SFVBJ SPECIAL REPORTS

Q1 Data Paints Partial Picture

Brokers and economists anticipate upticks in future quarters for Burbank and the Conejo Valley.A look at 2018’s first-quarter highlights.

Deals of the Year

M&A fever finds fertile conditions in the Valley region.

2018’s largest transactions in the Valley area.

CRC Consolidates Elk Hills Field

In April, California Resources Corp. purchased portions of the Elk Hills oil field from Chevron Corp. for $460 million and 2.85 million shares of the company’s stock.

Disney Outbids Rival for Fox

The deal between Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox to sell the latter’s media assets won’t close for another couple of months but already the deal is making waves in the entertainment industry.

MannKind Contract Yields Cash

MannKind Corp. climbed back from the brink of bankruptcy this year with a $105 million deal to develop a new lung disease treatment.

Saban to Take Panavision Public

The Valley could have a new high-profile public company with Saban Capital Acquisition Corp.’s purchase of camera company Panavision Inc. in Woodland Hills and Sim Video International Inc. in Toronto.

Tower Sells Despite Nestlé Exit

The 22-floor office tower at 800 N. Brand Blvd. presents an iconic – and in recent months problematic – landmark in downtown Glendale.

MaKayla Gorski: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

Meridian is an air charter and private aircraft management firm based at Van Nuys Airport. In her position, Gorski is responsible for developing the company’s retail charter business on the West Coast.

Jonathan Saeidian: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

Digital marketing company Brenton Way provides search engine optimization, lead generation, digital advertising and content creation to clients from startups to large corporations. Saeidian started the company to challenge the status quo in the industry.

Hunter Warner: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

Deals he has brokered include Stratton And Sons’ Moving & Storage’s $6.6 million acquisition of land in Chatsworth for a new facility, a $4.6 million Burbank warehouse sale from Hechter Aircraft to awards show rehearsals entity CenterStaging and the $4.4 million sale of an industrial building in Sun Valley. He is often joined in transactions by his father, Lee & Associates Principal Brett Warner.

Lexie Smith: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

As vice president of business development at GeoLinks, an internet service provider primarily for rural areas, Lexie Smith handles public relations and marketing for the company, among other duties. Her first post-college job was with a PR firm she saw on the TV show “Shark Tank.”

Paul Sims: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

As a member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Minervini Team, which specializes in industrial leases, he assists in expanding business in the San Fernando Valley. Amazon.com Inc. in Thousand Oaks, Quantum Creation FX in Burbank and Safelite in Sun Valley are among the lease transactions he has helped broker.

Joelyn Caprine: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

After earning a college degree in hospitality management, she became front office manager for a hotel in Santa Clarita and soon moved to the sales side of the business. At Hyatt, she arranges meeting space, amenities and rooms for corporate and association events at the hotel.

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