Do Hotel Subsidies Make Sense for Los Angeles?

There’s more value to building hotels than just boosting tourism at the downtown convention center: The city is spending $39.2 million in foregone tax revenue to encourage Metropolis to build a hotel, but that hotel will generate $110 million more in city revenues than a similar residential tower built at the same location. Over the past […]

How Los Angeles Can Build 100,000 New Homes by 2021

Last week we wrote about how Los Angeles isn’t building nearly enough housing to keep prices under control. Apparently, someone’s listening. At the LA Business Council’s annual Housing, Transportation, and Jobs Summit this last Wednesday, Mayor Garcetti announced his goal to build 100,000 new housing units in the city by 2021, noting that the city […]

Job Posting – Associate Position – Real Estate Development / Planning / Project Management

  Urban One is currently seeking to fill an Associate position.  Applicants should view the following job posting for more information: Location:             Downtown Los Angeles Job Type:             Associate (Independent Contractor) Deadline:            August 15, 2014 Hours:                  Full Time -40hrs week (minimum)   Company Description:  Urban One is a boutique Los Angeles based firm that specializes […]

New Urban One Senior Associate Hire – Ryan Johnson

We would like to introduce one of our latest additions to the Urban One team, Ryan Johnson. Ryan just joined Urban One as a Senior Associate this month and will be responsible for the sourcing and execution of acquisitions. He will also be involved in business development, investor relations, underwriting, evaluation and business plan development for new investments and managing the due […]