DTLA Leaders Talk Future of City’s Urban Hub at TRD Forum

DTLA Leaders Talk Future of City’s Urban Hub at TRD Forum

Massive mixed-use projects like Metropolis and Angels Landing are helping to transform Downtown Los Angeles, but the neighborhood is still “adolescent at best. It’s not even driving yet,” according to one prominent new development broker.

Running an Effective Company in the Age of Telecommuting

Running an Effective Company in the Age of Telecommuting

By Chris Rising

At Rising, we embrace technology that allows us to work smarter, not harder. In this digital age, so long as there’s an internet connection, you can work from anywhere in the world. We see the effects of that in the workplace as offices evolve more into flexible meetup spaces for collaboration and presentations, compared to the traditional 9-5, fixed routine of having to ‘go to work’. While telecommuting can certainly complement a company’s existing culture and cast a wider net in attracting candidates, too much of it can actually do the opposite. If a company relies solely on telecommuting employees, there is no company culture – and ultimately every company needs cultures to succeed.

What's Happening in Western US Cities in Terms of Demographics

What's Happening in Western US Cities in Terms of Demographics

We recently shared a few cities that are on our radar as great investment opportunities. All of them are in the Western U.S. and as we head into Q2, I can tell you that Rising is still bullish on many parts of the Western U.S. market. As our company expands and we seek markets beyond DTLA, the Western U.S. continues to offer incredible opportunities. In order to properly assess the changing real estate market, we have to look at what’s happening in these Western cities in terms of demographics.

Consumerism & The Modern Office

Consumerism & The Modern Office

By Marc Gittleman

At Rising, we are always monitoring market trends and cultural shifts in the workplace. By having our finger on the pulse, we’re able to understand, predict, and ultimately exceed the needs of our tenants. That said, we know that millennials are the largest workforce this country has ever seen, and they are continuously redefining modern work culture as we know it. While it may sound trite, the modern workforce has different priorities than previous generations.

Buy, Build, Sell, or Hold: Investment & Development Insights

Buy, Build, Sell, or Hold: Investment & Development Insights

By Dennis Kaiser | Connect Media

Connect Real Estate Los Angeles featured a jam-packed afternoon of conversations, networking and presentations. More than 500 gathered at the Hotel Indigo in DTLA and heard from commercial real estate leaders and economists about the trends driving decisions in Los Angeles.

New tax bill's effect on the commercial real estate market

New tax bill's effect on the commercial real estate market

By Chris Rising

In December, Congress passed the most comprehensive change in the tax code since 1986. While we do not yet know for sure how those changes will affect commercial real estate, the general consensus here at Rising is that the overall impact will be positive. We may see corporations utilize the extra cash from their tax cuts for built-to-suit developments or new headquarters, or grow their employee base and expand their leased space. This means there could be slightly more demand from the tenant side in both the capital and leasing markets.

Why Studios Should Leave Hollywood

Why Studios Should Leave Hollywood

By Matt Pressberg | The Information

Last fall, CBS put its Television City compound in West Los Angeles on the market, saying that it was worth a lot of money that could be “used better elsewhere.” Other film and TV companies that own vast studio lots in the same area, such as 21st Century Fox, Viacom and Sony, should follow suit. 

Take a 3D Tour of The Trust Building

Take a 3D Tour of The Trust Building

by Steven Sharp | Urbanize LA

Rising Realty Partners has unveiled three-dimensional renderings of the Trust Building, an office restoration project now underway on Spring Street. Built in 1928, the 11-story, 320,000-square-foot building is located at 433 S. Spring Street.  The historic structure, previously slated for adaptive reuse as condominiums, is instead being retrofitted as creative office space with ground-floor commercial space.

Rising's property management turns the struggling Catalina Landing in Long Beach around

Rising's property management turns the struggling Catalina Landing in Long Beach around

By Kelsi Maree Borland | GlobeSt.com

Property management firms are proving to have an important impact on driving value and the success of an asset. One example of the growing importance of property managers is Catalina Landing. Colony Northstar purchased the struggling 280,00-square-foot office property in August 2015, and hired Rising Realty Partners to develop and execute a strategy to turn the property around.