If you want to get a quick feel for the strength of the Central Los Angeles Industrial submarket, then glance at the below chart. It shows the 3 key metrics over the past decade.
The vital property statistic that I focus on the most is our low vacancy rate at just under 4%. The Southern California industrial real estate market has generally had the lowest vacancy rate in the United States over the past decade. Why? Because demand from tenants and buyers is very strong and we are an infill market given we have run out of vacant land to construct new buildings.
Here are the definitions of the other two metrics in the chart. For a complete list of commercial real estate terms defined please see our Glossary.
Net Absorption: The square feet leased in a specific geographic area over a fixed period-of-time after deducting space vacated in the same area during the same period.
Net Deliveries: The square feet of new construction delivered to the market minus any buildings that were demolished.
■ Great Creative Studio/Warehouse Space ■ Classic Brick Building, Constructed 1968 ■ Fenced Parking ■ 1st Floor: Previously an Art Gallery, Air Conditioned ■ 2nd Floor: Beautiful Wood Floors & Bow-Truss Roof ■ Only one block from 10 Freeway Onramp ■ Fashion District Near South Park, Historic Core, & Arts District
3-5 year lease term. $1.50/SF/mo. Marketing brochure package. The larger property can be made for sale for a buyer.
A 51,000 square foot building with extensive food production improvements is available for lease at $1.45 per square foot triple net in the the southern section of the City of Los Angeles near the 405 and 110 freeways.
The building shell is modern concrete tilt up and the food processing improvements were installed in recent years and include: refrigerated production meal prep room, cooler, floor drains, and freezer. The space was used for airline meal preparation. There are 80 parking spaces and 1,600 AMPS of power.
This is a great opportunity for an investor to purchase a multi-tenant industrial property, add some value by sprucing it up and leasing it out to multiple tenants. The asking price is very reasonable considering there are almost no properties that can compete with the many cool factors of these buildings and especially the large amount of parking estimated at 130 spaces.
An investor would be hard pressed to find a property with the large parking ratio offered here. This is very important if you intend to attract creative tenants from the DTLA Arts District.
The property suits a regular distribution warehouse use well given it has 9 truck high dock loading positions and that can be expanded by perhaps 5 more doors. The heavy power of 1,600 amps is attractive to a manufacturer or cannabis industry user.
Only 10 minutes south of Downtown Los Angeles Central Business District and 5 minutes east of the 110 Freeway. Easy access to the Ports of L.A. Near Alameda St. and the City of Vernon.
This new listing should prove interesting to all types of buyers including 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange buyers. Plus the Opportunity Zone location allows for Federal tax benefits by reducing or eliminating capital gains upon a sale in later years.
Los Angeles has an abundance of street art, especially DTLA and in the DTLA Arts District. I and many downtown dwellers view and define “street art” as artwork in a public space that has a generally pleasing design. Contrast that with typical street-gang graffiti, which was primarily composed of dreadfully designed words and dominated the public realm prior to 2000. Most denizens consider graffiti to be blight. Street art adds value to the public realm as well as property values, especially in areas such as the Arts District. Check out some great examples here: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/lastreetart/. A large portion of DTLA street art has been painted on industrial buildings.
Street art is not exclusive to gentrifying areas. See below in the heart of Skid Row with homeless encampments.