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The Bend on the LA River has just been completed.

The Bend in LA
The Bend in LA

Santa Monica's KFA was the architect for the three-story, 40K SF mixed-use creative campus, which has 40 live-work units around a landscaped central courtyard.

Terra River LLC developed The Bend. The project, which is along the LA River, was built reusing a 1947 bow-truss riverfront building.

It also incorporates a vacant lot once used as an excavation equipment yard.

KFA Architects Partner Lise Bornstein
KFA Architects partner Lise Bornstein

KFA partner Lise Bornstein said the firm was very interested in the project.

"It is exciting and intriguing for our office to be a part of the larger plans for the Los Angeles River renaissance by bringing life to the river’s edge on what was a former industrial site," she said.

The new construction, set 60 to 90 feet back from the river, will have 32 studios and eight three-bedroom units arranged in a U-shape around the courtyard.

Three of the units will be reserved for very low-income households.

There will also be discounted rents offered to nonprofits or businesses that serve the community in the development's commercial space.

Terra River plans to lower or remove a seven-foot concrete wall later that separates the property from the river so the building can be opened to the LA River bike path.

Pacific Pointe at Douglas Park sold in Long Beach
Pacific Pointe at Douglas Park in Long Beach

SALES

CBRE Group brokered the sale of Pacific Pointe at Douglas Park in Long Beach to Rexford Industrial for approximately $30.6M.

The building, at 4175 East Conant St., is 100% leased to Universal Technical Institute through August 2030.

The property is a newly constructed 32-foot-clear LEED-certified building totaling 143K SF and is not far from the Ports of LA and Long Beach.

CBRE Vice Chairman Darla Longo, Vice Chairman Barbara Emmons Perrier, Vice President Rebecca Perlmutter Finkel and Senior Vice President Michael Kendall repped Rexford Industrial and the seller, Sares Regis Group.

CBRE Executive Vice President John Schumacher, Senior Vice President Brian DeRevere and Associate J.B. Green were the local market experts on the deal.

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1825 Cahuenga, LA
1825 North Cahuenga

Vista Investment Group sold two Hollywood apartment buildings in separate deals totaling $23.7M.

Avondale Hollywood, a 58-unit apartment complex at 1825 North Cahuenga, sold to a private investor for $11.5M.

The 1920s-era, four-story building underwent a capital improvement project to upgrade the interiors and the plumbing and add a new lobby after Vista bought it four years ago.

Vista also sold Sunset Formosa, a 36-unit apartment complex at 1522 North Formosa Ave., to another private investor for $12.2M.

The firm invested more than $500K to reno the three-story, 32-year-old property.

Each of the studio, one- and two-bedroom units now has stone countertops, modern stainless steel appliances and upgraded fixtures.

Madison Partners Senior Executive Director Darin Beebower repped all the parties involved.

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4301 Continental corner in Burbank, CA
4301 Continental corner in Burbank

CBRE Group brokered the sale of a retail redevelopment site at 4301 West Riverside Drive in Burbank to Cypress Equity Investments, a real estate investment company based in LA, for an undisclosed amount.

The property is a 6,869 SF full-service restaurant, and has two walk-in coolers and dry storage. The new owner plans to fully remodel the site to accommodate new retail uses such as restaurants, coffee shops and fitness centers.

CBRE Senior Vice Presidents Alex Kozakov and Patrick Wade repped the buyer.

CBRE Vice Chairman Jeff Pion, Executive Vice President Doug Marlow and First Vice President Andrew Riley repped the seller, Bubba G. Riverside LLC, a private local investor and restaurant operator.

Plaza on Main in Alhambra
Plaza on Main in Alhambra

FINANCING

Newmark arranged $16M in permanent financing for Plaza on Main in Alhambra.

The six-story, 110-unit multifamily property with 8,600 SF of ground-floor retail is on Main Street in downtown Alhambra and within walking distance of local retail, including Target, Costco, Edwards Theater and LA Fitness.

Newmark principal George Mitsanas and Associate Josh Natker arranged the fixed-rate financing for the borrower.

The 10-year loan was placed with one of Newmark’s correspondent life insurance company lenders using general account funds. The structured deal involved a tax abatement regulatory agreement, bond encumbrance and an age-restricted covenant. 

The Residences at W Hollywood tower
The Residences at W Hollywood tower

NEW CONSTRUCTION

Above the Penthouses, on the top floor of The Residences at W Hollywood and adjacent to the W Hollywood Hotel, are now on sale.

Above the Penthouses includes open-concept floor plans, luxury amenities and Hollywood views. The units range from 2,395 to 5,078 SF and go for from $3.5M to $9.5M.

They were designed by SFA Design.

Justin Collins, wife, Mandi, and two of his three children, Cody and Connor.
Cushman & Wakefield Executive Director Justin Collins, wife, Mandi, and two of his three children, Cody and Connor

EXECUTIVE NEWS

Industry veteran Justin Collins joined Cushman & Wakefield as executive director.

Collins will be based out of Cushman & Wakefield’s Downtown LA office.

In his new role, Collins will rep owners, investors, developers and occupiers throughout Southern California.

He has more than 17 years of commercial real estate experience.

Previously, he was senior vice president at Lincoln Property.