Big Money – Maybe

Cannabis operators promise to pay high prices when looking for warehouse space, but closing the deal proves problematic for commercial real estate brokers in the Valley market and elsewhere.

Legal pot retailers face uphill battle to compete against black-market vendors.

Money Management in Flux

Financial service professionals seek alternative investments and special services to separate themselves from the competition.

Professional firms find ways to differentiate.

In Volatility, ‘We Want to Run Counter Cyclical’

The investment side has become much more of a commodity.

Preparation Prevents Crisis During Succession

Morton Capital lost its founder, the late Lon Morton, in April 2017.

Deals of the Year

M&A fever finds fertile conditions in the Valley region.

2018’s largest transactions in the Valley area.

CRC Consolidates Elk Hills Field

In April, California Resources Corp. purchased portions of the Elk Hills oil field from Chevron Corp. for $460 million and 2.85 million shares of the company’s stock.

Disney Outbids Rival for Fox

The deal between Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox to sell the latter’s media assets won’t close for another couple of months but already the deal is making waves in the entertainment industry.

MannKind Contract Yields Cash

MannKind Corp. climbed back from the brink of bankruptcy this year with a $105 million deal to develop a new lung disease treatment.

Saban to Take Panavision Public

The Valley could have a new high-profile public company with Saban Capital Acquisition Corp.’s purchase of camera company Panavision Inc. in Woodland Hills and Sim Video International Inc. in Toronto.

Tower Sells Despite Nestlé Exit

The 22-floor office tower at 800 N. Brand Blvd. presents an iconic – and in recent months problematic – landmark in downtown Glendale.

MaKayla Gorski: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

Meridian is an air charter and private aircraft management firm based at Van Nuys Airport. In her position, Gorski is responsible for developing the company’s retail charter business on the West Coast.

Jonathan Saeidian: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

Digital marketing company Brenton Way provides search engine optimization, lead generation, digital advertising and content creation to clients from startups to large corporations. Saeidian started the company to challenge the status quo in the industry.