TPL News


Brand New Condos Coming to West Hollywood & The Famous Sunset Strip


The anticipated 8500 Sunset Blvd project in West Hollywood will be launching soon and we can’t wait​! ​

P​lans to announce pricing were originally set for this past July, but a lag in city approvals has caused a delay.  Not too shocking considering these types of delays are to be excepted so we’re hoping the new price release date of winter 2016 will be on point.  As for actual sales of the condos, that should begin in the first quarter of 2017 as we’ve been told.

Located at the corner of La Cienega Blvd & Sunset Blvd, this is prime real estate within short walking distance to the popular Mondrian Hotel that​ is home to​ the famous Sky Bar and just to the west is the popular ​Sunset Plaza with plenty of shops, restaurants & ​retail.

Buyers will have the opportunity to purchase studio​s,​ 1 & 2 bedrooms & there will also be duplex style condos hat will surely be spectacular.  We hear the south views will be the most stunning as you’ll see Downtown Los Angeles all the way to Century City.  The north views will likely be pretty great too with views of the Hollywood Hills.  Be sure to stay in touch with The Property Lab for more information & to get on our priority list. ​


Downtown has many districts, but just where is The Ritz-Carlton at LA Live located?


I’m glad you asked!  The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live are located in an area called South Park, a district in the southeast portion of Downtown (check out our map above).  Considered by many as the Beverly Hills of Downtown Los Angeles, South Park is the cleanest and safest area per the powers that be at the official South Park website.

With 7000 residents, South Park covers 52 square blocks and is home to of course The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles, the LA Convention Center, Staples Center, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising & more.

There are currently over 10 projects underway in South Park and very exciting to see this boom as this area has become so popular.  This growth definitely makes it very exciting and if you’re considering investing in this area, make sure to contact us for properties for sale.  Prices continue to rise so there’s no better time than now!


Ten50 Grand, Cleaning Up with Nearly 50% Sold

1050 Living Room 
Located at 1050 S Grand Ave in Downtown Los Angeles, this new construction project is really cleaning up with nearly 50% sold and they’ve only been selling since April of this year.  With prices that started in the $500,000 range, this condo project is a deal as that’s what many older buildings are changing for similar condos.  Those $500K deals are now a thing of the past with prices now starting in the $700,000 range, but this is still of value for new construction in Downtown Los Angeles.  HOA dues are low and you’re right in the heart of South Park with the new Whole Foods Market just down the way on 8th and Grand and a whole slew of restaurants nearby.  A great place to invest.  Contact the lab for more information.

3 Bedrooms at Ritz-Carlton LA Live Must Be Pretty Great at These Prices

If you’ve been looking for a 3 bedroom condo at the popular Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live, you’re probably wondering why the price point is so much higher for these condos vs the 1 or 2 bedrooms at this building.  Currently, there’s 44G and 48G which are price just under the $10M range at over 4000 square feet and there is also a 51st floor, 2-story penthouse at $14M at over 6000 square feet.  As we’re familiar with these plans, we can say first hand they are pretty spectacular but with these price tags, will be the money is no object buyer or a buyer looking for the space and a very unique space and killer views.
So, you may be asking if there are any smaller 3 bedroom that are more affordable.  Well, there definitely are and it just so happens that as of current, The Property Lab has several off market 3 bedroom condos at The Ritz-Carlton LA Live available under $5M.  They are both 3 + Den / Study and approximately 2600 square feet.  Make sure to contact the lab for more information.  These may or may not become publicly available.  P.S., these both soar above the 40th floor 😉

What do you mean a Brand New Condo For Sale at Ritz-Carlton LA Live?!


Yes, that’s right! The building was built in 2010 & primarily has resales now, but TPL owner Yvonne Arias recently listed a brand new condo for sale at The Ritz-Carlton LA Live. It’s condo #34G and one of the more luxurious one bedroom plans that has never been lived in. If you’re curious why it’s never been lived in, well, the owner purchased this condo and had specific plans to hold it and sell it when they felt the time was right.

As you may know, Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate is booming and this is the perfect time to launch this brand new condo on the market. With it’s prime views of the Ritz-Carlton Rooftop Saltwater Pool, Skyscrapers & LA Live, this condo sure makes an impression.

It’s soaring on the 34th floor and whether it’s day or night, the views just take you in. You can also check out all the action happening at Staples Center, Microsoft Theater or the always happening LA Live Courtyard!

This condo is over 1200 square feet and is the only One Bedroom to feature a proper second bathroom with shower, study nook & larger laundry room.

Get in touch with TPL to schedule a viewing or get more information. The price is $1,395,000


These Luxury Condos in Pasadena Really Wowed Us!


