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Kennedy Wilson is a leader in the leasing and sales of commercial and multifamily property, representing tenants and landlords on every aspect of site selection, negotiation and occupancy. We also specialize in innovative marketing programs tailored to client objectives for all types of investment grade and income producing real estate. Our property marketing programs combine proven techniques with our detailed market knowledge to create optimum results.

We recognize that every property has distinctive attributes and each retailer's needs are unique. We understand that the right location in a particular marketplace can significantly influence operations and sales. We also understand the nuances between neighboring sites, how consumers perceive them and impacts on overall performance. Our team provides clients with comprehensive market analysis, customer demographics and local street knowledge to target a location with the most potential.

Our strategies focus on demographically precise audiences by using media blending, tenant merchandising programs, market research and local street knowledge. In keeping with the objectives of our clients, we evaluate market conditions, assess current trends and perform competitive analysis to position our properties for optimum tenancy. We apply our insight, expertise and resources to enhance the value of every property we represent.

Originally published on November 11, 2015 - Excerpt
Density is coming to Los Angeles. The once sprawling city is seeing vertical development and mixed-use complexes that other cities have had for years. In response, retailers are opening up multiple locations in a single submarket to increase market share and control the path of travel. Many of these stores are less than a mile apart from each other and are fully stocked and fully operational outlets. It is a trend Lee Shapiro, EVP of brokerage at Kennedy Wilson is seeing more and more. He says that clients are frequently asking for second or third locations in a submarket where they already have a presence. To find out more, we sat down with him for an exclusive interview. Here he tells us about this new retail strategy.
Originally published on October 9, 2015 - Excerpt
Silicon Valley-based Stratford School is set to open its first Los Angeles facility following the acquisition of a 1.2-acre campus in Hollywood. Senior Vice President Christine Deschaine and Executive Vice President Fred Cordova of Kennedy Wilson's brokerage division arranged the sale on behalf of the seller, Tekeyan Cultural Association.
Originally published on June 5, 2015 - Excerpt
Oceanwide Plaza, a $1-billion mixed-use project in the South Park neighborhood, is underway. Part of the project includes 166,000 square feet of retail, which is being leased up by Ed Sachse, executive managing director of Kennedy Wilson, who was also a speaker at Connect Los Angeles, and his team.
Originally published on June 5, 2015 - Excerpt
There is a lot of talk about the Millennial generation now that it has entered the workforce in a big way. We heard a lot about that recently at Connect Los Angeles, the debut event for Connect Conferences, and they are influencing every facet of the industry.
Originally published on May 1, 2015 - Excerpt
US Bank engaged Kennedy Wilson to analyze over 70 sites in California to address locations that were oversized or underutilized. Kennedy Wilson identified the property at the corner of Brookhurst and Adams in Huntington Beach. Ed Sachse, executive managing director of Kennedy Wilson’s Brokerage Group, structured a sale lease-back of the 24,000 SF shopping center, where US Bank entered into a long term lease back for a 4,500 SF bank branch to maintain its customer base in community.
Originally published on June 12, 2015 - Excerpt
“The restaurant experience is changing quite dramatically from a retail perspective and as a shopping experience,” Michael Pakravan, VP of Kennedy Wilson’s brokerage group tells “Today, restaurants are the anchor tenants and people are going to retail destinations specifically for restaurants, whether that is a fast-casual experience or a sit down experience. Overall, people eat out a lot more. It used to be that you would eat out two to three meals a week, but millennials are now eating out two to three meals a day. When planning a shopping center or a mixed-use development, it is important to have both the fast-casual and the sit down restaurants to cater to different needs.” Pakravan represented Jersey Mike’s Subs in the lease transactions.
Originally published on June 1, 2015 - Excerpt
Beijing developer Oceanwide Real Estate Group broke ground in April on Oceanwide Plaza, a $1 billion mixed-use megadevelopment in downtown L.A.'s South Park neighborhood, across from Staples Center. The developer has tapped Beverly Hills real estate services firm Kennedy Wilson to lease the 166,000-square-foot retail portion of the 1.5 million-square-foot project on a 4.6-acre site at 11th and Figueroa streets.
Originally published on May 27, 2015 - Excerpt
Global real estate investment and services firm Kennedy Wilson represented Jersey Mike’s Subs, a fast-casual sandwich chain with locations nationwide, on three lease transactions in 2015 throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. Michael Pakravan, vice president of Kennedy Wilson’s Brokerage Group, represented Jersey Mike’s Subs in the transactions.
Originally published on May 18, 2015 - Excerpt
"Once completed, Oceanwide Plaza will have a strong local identity as well as global appeal. The targeted tenant mix is designed to not only meet the needs of those visiting the area – with approachable luxury and specialty stores – but will also include a wide variety of eateries and convenience uses." - Ed Sachse, Executive Managing Director, Kennedy Wilson Brokerage Group

Figueroa Courtyard

Kennedy Wilson Brokerage Group represented U.S. Bank National Association in the disposition of the leasehold interest in Figueroa Courtyard, a five-building, 270,169-square-foot office park in... Read more

Sunset + Vine

Sunset + Vine is a mixed-use property located at 1555 Vine St. in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, CA. The property was built in 2004 and is currently anchored by retailer Bed, Bath, and Beyond. In... Read more