Carol Lawrence

Staff Reporter (Real Estate)

Carol Lawrence writes commercial real estate stories about development, land and building deals, relevant trends and compelling profiles relating to the San Fernando Valley and other nearby Valley areas.

A business writer for 10 out of her 13 years in journalism, Carol has covered SoCal topics including manufacturing, agriculture, the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports, small businesses and transportation as it affects business. Carol has won several journalism awards for her coverage of business, environmental issues and agriculture.

She can be reached at (818) 316-3123, or by email:

Phone: 818-316-3123 Extension: 114

Recent Stories

Burbank’s Alameda Media Center Sold

The seven-story Alameda Media Center office property in Burbank has sold for an undisclosed price, according to Madison Partners.

Three NoHo Office Buildings Sell for $32 Million

Three North Hollywood properties have sold for $32 million, according to CoStar Group Inc.

Whole Foods Proposal Still on Table

As if by premonition, Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council’s planning committee members asked a Whole Foods Market Inc. representative Thursday night about whether the company planned to be acquired.

Valley Condo Prices Hit Record Highs

Condominiums in the San Fernando Valley hit an 11-year record price in May, according to the Southland Regional Association of Realtors Inc.

Woodland Hills Neighborhood Council Approves Hotel

The Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council on Wednesday approved a proposed hotel that will now be reviewed by the city of L.A.’s planning process.

Agoura Hills Office Building Sells for $20 Million

A 94,000-square-foot office building has sold in Agoura Hills for $20 million, according to L.A. commercial real estate brokerage firm Madison Partners.

Patagonia Buys Photography School Building

Outdoor clothing and gear brand Patagonia Inc. in Ventura has bought the former Brooks Institute of Photography building, according to CBRE Group Inc.

Engaging Tenants?

Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks hopes to bring an aquarium to the mall, a strategy to use attractions to generate traffic.

Could an aquarium lure consumers into spending money at a shopping mall when more of them are shopping online?

Elvis Airplane Sold to Fan For $500,000

Agoura Hills auction house gains publicity blitz from sale.

Jet owned by “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” puts local auction house in spotlight.

Van Nuys Soundstages Sell for Premium Price

INDUSTRIAL: Investor pays $199 a square foot for former ‘90210’ studio.

Two buildings with soundstages and production studios have sold to a private investor who saw an opportunity for lucrative rents in the ultra-tight Van Nuys market.

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