metro Board's Construction Committee. Located directly beneath the I-105 Freeway, the station has long been criticized for its lack of...

 

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CBS pondering sale of historic Television City studios in Los Angeles

L.A. Times

 

Broadcast giant CBS Corp. is pondering the sale of its historic Television City studio complex in the Fairfax district as the Los Angeles construction boom propels developers in search of new places to build.

CBS has not decided whether to part with the property it has owned since the 1950s, but real estate brokers put a tempting value on it for the owners — $500 million to $750 million.

Its desirable location near Farmers Market and the popular Grove shopping center could help drive the price much higher if a bidding war erupts. One insider estimated the price at more than $900 million.

The process of marketing the property began after CBS received unsolicited offers for Television City, according to a person familiar with the discussions who was not authorized to discuss them.

The broadcasting company then hired real estate brokerage Eastdil Secured to manage the fact-finding process, according to several people including brokers who know about the potential offering.

The review is in the early stages, and no decision has been made about whether CBS will indeed sell the property, they said.

Eastdil did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The 25-acre Television City site is ripe with possibilities even if it continues to operate as a television production facility. It has acres of surface parking lots that could be turned into stores, offices and underground parking or multilevel garages, if city officials approved.

Today, CBS mostly sublets the eight stages and other production facilities. Only one show of its own is shot there: "The Late, Late Show With James Corden." Soap operas owned by other production studios that are shot there and appear on CBS are “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

Other shows made there include the game show "The Price Is Right," ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" and ABC's high-profile reboot of "American Idol."

The complex has a rich history. In 1950, CBS purchased the property at Fairfax Avenue and Beverly Boulevard to build Television City with its mid-century design by noted architect William Pereira.

A sports complex was demolished to make room for the complex that came as Los Angeles boomed as the center for TV production, displacing New York.

On Nov. 15, 1952, CBS Television City was officially dedicated with an hourlong prime-time broadcast on the CBS network.

Over the years, numerous prominent shows — including "All in the Family," "The Carol Burnett Show," "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" — were all filmed at Television City. "The Price Is Right" has been shot on the same stage since 1972.

By Roger Vincent and Meg James Contact Reporters

Metro to Hear from Businesses It May Uproot

San Fernando Valley Business Journal

 

Metro said Wednesday it has scheduled an additional meeting to hear the deepening concerns of more than 100 Van Nuys businesses that could be displaced by a proposed train maintenance yard that would be part of an expanded transit system.

“The community is saying something to us. And we hear them,” said Kimberly Upton, a spokeswoman for Metro, whose official name is the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which oversees the train and bus system.

At issue is an area along the Orange Line a few blocks east of the 405 Freeway. It is bounded by Kester Avenue, Oxnard Street, Calvert Street and near Cedros Avenue. Metro has called that area Option A with an aim to clear the land and build a train maintenance yard. But businesses that would be evicted are alarmed.

Kenn Phillips, chief executive of the Valley Economic Alliance, said it would potentially uproot 186 businesses that employ 1,500. He has proposed the maintenance yard be cited in a different area that would be far less disruptive to businesses.

Upton said the new meeting is designed to hear the concerns of small businesses, but the public meeting is open to anyone. Since the session will be considered informational, speakers will be allowed to make longer presentations, she said.

The new meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Van Nuys State Building Auditorium, 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., 91401.

The new train maintenance yard will be needed to serve a planned light rail line between the Van Nuys Orange Line station and the Metrolink station in Sylmar.

An article about the controversy will appear in the Oct. 2 issue of the Business Journal.

By Charles Crumpley

Southern California building boom is so big, construction hiring tops the nation

OC Register

 

If Southern California was a state by itself, it would be the biggest creator of construction jobs in the nation.

Construction bosses in the five-county region hired one-sixth of all new U.S. construction workers in the past year, and local pay hikes in the industry have easily doubled what’s handed out elsewhere.

With great debate circling about the region’s need for housing and infrastructure vs. the extra congestion that growth can create, local builders are busy — at a noteworthy pace. Here are eight things we learned about demand for the region’s construction workers, according to data from the Associated General Contractors of America and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

1. Construction bosses in Riverside and San Bernardino counties added 15,800 jobs in the 12 months ended in August, up 17 percent. The Inland Empire had the largest increase in construction work of any metro area in the nation.

2. Los Angeles County’s addition of 11,000 construction jobs (up 8 percent) was second followed by Las Vegas (up 10,900 jobs, 20 percent); Portland (up 8,500 jobs, 13 percent) and Tampa-St. sburg (up 7,400 jobs, 10 percent). Orange County added 6,100 jobs, or 6 percent, to tie Orlando for the No. 6 spot. San Diego added 2,800 jobs or 4 percent.

3. Southern California’s hiring spree — 35,700 jobs in the five counties — equaled 16 percent of the 214,000 construction jobs added nationwide in the past year. The region’s 444,000 construction workers are just 6 percent of the industry’s 6.92 million jobs nationwide.

4. At the state level, California added the most construction jobs in the year: an increase of 47,400 jobs, or a 6.1 percent jump. The No. 2 hiring spree was in Florida (up 35,000 jobs, or 7.3 percent); then Louisiana (up 15,300 jobs, or 11.1 percent); Texas (up 15,200 jobs, or 2.2 percent) and Nevada (up 11,600 jobs, or 15.3 percent).

