Our Commitment: Green Janitor Program

Our Commitment: Green Janitor Program

By Kayce Hawk

As part of Rising’s environmental impact strategy and commitment, our DTLA portfolio participated in the Green Janitor Education Program, a statewide program developed by Building Skills Partnership to reduce the carbon footprint of green commercial buildings. The program addresses the operations and maintenance practices of certified green buildings, specifically the energy management and green cleaning practices in commercial buildings, by providing vocational training for janitorial staff.

Technology Tools that the Real Estate Pros are Using

Technology Tools that the Real Estate Pros are Using

By Chris Rising

I host a podcast called The Real Market. I started this podcast as a way to bring the real estate conference panels to your headphones - on your time, wherever you wanted. I interview some of the biggest names in the real estate industry - brokers, architects, investors, and developers to learn what they do, how they do it, and what drives their success. We talk about the latest trends across regional markets, capital flows, both national and global, and explore technology's role in shaping all of them.

Where Are We Now? Rising's Mid-Year Review

Where Are We Now? Rising's Mid-Year Review

By Chris Rising

Economic metrics indicate that the economy is “on fire” with the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years. Headlines read: “Trump tax breaks giving companies more profits!”. The data shows the fundamentals of the economy are strong overall. In actuality, our view is more like an old cheeky television ad: things are “good, but not great”.

Electric Scooters - Here’s What We’re Doing About It

Electric Scooters - Here’s What We’re Doing About It

In recent months, the Los Angeles area has seen a dramatic increase in the number of electric scooters (e-scooters) on the roads, particularly on the Westside in the neighborhoods of Venice and Santa Monica. We should expect to see more e-scooters in other parts of LA now that the Transportation Committee has approved guidelines for dockless electric scooter companies to operate within city limits, especially in DTLA. We also believe cities with thriving urban cores like Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, and Long Beach will soon see an influx.

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.

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.

We're Bullish on These Markets & Here's Why

We're Bullish on These Markets & Here's Why

There are many trends shaping the real estate market. Most of these trends are being driven by the advancement of technology – specifically by the millennial generation's use and interpretation of cloud-based and mobile-focused technology. Everything from communication to transportation is evolving and we're keeping our finger on the pulse and looking where the “puck” will be headed.

5 Low-Cost Solutions to Improve Your Building Morale

5 Low-Cost Solutions to Improve Your Building Morale

While it may seem every building lobby has transformed in the way they look, feel, and operate, we have observed that this is simply not the case. Many properties are behind the times in their approach to management, the lobby in particular. Whether it’s poor lighting, unfriendly staff, or an overall stuffy experience, this lack of care in management for the what is often a visitor or potential tenant’s first impression not only leads to a poor user experience, but an overall decrease in property value.