Andrew Khouri

Writer

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

  • Orange County home prices rise above their 2007 bubble-era peak

    Orange County home prices rise above their 2007 bubble-era peak

    Seven and a half years after bottoming out amid the Great Recession, median home prices in Orange County finally surpassed their bubble-era heights last month. The wealthy county is the first region in Southern California to hit that mark, but experts largely dismissed talk of a new housing bubble....

  • O.C. landlord once again battling allegations it unfairly kept security deposits

    O.C. landlord once again battling allegations it unfairly kept security deposits

    Early last decade, one of Orange County's largest apartment companies — owned by billionaire political power broker George Argyros — battled allegations that it kept tenant security deposits en masse for unneeded repairs. To settle the investigation, Arnel Management Co. agreed to pay $1.5 million,...

  • U.S. reportedly drops case against former Countrywide head Angelo Mozilo

    U.S. reportedly drops case against former Countrywide head Angelo Mozilo

    The U.S. Justice Department has reportedly dropped an effort to bring a civil suit against Angelo Mozilo, the former chief executive of loan giant Countrywide Financial that made billions of dollars in risky loans that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis. The department informed the former...

  • Canadian developer in deal to purchase L.A. Times building

    Canadian developer in deal to purchase L.A. Times building

    Canadian developer Onni Group has entered into a preliminary agreement to buy  the landmark Los Angeles Times building near City Hall with an eye toward redeveloping the property into modern offices and retail, according to a person familiar with the deal. The acquisition of Times Mirror Square...

  • Yamashiro restaurant reopens with new operators

    Yamashiro restaurant reopens with new operators

    The Yamashiro restaurant in the Hollywood Hills was set to reopen Wednesday evening under new operators after shutting down for two days. The prominent tourist destination, located in a replica of a Japanese palace, will now be run by a group that includes Los Angeles nightlife and hospitality...

  • Title Insurance building acquired for creative office redevelopment

    Title Insurance building acquired for creative office redevelopment

    A development group led by Rising Realty Partners plans to transform the vacant Title Insurance and Trust building in downtown Los Angeles into creative offices, a roughly $40-million renovation job. The Los Angeles firm, along with Lionstone Investments and Industry Partners, purchased the historic...

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