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Preservation or affordability on Sunset?

Curbed LA has a story today about the possibility that the city will deem the Hollywood Reporter building on Sunset a Historic Cultural Monument and thereby prevent a developer from moving forward with plans to build ~300 hotel rooms, ~190 condos and and ~700 apartments on the site. I appreciate interesting architecture. But I think the

People are moving again

Bloomberg is out today with an article confirming that people are, once again, moving around the country. This is a big deal for the real estate business. The Great Recession essentially froze people in place, because they couldn’t sell their (underwater) homes and had little confidence in finding work in other cities. This was really

Responses to increasing rents

Here’s how housing works in LA: Lots of people want to come here because it’s beautiful and there is economic opportunity The population increases Insanely restrictive zoning prevents developers from building enough housing to accommodate population growth Responding to pressure from tenants, the city controls rents on most units (via the RSO) New-comers and residents

Why I’m voting against Measure S and you should, too

If you’ve been driving around LA for the past few months, you’ve seen tons of “Yes on S” advertising. Want to take a moment today to explain why I think Measure S is: Bad for the city; but Great for me Before getting into the argument, let’s review what Measure S actually is. Among other

Zoning and homelessness

Regular readers know homeless is a major interest / concern of mine. After all, our business model ends up raising rents and that unavoidably impacts housing affordability and, hence, homelessness. So it is with great interest that I am following the debate between LA County and Gov. Brown regarding whether or not the homeless situation

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