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.
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.
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.
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.