SFVBJ BI-WEEKLY LISTS

Most Area Accounting Firms Added New Employees

Hiring: No. 1 firm focuses on managing growth for future.

LIST STORY: Firms discuss strategies for growth and success. Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST ACCOUNTING Firms list for download (pdf)

THE LIST: Accounting Firms

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / THE PACESETTER

THE LIST: Largest accounting firms. Ranked by total employees in the greater San Fernando Valley. Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST ACCOUNTING Firms list for download (pdf)

Top Firms Find Ways to Grow

list: Rodeo Realty lands in No.1 position again, followed by Coldwell Banker.

LIST STORY - Firms discuss strategies and survival in a tough market. Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Firms list for download (pdf)

THE LIST - Residential Real Estate Firms

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / THE PACESETTER

ABOUT THE LIST - RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE FIRMS, Ranked by dollar volume of greater San Fernando Valley sales. Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Firms list for download (pdf)

IT Firms Rise to Challenges

Technology: Firms face tough business environment.

LIST STORY: Firms face challenges and growth. Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST IT CONSULTING FIRMS list for download (pdf)

Web-Based Firms Branch Out

Internet: No. 1 company grew by diversifying business.

LIST STORY: Recent purchases helped United Online reach the top spot in this year’s largest internet-based firms list. Includes the 2011 SFV's LARGEST COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FIRMS list for download (pdf)

The LIST: Largest IT Consulting Firms

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / THE PACESETTER

Largest IT Consulting Firms Ranked by 2010 revenues. Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST IT CONSULTING FIRMS list for download (pdf)

THE LIST: Largest Internet-based Firms

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / THE PACESETTER

The year’s List of the Largest Internet-Based Firms is occupied by 12 companies. Includes the 2011 SFV's LARGEST COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FIRMS list for download (pdf)

Area Medical Device Makers Craft Innovative Products

Health: Companies develop products to advance health care.

Recently released products by local medical device companies. Includes the 2011 SFV'S MEDICAL DEVICE MAKERS list for download (pdf)

THE LIST - Medical Device Makers

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / THE PACESETTER

Largest medical device makers, Ranked by number of employees in the greater San Fernando Valley. Includes the 2011 SFV'S MEDICAL DEVICE MAKERS list for download (pdf)

Largest Green Companies Range in Size, Focus

Energy: Local companies are diversified in their use of green technology

GOING GREEN: Valley Businesses Leading The Way. Top companies on this year’s alternative energy list discuss growth. Includes the 2011 SFV'S ALTERNATIVE ENERGY PROVIDERS list for download (pdf), Ranked by number of greater Valley employees

THE LIST: Alternative Energy Providers

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / THE PACESETTER

ABOUT THE LIST: Top 20 Alternative Energy companies Includes the 2011 SFV'S ALTERNATIVE ENERGY PROVIDERS list for download (pdf), Ranked by number of greater Valley employees.

THE LIST: Largest Leased Office Space

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / THE PACESETTER

About the List: Largest Leased Offices Space, ranked by total square footage. Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST LEASED OFFICE SPACE list for download (pdf)

Nestle, Entertainment Companies Top Lessees in Valley

Location: Burbank leads the Valley area with greatest number of largest leased offices.

A look at the largest leased office space in the greater Valley area. Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST LEASED OFFICE SPACE list for download (pdf)

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The List: Property Management Firms

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / THE PACESETTER

ABOUT THE LIST: Largest Property Management Firms ranked by office and retail square footage in the greater San Fernando Valley. Includes the 2011 SFV's LARGEST COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FIRMS list for download (pdf)

New Assignments Puts Jones Lang LaSalle at Top of List

Numbers: Other changes in rankings as management firms add or lose retail, office space.

How property management firms rank based on square feet. Includes the 2011 SFV's LARGEST COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FIRMS list for download (pdf)

Largest Insurance Brokers Register Boost in Premiums

ACTIVITY: Some companies also undergoing changes in structure, adding divisions.

ABOUT THE LIST: The major players in the insurance brokerage business: who’s doing what in the industry? Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST INSURANCE BROKERS list for download (pdf)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / THE PACESETTER - Insurance Brokers

The LIST: Insurance Firms & Companies. Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST INSURANCE BROKERS list for download (pdf)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / THE PACESETTER - Largest Hotels

THE LIST: Largest hotels, ranked by number of rooms in the greater San Fernando Valley area. Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST HOTELS list for download (pdf)

Business Improves as Hotels Change Tactics, Renovate

HOSPITALITY: Better climate expected to continue with growth this year.

ABOUT THE LIST: HOSPITALITY: Hotels change tactics and undergo renovations as conditions improve in the industry. Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST HOTELS list for download (pdf)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / THE PACESETTER - Shopping Centers

ABOUT THE LIST: Largest shopping centers in the Valley, Ranked by taxable sales in 2010. Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST SHOPPING CENTERS list for download (pdf)

Centers Add Stores, See Return of Shopper Interest

RETAIL: Mall executives claim 2011 bringing higher spending per customer visit.

THE LIST: Valley-Area Shopping Centers: Brighter 2011 seen. Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST SHOPPING CENTERS list for download (pdf)

Number of Local Leases Doubles for CB Richard Ellis

RANKING: Firm holds on to No. 1 spot but total value of Valley-area deals declines.

ABOUT THE LIST: Valley's Largest commercial real estate brokers. Includes the 2011 SFV's LARGEST COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE FIRMS list for download (pdf)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / THE PACESETTER - Commercial Real Estate Brokerages

ABOUT THE LIST: Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Firms, Ranked by total value of deals in the greater San Fernando Valley area in 2010. Includes the 2011 SFV's LARGEST COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE FIRMS list for download (pdf)

Some Manufacturing Employers Gain Workers in Region

JOBS: Military program helps boost employee count among Valley-area’s largest companies.

THE LIST: Some of the region’s largest manufacturing companies brought more jobs last year to the area where aviation and aerospace manufacturing have a stronghold. Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST MANUFACTURING COMPANIES list for download (pdf)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / THE PACESETTER - Colleges & Universities

ABOUT THE LIST - Greater Valley-based institutions ranked by full-time equivalent students in 2010-2011 school year. Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES list for download (pdf)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / THE PACESETTER - Women-Owned Businesses

ABOUT THE LIST - Top Valley-area Women-owned companies ranked by current employees. Includes the 2011 SFV'S TOP WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES list for download (pdf)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / THE PACESETTER - SBJ Lenders

ABOUT THE LIST: The SBA Lender with the largest total value of loans in 2010 was Mortgage Capital Development Corp. Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST SBA LENDERS list for download (pdf)

Private Schools Grapple with Higher Financial Aid Needs

Budgets: More scrutiny when working with vendors the result of cost cutting mentality.

ABOUT THE LIST: Private schools have been impacted by down economy but see signs of recovery in 2011. Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST PRIVATE SCHOOLS list for download (pdf)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / THE PACESETTER - Private Schools

For the 6th consecutive year, Pinecrest Schools has topped the Private School List with a total enrollment of 3,800 students in the greater Valley area. Includes the 2011 SFV'S LARGEST PRIVATE SCHOOLS list for download (pdf)