Mayor Garcetti recently returned from Asia with a trade delegation from Los Angeles that was focused on furthering our city's commerce and relationships with our Pacific Rim neighbors. I was fortunate to be invited to attend an event recapping his trip that was held at the Getty House, the Mayor's residence in Windsor Square. United by an ocean, the neighboring countries share a strong commercial interest with the United States and the Mayor has … [Read more...]
Mansionization – What’s Going On?
The Los Angeles Times has recently been reporting on the building trend that has been impacting Los Angeles neighborhoods, especially those on LA’s Westside, a place I live and where I am involved in the real estate business. The trend has been labeled “Mansionization”, when an older smaller home is torn down and a super-sized larger home is built in its place. This trend proliferated during the last real estate boom. There were few size … [Read more...]