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WS Communities’ proposed 67,500 SF mixed-use development at 1430 Lincoln Blvd. in Santa Monica
WS Communities’ proposed 67,500 SF mixed-use development at 1430 Lincoln Blvd. in Santa Monica

After several hearings, the Santa Monica Architectural Review Board has approved developer WS Communities redesign of a 67,500 SF mixed-use residential and commercial building in Santa Monica. 

Studio T-Square 2 is designing the project, which will replace a surface parking lot just south of Santa Monica Boulevard. 

Some of the modifications include changing the building’s color, creating an open courtyard and activity spaces, and the repositioning of some landscape planters. Several residential units on the upper floors will have larger, private, open space balconies. 

“The City of Santa Monica is known to have a lengthy review process, but with their input, we ended up with a more cohesive concept which improved the project’s overall design and livability,” Studio T-Square 2 principal John Waldron said in a news release. 

WS Communities’ proposed development at 1430 Lincoln Blvd. will rise five stories and feature 100 residential units, 5,900 SF of ground-floor commercial space, a gym, a spa and a four-level subterranean parking garage. With the approval, groundbreaking should commence in spring 2020.

The Fish Building at 26 East Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena
The Fish Building at 26 East Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena

SALES

Huikang Realty & Investment has purchased a 9K SF retail building in Pasadena from Panda 168 Investment for $12.55M. The Fish Building at 26 East Colorado Blvd. is fully occupied with tenants including Vans, Lush Cosmetics and Le Cellar. CBRE’s Randall Brown and Kyle Barratt and Treelane Realty Group’s Wendy Wong co-represented the buyer and seller.

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In an all-cash deal, a private investor has purchased a 32-unit multifamily property in Anaheim from the Williams Family Trust for $6.21M. Built in 1960, the property at 1569, 1575, 1579 and 1585 West Ball Road features four buildings on four contiguous parcels. The units are a mix of 24 one-bedroom, one-bath units and eight two-bedroom, one-bath units. CBRE’s Dan Blackwell and Sean Farag represented the buyer.

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LMDG Real Estate Value Fund II has acquired a 10-unit apartment building in Santa Monica from 911 Lincoln for $4M. Built in 1958, The Suites on Lincoln at 911 Lincoln Blvd. feature a mix of two two-bedroom units and eight one-bedroom units. Stepp Commercial’s Kimberly Stepp represented the buyer and seller.

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Trion Properties has sold a 41-unit apartment building in Los Angeles to a private investor for $9M. Built in the 1920s, The Eleanor at 412 South Lake St. was fully renovated and has maintained a 93% occupancy since Trion acquired the property in 2013. Marcus & Millichap’s Tony Azzi and Rabbie Banafsheha represented the seller.

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SMBC Property #2 has purchased a 2,500 SF retail building in Lake Elsinore from Pacific Castle Lake Elsinore Partners for an undisclosed price. The single-tenant retail building at 29245 Central Ave. is leased to Del Taco. JLL’s Adam Friedlander and Kevin Fryman and Hanley Investment Group’s Bill Asher co-represented the seller.

The Riviera at 1381 North San Gabriel Canyon Road in Azusa
The Riviera at 1381 North San Gabriel Canyon Road in Azusa

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Barker Pacific has acquired two apartment complexes totaling 72 units in Azusa from Cameron Properties for $16.76M. The Riviera is a 36-unit apartment building situated on 1.27 acres at 1381 North San Gabriel Canyon Road. The Rainbow Gardens is also a 36-unit apartment building at 1311 Azusa Ave. Avison Young's Peter Hauser, Matt Hauser and Masa Ito represented the buyer and seller.

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DRP Holdings has purchased a 44K SF retail building in Buena Park from Oshdale for $10.65M. The retail building at 8030 Dale St. sits near Knott’s Berry Farm and the Buena Park Mall. Lee & Associates’ John Son represented the seller. 

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A private investor has purchased a 9,600 SF office building in Santa Ana from KHR Legacy for $2.25M. The office building is located at 1585 East 17th St. Lee & Associates’ Allen Buchanan, Phil Fridd and Joshua Harper represented the buyer and seller.

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Metro Truck Body has purchased a 27K SF industrial building in Corona from Citation Circle Properties for $4.45M. The industrial building is located at 240 Citation Way. Lee & Associates’ Allen Buchanan and Joshua Harper represented the seller. Lee & Associates’ Scott Seal, Luke Hudson and Ryan Magarian represented the buyer.

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The Goldfinger Group has acquired a 12-unit multifamily complex in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles from a private investor for $2.92M. Built in 1939, the property consists of two two-story buildings at 3807-3815 West Adams Blvd. The brokers of the deal were not disclosed.

 

Industrial building at 12610 Saticoy St. South in North Hollywood
Industrial building at 12610 Saticoy St. South in North Hollywood

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Tropical Creations Landscape Contractors has acquired a 10,200 SF industrial building in North Hollywood from an undisclosed family estate for $3M. Tropical beat out eight other bidders for the building at 12610 Saticoy St. South. Capital Realty Solutions' Ash Joshi, who represented the buyer, won out in the competitive process by assuring the seller's family that the building would remain in the landscaping and agricultural industry. Lee & Associates' Colleen Carey represented the seller.

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Palm Villa Townhome Complex has purchased a 78-unit multifamily property in Reseda from an undisclosed company for $30M. Built in 1987, the Villa Grande Townhomes at 18641 Saticoy St. features a mix of two-bedroom and three-bedroom townhomes averaging 1,057 SF. Berkadia's Vince Norris and Eric Norris represented the buyer and seller.

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The Goldfinger Group has sold an 11-unit multifamily property in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles to an undisclosed buyer for $5.28M. The property at 12518 Venice Blvd. features three buildings on a 14K SF lot. The brokers of the deal were not disclosed.

LEASES

Greenshine New Energy has signed a five-year, $1.4M lease with an undisclosed landlord to occupy a 25K SF industrial building at 1150 North Red Gum St. in Anaheim. Lee & Associates’ Greg Diab represented the lessee.