What is WiredScore and Why We're Adamant About It

What is WiredScore and Why We're Adamant About It

By Chris Rising

As dependability on wireless technology continues to grow, so must the reliability of the technological infrastructure. In a world where modern businesses require constant and steadfast connections, innovative and forward thinking landlords and building owners present substantial appeal and value to prospective tenants. In fact, in a world where the internet is almost constantly available at the tip of one’s fingertips, even the once echoed real estate mantra, “location, location, location” no longer holds the weight it once used to. Unless you’re operating a walk-in business that flourishes on spontaneous and emotional impulse purchases, connectivity is arguably as valuable and important as the old real estate mantra...location, location, location.

Our Take on Denver, Colorado

Our Take on Denver, Colorado

There are not many cities in America that offer the middle of the country travel start point, over 300 days of sunshine, a vibrant downtown, an extensive city park system and...nearby ski resorts. It may not be a big surprise that we see Denver as an ideal market to invest in. Consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, the capital of Colorado is the most populous city in the state and the 19th most populous city in the country.

Pace of Innovation and Office Needs

Pace of Innovation and Office Needs

By Chris Rising

Over a relatively short period of time, artificial intelligence and complementary technologies once thought of as only possible on “The Jetsons,” have become commonplace in our modern office environment.  These major leaps in technological advancement have made our workplaces more efficient, connected, and even environmentally friendly in some cases. However, such advanced systems require clear and fast channels of data transmission to work at optimal levels.

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.