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: clawrence@sfvbj.com.

Email: clawrence@sfvbj.com
Phone: 818-316-3123 Extension: 114

Recent Stories

Valencia Shopping Center Sold for $115 Million

The River Oaks shopping center in Valencia has sold to a real estate investment firm for $115 million, according to the company.

American Homes 4 Rent Subpoenaed by SEC

American Homes 4 Rent, one of the nation’s largest single-family home landlords, has been subpoenaed by the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding brokers price opinions on the value of its properties, according to regulatory filings.

Dole to Close Another Berry Operation

Dole Food Co. Inc. in Westlake Village has announced another mass layoff relating to strawberries as the company continues to back out of its California berry operations.

Tejon Ranch to Raise $75 Million for Development

Tejon Ranch Co.’s board has set the terms for a stock rights offering it expects will raise at least $75 million, the company announced Monday.

Dole’s Cash Deals

In preparation for an IPO, Dole improves its finances by sellling its headquarters and shutting down berry operations in Ventura County.

Dole Food Co. cuts berry operations and swaps properties to help reduce debt.

Pushback on Newhall Ranch

DEVELOPMENT: Approval for housing projects prompts suit.

Environmentalists sue – again - over Newhall Ranch’s recent approvals.

Landlords Hustle to Limit Hurricane Damage

PUBLIC COMPANIES: Closures, repair crews and hotlines figure in recovery efforts.

Properties in the paths of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey owned by PS Business Parks Inc. in Glendale, single-family home landlord American Homes 4 Rent in Agoura Hills and self-storage developer Public Storage in Glendale, have suffered significant damage.

Preview: Dole's Cash Deals

Dole Food Co. cuts berry operations and swaps properties to help reduce debt.

Assembly Passes Santa Clarita Water Bill

A bill to dissolve three water districts in Santa Clarita Valley and create a new agency has passed the California Assembly and is on its way to the state Senate.

Ventura County Star Buildings Sold

The Ventura County Star buildings in Camarillo sold last month to a New York City real estate investment company that specializes in buying and repurposing former media and newspaper properties.

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