Monthly Archives: August 2012

El Segundo Has a Clear Vision for Smoky Hollow’s Future

El Segundo hopes to turn its aging Smoky Hollow industrial district into a fashionable enclave of offbeat office buildings and workshops. Smoky Hollow. Is that a good or a bad name for a neighborhood meant to attract people in creative fields such as entertainment, technology and advertising? That’s one of many questions El Segundo leaders have pondered in their campaign to turn the aging Smoky Hollow industrial district into a fashionable enclave of offbeat office buildings and workshops. Smoky Hollow got its name because smoke once settled there from Standard Oil … Read More

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Buzz McCoy Gifts Unique Collection to ULI LA

Los Angeles real estate legend and ULI Life Trustee Bowen “Buzz” McCoy has donated a full collection of the coveted one-of-a-kind year end gifts from Sam Zell to ULI Los Angeles.  As a recipient of a set of these music boxes, McCoy – former real estate financing director at Morgan Stanley – is part of a select group of industry leaders picked to hear Zell’s prediction for the year ahead. The unique music boxes are elaborate works of art commissioned annually by Zell, Chairman of Equity Group Investments and the … Read More

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El Segundo Sees Creative Ways to Lure Business

A recent study conducted by the Urban Land Institute for the city of El Segundo, “suggests ways the city can develop its own creative office space hub that would compete with Santa Monica and Venice.” The focus of the plan is the former industrial neighborhood known as Smoky Hollow. “Urban Land Institute consultants conducted  the study to help the city indentify amenities and services it needs to provide to attract creative firms and become and incubator area for startups.” The recently released study, “found that the neighborhood’s industrial feel, small … Read More

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