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Carol Schatz's Wild Ride Over 25 Years in Downtown - May 11, 2015  DT News

  • In Her Own Words, the CCA and DCBID President and CEO Looks at the Past and Future

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - I joined the Central City Association on July 2, 1990. At the time, Downtown was dark, dreary and largely empty. There were very few amenities. It was the quintessential 9-5 Downtown. People rolled in for work and rolled out afterwards.. More


 

SunCal Purchases L.A. Development Site for $130 Million- March 24, 2015 * Bloomberg
“The Arts District has been the subject of great attention from developers around the country, and we don’t see that changing any time soon,” Carol Schatz, president of the Downtown Center Business Improvement District, said in a telephone interview. More

 


 

Program Seeks to Lure Tech Companies to Downtown March 25, 2015 • DT News
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Downtown is increasingly gaining technology companies, and is already home to innovative businesses such as massive online retailer Nasty Gal. However, local leaders think that should only be the tip of the wired iceberg. The Downtown Center Business Improvement District this week is holding its first event in a new program that seeks to convince tech companies to move to the Central City. The effort, dubbed Get Urban, will kick off Thursday, March 26, with a tour of four Downtown office spaces that could serve as headquarters for tech companies. More


 

Chinese development companies invest in Downtown Los Angeles January 30, 2015  CCTV America

"Los Angeles is the last great urban frontier in this country, and now this makes us really in a category that we weren’t in before, which is a world class city, because you can’t be a world class city if you don’t have a vital center." - Carol E. Schatz, President & CEO, Central City Association, speaking about Chinese companies investing in L.A. development projects. • More



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Sonnet Hui
Executive Project Director
Hazens Group US

Sonnet Hui oversees the entitlement, development and design of a $700-million project to turn the Luxe City Center Hotel and two adjacent parcels into a flagship high-rise in downtown L.A.`s fastest growing district. The mixed-use development, located next to the Staples Center and L.A. Live on Figueroa at Olympic, will include 650 luxury condos, 250 hotel rooms and 80,000 square feet of commercial space. More


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