Rarely do we come across a property where we can find no room for improvement. That was the case at The Ambassador Gardens in Pasadena, built by Insignia City Ventures. We viewed a two-story townhouse model they said would eventually be priced close to $3,000,000 that made our jaws drop. From the gorgeous furnishings, to the fine finishes and well laid out floor plan, we were more and more impressed as we saw each space in this gorgeous property. Besides two-story townhomes, there are large single stories around 2000 square feet that are also fabulous. The developer is also allowing each buyer to choose all their finishes with a credit at purchase so each unit will be unique to each buyer’s design sense.

Located along the famous Tournament of Roses route, this property not only has a great location in the heart of Pasadena, but it’s also walking distance to the popular Old Town Pasadena area shopping and restaurants. Additionally, the common areas of this property are quite stunning. The Ambassador Gardens date back to the early 1900s and Insignia has added a gorgeous classic pool and beautiful seating areas and walking paths for residents to enjoy. Please contact The Property Lab for more information.



Looking For a Great Realtor or Real Estate Broker In Los Angeles


We don’t want to toot our own horn, but here at The Property Lab located at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton LA Live, we constantly see how our knowledge and experience surpasses that of our competitors. If you are looking for a great realtor or a great real estate broker in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Gabriel Valley or Inland Empire, we have that covered.

We are constantly working to stay on top of the technological curve in our marketing, clients services, and more. Scroll through our website and check out our social media if you want to peek at what we are putting out there.

Of other importance, no other firm in Los Angeles has the experience we have in Luxury Hotel Residence Sales & leasing, Luxury Home & Condo Sales & Leasing, Property Management, Consulting with Investors and the list goes on.

We have some other new marketing ventures in store, so please stay tuned and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram @ThePropertyLab. You’ll not only get our TPL Property Updates, but also updates on other exciting real estate news happening throughout Southern California.

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The W Residences Hollywood #5E
Oversized 1 + Den, 2000 SF, $1,550,000




With scheduled release for next month, the highly anticipated Ten Thousand building at Santa Monica Blvd is sure to make it’s mark in the Century City, Beverly Hills area as the premiere luxury rental building.

Built by Miami’s Crescent Height developers, this 39 story building will house 283 apartments and boasts such amenities as indoor and outdoor pools, car service, tennis court, 1 acre park, fitness center, a resident lounge & much more.

Besides the stunning views of the Hollywood Hills & the Ocean, these homes will have amazing walkability with the Century City Mall, Peninsula Hotel & other famous Beverly Hills retail shops as its neighbors.

Other heavy hitter neighbors include 20th Century Fox, Creative Artists Agency & the gorgeous Los Angeles Country Club. This will definitely give existing luxury rentals in the area & throughout Los Angeles a run for their money. Be sure to keep in touch with us as we will be announcing prices soon. If you’d like to schedule a tour, please contact us at


Rick Caruso Officially Revamping Pacific Palisades Village Area


Pacific Palisades is one of the very few cities in the Los Angeles area that has high ranking public schools (9s & 10s for elementary, middle and high school according to Great Schools) & a small town feel. Although small, this area attracts big time celebrities & heavy hitters in all industries not only because of it’s charm & great schools, but also because of it’s close proximity to the beach, hiking trails & its Palisades Village. At the center of this small town, this Village Area is set for a re-vamp and looks like that’s going to be happening very soon.

Rick Caruso, the developer of the popular Grove at Farmer’s Market & Americana at Brand, has had his sights set on giving it a face lift for some time now. Geared to make this the new and exciting hub of the area, Caruso has just received final approval from the Los Angeles City Council for this 116,000 square foot project.

Located on Swarthmore and Sunset Blvd, the project will feature a movie theater, grocer, community space, retail and eight apartment units. With Caruso at the helm, this project will surely be attractive and revitalize what some would say a tired village scene. Work will begin this August and completion is anticipated for the summer of 2018.

Give us a ring or shoot us an email if you’d like to know more about this project and real estate in this area.


2014 Barker Block Condo Really Wowed Us!


Recently the TPL team took a trip into the ultra cool Downtown Los Angeles Arts District.  We viewed a handful of properties and the one that really jumped out at us was at Warehouse 1, the most recent phase of the popular Barker Block project at Hewitt & Molino completed in 2014.  This condo, at nearly 1300 square feet, definitely had the wow factor.  Other positive features this condo has is it’s front facing to Molino Street, which is always a plus, and it’s also a corner unit.

Additionally, we thought this condo really stood out from the rest because of the well laid out floor plan and how spacious it felt for a one bedroom.  Not only that, to the south it’s just steps away from the new At Mateo shopping center that’s scheduled for completion this winter.  To the west, the city’s building a new park and you have the ever so busy Urth Caffe.  What a great location!  Asking price is $850,000 so be sure to contact us at if you’re interested.