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Paradigm Talent Agency is consolidating its three offices to lease a new headquarters in the Wilshire La Peer Building in Beverly Hills.

8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills

Newmark Knight Frank brokered the 83K SF lease at 8942 Wilshire Blvd.

Paradigm will lease the entire building and has plans to make significant renovations to the property.

The company will be moving from offices in Beverly Hills, Hollywood and DTLA. 

The firm plans to move into its new headquarters next spring.

NKF Managing Director Michael Moll (center) with his brother and father.
NKF Managing Director Michael Moll (center) with his brother and father

NKF Managing Director Michael Moll said Paradigm chose this location because of what it has to offer.

"We think that the Beverly Hills market is one of LA’s most supply-constrained office markets with historically low vacancy rates, strong demand drivers and elastic rental rates," Moll said. "Since 2001, the Beverly Hills office market has averaged a single-digit vacancy rate while experiencing limited new construction driven by very few developable sites, high all-in construction costs and both density/use constraints."

Moll said the entire Beverly Hills market ended Q2 with an 8.9% direct vacancy rate.

Moll, along with CBRE Vice Chairman Jeff Pion, represented the tenant in the long-term lease.

LA Realty Partners principal Peter Best, founding principal Lisa St. John and principal Rick Buckley represented building owners Ocean West and Walton Street Capital.

Arcadia Terrace Apartments, Santa Monica
Arcadia Terrace Apartments

SALES

Stepp Commercial brokered the $4.25M sale of Arcadia Terrace Apartments, a 100% vacant, oceanfront eight-unit apartment property in Santa Monica.

The single-story, 105-year-old property at 35 Arcadia Terrace has one-bedroom and one-bathroom units, some with ocean views.

The property is walking distance from the Santa Monica Pier.

Stepp Commercial principal Kimberly Stepp represented the seller, Arcadia LLC, and the buyer, Purple Investments L.P.

Azure Apartments, 1940 Fullerton Road in Rowland Heights, Calif.
Azure Apartments at 1940 Fullerton Road

CBRE brokered the sale of a multifamily property in Rowland Heights to Stratford Partners, a San Diego private real estate investment company, for $29.25M.

The 126-unit property at 1940 Fullerton Road was built 43 years ago.

The Azure Apartments had been partially renovated by two previous owners.

The property consists of one- and two-bedroom apartments, a swimming pool, a communal barbecue area, a fitness center and a laundry facility.

Stratford plans to further renovate the interiors and common areas.

CBRE Executive Vice President Dean Zander represented both the buyer and the seller, Fullerton Road LLC.

Capital One Bank & Café in downtown Santa Monica
Capital One Bank and café in downtown Santa Monica

NEW CONSTRUCTION

A new Capital One Café opened in downtown Santa Monica, at the intersection of Fourth and Broadway.

Designed by Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio, the building houses the bank and a café.

The café represents Capital One’s new concept in banking with more communal space with mobile financial advisers instead of tellers behind a desk.

The two-story, 8,400 SF building includes folding doors that open up the inside to the outside.

The interior was designed by IA Interior Architects. 

The café serves Peet’s Coffee and locally sourced pastries.

Small rooms with sliding doors can be used for private consultations, and conference rooms can be reserved by local organizations.

Empire at Burton Way, LA
Empire at Burton Way

Empire Property Group just completed its new luxury apartment project, Empire at Burton Way.

It offers 23 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments at 9265 Burton Way in Beverly Hills adjacent to the Viceroy L’Ermitage Hotel.

The one-bedroom units start at $5,800/month while the two-bedroom units rent for at least $7,500. One-bedroom units start at 1,075 SF and two-bedrooms are at least 1,525 SF.

Each unit has private balconies, high ceilings, in-unit washers and dryers, spa-like bathrooms and large customizable walk-in closets.

Keyless entry systems, a security alarm system, Nest thermostats and full DirecTV are some of the modern conveniences included in each unit.

The building's amenities include a garden terrace with lounge seating, a business lounge, a package concierge locker system, a fully equipped fitness center and a 4K SF rooftop terrace.

There is also an outdoor TV lounge on the rooftop, an outdoor kitchen, gaming areas and a gated dog walk area with a pet washing station.

Senior Designer and Manager Lisa Pauli
R&A Architecture + Design Senior Designer and Manager Lisa Pauli

EXECUTIVE NEWS

Culver City's R&A Architecture + Design has a new senior designer and manager, Lisa Pauli.

She has more than 10 years of experience in the industry and has delivered many award-winning projects. 

Previously, Pauli was a senior associate and regional practice area leader of mixed-use developments at Gensler.

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Meta Housing Corp. promoted Aaron Mandel and Chris Maffris to executive vice president.

Mandel has been with Meta Housing for more than 13 years, during which time he has overseen the financing and development of more than 2,000 apartment units.

In his new role, he will provide strategic direction and management for Meta’s development division. He will also continue to oversee all aspects of development projects from initial land acquisition through lease-up, as well as structuring and arranging complex layered financing for these developments.

Maffris has been with Meta Housing for 14 years and has supervised the development of more than 3,700 apartment units and 30K SF of commercial space.