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

  • Bill aimed at helping widows avoid foreclosure passes state Senate

    Bill aimed at helping widows avoid foreclosure passes state Senate

    A bill that would give California widows and widowers greater protections against foreclosure passed the state Senate on Wednesday. The proposal is geared at giving surviving spouses who own their home but are not on its mortgage note a better shot at obtaining a loan modification. Consumer groups...

  • Once a den of prostitution and drugs, the Cecil Hotel in downtown L.A. is set to undergo a $100-million renovation

    Once a den of prostitution and drugs, the Cecil Hotel in downtown L.A. is set to undergo a $100-million renovation

    The Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles is set to undergo a $100-million renovation by a New York City developer, which aims to transform the former den of prostitution and drugs into a hip boutique hotel and micro rental units. The plan for the hotel is yet another example of the development boom...

  • Beverly Hilton owner wants voters to approve 26-story condo tower

    Beverly Hilton owner wants voters to approve 26-story condo tower

    Last decade, real estate investor Beny Alagem narrowly secured voter approval to construct not only a Waldorf Astoria hotel next to the Beverly Hilton, but also two condo towers -- including an 18-story building that would be the tallest in Beverly Hills. The referendum proved a significant victory...

  • CBRE sells downtown headquarters for $330 million

    CBRE sells downtown headquarters for $330 million

    Los Angeles real estate services firm CBRE Group Inc. has sold its corporate headquarters on Bunker Hill  to a joint partnership that includes a German asset manager. A purchase price for 400 S. Hope Street in downtown Los Angeles was not disclosed, but people familiar with the deal pegged it at...

  • Ports O' Call remake is one step closer

    Ports O' Call remake is one step closer

    The Port of Los Angeles approved a long-term lease with the developers remaking the Ports O' Call Village, bringing the long-awaited redevelopment of San Pedro’s faux New England fishing village one step closer to reality. The approval of the 50-year lease on Thursday was an expected but needed...

  • Southern California home prices jump in April

    Southern California home prices jump in April

    Southern California home sales fell in April, but prices kept right on climbing, underscoring a tight market defined by few homes on the market. The six-county region’s median price rose 6.8% from a year earlier to $458,000, real estate data firm CoreLogic said Tuesday. That was the most expensive...

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