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DTLA: It's Not Your Daddy's Downtown

This content was written by Nick Griffin and originally appeared on Urbanize LA.

​The Downtown residential market has been on fire for years now, with the retail and restaurant scene smoldering in its wake. Now those sparks are beginning to ignite the commercial office market – with our Q2 Market Report showing growth in leasing activity, average rents and net absorption. But the numbers, while good news, aren't the real story. 

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ICYMI: DTLA's Housing Tour Recap

For many years, the Downtown Center BID has run a monthly Housing Tour showcasing everything DTLA has to offer to those looking for a more urban lifestyle in sprawling Los Angeles. Downtown LA has a weekday population of 500,000 (workers, tourists, and residents) but only 70,000+ people actually live here. However, the number of Downtown residents is expected to top 85,000 in the next few years. 

On this housing tour, we show off some of the most dynamic neighborhoods in DTLA while exploring some of the newest residential communities. Our most recent DTLA Housing Tour was held on August 4th - starting at Bottega Louie, one of DTLA's finest restaurants. In case you weren't able to join us, here's a recap of the properties we explored. 


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"Hacking the Highrise" - Wells Fargo Center Event Recap

The DCBID launched its "Hacking the Highrise" initiative on June 21st with a showcase event at Brookfield Properties' Wells Fargo Center North Tower.  Attendees from across the real estate industry mixed and mingled over food and drink and heard from an expert panel on how the property is being reinvented for a new era of city living and a new generation of tenants.

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After a Record-Breaking 2017, the Downtown Market Remained Strong in Q1

After a record-breaking 2017 with over 2,800 new residential openings, the Downtown market remained strong in Q1, with news in all sectors reinforcing confidence in DTLA's continued growth.

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Q4 Market Report Shows DTLA Building Boom Sets New Record in 2017

The Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) released its Q4 2017 Downtown Market Report, revealing that the DTLA Renaissance grows ever stronger, with substantial gains scored across all sectors.

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