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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.
In the ’20s, this tower housed fancy cars. Now it will house travelers and tourists

The transformation of a 13-story tower, originally built for cars in 1928, into a upscale hotel, is another sign that Spring Street is undergoing a rebirth.

Construction halts on $1-billion mixed-use complex in downtown L.A.

Oceanwide Plaza, a residential, hotel and retail project next to L.A. Live, has stopped construction. The company says it will resume work after refinancing. The halt comes amid a pullback in Chinese investment in U.S. real estate and a probe of corruption at City Hall involving developers.

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