By Daniel Langhorne, California Business Journal.When it came time for Playboy Enterprises to sell its historic Playboy Mansion in 2016, the real estate agents representing both parties knew they needed a firm with a strong reputation and impeccable security to manage the $100 million transaction.The
From the California Business Journal Newswire.Centennial, a real estate investment firm with a national portfolio of shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, has become a dominant force in real estate innovation with "placemaking strategies" that create unique and long-lasting community connections in the locations in
By Victoria Kertz, California Business JournalUnless you’re managing the backend of an e-commerce site, PayCertify is not a household name. The company’s financial technology solution which, as the name implies, verifies an online buyer did knowingly make a purchase, and is blazing past bulky legacy
“This is a real gem of a company -- a true diamond in the rough,” says Iwanaga, who was was named today by the Board of Directors as CEO and a member of the Board of Directors.
By Aditya Sharma, Special to California Business Journal.The workplace is dynamic and demands enhanced skill sets to be incorporated in the employee psyche consistently. The never-ending curve in the quest to stay competitive motivates both employees and employers to develop and define skills that are
By Susan Belknapp, California Business JournalIf you’re expecting someone to shrink from a fight, don’t come for Kelly Hyman.This attorney and former actress is a member of the class-action team at Colorado’s Franklin D. Azar & Associates, which takes on some of the world’s largest
Commentary by Rob Falkenberg, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of California.Access to safe and affordable housing is one of the greatest barriers to better health -- and nearly 14.5 million Americans lack access to stable housing.In Los Angeles County, the statistics are just as striking. More than
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By Becky Holladay, California Business Journal.
The dialogue boxes on social media can be minefields of imagined slights, implied tones, and snarky retorts, which then quickly spiral outright accusations, sarcastic gifs, and rude emojis before someone finally gets booted and blocked.In
By Michael Ashley, California Business Journal.As CEO Brian James explains how MBS Engineering helps ease the California power crunch through natural gas turbines, it's quite disarming because at the same time he talks about the importance of saving lives with gas safety.James considers himself a
By Eve Gumpel, California Business Journal.For Anders Lasater, great architecture requires a proper balance of four fundamental ingredients: space, proportion, light, and material—in that order.“You have to start with space,” says Lasater, CEO and principal architect of Anders Lasater Architects, Inc. in Laguna Beach, Calif.
By David Dickstein, Special to California Business Journal.It’s one thing for do-it-yourselfers to take on backyard lighting projects, but it’s another matter when a lighting manufacturer lights up its own backyard – as in Southern California itself.Torrance, California-based LEDtronics is putting a literal shine on
By Dierdre Newman, California Business JournalEvolution is the best word to describe the trajectory of Yuri Vanetik from lawyer to entrepreneur to investor to fund manager.Vanetik is currently involved in Mergers and Acquisitions and advisory services through his own management consulting firm, Vanetik International. He
By Lee Barnathan, California Business JournalBig Brother – a.k.a Amazon -- is watching you.Always.Amazon has the ability to gather and analyze terabytes and terabytes of data to determine how consumers are spending their money, and then uses target marketing to get them to buy something