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Stephanie Barbaran

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Recently, we’ve pored over materials covering inflation, central bank policy, geopolitics, and what they mean for our outlook and portfolio positioning.

LABJ Insider: Commercial Real Estate Takes New Look at Old Spaces

The Los Angeles Business Journal hosted Part 1 of the 27th annual Commercial Real Estate Symposium on Feb 23.

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LABJ Insider: Super Bowl Lift Reflects Overall Entrepreneurial Spirit of LA

Whether you’re still beaming from the Rams’ Super Bowl win or cheering on your favorite Olympians, you’ve seen how a win not only happens in a moment but also reflects years of effort.

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LABJ Insider: LA Ranks Among Best Cities to Start a Business

Because it’s Valentine’s Day, let’s focus on some recent good news and signs of L.A.’s love for growth and development.

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LABJ Insider: Experts Weigh In on the Economic Future

The Los Angeles Business Journal hosted its first discussion of the new year on economic trends on Feb 2.

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LABJ Insider: 2022 Money Issue Explores Current Financial Trends

Covid continues to surprise markets with anxiety-inducing surges and unexpected business opportunities.

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LABJ Insider: Net Zero Accelerator Opens Call for 2022 Cohort

L.A. has pressing concerns and competing priorities in the form of its housing crisis, economic growth, environmental goals and more.

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LABJ Insider: President of Jewish Community Foundation of LA to Step Down After More Than 30 Years

Marvin Schotland, who has served as president and chief executive of the Beverly Grove-based Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles since 1989 and was included in the Business Journal’s 2021 LA500, is stepping down at the end of 2022.

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LA Midsize Businesses Cite Reasons for Optimism in 2022 in JPMorgan Report

Midsize businesses in Los Angeles cite higher costs of doing business, ongoing supply chain issues and labor shortages as their top challenges in JPMorgan Chase’s 12th annual Business Leaders Outlook survey on midsize companies in the United States.

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LABJ Insider: Don’t Watch Trends, Adapt Strategies to Leverage Them

Welcome to 2022 where folks are itching to move forward but are still burdened with pandemic fatigue and uncertainty.

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The Lists 2022: Executive Team Players Kick Off Winning Strategies for LA

Learn about leaders featured in the annual Book of Lists special edition.

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LABJ Insider: Keep an Eye on 2022 Industry Trends to Help You Plan Ahead

This year is in the rear-view mirror, and while it can be useful to reflect on lessons learned from the ups and downs of 2021, it’s more productive to do that while also planning for 2022.

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City National Bank Chair Russell Goldsmith to Retire After Decades at Helm

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City National Bank Chair Russell Goldsmith will retire on Jan. 31, marking the first time in nearly 70 years that a member of his family will not be at the bank’s helm.

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LABJ Insider: A Meaningful Gift for Companies to Engage Their Teams

’Tis the season for holiday parties and gifts, as well as charitable giving, and companies have more ways than ever, it seems, to support their or their employees’ favorite causes.

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LABJ Insider: Holiday Pop-Ups Are a Testing Ground for Retailers and Commercial Landlords

Pop-up stores and exhibits aren’t new, but they are gaining in number and popularity as retailers, brands and event hosts look for cost-efficient ways to test concepts, and retail real estate owners and operators look for tenants, even if they are temporary.

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LABJ Insider: Leading Attorneys Emphasize Focus to Produce Results

Attorneys are an adaptable group of professionals, keeping up with frequent changes to law, regulatory requirements, and social and cultural concerns.

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LABJ Insider: Why Companies Need to Adapt Workspaces to People, Not Vice Versa

We’re in the midst of the Great Talent Reshuffle — a more positive label popping up online than the Great Resignation referring to how large numbers of people are reevaluating how and where they want to work. And businesses are reshuffling workspace priorities in kind.

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LABJ Insider: Local Execs and Organizations Launch Efforts to Tackle Socioeconomic Issues

Heading into the season of thanksgiving, efforts seem to be sprouting up to build a brighter future everyone can be thankful for … someday.

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LABJ Insider: How — and Why — to Expand Abroad

The Business Journal hosted its inaugural International Business Forum & Awards Oct. 27, and the panel explored an interesting crossroads companies are at: whether to focus on nearshoring or to pursue international markets.

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LABJ Insider: How This LA Business Is Connecting Startup Founders With $100M Worth of Support Services

In the midst of last summer’s social justice protests, numerous companies expressed support for minority-owned businesses, and people have been watching to see whether they’d follow their social media posts with real action — and money.

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LABJ Insider: LA Companies’ New Social Responsibility Programs Are Gifts That Keep on Giving

The gift-giving season is full steam ahead, and thank goodness so are the ports as they’re now aiming to work round the clock to try to unclog their part of the supply chain (more on the ports on page 4).

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LABJ Insider: Employers Find New Ways to Differentiate Themselves and Attract Talent

Employers aren’t just competing to attract and retain talent these days in an effort to stem the tide of the Great Resignation; they’re also finding new ways to differentiate themselves.

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LABJ Insider: How QR Codes Could Help Businesses Face a Possible Vaccine Verification Requirement

The Los Angeles City Council will meet tomorrow to hold a second vote on an ordinance to require proof of Covid-19 vaccination to enter indoor facilities.

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LABJ Insider: CFOs Get Creative to Manage Challenges in Changing Market

A company’s financial health can be affected by almost every aspect of its operations.

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New LA28 CEO Kathy Carter Shares How LA Business Leaders Can Help Make the Games Great

The road to any Olympics is a series of goals and milestones, turning preparation into possibilities.

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LABJ Insider: LA Employers Weigh Risks of Creative Covid-Related Mandates

In several ways — and in standard California fashion — L.A. County and the state have led the way with vaccine mandates for indoor events, school staff, health care and home health workers, and state employees.

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LABJ Insider: Local Contractors Play Key Roles in Creating New $154M STEM Building

More than a million kids are starting the school year in L.A. County. And just days after I dropped my kids off for their first day, I revisited my alma mater, Santa Monica High School — virtually, for now — to learn about its new $154 million Discovery Building.

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