San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Carol Lawrence writes commercial real estate stories about development, land and building deals, relevant trends and compelling profiles relating to the San Fernando Valley and other nearby Valley areas.

A business writer for 10 out of her 13 years in journalism, Carol has covered SoCal topics including manufacturing, agriculture, the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports, small businesses and transportation as it affects business. Carol has won several journalism awards for her coverage of business, environmental issues and agriculture.

She can be reached at (818) 316-3123, or by email:

Recent Stories

Cast & Crew Expand Burbank Footprint

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services has leased an additional 20,000 square feet at its Burbank headquarters, according to commercial real estate firm Savills Studley.

Oxnard Apartment Complex Sold for $22 Million

An Oxnard apartment complex on Channel Island Harbor has sold for more than $22 million, according to CoStar Group Inc.

Property Swap Brings Gelb to Warner Center

TRANSACTION: Management firm takes office building in 1031 exchange.

Valley real estate veteran Rickey Gelb’s long-time wish has come true: owning a building in Woodland Hills’s prominent Warner Center.

Prop Store Grows from Auction Sales

Movie memorabilia craze sparks expansion into Santa Clarita.

Prop Store LA expands to Santa Clarita Valley.

Hospitals Move To Main Street

REAL ESTATE: Health providers find retail space lures patients.

Large health care organizations take retail and office space.

City Files Nuisance Complaint Against Palmdale Inn

The city of Palmdale has filed a nuisance complaint against the Palmdale Inn and its owner, citing health, safety and criminal codes violations at the business.

Preview: Hospitals Move to Main Street

Moving clinics off hospital campuses into non-medical locations that are also prominent and convenient is a new strategy for many major health systems.

Developer Buys Canoga Park Land for Mixed-Use Project

A 48,000-square-foot plot of land in Canoga Park has sold for about $4 million, or $83.30 a square foot, according to Calabasas commercial real estate brokerage Marcus & Millichap Inc.

Housing Prices Climb, Inventories Drop Across Valleys

Single-family home and condominium prices in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys continued to climb in January compared to a year ago, while for-sale inventories continued to drop, according to the Southland Regional Association of Realtors Inc.

Cahuenga West Building Sold for $36 Million

The nearly fully occupied Cahuenga West office building in Universal City has sold for about $36 million, or about $350 per square foot, according to sources close to the transaction.

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