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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

LA population growing faster than housing stock

Just like the prices for every other commodity, pricing for housing units (eg rent) is governed by supply and demand. Between 2016 and 2017, Los Angeles gained ~40,000 people (taking us above 4MM for the first time). The number of apartments delivered, in the midst of a historic boom in multifamily construction: ~13,000. Depending on

Restaurants, bars and gentrification

Bisnow has an interesting article today about the ability of a few pioneering restaurants to “spur development in underserved neighborhoods”. Now, before we dive in, we need to be clear that “underserved neighborhoods” are not empty places waiting for some new business to come in and put them on the map. Generally speaking, these neighborhoods are

Restaurants and bars and Historic Filipinotown

At Adaptive, we’re 100% focused on multifamily. But that doesn’t stop us from observing what’s going on with other asset classes in our little submarkets. And, recently, I’ve become convinced that there is are opportunities for smaller, food and beverage-driven retail along both Temple and Beverly, south of the 101 in Historic Filipinotown. Driven by the

The forecast on our latest deal

As the economy has continued to improve, both nationally and here in LA, it has become harder and harder to find deals worth doing. That said, it’s definitely not impossible. Today, we are closing on a deal with the following characteristics: Currently a vacant triplex Paying $220 / sq ft Suitable for conversion into a

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