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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • As international billionaires get nervous, sales in L.A.'s ultra-luxury housing market slow

    As international billionaires get nervous, sales in L.A.'s ultra-luxury housing market slow

    A cooling market for the most expensive homes is costing hotel and casino magnate Steve Wynn some money. Two years ago, Wynn paid $16.25 million for an 11,000-square-foot mansion perched on nearly an acre above the Bel-Air Country Club. Less than a year later, he sought to unload the home with...

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