5. Please note that Southern California hiring tripled the rest of the California’s 11,700 new construction job. So, if the state was split into two, statistically speaking, the local building industry’s hiring spree (35,700 jobs in the past year) was larger than any other state’s increase in construction jobs.

6. Growing construction crews come as 62 percent of California construction bosses polled said they were challenged to find hourly craftsmen, and 27 percent said they expected hiring headaches to increase. Nationwide, unemployment of skilled construction workers is at a 17-year low.

7. Southern California is by no means alone in the building boom. Construction employment increased in 274 out of 358 U.S. metro areas in the past year. And yearly job gains were found in 34 states and Washington, D.C. Nationwide, construction jobs grew at a 3.2 percent pace over the 12 months vs. a 1.7 percent increase for all industries.

8. Pay data, from the 12 months ended in March, shows local construction bosses paying up to staff up: Orange County weekly wages rose 10.2 percent in a year; San Bernardino, up 9 percent; San Diego, up 8.4 percent; Riverside, up 7.9 percent; Los Angeles, 7.8 percent. Nationwide, construction wags rose 3.5 percent in the period and 4.8 percent statewide.

By JONATHAN LANSNER

$350M TOD Build Takes On All Asset Classes

Globe St

 

Lowe Enterprises is taking on all the major asset classes for its latest project. The transit-oriented development Ivy Station includes 200 apartment units, a 148-room boutique hotel, 55,000 square feet ground floor retail, 200,000 square feet of office building and 1,500 below grade parking spaces. Lowe is partnering with AECOMand Rockwood Capital to fund the $350 million project.

“Our vision is really about how we create great places around transit and improving locations within our city, and densifying the vision of L.A. It is also about creating an experience for people that are using transit and choosing alternative forms of transportation in our city. It is really about the experience of place and mix of uses,” Tom Wulf, SVP at Lowe Enterprises, tells GlobeSt.com. “There is a true demand for all of these product types. I think that it is about the experience of the property, and when we looked at it in the beginning, our vision was creating that experience with a vibrant atmosphere where people could live, work, stay and play. To create that experience, you need to have an all-day atmosphere that creates activity.”

Ivy Station has been in the works for five years. Lowe originally purchased the project from the Culver City redevelopment agency in 2012, just before the State abolished redevelopment agencies. Culver City wanted the project to have the four asset classes, knowing there would eventually be a metro line at the site, and presented the opportunity to six developers. Once Lowe won the project, it took three years to go through the entitlement process. “Entitlements took three years. The complexity that we have with sites like this that are on transit is the multitude of jurisdictional issues,” says Wulf. “We had to get entitlements from Culver City and the City of Los Angeles, and we have a portion that is controlled by Metro, so we have to get approvals from them as well. Overall, we had strong support from the agencies and the community as well.”

While Lowe is well experience in developing different types of projects, this is the first time that the developer has done a project with four asset classes: residential, hotel, office and retail. “It is the first time we have done this with all four major asset classes,” says Wulf. “It is a great opportunity for us because we have that diversity of expertise and we are able to put it together. It is challenging in terms of the amount of people that need to be involved. You have a lot more people involved with not only our own staff but our partners as well. It has been productive and if anything, it is more synergistic.

Ivy Station broke ground this month. Lowe expects to deliver the property in early 2020.

BY KELSI MAREE BORLAND 

CenterPoint Properties Picks Up Nine Acres in Irwindale

RENTV

 

CenterPoint Properties acquired an 8.9-acre land site in Irwindale, currently leased to United Parcel Service (UPS) for vehicle storage, for $9.8 mil. The land, located at 5265 4th St, was sold by Harrison Nichols Company. 

The parcel is one of just a few of its size in the Los Angeles Basin region, according to Dennis Sandoval, Executive Vice President at DAUM Commercial. Sandoval, along with DAUM colleague Tom Phelan, represented the seller, which used the property to house its own operations for more than 40 years. DAUM also assisted in negotiating the lease with UPS in 2015. 

Mike Fowler of JLL repped CenterPoint Properties, which will benefit from the site’s existing lease with UPS, as well as its potential for future development. In the long term, the buyer plans to utilize the land for an industrial development. Until then, the existing lease with UPS will help to supplement the cost of the parcel. 

 

Willowbrook Metro Station Upgrades Scheduled to Begin in November

Urbanize LA

 

The first components of an extensive makeover of Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station is scheduled to break ground in November, according to a document submitted to the Metro Board's Construction Committee.

Located directly beneath the I-105 Freeway, the station has long been criticized for its lack of amenities, basic safety features and poor accessibility.  The $66-million renovation, designed by architecture firm RNL, will include:

A platform extension with a shade canopy, signal improvements and a new at-grade pedestrian crossing for the Blue Line.

New elevators, escalators and stairs for the elevated Green Line.

Improvements to lighting and pedestrian access for transit patrons

Construction of a new Metro Customer Service Center, a new transit security facility and a new Sheriff's substation.

Additional parking for bicycles and automobiles.

New public art.

A central plaza connecting to an adjacent shopping center.

Completion of the project is expected in 2020.  The station is currently the fourth busiest in the Metro Rail network, with approximately 30,000 daily passengers.

by STEVEN SHARP

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