Chris Rising

Spring Street’s revival spreads to a downtown landmark: the Trust Building

Spring Street’s revival spreads to a downtown landmark: the Trust Building

The blocks of Spring Street south of City Hall lagged behind other parts of the Historic Core in downtown’s economic recovery of the last two decades.

But now the area is experiencing a burst of real estate development expected to bring tourists, residents and office workers to the neighborhood, long associated with urban decay.

Our take on the second largest city in the Pacific Northwest

Our take on the second largest city in the Pacific Northwest

Over the past decade, Portland has grown wealthier, more educated and has seen a boom in population that has consistently outpaced the national average. It is the second largest city in the Pacific Northwest, after Seattle, and the 26th largest in the country. The West Coast city is experiencing one of the highest population growth rates in the country and record low unemployment. With help from Portland’s beautiful nature, affordability, and rich food and arts scene, U.S. News and World Report named the city the number one place to live in 2018. 

Salt Lake City is Ripe for Growth

Salt Lake City is Ripe for Growth

As an investor in commercial real estate, Rising Realty Partners focuses its efforts in nine Western US markets. These markets include five in California - San Francisco/Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. They also include Seattle, Portland, Denver and Salt Lake City.  While the fact that California is the 5th largest global economy lends strong support for our California focus, we are often asked why some of our other markets make sense in terms of real estate investment. In the past we have written blog posts about Denver, we also want to focus on the positive investment signs and opportunity we see in Salt Lake City.  

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.

Investors Move Up Risk Spectrum, though Gateway Cities Growth Present Compelling Case

Investors Move Up Risk Spectrum, though Gateway Cities Growth Present Compelling Case

By Dennis Kaiser | Connect Media

Connect Los Angeles is the event that helped launch Connect Media five years ago. The standing-room-only crowd of more than 500 at this year’s Connect LA conference heard a wide-ranging conversation among commercial real estate’s leaders. In addition to five deep- dive panel discussions, there were three special presentations, capped by a salute over cocktails to the latest winners of Connect Media’s Top Broker and Women in Real Estate Awards.

Rising Realty Partners Announces Leadership Transition

Rising Realty Partners Announces Leadership Transition

Los Angeles-based Rising Realty Partners (Rising), a family-owned, vertically-integrated real estate investment and operating platform has announced that effective January 1, 2019, cofounder Christopher Rising has become Chief Executive Officer (CEO), having previously served as President. Nelson Rising will continue as company Chairman and as a member of the investment committee.  

LA's Top Landlords Talk Value Creation and Opportunity Zones

LA's Top Landlords Talk Value Creation and Opportunity Zones

By Alison Stateman | Commercial Observer

Landlords that want to prosper need to have their finger on the pulse of demographic changes, according to some of the industry’s top landlords who spoke on a panel devoted to the owner’s perspective at Commercial Observer’s Inaugural Financing Commercial Real Estate Forum in Los Angeles.

Chris Rising on Tech Impact on Tenants and Why the Western Market Rules

Chris Rising on Tech Impact on Tenants and Why the Western Market Rules

By Alison Stateman | Commercial Observer

Chris Rising, 49, has witnessed the evolution of the office market firsthand. As a former lawyer and assistant to brokerage legend John C. Cushman, before co-founding Rising Realty Partners with his father Nelson Rising, a noted developer of the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles, among other properties, he has watched as technology radically impacted office space and design. Since 2011, Rising Realty has played a major role in shaping development in downtown Los Angeles.

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.