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Real Estate

16
Jan

New Hotel, Residential Apartments, and Luxury Movie Theater Near Los Alamitos Race Course

Learn about the new commercial construction planned near the Los Alamitos Race Course. Recently, the Cypress City Council approved the sale of a 13-acre plot for new commercial construction planned near the Los Alamitos Race Course.  The plot will be used for a mixed-use project consisting of a 120-room hotel, a 251-unit, four-story apartment building, 64,000 square feet of commercial

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9
Jan

Single-Tenant Net Lease Properties in High Demand

Learn more about this rapidly growing sector. While the commercial real estate market is characterized by uncertainty, single-tenant net lease properties remain attractive to investors.  This is because these properties have demonstrated a degree of risk-adjusted, recession-proof opportunity.  As a result of this demand, the single-tenant net lease sales volume is set to exceed last year’s sales record of $69.6

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26
Dec

A Look into Long Beach’s New $200 Million Shopping Center

Despite the retailer sector suffering, Long Beach unveils brand-new shopping center. As e-commerce grows in popularity, more and more consumers prefer to do their shopping at home.  As a result, physical retailers have to get creative when attracting shoppers.  At Long Beach’s brand-new shopping center on 2nd and PCH, the developer, CenterCal Properties, looked to attract visitors by filling the

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19
Dec

Learn About West Hollywood’s New Cannabis Lounge

How Lowell Farms: Cannabis Café is changing how Angelinos think about marijuana consumption. At Lowell Farms: Cannabis Café, patrons puff on joints and eat edibles as they snack on gourmet food.  This combination restaurant and cannabis lounge is the first in Los Angeles, located in West Hollywood, which is the only part of the city that allows for on-site marijuana

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12
Dec

How California’s New Rent Control Law Affects Multifamily Investors

Will new rent control laws impact California’s multifamily real estate investors? In October of this year, California’s governor signed a new rent control bill into law.  The new law (which takes effect on January 1) will limit annual rent increases to 5% plus the rate of inflation.  According to calculations from the California Apartment Association, this amounts to a maximum

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5
Dec

What to Think About When Renting to College Students

What real estate investors need to know about renting to college students. College students are considered a high-risk market for real estate investors.  When you imagine raging college parties hosted in a broken-down apartment, it’s easy to see why this is such a risky proposition.  However, it’s important to remember that not all renters fit this stereotypical image of a

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21
Nov

How Landlords are Getting Creative with Vacant Retail Spaces

How landlords are repurposing vacant retail locations. It’s no secret the retail real estate sector has been hit hard this year.  With several major brands closing their doors, 2019 has seen more store closures than any year in recent history.  This major shift in the retail sector has left many landlords to lose money every day as they manage their

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14
Nov

Updated Progress on Huntington Beach’s Desalinization Plant

Here is an update on the proposed Poseidon Water desalinization plant in Huntington Beach. Despite being proposed in 1998, the Huntington Beach location of Poseidon Water’s desalinization operations remains stalled.  While its sister location in Carlsbad has been operational for the last four years, plans for the desalinization plant in Huntington Beach are still being reviewed.  Poseidon Water’s $1 billion

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7
Nov

Why It’s Challenging to Sell Locations that Were Previously Gas Stations

Why sellers have trouble with former gas station locations. Because locations that served at gas stations are usually located on busy street corners and easy to access, you would think that they are prime real estate for developers.  However, this isn’t usually the case.  This is because former gas stations are almost always considered contaminated sites.  But why does this

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