Carrie Rossenfeld

Editor’s Note – July 2018 issue: A New Beginning

Carrie Rossenfeld Editor's Note

A New Beginning

We provide you information you can use today to help plan your business strategy in the San Diego, Orange County, and Inland Empire markets.

Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld, Editor

carrie@socal-re.com

Welcome to the first print edition of SoCal Real Estate! Our inaugural issue represents an overview of the Southern California commercial real estate market, with a look at the region's market, with a look at the region's trends, impactful history, current needs, and even an international perspective on the market. We provide you information you can use today to help plan your business strategy in the San Diego, Orange County, and Inland Empire markets.

Looking for a bridge lender to help you finance deals with a little hair on them? Check out our interview with Silver Arch Capital Partners president Jeffrey Wolfer. This firm has made a name for itself on the East Coast as a solutions provider that isn't afraid to go where the conventional lenders fear to tread — and now it has set its sights on the Southern California market.

Did you know that the Inland Empire has been seeing tremendous growth in much more than just the industrial sector? We sat down with Newmark Knight Frank's John Ewart, a third-generation Rancho Cucamonga native, to get the lowdown on what's really happening in that market, how far it's come, and where it's heading.

We also spoke with Voit Real Estate Services' Jeff Saywitz about corporate tenants' needs and how SoCal stacks up in meeting them. Given how much the office market has shifted over the last decade, it's imperative to keep up with tenant demands, particularly for amenities both inside and outside of the office building.

And if you were wondering what the difference is between Hong Kong investors and Chinese investors in SoCal real estate investment, you'll want to take a look at our feature on the subject, based on an interview with Terry Wong, chairman of Great China International Holdings | ATA China Holdings Group. Wong gives us an insightful look inside the minds of investors from both regions and what their plans are for this market.

In addition to this month's features, you'll find a roundtable discussion on increased construction costs, a look at a successful student-housing company, a review of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act's effects on this region, and a study of the economic factors driving SoCal. This issue — like those to come — is also chock-full of information about projects in the works, important transactions completed, people on the move, market fundamentals, and recent industry events.

We hope you enjoy our first issue and display it proudly on your desk — there's plenty more to come!