Stories for February 2002
Monday, February 18
Voit drops out of the bidding for Warner Center properties on the market
Startups in the biotech sector need help getting their message out to non-scientific-thinking venture capitalists.
During the past four or five years, commercial real estate brokers in the San Fernando Valley have been busy. Activity may have slowed a bit in 2001, but there were still substantial deals made. So, a month and a half into the new year, the San Fernando V
With vacancy rates climbing and corporate malaise lingering, real estate developers and landlords are digging in for a long year ahead.
The city of San Fernando has asked the Valley Economic Development Corp. for help saving a frozen food manufacturer that employs 150 and has been in business in the city for a half century.
The Valley Commercial Real Estate Scene: Brokers Doug Sonderegger and Craig Peters are working their way through 25 million square feet of industrial space in Valencia.
Two major retail projects opened in the San Fernando Valley this year with similar strategies: mix the office with the shopping.
Newhall Land and Farming is promoting the biotech industry to drum up real estate
The Valley Commercial Real Estate Scene: Who are the 35 real estate professionals who lead the field?
Brian Forster, one of the busiest brokers in the state, talks about some of the deals that have changed his career.
The Valley Commercial Real Estate Scene. Plus: How 2001 Real Estate Award Winners Were Determined
After outgrowing its last location, three-month-old startup Fulcrum Microsystems is finally settling into a new home in Calabasas.
As Speaker Robert Hertzberg's work in Sacramento comes to a close, he begins to focus on issues closer to home in the San Fernando Valley
Monday, February 4
Coming off its first profitable quarter after three consecutive losing ones, TDK Mediactive Inc. CEO Vincent Bitetti can thank his luck for noticing a picture of something called "Shrek" on a studio wall a couple of years ago.
RGEB Inc. was formed in 1996 when Renee Glickman decided to leave Blue Cross of California after 15 years as a regional manager.
One of the things that I've always liked about covering the real estate scene in the San Fernando Valley is just how easy it is to get brokers to talk about their deals.
The bankruptcy filing by K-Mart and the closing of countless Toys R' Us outlets are just the most recent indications that the retail industry may be undergoing some major changes. So, the San Fernando Valley Business Journal asks: As a consumer, have the
Representatives of the Service Employees International Union Local 347 have backed down on their earlier vow to request a formal audit of the Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis report released last month by the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), the ag
Mayor James Hahn is putting in overtime to see the San Fernando Valley remains part of a Los Angeles he's worked a lifetime to lead.
After the tech fallout cut revenues by a third, a Moorpark quality assurance firm concentrated on helping clients move products to market more quickly.
A few years ago, some of Stanley R. Cohen's clients complained they were getting returns of only 30 percent when their friends were doubling their money in the stock market.
Playboy Entertainment Group is building a 110,000-square-foot state-of-the-art digital production studio in Atwater Village, where it will consolidate its cable and online services at one location.
While cutbacks and caution mark most sectors, the biotech industry in the San Fernando Valley and its environs is enjoying double-digit revenue increases and planning aggressively for the year ahead.
CORPORATE FOCUS: With no end to the telecommunications downturn in sight, Optical Communication Products Inc. is hunkering down for a long slump.
INTERVIEW: On March 5, outgoing state Assemblyman Tony Cardenas, 38, D-Mission Hills, will face off against DreamWorks SKG executive Wendy Greuel, 40, in a runoff election to fill the open 2nd District seat on the Los Angeles City Council.
Sullivan Skytrails Aviation is one of six longtime leaseholders at VNA who've submitted proposals to develop a long-vacant 5.8-acre parcel, once leased by the late Walt Disney, for expansion purposes.