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Roger Vincent

Roger Vincent covers commercial real estate for the Business section of the Los Angeles Times. He is a longtime observer of the industry who served as the first real estate columnist at the Los Angeles Business Journal in the mid-1980s. He was also founding editor of the California Real Estate Journal. He has been with The Times since 1996.
Cars soon will be unwelcome on Playa Vista's main drag. And a lot of people are happy about it

Moved by the success of farmers markets and other pedestrian-based events, the new owners of Playa Vista's commercial core called Runway have decided to permanently close the center to through-traffic and try to make it a place where people want to linger.

At the historic downtown L.A. Tower Theatre, Apple plans a store and event space unlike any other

An elaborate Apple store will mark a comeback for the long-shuttered TowerTheatre on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. The tech giant plans educational seminars, video-making and even small-business counseling at the complex.

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