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Andrew Khouri

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Andrew Khouri covers the housing market for the Los Angeles Times. Before coming to The Times he wrote about commercial real estate for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in history. 

Recent Articles

  • As new apartments flood downtown L.A., landlords offer sweet deals

    As new apartments flood downtown L.A., landlords offer sweet deals

    Something is happening downtown that would shock many renters living in an increasingly expensive Los Angeles: Some landlords are letting tenants live for free. At the recently opened 263-unit Hanover Olympic apartments on Olive Street, new residents can get a free month’s rent when they move in....

  • Irvine Co. apartments to get ultra high-speed Google Fiber

    Irvine Co. apartments to get ultra high-speed Google Fiber

    Some Irvine renters and businesses will soon be able to use Google Fiber, making the city the first in Southern California to receive the tech giant’s ultra-high-speed Internet. The Irvine Co. said Tuesday that the Internet service will be available in “many” of its properties within the city,...

  • All-cash buyers of L.A. County luxury homes will have to reveal their identities

    All-cash buyers of L.A. County luxury homes will have to reveal their identities

    Los Angeles has long attracted wealthy individuals willing to spend millions of dollars for a sprawling estate in the chaparral hills above the city or along its fabled coast. But in addition to movie stars, financial executives and foreign billionaires, Los Angeles real estate has also attracted...

  • By buying Yahoo, Verizon scoops up a rare prize: Silicon Valley real estate

    By buying Yahoo, Verizon scoops up a rare prize: Silicon Valley real estate

    With its $4.8-billion acquisition of Yahoo, Verizon has snatched up an Internet pioneer with a massive audience. But it has also secured something equally coveted in Silicon Valley: real estate. When the deal closes, the New York telecom giant will become one of the largest office landlords in...

  • How to solve California's housing shortage? Build 'granny flats' in homeowners' backyards

    How to solve California's housing shortage? Build 'granny flats' in homeowners' backyards

    To help ease California’s housing crisis, Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers are turning to people’s backyards. Multiple bills with the endorsement of Brown are moving through the Legislature to make it easier for homeowners to build small units on their properties, whether in their garages,...

  • Westlake's Park Wilshire apartments to get a makeover

    Westlake's Park Wilshire apartments to get a makeover

    A Sherman Oaks real estate firm plans to revamp an aging 1920s apartment building near MacArthur Park, the latest investment in a neighborhood that big investors long shunned because of high crime rates. MWest Holdings acquired the Park Wilshire apartments in Westlake this month for an undisclosed...

  • Southern California home prices jump in June

    Southern California home prices jump in June

    Southern California home prices jumped in June as prospective buyers bid higher, fighting over a meager supply of homes for sale. The six-county region’s median price rose 5% from a year earlier to hit $464,000 in June, data firm CoreLogic announced Tuesday. Sales were essentially flat, reflective...

  • L.A. County office market heats up in second quarter

    L.A. County office market heats up in second quarter

    In April, Hasbro Inc. announced that it was ditching its old Burbank office for one about double the size in the city’s media district as part of a major corporate expansion. The reason the Rhode Island toy maker decided to sign a nearly 80,000-square-foot office lease? It needed more room for...

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